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Homers - What's going right
BUSINESS BOOM: Marion economic development leaders are celebrating several businesses that are expanding or relocating to the city.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Two Men Reportedly Rob Marion KFC
Marion police are searching for two men who robbed a KFC restaurant there late Thursday night.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Marion man convicted in fraud scheme has a pattern of similar schemes
A former investment broker who solicited investors to buy Subway restaurants but instead, used their money for his real estate investments, wasn't his first fraud scheme, according to testimony in his federal sentencing hearing Thursday.
High school grad rates grow in Iowa, dip for some corridor districts
Iowa's four-year high school graduation rate continues to approach 90 percent. But only about half of the corridor's largest school districts are along for the ride.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Rick Smith wrote a new blog post: Upbeat update on waste-to-energy...
Keynote speaker Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive officer of waste-to-energy company Fiberight, told a luncheon crowd of 315 here on Wednesday that his company will be able to keep 80 percent of what they toss in the garbage out of the landfill.
George C. Ford wrote a new blog post: MEDCO touts business expansion, relocation projects
The City of Marion is on a roll in terms of economic development with new businesses locating in the community and existing companies planning expansions.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
License criteria to consider
The recent gaming market reports commissioned by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission highlight the challenge that the commissioners face as they consider applications for new gaming licenses from Linn and Greene County developers.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Meryn Fluker wrote a new blog post: Marion school board approves potential $1.04 tax rate increase
At a regular meeting Monday, board members approved publishing a levy rate of $18.50 per $1,000 taxable valuation for the 2015 fiscal year.
Marion School Board Approves Potential $1.04 Tax Rate Increase
Marion Independent School District residents might be short a Grant when it comes to filing taxes next year.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Eastern Iowa's cold weather tough on cars, but good for repair business
Man and beast are not the only ones suffering from this winter's extended cold temperatures and incessant snowfall.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Hatch, Reynolds Attending County Conventions
Democratic State Senator Jack Hatch spent Saturday criss-crossing Eastern Iowa for visits to county conventions in Waterloo, Coralville and at the Linn County Democratic Convention in Marion.
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The Register's Editorial: Regents' staff can improve its communications, too
But it appears that the regents' administrative staff may need to spend some time in the woodshed, too.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Today in Iowa Debate
The five Democratic candidates vying for the U.S. Congressional seat will debate Friday, March 7th on KWWL's Today in Iowa.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Cedar Rapids Raid May Involve Burglary Evidence from Three Departments
A warrant served by Marion investigators Monday morning may have produced evidence connected to burglaries in three different police jurisdictions.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Todd Dorman wrote a new blog post: Readers share their thoughts on local pride
I was following the lead of Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, who urged his city's citizens to list what they love about their town.
Gazette Staff wrote a new blog post: Marion church prints book about organ
St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Marion will release a children's book - "Opie's Great Adventure: The Little Pipe Organ" - about the church's vintage three-manual E.M. Skinner pipe organ today.
J. T. Rushing/Correspondent wrote a new blog post: Many effects of...
The intersection of First Avenue at Collins Road NE, photographed Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Cedar Rapids.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Opinion Staff wrote a new blog post: Whata s really driving Marion mayor critics?
A folksy former coach from my alma mater was fond of saying he needed to "scratch where it itched" to be more effective.