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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.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Child Testifies She Has No Memory of Sexual Abuse
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A 9-year-old girl testified Tuesday that she didn't remember being sexually abused between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age.
Warmer weather causing problems for rural school districts
Tuesday the Alburnett Community School District had to re-route some buses due to standing water on the roads.
Linn County buying three acres from Cedar Rapids school district for new park building
Linn County is buying three acres of ground from the Cedar Rapids school district for the county's new maintenance facility at Morgan Creek Park on the far west side of Cedar Rapids.
Todd Dorman wrote a new blog post: Bill stripping away search limits goes too far
In the same Statehouse where peeping drones and sneaky speed cameras give many lawmakers the creeps, a bill expanding strip searches cruised 93-5 in the House last week.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Rick Smith wrote a new blog post: Linn supervisors will record audio of meetings
The Linn County Board of Supervisors will begin to record its meetings for audio replay on the county's website in an effort to resolve another dispute with Linn County Auditor Joel Miller.
Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: Convicted Cedar Rapids man...
A judge ruled last month that a Cedar Rapids man convicted four times on charges involving sexual assaults met the requirements to commit him as a sexually violent predator.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Guns, domestic violence and the law
A gap in Iowa gun laws leaves domestic violence offenders responsible for turning over their own weapons after a court order.
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.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: Convicted 16-year-old describes ...
A 16-year-old Cedar Rapids girl convicted of second-degree murder told a judge Friday she has no communication or physical contact with anyone, except her lawyers, and doesn't have access to education, outside of a few "old" books at the Jones County Jail.
Opinion Staff wrote a new blog post: Money only flows one way to casino
How much money arrives in Cedar Rapids and Linn County from Riverside and other nearby casinos? Very little.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Mike Wiser wrote a new blog post: Iowa gaming regulators ask few...
State gaming regulators had few questions for the authors of a pair of market studies that said the introduction of a new casino, either in Cedar Rapids or in rural Greene County, would "cannibalize" revenue from existing gaming houses.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Staff wrote a new blog post: Three charged in Cedar Rapids mall fight
Police in Cedar Rapids have charged three people for their involvement in a fight at Lindale Mall last month.
Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: Attorney wants 16-year-old...
Attorneys for a 16-year-old Cedar Rapids girl, who was convicted of second-degree murder on Feb. 6, will ask a judge Friday to move her from a county jail to another facility because she has been in "isolation," with little communication, since October.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Rick Smith wrote a new blog post: Cedar Rapids prepares for high-stakes casino deliberation
Mayor Ron Corbett said on Tuesday that community leaders and investors who support the proposed Cedar Crossing Casino here will be listening intently on Thursday to hear what the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has to say to two consulting businesses that specialize in the analysis of gaming markets.
Police Say Cedar Rapids Residents Were Making Meth In Front Of Children
Two Cedar Rapids residents are accused of manufacturing meth in front of children earlier this year.
Local fund continues history of Holocaust education with new website
Ann and Fred Gilbert were Holocaust survivors. Polish Jews who emigrated to Cedar Rapids after World War II, they lost their parents, siblings, aunts and uncles.
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
Gomers - What's going wrong
RUN OF HOMICIDES: We're wincing and wondering why after a series of seven homicides and nine deaths all told within four weeks in our region.
Opinion Staff wrote a new blog post: Free clinics not going away
The federal Affordable Care Act is enrolling Iowans into various health care insurance options, albeit with lots of bumps and changes on the fly.