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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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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.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
The Des Moines Register
Around Iowa: Ex-casino worker charged with theft
A former Mystique Casino employee is accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of customer rewards points.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Latest studies show casinos at saturation point
With the five-member Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission scheduled to decide in the next few months whether to grant new licenses for proposed new casinos in Linn and Greene counties, the battle of dueling economic studies has moved into the next round.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Fairfield Ledger
Riverboat foundation worried about casino in Linn County
According to board members and staff of the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort and the Washington County Riverboat Foundation the effect a casino in Linn County would have on Washington County would be "devastating."
Frozen Water Pipe Battle Not Improving Yet in One Linn County Community
CENTRAL CITY, Iowa- The frozen water pipe fight in Central City is not improving in the Linn County community of Central City.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Cedar Rapids Mayor: Existing Casinos Cannibalize Cedar Rapids
Who's taking from whom? That's the question Mayor Ron Corbett posed on Wednesday, a day after two national firms that specialize in the analysis of gaming markets said the proposed Cedar Rapids casino would derive most of its business by "cannibalizing" from existing casinos, especially the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort.
A small step toward fewer tragedies
A double murder-suicide case in Cedar Rapids late last month raised one of the questions often heard these days regarding gun violence in our nation: Could police officers have done more in advance to prevent the tragedy? The incident, according to police reports, involved a man who shot his wife and her mother in his mother-in-law's residence, ... (more)
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Linn County seeks $5 million from Legislature for public health building
Linn County is seeking $5 million from the state to help fund the expansion of its Public Health Department to accommodate the growing demand for services from its residents and neighboring counties.
Cedar Rapids man injured in accident near Alburnett
A Cedar Rapids man was injured Tuesday morning when the minivan he was driving ended up in a ditch and rolled over.