Vernon: ‘Pay-as-you-go’ would have stalled Cedar Rapids flood recovery

CEDAR RAPIDS — Without I-JOBS and other state assistance, Cedar Rapids would be in chaos rather than recovering from nearly $5.5 billion in damage to public and private property from flooding in 2008, according to Monica Vernon, a city council mem Read More »

Dubuque to convert four one-way streets into two-way streets

DUBUQUE — Things could get confusing if you’re driving in downtown Dubuque next week. That’s because the city is changing several one way streets to two ways.

Starting at sunrise on Monday, traffic can go both ways on 9th, 10th, 11th and Pi Read More »

Iowa City to explore taxi regulations requested by police

IOWA CITY — Iowa City will explore new regulations on taxicabs following a series of alleged assaults on riders several months ago, but changing how companies classify drivers’ employment status likely won’t be one of them.

City Council mem Read More »

Iowa boy accused of severely injuring dog

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A 9-year-old boy in northwest Iowa has been accused of severely injuring a Chihuahua dog.

Storm Lake police say the incident happened Saturday night. The boy is accused of picking up the dog and slamming it into the g Read More »

Jury in murder trial finds Iowa man guilty

FORT DODGE (AP) — A jury has found a Fort Dodge man guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting of a teenager at a party.

The Messenger reports the Webster County jury reached the verdict Tuesday in the trial of 28-year-old Derrick McElroy Read More »

Report: changing climate caused rise of ticks, mosquitoes in Iowa

DES MOINES — Ballooning amounts of ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy are invading Iowa because of climate change, and the increase will bring higher rates for disease, according to a Read More »

Cedar Falls council approves rental conversion ban

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — The Cedar Falls City Council has approved a six-month moratorium blocking the conversion of single-family homes into rental properties.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the council voted 6-1 in favor of the ban.

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Agribusiness Report: August 18

People living near animal farm operations have to deal with the smell, but some technology could cut back on the odors. One researcher says it’s an added cost and hopes it won’t have to be added to too many situations.

Today’s crop progress Read More »

Players come out in support of fired field hockey coach

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa’s field hockey players have released a statement supporting former coach Tracey Griesbaum, who was fired earlier this month.

The players told the student newspaper, the Daily Iowan, that Griesbaum’s firing was “unfair a Read More »

Sidewalk debate packs Jesup City Hall

JESUP — A proposed change to city regulations about sidewalks brought out strong opinions Tuesday night.

Currently, the city does not require new subdivisions to build sidewalks, and many homes do not have them in front of the property.

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