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Take Action Speaker, Kevin Drahos, who also serves on the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC), told those in attendance to call, email, and talk face-to-face with local legislators. "I can't promise that they'll listen if you contact them by yourself, but when we come together and flood the legislators ...
However, Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner remains steadfast in his belief that a full consolidation is not in the county's best interest. Among Gardner's ... The report notes that all three centers are understaffed, and that the Cedar Rapids and Linn County 911 locations are at risk due to flooding. “Situational ...

CEDAR RAPIDS — Just one week after Supervisors opened proposals from two contractors for Linn County's future public health and youth ... likened Miller's comments to arguments made against local municipalities' use of project labor agreements for public building projects following the 2008 flood.
CEDAR RAPIDS — With more than two decades of experience under his belt as a Linn County Supervisor, James Houser is seeking another term. ... After the 2008 flood, Houser was among those who worked to rebuild and reopen county facilities including the Linn County Courthouse, Jail, Sheriff's Office, ...
It is a political payback and it's political favoritism, and it's one of the worst abuses I've seen in a long time in the state of Iowa.” Understandably, contractors not invited to submit bids don't like Linn County's plan, and that extends to the Associated General Contractors of Iowa, representing contractors doing ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn County Emergency Management Commission has selected longtime Cedar Rapids police officer Steven O'Konek to lead the ... O'Konek was incident commander for the city of Cedar Rapids during the 2016 flood and served as a police commander during the 2008 flood, ...

Linn County supervisors on Wednesday approved financing for the project, and is seeking proposals from six local contractors for the building, which ... That's the location of the former Options of Linn County, which was destroyed in the 2008 flood and that was later declared by the city of Cedar Rapids to ...
The project, set to go up on 7th Street S.E. in Cedar Rapids, is on county-owned land where a building was damaged in the 2008 flooding. Iowa lawmakers voted to allow reconstruction projects in such an urban renewal zone without voter approval unless enough signatures are collected to force a ...
OPN Architects This artist's rendering shows the new Linn County Public Health and Child and Youth Development Services building planned for 1019 ... get contentious or controversial,” Jeff Schott, director of the University of Iowa's Institute of Public Affairs, said Friday in an interview about the process.
From the fireman's helmet he wore as an arson investigator with the Iowa City Police Department to his current position as director of the Linn County ... One of the biggest moments in Goldberg's career, he said, came with 2008's record flooding, when he was community emergency response spokesman.
Les Beck, Linn County director of planning and development, said during a Monday work session that all options remain on the table. One hope is the effort helps the county repurpose some of the land — located south of Gardner Golf Course — purchased by the county last November. “We don't want to ...
Linn County Supervisor James Houser talks Sept. 27, 2016, about flood protection measures including moving furniture and other items from courtrooms and offices on the first floor up to the ground floor the Linn County Courthouse on May's Island in Cedar Rapids. To prepare for possible flooding, crews ...
Water in the swollen Cedar River flows Sept. 27, 2016, past the Linn County Courthouse and the Linn County Jail on May's Island in Cedar Rapids. Crews placed about 4,500 feet of sand-filled barriers using 4,000 tons of sand to protect Linn County buildings in the flood zone. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette).
Prohibition was the period of time when it was illegal to manufacture, transport or sell liquor in the U.S. This included Iowa. So, why then, did farmers ... But, in Iowa, over 75% of the work projects dealt with soil erosion and conservation, flood and drought prevention, and planting trees. Monticello had a soil ...
In Iowa, Mahaska County Sheriff Russell Van Renterghem said it appears someone used a torch to cut a hole in the pipeline at an above-ground safety valve site southeast of Des Moines.
The plan introduced by a dozen House Republicans would finance the Iowa Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Fund with a three-year phase-in of a three-eighths-cent increase in the sales tax - or one-eighth of a cent each year - and offset the ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) - Jerime Mitchell, a Cedar Rapids man left paralyzed after being shot during a traffic stop in November, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate (left) talks with Linn County Auditor Joel Miller after Pate voted on the first day of early voting at the Linn County Community Services building in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Due to displacement ...
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett speaks about state-wide issues as part of his Engage Iowa think tank at members of the Winterset Rotary Club at Pizza Ranch in Winterset, Iowa, on Thursday, Dec.15, 2016. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette) ...
On that Friday afternoon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the faithful removed their shoes in the foyer of the Islamic Center, making small talk about the college basketball teams, or the opaque mist congesting the eastern edge of the state.
... million to nonprofit organizations and programs since 1992. The Community Foundation was instrumental in helping to fund recent flood recovery efforts. ... These are just a couple of examples of community foundation efforts that have affected ...
The state and federal courts located in Linn County, Iowa shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all suits and proceedings arising out of or in conjunction with this contract.
In Decorah, shelters took in people who hurriedly escaped flash flooding that caused concrete walls to cave in and ceilings to collapse.
CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County Supervisors are one step closer to replacing faulty pipes in the county's jail and courthouse.
... Dec 19, 2016. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Someone else will sit in the mayor's office in Cedar Rapids next year.
"HESCO" - as in the sand-filled flood barriers named for their maker - became a daily part of our local lexicon this year.
The sport of golf has been struggling around the country, which has been a factor in the struggles, but Prairie Creek flooding posed the greatest threat for Jones, Leff said. Jones has had full or partial closures 22 times in the past 16 years. Flood ...
"This sampling plan is a very robust Phase II," Mel Pins, with the Iowa DNR Brownfield Redevelopment Program, said in an email provided to the Cedar Lake Study Committee, which is made up of representatives of the city, Linn County, Alliant and Friends ...
Randy Dostal, of Thomas Dostal Developers, and Drew Retz, vice president of Jerry's Homes and a past president of the Homebuilders Association of Iowa, aren't buying the plan city officials say is going to improve soil quality and stormwater ...
Flooding, loss of forests due to poorly planned developments, new roads and a host of other issues in the greater Cedar Rapids area led residents Jacque and Denny Holloway to launch a private-sector effort with Trees Forever ten years ago.
CEDAR RAPIDS - With two major floods in the last eight years under their belts, Linn County Supervisors want to explore if additional flood protection measures should be taken. The Board of Supervisors on Monday discussed the possibility of seeking ...
A week ago, I figured crossing the 60 percent threshold needed to pass a $40 million conservation bond issue in Linn County would be a tall order, maybe too tall. Instead, the measure rocketed past 60 percent like an out-of-state driver blowing past ...
Linn County residents voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to pass a $40 million conservation bond that potentially could improve land and waterways.
A person signs a petition to reduce the Linn County Board of Supervisors from 5 to 3 supervisors outside the Jean Oxley Building in Cedar Rapids on Friday, March 11, 2016.
Three main parks would be improved from the bond; Morgan Creek County Park, Squaw Creek County Park, and Pinicon Ridge County Park.
I suppose we could always wait for the state Legislature to at long last fill the Iowa Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, created by voters in 2010.
CEDAR FALLS - A federal flood disaster declaration is good news for local governments in 19 Iowa counties but does little to help as many as 700 owners of houses and businesses in Black Hawk and Butler counties damaged by flooding, local officials ...
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in Linn County and 18 other Iowa counties and has ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of Sept.
DES MOINES - President Barack Obama designated 19 Iowa counties as eligible for federal assistance to help rebound from at least $22 million in damages caused by extensive flooding along the Cedar River from Sept. 21 to Oct. 3. Obama signed a ...
A berm separates houses along Casey Lane NE and where an eight building, 50 unit residential apartment complex is proposed to be built in northeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Marge Morris and her late husband sold the farmland to a ...
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate fills out his ballot on the first day of early voting at the Linn County Community Services building in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Sept.
CEDAR RAPIDS - The Iowa Middle School Mock Trial regional competition comes back to the Linn County Courthouse on Saturday for the first time since the 2008 flood. The 33rd annual competition, which is the largest of its kind in the nation, involves ...
CEDAR RAPIDS - While the 2016 flood a month ago may seem like a distant memory, a handful of large and small sandbag piles remain scattered around the city.
Terry Branstad signed a letter Friday asking President Obama to issue a presidential disaster declaration for public assistance as a result of damage sustained in 19 Iowa counties from last month's severe storms and flooding. The governor's request did ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - From filling up sandbags, to now filling out applications, Linn County and the United Way of East Central Iowa is asking volunteers who helped fight flood waters back in September to now submit how many hours they ...
The most damage to public infrastructure came in Linn County at $12.7 million. Black Hawk County was second about $3.4 million.
A bee alights on a lamb's ear blossom at the home of Vicki Keegan in Cedar Rapids on Thursday June 24, 2016. Keegan's gardens will be open to the public during the Linn County Master Gardeners' 2016 Garden Walk on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 ...
Iowa Senate District 48 Libertarian candidate Brian Cook (left) of Manchester, Iowa, speaks with Democratic candidate Scott Peterson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, before a league of Women Voters Linn County forum at the Falcon Civic Center, 137 Fourth St. N, ...
Steve Estenson served as the Incident Commander for Linn County during the flooding of the Cedar River in September 2016, responsible for protecting the Linn County building on May's Island in Cedar Rapids. ... My activity has been focused on ...
The Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center brought in extra quipment in case it needed to handle police emergency calls - in addition to its own - from Cedar Rapids and Black Hawk County during last month's floods. (Photo courtesy ...


 

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