As mayor, he put new stamp on the job - and on an anxious city On the day he was first sworn in as the new Cedar Rapids mayor — Jan. 2, 2010 — Ron Corbett wipes away dust in the City Council chambers at the Veterans Memorial Building. The council has since moved to the old federal courthouse nearby. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette) In his final year in office as Cedar Rapids mayor, now running for governor as a Republican, Ron Corbett unveils…
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders look to the past to build what they hope will be successful present
CEDAR RAPIDS - This is the 20th season of Cedar Rapids RoughRiders hockey, and it's amazing how much hasn't changed from day one.
Flood lessons learned save money for Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - Recent catastrophic disasters such as hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have sent flood insurance costs soaring around the nation, stretching the budget for flood-prone cities such as Cedar Rapids.
How to properly dispose of sandbags in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - Plans for businesses and residents to dispose of sandbags have been released. Here are the details:
Cedar Rapids arrests map for Friday, September 13
This interactive map shows locations for arrests made by the Cedar Rapids Police Department onFriday, September 13 according to a daily report provided to The Gazette.
DIY dream home: Cedar Rapids couple transform a 1960s split level
Matt and Lindsay Eidahl aren't afraid of a do-it-yourself project and their home is proof.
Contractor uncovers what could be one of the oldest houses in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - It's possible a contractor has uncovered remnants of one of the oldest homes - a log cabin - in Cedar Rapids.
Garage Band: Lessons learned for Cedar Rapids tube cleaning manufacturer
CORALVILLE - A Coralville company is helping businesses save money and prevent unexpected failures of heat exchangers with technology manufactured in Eastern Iowa.
Cedar Rapids Vets Show How to Dispose of Flags Correctly
Clutched to their chests, they carried them to a fire pit and carefully lowered them into the flames and saluted.
Highway 100 nearing completion in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - The long-awaited extension of Highway 100 is nearly complete, with state and city officials planning to host a celebration for the highway's final 4-mile stretch.
Bicycles top of mind in Cedar Rapids plans
CEDAR RAPIDS - Several safety improvements have been identified to improve the biking and pedestrian experience in downtown Cedar Rapids - changes that align with efforts for a railroad 'quiet zone,' conversion of one-way streets to two-ways, a landmark recreational project called ConnectCR, and a new bike share program slated to launch next spring.
What is Cedar Rapids planning for a more sustainable future?
CEDAR RAPIDS - While their Linn County elected counterparts last week voted to declare a climate action crisis and set goals for reducing carbon emissions, Cedar Rapids officials said Wednesday they are taking a different approach - developing a 'municipal sustainability plan' with action steps.
A city vote tinged with politics in Cedar Rapids. But what's new?
People who agree on all sorts of things can still get tangled up in prickly partisan politics.
Campaign Seeks 20 mph Speed Limit for Entire Upper West Side
Lisa Sladkus wants New Yorkers to slow down. As director of Upper West Side Streets Renaissance, a nonprofit street safety advocacy group, she has begun campaigning for a neighborhood-wide speed limit reduction. Her proposal: cut down the Upper West Side's current 30 mph limit to 20 mph.
Valuable Lessons Learned During Purim Celebration On Upper West Side
Don't be surprised if you see lots of kids wearing colorful costumes. Jews across the world are celebrating Purim; a joyous holiday that teaches lessons about courage and pride in your identity.
See how grandparent volunteers are making a difference in Cedar Rapids classrooms
Sitting in the Garfield Elementary School library together, Rhianna Hingleton, age 7, and Julia Byerly, 72, are huddled over construction paper and crayons, conjuring a world.
Comeback story: How does Cedar Rapids keep the momentum going?
CEDAR RAPIDS - After working for just about every coffee shop in the Corridor - Capanna, Java House and Brewhemia, among others - to learn the coffee trade over the past five years, Rebecca Davidson wanted to start her own in Kingston Village.
How political connections and a Tennessee politician helped Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - Seven years after the 2008 flood caused $5.4 billion in damages and losses to Cedar Rapids, city officials said they were being told federal aid for building a flood control system to prevent another catastrophe like that was a lost cause.
How will Cedar Rapids' new bike share program work?
CEDAR RAPIDS - Students with Iowa BIG, a project-based learning experience for high schoolers, had the first crack at the new e-bikes and e-scooters coming to Cedar Rapids and are crafting what they've learned into a series of educational and promotional videos to be released during the rollout of a bike share program later this month.
Schedule: Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup kicks off June 20
CEDAR RAPIDS - It's time to gear up for some finger-lickin' fun.