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News in Linn County, Iowa

Ebola fears rise, health professionals continue preparedness plans
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:59:14 -0700

As fears of Ebola continue to rise across the U.S. and in eastern Iowa, Linn County health professionals are trying to ease that fear. 

Should Linn supervisors be full-time?
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:16:31 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Most local elections are, to a degree, about resumes. In the Linn County supervisor race in District 1, Democrat Jim Houser, the longtime former supervisor, is running against...

Teacher candidates push education issues
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:31:08 -0700

LINN COUNTY — Two Linn County public schoolteachers will meet in a Nov. 4 rematch of the 2012 race that earned Republican Quentin Stanerson a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. Not surprisingly, both Stanerson and his Democratic opponent, Kristi Keast, believe state investments in public education will help build a strong economy. Stanerson, who teaches social studies at North-Linn ...

Mountain bike trail at Squaw Creek among recreational trail grant recipients
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:54:38 -0700

The Iowa Department of Transportation has approved $5.5 million in grants for recreational trail projects across Iowa, including a mountain bike trail at Squaw Creek Park in Linn County. The Red...

County steps toward closing options program
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32:37 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Families and their developmentally disabled adult children who long have depended on Options of Linn County’s sheltered workshop have known for more than a year the program’s days probably were numbered. On Thursday, Linn County’s task force on the future of the Options program, which has been meeting for a year, signed off on recommendations that call for the sheltered workshop ...

Ernst campaign requests recount procedures of several counties
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:15:20 -0700

IOWA CITY — Two weeks before Iowa’s high-profile U.S. Senate election, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s campaign may be planning for a recount. Ernst’s campaign filed open records requests this week with at least five Iowa counties, seeking materials that include training manuals, satellite voting locations, names of precinct ballot counters, recount procedures and any communications sent to her ...

Survey: Safety, congestion top concerns for Eastern Iowa commuters
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:15:23 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Eastern Iowa commuters rank safety and increasing congestion as their top two concerns in the Corridor’s transportation system, according to preliminary results from an Iowa Department of Transportation survey. Meanwhile, they want more alternative transportation options for getting around Eastern Iowa, even if it means paying extra, depending on the circumstances, according to ...

District 1 supervisor forum includes two former officeholders
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:47:25 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Three candidates vying to replace retiring Linn County Supervisor Lu Barron in supervisor District 1 made their case last night at a public debate attended by about 40 people and sponsored by the League of Women Voters Linn County. Democrat Jim Houser, 60, a sheet-metal worker and Realtor, said he has a proven track record from 19 years as a former Linn County supervisor ...

Carberry challenges incumbents Rettig, Etheredge for two Supervisor seats
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:31:21 -0700

JOHNSON COUNTY — Some sarcastically call it the “People’s Republic of Johnson County,” referring to the strong Democratic political leanings here. So it surprised some...

Linn County defendants rarely found incompetent to stand trial
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:30:25 -0700

LINN COUNTY — A murder trial and a sexual assault trial recently were put on hold because one defendant is being evaluated for a possible mental disorder and the other was found incompetent to stand trial. Troy Davenport, 44, was charged with third-degree sexual abuse and lascivious acts with a child. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in 2013. Diagnosed with a mental ...