Cedar Valley News

News stories of Cedar Valley interest published by area media outlets.

  1. Grassley: Graham-Cassidy health care bill 1 or 2 votes short of passage 20 Sep 2017, 5:00 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Although President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind the Graham-Cassidy health care overhaul, Sen. Charles Grassley thinks Republicans are one to two votes short of being able to pass the Obamacare replacement bill.
  2. Hubbell: 'Nonevent' property tax law isn't working 20 Sep 2017, 12:56 pm
    DES MOINES -- Fred Hubbell, a director at Macerich, a big beneficiary of Iowa's 2013 property tax reform law, said on Wednesday the law isn't changing the way the shopping mall firm operates in the state and the law ought…
  3. Photos: Head-on crash in Waterloo injures 2 20 Sep 2017, 11:30 am
    WATERLOO – Two people were injured in a head-on crash that started a car on fire Wednesday morning.
  4. No special session: Iowa to borrow $13M more to make budget balance 20 Sep 2017, 11:25 am
    DES MOINES — After already cutting or borrowing tens of millions of dollars to try to balance the fiscal 2017 state budget, GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday she will order $13 million more in IOUs to make ends meet…
  5. One hurt when car rolls into passing train 20 Sep 2017, 11:21 am
    WATERLOO – One person was injured when a passenger car rolled into a passing train Wednesday morning.
  6. Fall's Best of Call the Courier 20 Sep 2017, 9:30 am
    Here are some of the most interesting, noteworthy or most frequently asked questions since the start of the year.
  7. UPDATE: Urbana man dies in Benton Co. crash 20 Sep 2017, 4:15 am
    VINTON - An Urbana man has been identified as the victim of the deadly crash in fog north of Vinton Tuesday morning.
  8. UPDATE: Petitioners: Keep Cedar Falls Main Street as is 20 Sep 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — More than 70 Cedar falls residents or members of a church on Main Street have petitioned the City Council to reconstruct Main Street as is and leave the intersection of 12th Street signalized with no roundabout.
  9. Household waste, electronics disposal set for Saturday 20 Sep 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will hold its annual fall event Saturday to dispose of household toxic materials and recycle unwanted electronics.
  10. Waverly council approves farm lease agreement in airport safety zone 20 Sep 2017, 3:00 am
    WAVERLY — The city will lease farmland in their newly-acquired airport safety zone to one of the original owners of the land.
  11. Waterloo airport widely used by mutiple counties, states 20 Sep 2017, 1:30 am
    WATERLOO — Recently staff at the Waterloo Regional Airport concluded a four-month survey of vehicles in the airport parking lot. The May through August survey results reflected license plates from 52 of Iowa’s 99 counties and 31 different states.
  12. Metro Briefs 20 Sep 2017, 12:30 am
    Retirees potluck
  13. Community Briefs 20 Sep 2017, 12:00 am
    Garage salesset in Janesville
  14. Immigration policy change could hamper Iowa business, ag workforce 19 Sep 2017, 6:00 pm
    DES MOINES — Some Iowa industries — manufacturing in particular — could lose workers if federal protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. as children are removed, state business leaders say.
  15. Fourth Street bridge reopens for vehicle traffic 19 Sep 2017, 4:30 pm
    WATERLOO — The downtown Fourth Street Bridge has reopened for vehicle traffic.
  16. Cedar Valley August jobless rate best in 10 years 19 Sep 2017, 4:00 pm
    WATERLOO — The Cedar Valley had its lowest August unemployment rate in 10 years last month.
  17. Cedar Valley August jobless rate best in 10 years 19 Sep 2017, 4:00 pm
    WATERLOO — The Cedar Valley had its lowest August unemployment rate in 10 years last month.
  18. Reynolds backs Graham-Cassidy health care approach 19 Sep 2017, 2:45 pm
    DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she supports a GOP plan that would end the “big bureaucratic” Affordable Care Act approach by giving more flexibility to states in how they use federal dollars to address the health care…
  19. Initiative trains motel staffs on spotting sex trade 19 Sep 2017, 2:32 pm
    DES MOINES -- Hotels and motels have become the latest focal point for Iowa's efforts to curb human trafficking by training workers, managers and patrons on spotting and reporting criminal activities.
  20. Iowa part of multistate opioid probe 19 Sep 2017, 2:10 pm
    DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Tuesday he has joined a bipartisan group of state attorneys general investigating the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs as part of a widespread probe into the nation’s o. […]
  21. Antique Auto Club plans Sunday car show 19 Sep 2017, 12:30 pm
    WATERLOO — The Cedar Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will have a display of antique and classic cars from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot at Kimball Ridge Plaza, Kimball and Ridgeway avenues.
  22. Schissel seeking fourth term on Decorah council 19 Sep 2017, 11:31 am
    DECORAH — First Ward Decorah City Council member Randy Schissel is seeking another term.
  23. Iowa has 5th-lowest uninsured rate in nation 19 Sep 2017, 9:30 am
    Having health insurance is vital to the well-being of your family and your wallet. It not only ensures that you have access to the care you need, but it also can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses, the leading cause…
  24. Charges pending in Shell Rock crash 19 Sep 2017, 4:53 am
    SHELL ROCK -- An Ionia woman was transported to the hospital following a crash in Shell Rock Monday.
  25. Convention center sale added to Waterloo TIF plan 19 Sep 2017, 3:45 am
    WATERLOO — The planned sale of the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center has cleared its final City Council hurdle.
  26. Cedar Falls officials clash over mayor's job 19 Sep 2017, 3:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS — A majority of the City Council Monday night voted to remove the words “full time” from the city code’s description of the mayor’s job. However, they said, that doesn’t mean the mayor is part time. Or full…
  27. BHCGA to oppose Cedar Rapids casino proposal 19 Sep 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Black Hawk County Gaming Association is ready once again to make the case against building a casino in Cedar Rapids.
  28. Waterloo police, traffic heads urge patience on cameras 19 Sep 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — City police and traffic officials are urging patience as they put together a system to deploy potentially hundreds of “public safety” cameras throughout Waterloo.
  29. Employee found dead after accident at Sheldon golf course 18 Sep 2017, 7:07 pm
    SHELDON — An employee of the Sheldon Golf & Country Club died Monday after an accident at the facility.
  30. VIDEO: Dog and deer meet up in Cedar River 18 Sep 2017, 5:45 pm
    CEDAR FALLS --- A dog swam out into the Cedar River to bark at a deer that was wading in the current Monday afternoon.
  31. Iowa regulators reject news rules for livestock operations 18 Sep 2017, 4:00 pm
    DES MOINES — Over loud protests, a state panel rejected a petition from two environmental activist groups seeking stricter standards for proposed animal feeding operations.
  32. Community Briefs 18 Sep 2017, 3:15 pm
    Landlords to host speaker
  33. Grassley, Ernst yet to weigh in on new Obamacare replacement plan 18 Sep 2017, 3:00 pm
    DAVENPORT -- A last-minute attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Senate has not yet won the endorsement of Iowa's two Republican senators, but the plan could be headed for a vote.
  34. Glasson calls for restoring Iowa union rights, higher school funding 18 Sep 2017, 2:30 pm
    CORALVILLE -- The No. 1 job of the governor is to “raise wages and improve the standard of living for all working people,” Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Cathy Glasson told a nationwide audience of progressives over the weekend.
  35. Howard Dean makes endorsement for Iowa governor 18 Sep 2017, 1:45 pm
    DES MOINES — Howard Dean, the former presidential hopeful and Democratic National Committee chairman, is endorsing Andy McGuire for the party’s nomination as Iowa governor.
  36. Iowa ranks in top 10 of 2017's happiest states 18 Sep 2017, 12:45 pm
    People determine their own happiness. But how content we are with life is not only and always a matter of perspective. And it’s certainly not about beauty, power or wealth — at least, not beyond an annual income of $75,000.…
  37. 4 from Waterloo critically hurt in motorcycle crash 18 Sep 2017, 10:15 am
    WEST UNION -- Area motorcyclists were injured in a crash in Fayette County Saturday night.
  38. Waterloo tax rate falls, Cedar Falls up 18 Sep 2017, 9:45 am
    WATERLOO — New data compiled by the Iowa Department of Management shows Waterloo and Cedar Falls property tax rates are moving in opposition directions.
  39. Swastika, racist messages reported at Drake University 18 Sep 2017, 8:48 am
    DES MOINES (AP) — Administrators say a swastika was carved into an elevator on campus at Drake University in Des Moines and a racist message left outside an African-American student's dorm room in a cowardly attack.
  40. Cedar Falls developer eases downtown parking pinch 18 Sep 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — With apologies to singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, Cedar Falls developer Mark Kittrell took paradise and put back a parking lot.
  41. Iowa's Bravest seeks public help for deployed troops 18 Sep 2017, 2:30 am
    EVANSDALE — Iowa’s Bravest, the organization which supported local troops during various overseas military deployments over the past 15 years, is redoubling its efforts with a larger group of local Iowa Army National Guard soldiers now headed to. […]
  42. Waterloo man pushes for park smoking ban 18 Sep 2017, 2:30 am
    WATERLOO -- Bryan Vestal is raising a red flag about problems with smoking in city parks.
  43. Volunteers sought for Vietnam memorial vigil in Waterloo 18 Sep 2017, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — Craig White regularly visits some friends at Paramount Park. He can be seen making a Catholic sign of the cross and pausing in silent prayer.
  44. Pink Ribbon Run set for Oct. 7 18 Sep 2017, 1:30 am
    WATERLOO — The 11th annual Pink Ribbon Run is planned for 8 a.m. Oct. 7.
  45. Osage farmer grows non-GMO beans 18 Sep 2017, 1:00 am
    OSAGE — “I am not mainstream, I am more in the process of growing food,” said Mike Lewis, who farms southeast of Osage. “All my stuff is non-GMO.”
  46. Series features health care issues 18 Sep 2017, 12:45 am
    WATERLOO — First Presbyterian Church will host a series of presentations this fall on current health care issues faced by aging populations.
  47. Community Briefs 18 Sep 2017, 12:30 am
    Historical group sets bus tour
  48. State budget picture cloudy as more adjustments may be coming 18 Sep 2017, 12:15 am
    DES MOINES — State budget-makers’ crystal ball continues to show a cloudy future as they close the books on a volatile fiscal 2017 ledger and brace for more spending adjustments.
  49. Local governments may lose property tax 'backfill' money 18 Sep 2017, 12:15 am
    DES MOINES — When Iowa lawmakers passed a massive commercial property tax cut in 2013, they promised to backfill city and county coffers to partially compensate for the loss of revenue.
  50. New urgent care building opens near Allen Hospital 18 Sep 2017, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO – Another UnityPoint Clinic urgent care will be available at a new location when UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – North Crossing opens Oct. 2.
  51. Low-income guidance for health care cut back 18 Sep 2017, 12:00 am
    DES MOINES — Low-income Iowans hoping to get health insurance through a federal program may not have as much help as has been available in recent years, health care officials and experts warn.
  52. Iowa trail to have lights turned off earlier due to noise 17 Sep 2017, 4:47 pm
    WOODWARD (AP) — A trail bridge in central Iowa will go dark 90 minutes earlier in hopes of curbing loud noises and vandalism, a move welcomed by neighbors but that some cyclists say is disappointing.
  53. KWWL completes building renovation, restoration 17 Sep 2017, 1:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Television station KWWL has gone back to not only its roots, but Waterloo’s roots.
  54. Downtown Waterloo TIF changes up for hearing 17 Sep 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city plans to amend its downtown urban renewal plan to account for the sale of the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center and other recent projects.
  55. Business Briefs 17 Sep 2017, 12:00 am
    Firm launchedin Cedar Falls
  56. Creighton economist: Deere performance signals ag recovery 14 Sep 2017, 5:45 pm
    WATERLOO -- Ernie Goss says there's no better place to live in the world than in the U.S. and no better place in the U.S. than the heart of the Midwest -- Iowa and Nebraska.
  57. Cedar Falls library director 're-retires' 10 Sep 2017, 2:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Sheryl McGovern has “re-retired” as director of the Cedar Falls Public Library.
  58. Demonstration farm brings water quality practices to life 10 Sep 2017, 12:15 am
    MELBOURNE — There aren’t a lot of crops on this 80-acre tract of land, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t growing here.
  59. Hy-Vee opens new technology center in Iowa 10 Sep 2017, 12:01 am
    GRIMES (AP) — At Hy-Vee Inc.’s new Helpful Smiles Technology center in Grimes, the corporate culture is more foosball and Starbucks than suits and ties.
  60. Business Briefs 10 Sep 2017, 12:00 am
    Salvation Army