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Bridget DeMeis
Bridget DeMeis
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A Very Welcome Sign of Construction in Cedar Rapids [VIDEO]

It's been nearly seven years since the devastating flood that crippled so many residents and businesses in Cedar Rapids. As the recovery continues, so does the effort to protect us from future flooding events.

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Category: Local News, Videos
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brocreative - Thinkstock
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Hiawatha Lions Club Cancels Hog Wild Days

There'll be one less traditional summer fest for Eastern Iowa families this year, and future years, as the Hiawatha Lions Club has announced the end of Hog Wild Days.

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David Sacks - Thinkstock
David Sacks - Thinkstock
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For Some Families, Garage Sales Are All About Family Time and Tradition

Growing up, my family was never much for garage sale shopping.  And as a kid, I sure hated the words "garage sale" as that meant it Mom would soon be forcing me to clean my room to get rid of stuff I no longer played with.  However, for my best friend's family, the words "Garage Sale" had a very different meaning.

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Brent Stirdon/Getty Images
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The Most Popular Baby Names in Iowa

You're having a baby. Will it be a boy or girl? Another big question... choosing a name. I've found that the most popular names around the U.S. aren't necessarily tops on the list here in the Hawkeye State.

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Andrew Theodorakis - Getty Images
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Iowa Organization Helping The Relief Efforts in Nepal

The pictures are devastating.  The numbers of dead and injured are staggering. It's hard to fathom what happened in Nepal when then the 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit a week ago, and the aftershocks kept coming.   One Iowa organization with direct connection knows exactly what needs to be done to help, and is asking for your support.

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Category: Local News
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Monkey Business Images
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Free Mammograms and Pap Tests to be Provided in Cedar Rapids Next Week

Next week is Well Women Week.  In lieu of this, various medical facilities across Cedar Rapids will be offering important services to women in need, free of charge, regardless of insurance.

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Category: Local News
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images News
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images News
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Why Does Iowa City Hate Height?

This week, a lawsuit filed by opponents of the Chauncey, a proposed high-rise building in Iowa City, was dismissed. The lawsuit had been filed against the Iowa City Council.

The proposed 15-story Chauncey project had already been scaled back from its initial 20-story height, after community opposition

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Fireworks Light Up Skies Over New York City On The Fourth Of July
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10 Things That Cost More Than Your Freedom Festival Concert Ticket

So you've contemplated buying your ticket for the Thomas Dostal Developer's Freedom Festival concert on the 4th of July.  In case you need more incentive than the fact that you'll get an amazing concert, your Freedom

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Area School Kids Are Reminding Us It’s Great To Have A Buddy

While kids are full of joy, they can also be very cruel, especially to their peers and someone who may be seen as "different".  And sometimes it means some kids are left out during one of the best parts of the school day, RECESS!  Some local area school kids are looking to change that however.  

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Greg Buelow, Cedar Rapids Public Safety Communications Coordinator
Greg Buelow, Cedar Rapids Public Safety Communications Coordinator
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Dog Found in Cedar Rapids to be Reunited with Family in the Deep South After Years Away From Home

A dog stolen in Louisiana more than three years, is being reunited with its ecstatic Louisiana family today.

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Category: Local News

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