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How Much Should You Expect To Pay An Iowa Babysitter?

Just the other day, it was revealed that the average babysitter will set you back $13.50/hour, well above the minimum wage.  In fact, just 5 years ago, that average wage was at $10.50/hr.  That's a 28% wage increase.  Has your job proved that fruitful? So how do Iowa babysitters compare?

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How Much Should You Pay Your Babysitter?

A new survey by the website Care.com, revealed that the average pay for a babysitter is up to an average of $13.50 an hour. Thats up from just over $10 five years ago, and WAY higher than the minimum wage!

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Kudos to Marion Police Department on a Great Idea

Police departments have always been designed to protect and serve us, and a press release and accompanying Facebook message from the Marion Police Department certainly upholds that.

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Obama And Japanese P.M. Noda Hold Joint Press Conf. At White House
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The Madness Begins as President Obama Turns His Back On Iowa

All the President's picks: Check out his NCAA Tournament Bracket → http://t.co/ENqqesV08s #Baracketology pic.twitter.com/gYREANLa6P

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 18, 2015

With only a few hours to go until the tournament tips off, you might be scrambling to get your brackets done for the 1st Ave Draught House Pub and Eatery Million Dollar Bracket Challenge. There's a million ways to pick your selections. Some people choose to simply follow what other people pick. For example, you might choose to match President Obama's picks, just released last night. After all, he's a big college basketball, and might know a thing or two you don't. However, after his reveal, many Iowans are a little bit flustered, especially to the North.

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A Homecoming For New Cedar Rapids School District Superintendent

A special meeting by the Cedar Rapids School District Wednesday evening finally answered the question of who will take over the Superintendent's position, as Dr. Dave Benson retires and the end of the year.  The answer is someone with a familiar face, not only in Cedar Rapids, but also in the Iowa Education System.

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Big Changes Underway at Former Warehouse Site in Cedar Rapids

It's been nearly a year since we learned that the former Nash Finch distribution site in northeast Cedar Rapids would be undergoing a transformation. Twelve months later, the signs are obvious.

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My Photographic Proof That Cedar Rapids is Ready for Official Start of Spring

I was picking up a few St. Patrick's Day decorating items this morning lamenting the fact I had to wear a coat when I was in a t-shirt and running shorts last night when I came across a strange sight.

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DOT Report on Cedar Rapids Traffic Cameras Released

The City of Cedar Rapids isn't likely very happy with the Iowa Department of Transportation's report on traffic cameras that was released this morning.

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Iowa to Host First Two Rounds of Women’s NCAA Tourney [VIDEO]

The Iowa and Iowa State women's basketball teams are both headed for the NCAA Tournament and the Iowa women not only received a high seed, but will get to play in front of the home crowd.

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Updated with Tip-Off Times: Iowa, Iowa State, & UNI Make NCAA Tourney In Same Year for Only Second Time

The Hawkeyes, Cyclones, and Panthers all making the Big Dance is rare. Very rare. Here's a look at the history and the team's match-ups later this week.

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