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Help Feed Local Families Saturday

Saturday, May 9th is "Stamp Out Hunger Day" in Eastern Iowa and here's how you can help.

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Category: Events, Local News
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Ashton Kutcher Has a Surprise For His Mom in Homestead, Iowa [WATCH]

Ashton Kutcher helped build the home his mom and step-dad live in near Homestead when he was only 13. Now, Ashton's helping re-do a portion of their Eastern Iowa home to make it more to his mom's liking. An emotional Ashton says, "It's my way of saying 'thank you' to my mom. My mom has been the greatest influence in my life and anything that I can do to say 'thank you' is the right thing to do."

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Category: Local News, Videos
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Jacob Wackerhausen - Thinkstock / KDAT
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Say What You Will, Cedar Rapids Is Very Livable

From time to time, Cedar Rapids doesn't get a whole lot of credit.  In fact, the town gets completely destroyed on social media occasionally, as was the case a couple weeks ago.  You may have seen the article flying around when an unpleasant listing was found on Urban Dictionary.  We've also recently been under attack from a Minneapolis newspaper more or less calling us the "speed trap of the midwest".  But there's two sides to every story.

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Top 10 Places to Raise Kids in Eastern Iowa

Two Harvard economists looked at 20 years of data & have determined where kids are raised actually affects their income levels when they grow up. That's good news for kids in Eastern Iowa.

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The Best Burger in Iowa has Been Named for 2015

The Iowa Cattleman’s Association and the Iowa Beef Council have decided which restaurant serves Iowa's Best Burger for 2015.

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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
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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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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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