To say the use of fireworks in Cedar Rapids is a hot-button issue would be an understatement. It seems that everyone has an opinion on whether they should be allowed to be shot off, or if they simply aren't worth the trouble.
The Cedar River's crest has passed. The water is going down in Cedar Rapids. Now, it's time to release some of the pent-up emotion. That's exactly what happened during Mayor Corbett's speech at a morning press conference.