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Demonstrators call for boycott of Hy-Vee...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Just hours after city leaders and Hy-Vee officials released statements regarding short-term remedies for the closure of the First Avenue grocery store and pharmacy in Cedar Rapids, dozens of protesters gathered to demand more. “We don’t want smooth words just for public relations purposes,” said Sophia Joseph, of We Are CR, […]

Cedar Rapids officials announce Hy-Vee w...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — City leaders who met with Hy-Vee officials to discuss concerns about the closure of the First Avenue store next month expressed hope in interim solutions. “Our meeting with community leaders last week identified priorities to ensure residents can continue to access essential services after the store closes,” Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell said […]

Hawkeye Hannah Stuelke leads Houby Days ...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Summer came early for Czech Village as temperatures soared into the 80s during the 46th annual Houby Days. The three-day festival, which celebrates morels (houby is the Czech word for mushrooms) began Friday, May 17, followed by a parade and other festivities on Saturday, May 18, and more to come on […]

Prague-inspired astronomical clock to tu...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Renovations to the clock tower at the edge of Czech Village will be transformational for Cedar Rapids, officials said during a ground-breaking ceremony. “This is, for the museum, a monumental day,” Cecilia Rokusek, president and CEO of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, said at the event under sunny […]