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Iowa’s slow road to recovery after derec

UPDATED 6:45 p.m. Aug. 17 and Aug. 19, 2020, with National Weather Service information and Aug. 17, with a statement from congresswoman Abby Finkenauer regarding Trump’s failure to approve federal disaster declaration for individual assistance. Iowans still waiting for assistance a full week after a devastating derecho tore through the state can’t be blamed for […]

Old and new: Photographer creates unique...

CEDAR RAPIDS — Slovak photographer Monika Klučiarová has long been passionate about taking photos of newborns, and had always held a fascination with Slovakian folk costumes, called kroje. Combining the two created a unique art form “that merges the innocent beauty of newborns with the treasured works of our ancestors,” Klučiarová said during the opening […]

Photos: Market After Dark 2018

Even without American Idol winner Maddie Poppe, this year’s Market After Dark was expected to attract 30,000 people to downtown Cedar Rapids. While attendance numbers will be available later, crowds consistent with the past few years jammed the streets to visit vendors and buy beverages and food during the nighttime farmers market. View photos of […]