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Worker: Cedar Rapids Washington students...

Worker: Cedar Rapids Washington students entered in “death lottery”

By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released a recording of the Environmental Protection Commission’s meeting regarding asbestos removal at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Homegrown Iowan obtained a copy of the nearly 3 1/2-hour long audio recording through an open records request. Public comments from 16 subcontractors on the […]

Cedar Rapids Washington asbestos case se...

Cedar Rapids Washington asbestos case sent to Iowa Attorney General’s Office

Some of the people testifying at an Environmental Protection Commission meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, said staff members and students were in areas of Washington High School where they could have been exposed to asbestos. The commission voted unanimously after the public hearing to refer the Cedar Rapids School District case, and that of Abatement Specialties, […]

Flowers for the socially conscious

Flowers for the socially conscious

By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine Anne Armitage sells locally grown flowers at Bark & Bloom in the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, but sourcing locally is nearly impossible for Midwestern florists in the winter. “It’s very challenging,” said Armitage, who has to rely on what wholesale suppliers make available in Iowa during cold weather […]