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Bridge of Lions ribbon-cutting celebrate...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Fourteen years after unprecedented flooding forever changed the historic Czech Village and New Bohemia neighborhoods, a new flood protection system was celebrated in Cedar Rapids. A ribbon-cutting Friday, July 22, 2022, on the 16th Avenue Bridge of Lions marked the completion of the $12 million roller gate system that can be […]

Climate activists greet Grassley and Ern...

CEDAR RAPIDS — As Iowa’s senators touted federal taxpayer contributions of $117 million to the flood protection system in Cedar Rapids, a peaceful protest drew attention to the underlying cause of increased flooding. Holding signs stating “Floodgates alone won’t protect us from climate change” among other messages, about 20 members of groups such as Indivisible […]