UPDATED 10 p.m. with statement from Cargill Residents opposed to Cargill constructing an industrial railyard in a prairie pollinator zone in their Cedar Rapids neighborhood were unfairly denied a hearing, according to the Iowa Court of Appeals. The court ordered in its Nov. 23, 2021, opinion that plaintiffs Rob and Kate Hogg and neighboring homeowners […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS — Homeowners near a prairie where Cargill wants to build an industrial railyard are considering their options after a judge ruled against them. “We are extremely disappointed with Cargill’s plans to ruin this prairie to the public’s detriment and the property damage that it will inflict on surrounding neighborhoods,” Jeremiah Kenny, president of […]
State Senator Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids) was among early voices to call for strong efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Iowa. Hogg has since been closely following the number of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Just two days ago, Iowa saw an escalation […]
By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Dozens of residents walked the nature corridor Sunday where ag giant Cargill plans to build an industrial railyard in a residential neighborhood. Led by State Sen. Rob Hogg, (D-Cedar Rapids) more than 50 people toured the site south of Otis Avenue, west of Cole Street SE, approved last […]
On a freelance assignment this weekend on a farm in western Iowa, I bumped into former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, looking rather refreshed after being retired since the end of his term in January. Harkin last month endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president and wasn’t back-tracking on his decision.
Image/Solar Works for Iowa Quite a few events coming up in Eastern Iowa that I’ll be posting in the next several days. Solar energy takes center stage throughout Iowa and a “recycle” style show hits the runway in Cedar Rapids, both this month.
State Sen. Rob Hogg passed along the following about an event this Monday, Sept. 30: Climate Reality in Iowa, Monday, September 30, 6:30 p.m., Solon Public Library – You can join Paul Deaton and myself for “Climate Reality in Iowa ” Monday night at 6:30 p.m. Paul was recently trained by the Climate Reality […]
This is coming up soon – the Linn County Conservation Board is looking for volunteers for this worthwhile project! Rain Garden to Take Root September 7th, 8:00 am – 11:00 am The Linn County Conservation Board invites volunteers to help plant a rain garden this Saturday, September 7th, at Morgan Creek Park in Palo (7517 […]
HIAWATHA – For someone who spent two years living in a tree, Julia “Butterfly” Hill appears quite down-to-earth. “If people want to call me a tree-hugger, that’s great,” said Hill, 39, who was given the nickname “Butterfly” as a child. “I’m a proud tree-hugger.” Best known for the 738 days she lived on a platform […]
TODDVILLE – If you haven’t been to the Wickiup Hill Learning Center lately, now is a good time. A $3.8 million expansion has added 2,200-square-feet of exhibit space, among other amenities. The grand opening will be this Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 10 a.m.