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News in Linn County, Iowa

Under indictment, Texas Gov. Perry keeps focus on job, electing Republicans
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:15:04 -0700

HIAWATHA — Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t going to let a felony indictment or two get in the way of campaigning for Iowa Republicans or, apparently, the 2016 Republican nomination for president. Perry told Linn County GOP activists Tuesday the indictments alleging abuse of power will not distract him from his job or campaign appearances on behalf of Iowa Republicans. Then he quickly changed the ...

Former Cedar Rapids council memberseeks Linn County supervisor seat
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:47:53 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Tom Podzimek, a former two-term, at-large Cedar Rapids City Council member, is running for the District 1 seat on the Linn County Board of Supervisors. Unlike city offices in Iowa, campaigns for county office are partisan, with Democrats holding three of the five supervisor seats in Linn County and all the other elected county offices: sheriff, county attorney, auditor, treasurer ...

Iowa railroad bridge damaged in Linn County fire
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:15:21 -0700

COGGON, Iowa (AP) — A railroad spokesman says a historic Iowa bridge that ignited this week is now in need of repair. Canadian National Railway spokesman Mark Hallman told KCRG-TV (http://bit.ly/1u3P6GS ) Thursday that the repairs to the Buffalo Creek bridge aren't expected to delay traffic.

Linn sales-tax change makes for winners and losers
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:33:55 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Getting voters to approve the 1 percent local-option sales tax in the metro area here has been no picnic. When in place, though, the tax has delivered a pretty predictable, stable stream of annual income to cities in Linn County and to the Linn County Board of Supervisors. Until now. A little noticed change in how the revenue is distributed among Linn County jurisdictions suddenly ...

Cedar Rapids man accused of voting three times
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:02:54 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s system of absentee voting is too loose and so subject to fraud, said Joel Miller, Linn County auditor and commissioner of elections, and he said a new criminal case may prove his point. Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden has filed a felony charge of election misconduct in the first degree against Clarence Ellis of Cedar Rapids, who is accused of voting via absentee ...

It’s time for action, new GOP chair telling party
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS | It’s go time for Iowa Republicans, according to the state party’s new chairman, Jeff Kaufmann, who seems to be taking his own advice to heart.

Food assistance for Iowa veterans varies by county
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:09:11 -0700

VINTON — Every year, thousands of Iowa veterans request food assistance from their county veterans affairs offices, but each county handles those requests differently. Each month, a few veterans walk into Toni Parizek’s office, asking for help with groceries. She’s the director of the veterans affairs office in Benton County. “I kind of ask, kind of an estimate of how much they think they’ll ...

Linn County retains top Aaa bond rating
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:02:45 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County has retained its top Aaa bond rating from Moody’s Investors Service in a year when the city of Cedar Rapids has seen its Aaa bond rating slip one grade to Aa1 for the first time in some 40 years. The county secured the rating as part of the Board of Supervisors’ approval this week of a sale of $1.75 million in general obligation bonds to fund the construction of new ...

It’s time for action, new Iowa GOP chair telling party
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:11:06 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s go time for Iowa Republicans, according to the state party’s new chairman, Jeff Kaufmann, who seems to be taking his own advice to heart. He’s put on more than 5,000 miles since becoming chairman in late June. Tuesday, before delivering an update to the Linn County GOP in Cedar Rapids, he had been in Iowa City, Davenport and Des Moines — in that order. “I don’t know if I’m ...

Man injured in motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:32:54 -0700

A man has minor injuries after a motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids.