Author Archives: Mark Morris

“Mayor Pete” Pulls into Nine-Point Lead in Latest Presidential Poll

“Mayor Pete” Pulls into Nine-Point Lead in Latest Presidential Poll

A new poll says South Bend, Indiana Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has taken a nine-point lead among Iowa caucus-goers. The Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom survey, published Saturday evening, showed Buttigieg as the first choice of 25% of the state’s caucus attendees. He was trailed by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who polled at 16%.…Read more »

Cedar Falls Council to Consider 88-Page “Roadmap” for Downtown

Cedar Falls Council to Consider 88-Page “Roadmap” for Downtown

They’re calling it a roadmap for future downtown growth, and the Cedar Falls City Council will consider adopting the 88-page document at tonight’s(Mon) meeting, which begins at 7 o’clock. At 5:10 this(Mon) evening, the Cedar Falls council will hold a work session in the Duke Young Room, on the Long-Term Climate Action Plan…..and at 5:40,…Read more »

House Fires Thursday in Independence, Waterloo

House Fires Thursday in Independence, Waterloo

Firefighters extinguished a fire at an Independence home late yesterday(Thur) afternoon.  Crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the first floor of the home when they were called to the 800 block of Eighth Avenue NE at about 4:40 p.m.  They searched the house but were unable to find any residents or pets inside,…Read more »

General Mills RWDSU Local-110 Reveals New Contract Details

General Mills RWDSU Local-110 Reveals New Contract Details

Local 110 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), announced that over 500 workers at the General Mills processing plant in Cedar Rapids have ratified their first union contract.   The General Mills contract was ratified after three voting sessions that took place yesterday(Thurs). The General Mills contract will be in effect for three…Read more »

Cedar Falls Utilities Rates will Rise next Year: CFU Trustees

Cedar Falls Utilities Rates will Rise next Year: CFU Trustees

The Cedar Falls Utilities board of trustees has approved a $95-million budget and set rates for next calendar year. CFU says the combination of water, natural gas and electric bills will go up by just under three dollars a month for the city’s average household. Cable-TV rates, beginning January 1st, will increase $3 a month…Read more »