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Waterloo Council Grills City Attorney Candidates

The Waterloo City Council is in-session this(Fri) afternoon, interviewing candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant City Attorney position.  Veteran City Attorney Dave Zellhoefer told council members several months ago that he’ll be retiring by August 1st. The four names on an interview schedule distributed by the city are: *Martin Peterson *Clint Fichter *Micah Hawker Boehnke *And James…read more »

Hawkeye State Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 2.4%

Iowa’s official government unemployment rate remained 2.4% in June, making it among the lowest in the nation. The rate released today(Fri)  by the Workforce Development agency ranked third in the nation, behind only Vermont and North Dakota. Iowa’s unemployment rate has stayed steady at 2.4% for nearly a year.  Both the number of people working…read more »

CR Co. Sued by State; Accused of Asbestos-Related Shortcomings

The state of Iowa has sued a Cedar Rapids company for asbestos removal violations during renovations of Cedar Rapids Washington High School. The renovations took place in 2014 and 2015. The lawsuit accuses Abatement Specialties of failing to thoroughly inspect for and remove the asbestos before the renovation, along with other allegations. The company could…read more »

Waterloo Council Schedules Rare Friday Morning Meeting to Interview Atty. Candidates

The Waterloo City Council will hold a rare, late morning session today(Fri), the stated purpose of the proposed, closed-door meeting to interview two candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant City Attorney position. Current City Attorney Dave Zellhoefer told council members several months ago of his planned retirement by the first of August, and the two candidates to…read more »

Very Hot/Very Humid Weather Pattern Stuck for Now

The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on family members and neighbors. Officials are also concerned about…read more »

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