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  • Cedar Rapids facing heroin epidemic
    A police officer is reporting the heroin epidemic in eastern Iowa is worse than originally thought. In 2015, Cedar Rapids police responded to 61 heroin-related overdoses. But, Officer Al Fear checked with hospitals in the city and found the real number may be closer to 300. Fear told KCRG-TV that a lot of people go […]

  • $100,000 fund drive underway for Battleship Iowa
    An Iowa couple has pledged $100,000 to help restore the Battleship Iowa — but only if the non-profit group that manages the floating museum can match their donation. The historic ship was saved from the salvage yard and is docked in the Port of Los Angeles. Volunteers have been working to restore the battleship, but […]

  • ‘Premium’ rate offered to Iowa doctors who treat Medicaid patients
    A key Republican legislator says Iowa doctors who sign contracts with one of the three companies hired to manage care for Medicaid patients will be paid more than they would get in other states. Representative Dave Heaton, a Republican from Mount Pleasant, is chairman of a budget panel that deals with this issue. Heaton says […]

  • Police, hospitals report rise in heroin use in eastern Iowa
    A police officer is reporting the heroin epidemic in eastern Iowa is worse than originally thought. In 2015, Cedar Rapids police responded to 61 heroin-related overdoses. But, Officer Al Fear checked with hospitals in the city and found the real number may be closer to 300. Fear told KCRG-TV that a lot of people go […]

  • Iowa Supreme Court rules in Wellmark property tax case
    The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled a Des Moines-based insurance company will have to pay more in property taxes for it headquarters in downtown Des Moines. Wellmark completed its nearly 600,000 square foot headquarters in March of 2010 at a cost of around $150 million. The outside of the building is finished with limestone, sandblasted […]

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