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Eliminating Dangerous Driving Around Downtown Cedar Rapids

There's too many times I sit in the studio overlooking downtown, and see people driving the wrong way down a one way, or on the other side of the street on a 2 way.  It's just dangerous.  No matter how many signs are posted, the downtown is confusing for outsiders (especially with the many construction projects), causing frustration among locals, and dangerous for pedestrians and bike riders. But that'll soon be changing.

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5 Ways to Beat Boredom in Cedar Rapids This Summer

A coworker of mine, who is a transplant from the east coast, recently posted a blog on her perspective of what we Cedar Rapids residents need to stop complaining about. Nothing to do in Cedar Rapids? Like Bridget, I disagree.

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Cedar River under 3rd Ave Bridge in downtown Cedar Rapids 6-30 1240pm
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5 Things People who Live in Cedar Rapids Need to Stop Complaining About

I've lived in Cedar Rapids for about a year now and this is my outsider's perspective on things Cedar Rapidians complain about way too much.

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Jacob Wackerhausen - Thinkstock / KDAT
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Say What You Will, Cedar Rapids Is Very Livable

From time to time, Cedar Rapids doesn't get a whole lot of credit.  In fact, the town gets completely destroyed on social media occasionally, as was the case a couple weeks ago.  You may have seen the article flying around when an unpleasant listing was found on Urban Dictionary.  We've also recently been under attack from a Minneapolis newspaper more or less calling us the "speed trap of the midwest".  But there's two sides to every story.

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Cedar Rapids Gets Owned on Urban Dictionary

There's a lot of funny stuff on over at Urban Dictionary. Sure, some of it's downright graphic and crude, but other things are freakin' hilarious.

I hate to rag on my hometown, but Cedar Rapids gets absolutely demolished on Urban Dictionary

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Cedar Rapids Woman Impaled By Pole In Car Accident Talks About Ordeal [WATCH]

Kelsey Cummings of Cedar Rapids was severely injured in a car accident on Zika Avenue Northwest late in the evening of March 4th. Her car slid on ice and hit a gate, and a two-inch wide galvanized pole went through her car, and her body. She shares details of the harrowing ordeal.

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DOT Report on Cedar Rapids Traffic Cameras Released

The City of Cedar Rapids isn't likely very happy with the Iowa Department of Transportation's report on traffic cameras that was released this morning.

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Downtown Noise Gives Way to Sign of Upward Progress

The steel is in for a new 11-story building and flood wall downtown, meaning things have gotten quieter from a sound standpoint. However, yesterday came a sign that things are about to go skyward.

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Extended Drought Pushes Corn Prices To Record Highs
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Popular Magazine Wants To Know What You Love About Iowa

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the coolest things in Iowa and now a popular magazine focusing on Iowa wants to hear from you on the subject.

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We’ve Come A LONG Way… Cedar Rapids Gets Name On Great List

Six-and-a-half years removed from the devastating flood, I'm reminded of just how far Cedar Rapids has come. The city has made a list that thousands of other American cities would like to be on, and considering what we've had to overcome, Cedar Rapidians should be especially proud.

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