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Cedar Rapids' skyline the morning of 11-15-15
Julie James
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Cedar Rapids Named One of Best Affordable Places to Live

Cedar Rapids has made the top 10 for a second consecutive year and we've moved up from 2015.

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Cedar Rapids' skyline the morning of 11-15-15
Julie James
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What do you Remember About Growing Up in Cedar Rapids?

Cedar Rapidians. It's what we are. Like everyone else, there are certain things that shaped you growing up in this great community. How many of these do you reme

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Marble sprinkling with rain.
Marble sprinkling with rain.
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The Amount of Water That Actually Falls During a One-Inch Rainstorm is Incredible

We always check our rain gauges and hear rainfall reports, but we don't really know what the numbers mean. When all of Cedar Rapids gets an inch of rain, how many gallons of water actually fall? Prepare to be blown away.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Halloween Movies for the Whole Family

There are a ton of really scary horror movies out there for the Halloween holiday, but, unfortunately, most of them are not kid-friendly. If you're looking for a Halloween movie the whole family can enjoy, you've come to the right place!

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images
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Cedar Rapids Named Best City in the U.S. for Children

According to new research, Cedar Rapids is the best city in the country for kids. Cedar Rapids is one of three Iowa cities in the Top 20, but a runaway number one.

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Suspect Arrested in Weekend Murder in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Police have announced an arrest in the murder of a Cedar Rapids teenager over on Sunday.

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Bill Pugliano - Getty Images
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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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Cedar Rapids Skyline
Mike Ferris
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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
Bob James
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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
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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