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Reynolds seeking USDA disaster designation

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has formally requested a Secretarial Disaster Designation from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for 57 Iowa counties impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho.

McGregors to close Coralville store after 33 years

McGregors Furniture is closing its Coralville location after 33 years in business.

Trump pledges federal help as power returns to CR

President Donald Trump made an appearance at the Eastern Iowa Airport on Tuesday as thousands of out-of-state lineworkers converged on Linn County to help its return to full power following last week’s derecho.

Coe, UnityPoint Health partnering to test for COVID-19

Coe College and UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids are partnering on COVID-19 testing as the fall semester opens.

UI athletic department expects to lose $100M in revenue

The University of Iowa’s athletic department is anticipating lost revenue of at least $100 million as a result of the Big Ten conference’s announcement it would postpone fall sports.

CR nonprofits announce disaster relief funds

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and the United Way of East Central Iowa have announced disaster recovery funds in the wake of last week’s devastating derecho. 

Old Dominion Freight Line opens CR service center

North Carolina-based Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has announced the opening of a new service center in Cedar Rapids.

Governor requests nearly $4B in federal disaster aid

Gov. Kim Reynolds has requested an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration calling for almost $4 billion in aid to Iowa communities and counties hit hardest by the devastating derecho storm. 

Weekend opening set for new Target store in downtown IC

A new Target small-formal store, Iowa’s first, will hold a grand opening Sunday in downtown Iowa City.

Derecho brings school delay, larger disaster declaration

Three more counties were added to a state disaster declaration Wednesday, as power companies continued efforts to restore electricity to over 200,000 Iowa utility customers that have been without power for nearly three days.

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