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Cedar Valley reacts to Cedar Crossing denial Video included


Thursday, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission denied the license application for the proposed Cedar Crossing casino in Cedar Rapids. Without it, the casino cannot be built or operated. More>>

UPDATE: Decorah woman dead after Saturday crash in Dubuque

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Dubuque police announced Thursday morning one of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night has died. More>>

No dice: IRGC members explain reasons, casino operators glad Video included

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A large group of people traveled from Cedar Rapids to Council Bluffs for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission meeting Thursday. In the morning, they were optimistic.

Group jumps in Mississippi for a cause Video included


A group of 10 people jumped in the Mississippi River Thursday evening together - for a cause. More>>

Man accused of making meth in hospital parking lot


One man is accused of making methamphetamine outside a Cedar Rapids hospital. More>>

Dubuque students launch viral social media campaign to help Ethiopian village


At precisely 10:30 a.m. Thursday, students in a global studies class at Dubuque's Washington Middle School took to social media to generate a storm of support for Homacho, Ethiopia. More>>

Iowa lawmakers urge Congolese officials to let children go home Video included


Lawmakers are responding to dozens of families who have legally adopted children that are stuck in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). More>>

Loras College receives real estate donation


Loras College in Dubuque received a real estate donation from Dr. John and Cheryl Whalen. More>>

University of Dubuque unveils Performing Art Series 2014-15


The University of Dubuque has announced their 2012-2015 Live at the Heritage Center Performing Art Series. More>>

VEISHEA task force to decide if Iowa State events will continue


A task force has been formed to determine if an annual celebration at Iowa State University should continue in the future following a large crowd disturbance near campus. More>>

Cedar Rapids casino supporters react to IRGC decision Video included

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They worked for more than a year and a half, raised and spent more than $7 million from investors, convinced voters and put together plans for an elaborate casino that would showcase a part of Cedar Rapids previously lost to floodwaters and forgotten. Their dream was taken away quickly on Thursday morning. More>>

Gaming Commission forces Sioux City casino to shut down


The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has rejected a Sioux City riverboat casino's challenge to renew its gaming license, and has set July 1 as the deadline for the gambling boat to shut down. More>>

Ten teachers in Black Hawk Co. receive Gold Star Awards


The 2014 Gold Star Awards for Outstanding Teaching recognizes 10 Black Hawk County teachers this year: More>>

It's a NO: IRGC rejects Cedar Rapids casino

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It's a no. A majority of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission members rejected the license for a proposed casino in Linn County during their board meeting Thursday morning just after 11 a.m. in Council Bluffs. More>>

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