CEDAR RAPIDS — The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is looking forward to getting a sliver of the $9 billion Great American Outdoors Act signed into law by President Donald Trump on Tuesday.Although the actual amount is not yet known, Superintendent Pete Swisher is “clearly anticipating” funding for work on a number of buildings at the National Park Service’s West Branch site where the nation’s 31st president was born.The Hoover birthplace has identified $3 million in deferred maintenance needs that it hopes to address with the funds that are part of the Great American Outdoors Act.

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  • Iowa congressional delegation calls for extension of farm aid
    A proposed continuing resolution from U.S. House Democrats that excludes funding for farm assistance is drawing fire from the Iowa congressional delegation.A draft of the resolution to fund the federal government until December, unveiled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday, does not include an extension of the borrowing authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation. More
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    DES MOINES — If U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell begins the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee to full a Supreme Court vacancy before the November election — as he has said he will do — Sen. Chuck Grassley. More
  • First day of 2020-21 school year in Cedar Rapids
    Cedar Rapids schools began the 2020-2021 school year on Monday after being delayed because of COVID-19 and the Aug. 10 derecho. Students returned to school for the first time since March, when schools were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. More
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    The Marion Police Department issued an Operation Quickfind for a 15-year-old girl Monday afternoon.Holly Wanasek was last seen at around 8 p.m. Thursday at 940 Creekbend Drive in Marion.She is white, 5 feet, 3 inches tall and 170 pounds. She has brown hair with purple highlights and blue eyes. More
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    IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa added another 33 cases of COVID-19 to its campus tally over the weekend — bringing its total since Aug. 18 to 1,945 and its student number over the 1,900 threshold. More


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