Category Archives: 2008 Flooding

Autumn Begins With An Iowa Flood

There was a lot to make one cranky as summer ended yesterday, including the weather. Extremely heavy rains are flooding parts of Iowa and the impact will soon be felt downstream. The Cedar River is expected to crest at 24.1 … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Introduces National Flood Research and Education Act

Iowa is well served by our only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Dave Loebsack.  Follow Dave on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Friends, Eight years ago this month, a devastating flood spread throughout our state. In its wake, homes, buildings, and communities were … Continue reading

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Kaul On America’s Gun Problem

Otherwords.org “The chances that you, an untrained shooting range wizard, can prevail against an insane guy with an assault weapon are less than nil.” Will the Carnage Ever Cease? By Donald Kaul I’ve written at least 75 columns on gun … Continue reading

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How Many More Floods Will It Take?

by Senator Joe Bolkcom As we commemorate the fifth anniversary of the historic 2008 floods and look back on the amazing amount of recovery work that has taken place in communities across Iowa, our recent extreme rains tell us more … Continue reading

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Cedar Rapids Activist Seeks To Prove Fraud And Misuse Of Flood Recovery Funds

“Although the flood was a disaster, what happened afterwards was sheer tragedy.” (NW Neighborhood Association president.) Whether she’s right about what has been going on in Cedar Rapids or whether it turns out that she is incorrect, you can still … Continue reading

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Flood Recovery

Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Flood Recovery by Paul Deaton “Eventually, there is a need to act and that is where the government may force some residents out of their homes. This part of the process can be unpleasant and … Continue reading

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Mixed Job Signals After Iowa Floods

Mixed Job Signals After Iowa Floods By the Iowa Policy Project Jobless Rate Bounces Up to 4.3 Percent in July — 35-Month High Nonfarm jobs rose slightly in July in the wake of massive flooding that hit Iowa in June, … Continue reading

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GOVERNOR CULVER, LT. GOVERNOR JUDGE CALL ON IOWANS TO APPLY FOR REBUILD IOWA TASK FORCES

GOVERNOR CULVER, LT. GOVERNOR JUDGE CALL ON IOWANS TO APPLY FOR REBUILD IOWA TASK FORCES By Adam Goss, Outreach Coordinator/Volunteer Liaison, Office of Governor Chet Culver and Lt. Governor Patty Judge, 1007 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa   50319, Direct: … Continue reading

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This summer, give back to the community, get paid and learn a lot as an AmeriCorps VISTA member.

This summer, give back to the community, get paid and learn a lot as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. By VISTA Recent flooding in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area, often referred to as the Corridor, has left tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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IFL Offers Help for Flood Victims

IFL Offers Help for Flood Victims By the IFL The floods of 2008 have been a disaster for Iowans and for some in the labor movement a tremendous burden. The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL- CIO has a number of … Continue reading

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