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“The community of Johnston has gone through a lot in the last eight years," said Luke Johnson, co-founder of Project Silence No More is a nonprofit organization in Johnston that seeks to normalize the conversation around mental health, suicide and depression. Johnson said his friend, Cameron, took his ...
"They're living hand to mouth and they're spending every cent they get and they're spending it locally," said Carberry with the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Carberry said the need for a higher wage partially comes from having the highest cost of living in Iowa. "It's a great place to live but it's also an ...

The budget calls for using $1.7 million taxpayer for land purchases, but the supervisors won't tell the public exactly what land the county plans to buy. West Liberty hoping poop problem gets solved. The West Liberty police department says it hopes people start picking up after their pups. Russia not coming to wrestling ...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The board approved the budget on a vote of 4-1. Check back later for details. ---------------------------- PREVIOUS STORY: Johnson County is about to approve their next fiscal year budget, but one supervisor is concerned about the millions taxpayers will spend and they don't ...
This comes after Linn County voters reduced the size of its board of supervisors in 2016. No one has formally filed a petition, but the Iowa Secretary of State's office tells KCRG they have gotten calls from people asking how to do so. The Secretary of State's office notified Johnson County officials about this.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow fell across eastern Iowa on Monday, March 5, followed by all snow into Tuesday, March 6. When a number and direction go with a city name, that's how far away the report was from the city center. For example, "2 NNE Cedar Rapids" ...

At least 17 killed when a teenage gunman opened fire at a South Florida high school Wednesday. Lonely library dog gets readers.mpg. Photos of a lonely library dog, originally from Iowa, go viral on Facebook. Student makes Valentines for all students. An eighth grade student at Franklin Middle School in Cedar Rapids ...
SOUTH AMANA, Iowa (KCRG-TV9)- Safe Haven of Iowa County Animal Shelter in South Amana took in 8 puppies from Texas Saturday. A pilot flew them in through the “Pilots n Paws” Program. That's a program where a volunteer pilot flies dogs to shelters to avoid them being put down. The puppies were ...
The idea is to split the estimated 6.5 million dollar cost between the county, Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty. The behavioral health access center is getting a lot of support because many said it will be a game changer. The E.R. or jail have been the only options for officers to take people having a ...
"They want stricter regulations on that and that would be detrimental to young farmers in Johnson County," said Randy Lackender, owner of Lackender, Inc. in Iowa City. The county's new comprehensive plan won't create those regulations, but it could shape policies that do. For example, Lackender might ...

Johnson County's proposal to designate 23 rural roads as level B roads has some people concerned. That kind of road gets less maintenance than your typical roads, classified as A level. John's Big Ol' Fish for Monday, March 5, 2018. Lots of fish in this week's episode. Da Vinci: The Exhibition coming to National ...
But Alberhasky said according to Iowa legislative code, any road not formally designated as B or C is a level A road, meaning it's up to the county to pay for it and maintain it. If the county passes the ordinance, the level B roads would be some of the last to get plowed in the winter, and people would have to ...
In Johnson County, several multi-million dollar bond issues have encouraged more people to vote early. Historically, bond issues and school board elections get much lower voter turnouts than other elections, but in Johnson County, there are a lot of tax dollars on the line. The Iowa City School District ...
Johnson County is trying some new ideas to help reduce the costs of bridge maintenance. They used an old railroad car as the support structure for a bridge east of Iowa City a few months ago. They said they are also considering using timber bridges as a cheap, short term solution in some locations.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG TV9) -- The Johnson County auditor's office just spent about $800,000 on new voting equipment. Johnson County unveiled new voting machines to help those with disability more easily cast a ballot the week of July 17, 2017. (Rebecca Varilek, KCRG-TV9). It's called the Express ...
Johnson Co. emergency responders practice for fiery plane crash. By Ethan Fickau ... IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Wednesday morning, Johnson County authorities, as well as emergency and hospital workers, prepared for events like a firey plane crash that happened in New Jersey earlier this week.
Two people died in that crash - James Spicer of Cedar Rapids and Terry Koehn of Iowa City. Authorities haven't said who was flying the plane or why it crashed. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. "He led his life morally above reproach. He knew the legal system inside ...
Johnson County is hoping to create a campus like this. "Whenever you train officers to be able to identify mental crises and de-escalate them without force everybody wins," said Captain Mark Bullock with the University of Iowa Police Department. That's the logic behind this first session of Crisis Intervention ...


 

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