City and County Government Reporter
Sydney Czyzon covers government for the City of Waterloo and Black Hawk County.
The health board approved up to $10,000 for COVID-19 vaccine incentives, which could reward people with gift cards for getting their doses.
One board member called IDPH guidelines "a slap in the face" to local health officials who work hard to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
A mobile unit run by UnityPoint Health will soon travel directly to people's homes to give them COVID-19 vaccine doses.
The Waterloo and Cedar Falls school districts had to backtrack Thursday on their mask mandates.
Developer Rodney Anderson said he can't give a firm opening date because "we're not in a regular time in our history of America."
Each of the students got $1,000 for education expenses, like tuition, books, room and board or other academic fees.
The decision includes the naming of an added outside plaza to be "Sullivan Brothers Plaza."
Anyone who gets a fireworks citation will be fined at least $375.
Under the new ordinance, shared mobility companies would be required to initially pay $500 for two-year licenses to operate.