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September is Scooter’s Coffee® Month! Sip and Savor FREE Fresh-Brewed Scooter’s Coffee EVERY DAY in September

Get a Head Start on Celebrating National Coffee Day 

Scooters Coffee LogoOmaha, Neb. – National Coffee Day is September 29th, but the entire month of September is now Scooter’s Coffee Month. We are spreading the coffee love by offering FREE delicious, fresh-brewed coffee every day throughout September, beginning Sept. 1st. Start your days in September by ordering any size of fresh-brewed hot coffee for free, whether it’s medium or dark roasts or the Scooter’s Coffee popular flavors of Caramelicious®, Scooter Doodle® or French Vanilla.

“We want our loyal customers and new customers to enjoy the indulgence of free coffee not just in celebration of one day, but for an entire month,” says Joe Thornton, President of Scooter’s Coffee. “Serving amazing, high-quality coffee is at our core at Scooter’s Coffee. We take pride in sharing our farm-to-cup coffee, roasted with only the finest 100% Arabica beans sourced directly from our farmer partners and served daily with a smile from friendly baristas. We enjoy celebrating National Coffee Day throughout September to savor all the good that coffee brings to our day.”

Scoot on through the Scooter’s Coffee drive-thru with the kids before the school bell rings and pick up a fresh-brewed coffee, and a Kid’s Combo for the perfect start to everyone’s day. Or pair your brewed coffee with a fall bakery treat such as one of our Pumpkin Caramelicious Muffins, Pumpkin Spice Cake Bites, or Maple Waffle Sandwiches. Customers can scan the Scooter’s Coffee Mobile App to earn Smiles that can be collected and redeemed for free drinks.

Stop by every day in September at your local Scooter’s Coffee for a free brewed coffee. The offer is valid one cup per person, per visit, while supplies last at participating locations.

About Scooter’s Coffee
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee uses only the finest coffee beans in the world, which are roasted by its affiliated company, Harvest Roasting, in Omaha, Nebraska. In over 25 years of business, the key to Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company’s four core values, which are Integrity, Love, Humility and Courage. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees, is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®” It represents the company’s business origins and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.

Scooter’s Coffee, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase. The company is approaching 700 stores in 29 states, with plans to have 1,000 franchise stores open by the end of 2024. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion-a-year, recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise system in the nation.

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Cedar Rapids News Now Alert - Shape the Future of Policing

Cedar Rapids LogoCedar Rapids Community Invited to Shape the Future of Policing -- Share Your Input in Our Survey for the Police Chief Candidate Profile!

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the City of Cedar Rapids invite Cedar Rapids community members to participate in a survey to inform the City’s search for a new Police Chief. The survey will help IACP define the qualifications for an ideal Chief of Police candidate, based on the needs of our community. The survey is open to all community members. Cedar Rapids residency is not a requirement.

The survey will be available through September 10, 2023 on the City's website.

Learn more and take the survey:

Root for Trees program being offered for fourth year

Iowa City Traffic Alert – Myrtle Avenue

Iowa CityIOWA CITY --  Weather permitting, travel on the following street will be impacted on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023.

  • Myrtle Avenue, between Riverside Drive and Olive Street
  • Reduced to one lane of alternating traffic

It is anticipated normal traffic will resume by the end of the day. This lane reduction will facilitate work on a driveway installation for a new building in the area.

Iowa City Transit detours announced for home football game days beginning this Saturday

Iowa City Fire Department awarded International Reaccreditation Status

Accreditation Ceremony

Deputy Fire Chief Eric Nurnberg, CFAI Chairman Chief Steve Dirksen, Fire Chief Scott Lyon, and IAFF Local 610 Union President Brandon Pflanzer

Iowa City Police asking for public's assistance in two assault investigations

The Iowa City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in investigating two separate assaults that occurred downtown on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023. Police would like to speak with the individuals pictured below.

One assault occurred at 12:31 a.m. in the Pedestrian Mall at 125 S. Dubuque St. In this incident, a man was assaulted by another individual and knocked unconscious. He was hospitalized for his injuries.

Assault 1

A second assault occurred at 2:09 a.m. in the alley off of the 100 Block of South Clinton Street. In this incident, a man was assaulted by another individual and hospitalized due to injuries suffered in the attack.

Assault 2

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is encouraged to contact Det. Trai Bunch at [email protected].

How you can help:

These incidents are being actively investigated by the Iowa City Police Department and we are asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. In addition, anyone in that area with security cameras is asked to review their recordings and contact the Iowa City Police Department with any potential footage or information about this incident.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this incident that leads to an arrest. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app, online at, or by phone at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All tips and calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information are not required to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

CASE # 2023007011 (Dubuque Street); 2023007018 (Clinton Street)

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Parks & Rec Pool Facility Closures and Fall Pool Hours

Corrected Facility Announcement August Pools

Mercer Park Aquatic Center and Scanlon Gym closed Sept. 1-15; Fall Pool Hours reminders

Candidate Filing Information for Coralville City Election

CoralvilleThe Office of Mayor and two City Council positions will be on the ballot for the 2023 Coralville City election on November 7.  Coralville has five City Council members who serve overlapping four-year terms. The Mayor serves a two-year term. 

One of the council seats fills the seat of Keith Jones, who was appointed in June 2022 to fill the remainder of a term. The council seat held by appointee Jones will be filled immediately by the elected City Council candidate with the most votes once the canvass of votes is completed on November 14, 2023. The City Council candidate with the second-highest vote total and the Mayor will both take office on January 1, 2024.

Running for Office
Candidates running for Coralville City Council or Mayor may officially declare their candidacy by filing nomination papers with the Johnson County Auditor during the filing period from August 28 through September 21, 2023, at 5:00 pm. 

Coralville's nomination process is nomination by petition, with one election. Candidates are required to have a minimum of 50 signatures from registered voters residing in Coralville on their petitions. Nomination papers can be picked up at the Johnson County Auditor's Office, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, or available at the Iowa Secretary of State website.

Candidate & Voter Resources
The Johnson County Auditor’s Office manages candidate filing and elections. For voter registration dates, absentee ballot deadlines, early voting information, and polling place hours:

Candidate Forums
Candidate forums will be listed at as the information becomes available.

Be Informed
Being familiar with past and current council actions, along with a strong civic understanding, are crucial for a newly-elected official to hit the ground running. The City has a number of resources to stay informed and to familiarize candidates with Council proceedings:

  • City Council agenda packets, minutes, meeting videos, and work session notes, in addition to agendas and minutes for other City boards and commissions, are available on the City’s website. View Council documents
  • Email and text notifications are sent to subscribers when the latest Council agendas and minutes are available. Sign up to receive notifications for Council information: Sign up
  • City Council meetings (held at City Hall at 6:30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted) and work sessions (following most Council meetings), are open to the public.
  • Council meetings air live and are rebroadcast on Mediacom channel 118-8, and live and on demand online. View video
  • Audio recordings of City Council meetings are available by contacting City Hall at 319.248.1700.
  • City Council meetings are open to all individuals regardless of language spoken or disability. Assistive listening devices are available upon request.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact the City Clerk's office at 319.248.1700 or email [email protected] at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Learn More
For voter election information including registration deadlines, early voting information, and polling places:

For general Coralville city government information:

  • Contact Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street, Coralville, at 319.248.1700
  • Visit