Year in Review: The Gazette’s Top 10 Storylines of 2016, As Voted by Gazette Readers

Year in Review: The Gazette's Top 10 storylines of 2016

Gazette | Dec 30, 2016 at 4:34 pm

With 2016 coming to a close— some would say, not a moment too soon— we thought we would count down our top ten storylines that we reported on this year at the Gazette as ranked by our readers.

So without further ado, here is the list with accompanying vote totals. May your 2017 be a happy one.

The List

10. Potential for One Park Place in Downtown CR (17 votes)

9. UI opens Hancher and Voxman (28 votes, three-way tie)

8. Roll out of Iowa’s managed care / medicaid expansion (28 votes, three-way tie)

7. Republicans take the Iowa Statehouse (28 votes, three-way tie)

6. Highway 100 extension is open (29 votes)

5. Branstad to become ambassador to China (41 votes)

4. Jerime Mitchell shot and paralyzed (42 votes)

3. Mary Beth Haglin case / Ralph Plagman departure (57 votes)

2. Donald Trump wins Iowa and the election (87 votes)

1. 2016 Cedar Rapids Flood (111 votes)

See Also

Gazette Photos of the Year 2016

Gazette Sports Photos of the Year 2016

The Top 10 Eastern Iowa Sports Stories of 2016

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