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Cedar Rapids Memorial Day weather forecast predicts another hot spring day

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 27, 2018 - 7:24pm
After Saturday temperatures reached 100 degrees in Cedar Rapids, the National Weather Service predicts yet another unseasonably hot day on Memorial Day. The National Weather Service predicts...
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GALLERY: 2018 Renaissance Festival & Gathering o’ Celts in Middle Amana

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 27, 2018 - 6:42pm
Despite the heat, reinaissance fans from near and far came to enjoy the Renaissance Festival & Gathering o’ Celts at Amana Community Park in Middle Amana, Iowa, on Saturday, May 26.
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Plans for ‘Maddie Poppe Park’ in Clarksville in the works

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 27, 2018 - 6:37pm
CLARKSVILLE — The newly minted “American Idol” could have a new park in her hometown named after her. Plans still are in the works getting a property acquired through the Federal...
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Ahead of Memorial Day, Westminster Presbyterian Church rededicates World War II honor roll

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 27, 2018 - 6:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The recent discovery of a plaque bearing the names of World War II service members prompted Westminster Presbyterian Church to hold a ceremony Sunday morning to honor the lives...
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Former President George H.W. Bush is hospitalized again, spokesman says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 27, 2018 - 5:16pm
Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized because of low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman said Sunday. Jim McGrath announced on Twitter that Bush was taken Sunday to Southern...
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Longtime Gazette writer Orlan Love presents Memorial Day speech

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 27, 2018 - 5:09pm
This Memorial Day will be the 15th year Orlan Love has delivered a speech at the Quasqueton Cemetery. While his hometown has a population of a scant 550, it’s long on history. It was founded...
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Boulton’s exit adds more uncertainty to Democratic primary

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 27, 2018 - 12:02pm
There are societal and systemic issues that will and must be discussed after yet another prominent Iowa political figure — the third in just over two months — was toppled by allegations...
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Luzerne celebrates 150th birthday next month

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 27, 2018 - 11:04am
Luzerne may be a town where literally “everybody knows your name” with a population of only 96 people, but this bedroom community is celebrating its sesquicentennial with a big event...
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Two dead after motorcylce-involved crash in Waterloo

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 27, 2018 - 7:17am
Two people are dead after a vehicular crash in Waterloo. Waterloo Police were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle near the intersection...
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Officials seek to curb worsening rowdy behavior at Greene Square

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 6:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Milton Gray, 56, and Tom Mason, 53, are two of the regulars at Greene Square, the city’s oldest park, located downtown between the public library and art...
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Ribs, Ribs and more ribs: A Memorial Day Favorite

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 2:41pm
Ribs, glorious ribs! When ribs are prepared correctly, they are undoubtedly finger-licking good. It’s almost impossible to not use your fingers when eating ribs and it’s certainly an...
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Tales of different disasters are strikingly similar

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 2:32pm
This is a year of anniversaries. In a newsroom, they are hard to forget, as they are often a time for reporters to retell stories, examine their consequences and ask what the future holds....
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Hubbell called helpful in cleaning up film tax credit mess

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 2:28pm
DES MOINES — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell led Iowa’s economic development department for just a short time while the state was cleaning up after a scandal over tax...
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History happenings: Reflections on the 2008 flood

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Starting Tuesday, June 10, 2008, I began photo documenting the events of the great flood that changed Cedar Rapids in ways that no one could ever expect or even imagine. I was on the waters’...
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University of Iowa students go to prison for class

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 1:55pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Medical and Classification Center — more commonly referred to as the Oakdale prison — sits just 5 miles from the University of Iowa, geographically speaking....
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Controversial Chauncey development on track to open August 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 1:48pm
When Iowa City officials chose a Moen Group project to develop city-owned land at the corner of Gilbert and College streets back in January 2013, it set off years of legal battles before construction...
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Photos: Downtown Farmers Market returns to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 1:40pm
It’s as sure a sign of summer as swimming, cooking out or planning a road trip: farmers market season is back. With nearly 200 vendors, the Cedar Rapids downtown farmers market features...
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John L. Lewis museum puts Iowa history in perspective

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 12:36pm
In late April a three-day hole unexpectedly opened in our schedule. Following many busy weeks, we sought a quiet relaxing place to unwind — someplace not too far away and new to us. Although...
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Florida declares state of emergency as storm Alberto approaches

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 12:19pm
Florida Governor Rick Scott on Saturday declared a state of emergency as subtropical storm Alberto moves north toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, threatening to bring heavy rainfall and flooding by Monday,...
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Democrats find sexual misconduct a tricky campaign issue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2018 - 12:03pm
DES MOINES — For months, six Democratic candidates for Iowa governor hammered Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds over her handling of sexual harassment incidents in state government. But then, last...
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