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Cornell College students research homelessness in Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 6 min ago
MOUNT VERNON — A group of Cornell College students is wrapping up work with a Cedar Rapids agency that provides services to the homeless to increase visibility of and empathy for the local...
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State auditor: History-making incumbent vs. well-funded challenger

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 7 min ago
DES MOINES — Auditor election contests typically do not excite voters. But the race this year to become Iowa’s state auditor is drawing more interest than typical. The campaign features...
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University of Iowa secrecy won’t build public support

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 12 min ago
Three months ago University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld told Regents members the university would review its centers and institutions and eliminate or cut programs not centered on student...
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Suspect arrested after Saturday night robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 9 hours 29 min ago
One suspect has been arrested after a Saturday night armed robbery in Marion. According to a news release, Marion Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 289 14th St. at around 5:35 p.m....
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Can a woman find her way onto the all male Iowa Supreme Court? This time, likely yes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 10:05pm
Some say the “elephant in the room” couldn’t be ignored this time around when a vacancy opened on the Iowa Supreme Court. Iowa is the only state that has an all-male Supreme...
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A look from both sides of the interview table for filling the open Iowa Supreme Court position

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 10:05pm
In Iowa, when there’s an opening on the state Supreme Court, people apply for the job. They’re interviewed for the job by a State Nominating Commission. The commission confers and then...
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Operation Quickfind: Justin Smith (Canceled, Smith has been found)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 9:57pm
An Operation Quickfind has been issued for 15-year-old Justin Smith. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for information about Smith after he was last seen Saturday night at 1305 1st Street...
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Branstad urges farmers to ‘take the long view’ in U.S.-China trade dispute

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 7:55pm
DES MOINES — President Trump’s trade war with China is causing stress on both sides, but America’s lead “voice on the ground” in the dispute is urging...
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Long time coming, bigger regional YMCA nears in Marion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 5:51pm
MARION — A nearly decadelong quest to build a regional YMCA and recreational center is about to pay off, officials with the Y and city of Marion say — but with a new location in...
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Siblings with University of Iowa ties may face deportation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 1:57pm
IOWA CITY — Sri and Sam Ponnada were not born in the United States, but they feel like Americans. The siblings say this country is home. They’ve rooted their lives in U.S. soil. This is...
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More than 2,000 naloxone kits distributed in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 1:55pm
BACKGROUND Thousands of kits containing naloxone — the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose-— were made available for free to Iowans last month in an statewide effort by public...
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In Iowa: Race for governor opens a debate over closure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 1:52pm
When Fred Hubbell, the Democratic nominee for governor, was chairman of Younkers department stores in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the chain closed some of its smaller stores in smaller Iowa...
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Federal cuts limit Iowa’s access to health insurance enrollment services

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 1:38pm
For some health care providers and those who come to them for guidance in signing up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, their options have narrowed even more. The Trump...
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Federal candidates must go beyond partisanship

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 12:50pm
Approaching two years of unified Republican control of the federal government, much is at stake in this year’s federal elections. To claim legislative majorities, Democrats need to flip 24...
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‘Lost generation’ encounters farming obstacles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 12:29pm
Editor’s note: According to the most recent U.S. Agricultural Census, the average age of an American farmer is 58 and the average age of an Iowa farmer is 57. This is the last of a three-part...
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Everybody Eats: Put the good in your goody bags before you hit the trail

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 12:28pm
I think its safe to assume that most people remember their childhood as idyllic, everything from their house to the surrounding neighborhood akin to something you’d see on...
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Iowa Life: Girl Scouts ramp up outdoor challenges, badges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 11:35am
Going first in anything takes guts, especially if the activity scares the person trying it for the first time. Allana Hill-Baker, 11, of Cedar Rapids, fears falling from high places, but last week at...
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1993: Iowa rains that wouldn’t go away

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 9:20am
It wouldn’t stop raining. Twenty-five years later, that’s the most common recollection among those who endured the flood — actually, the floods — of 1993. John Lundell,...
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University of Iowa pairs with Pearson on new standardized tests

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 9:10am
The University of Iowa has awarded a $19.6 million contract to NCS Pearson to deliver new statewide assessments it has developed to replace the Iowa Assessments in spring 2019. Pearson — which...
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Driver dies in single car accident on Edgewood Rd.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 8:07am
The Cedar Rapids Police Department were dispatched to the block of 4800 Edgewood Rd. SW around 5:13 a.m. today for a single vehicle accident. According to a release from the department, when officers...
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