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After decade of debate, Marion advances new library

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 9:05pm
MARION — After years of debate and false starts, Marion City Council members unanimously agreed Thursday to clear the way for public funding for a new library — an expanded space...
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Bedroom became murder scene, Cedar Rapids woman testifies

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 9:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids woman testified Thursday she was in bed with her boyfriend when a former boyfriend burst in, made a racial slur and opened fire. Mone Dotson, 19 at the time and...
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Campaign rival uses Ernst’s own ad against her

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 8:08pm
Eddie Mauro, one of a handful of Democrats hoping to be their party’s challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, has launched ads punctuated by gunfire and criticism of the incumbent for...
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Raining Rose adds on to executive team as company prepares for added growth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 7:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Raining Rose has expanded its executive leadership group, bringing several units under one leader’s purview to prepare the company for future growth. Ian Flynn,...
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Iowa conservation committee rejects mandatory buffer strip measures

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 6:49pm
DES MOINES — The state’s Soil Conservation & Water Committee on Thursday rejected resolutions calling for mandatory conservation measures — a proposal supported earlier this...
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Uber disclosed 3,000 sexual assaults in U.S. rides last year in its long-awaited safety report

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 5:17pm
Uber disclosed 3,000 sexual assaults in U.S. rides last year in its long-awaited safety report, released amid widespread criticism of its safety practices and pressure to increase its transparency...
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Starmont School District employee accused of having sex with student

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 4:09pm
A Starmont School District employee is facing charges after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student of the Starmont School District in Arlington. According to the Fayette...
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GOP politician’s ‘redemption tour’ comes to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 3:46pm
Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh is trying to fix the national nightmare he helped create. Walsh is one of two nationally recognized politicians challenging President Donald Trump for the...
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Regents reviewing four bids to operate University of Iowa utilities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 3:38pm
IOWA CITY — The nine-member board that governs Iowa’s public universities this week will receive the four finalist bids for a 50-year, multibillion deal to operate the University of...
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Airbnb cracks down on parties, nuisance guests

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 3:14pm
Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb. The company said Thursday it’s...
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Coralville man charged in deadly shooting of 43-year-old woman outside Lu Verne bank

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 1:03pm
A Coralville man is charged with murder after a woman was fatally shot Wednesday at bank in Lu Verne. Valentino Williams, 35, was arrested about an hour after the shooting of Jessica Weishaar, 43,...
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Midwest supply managers support Trump’s trade tariffs with China

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 11:09am
A mid-November survey of supply managers in Iowa and eight other Midwestern states found 60 percent of respondents support continued, or even expanded, trade restrictions and tariffs on imports from...
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It’s time to fulfill Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 11:00am
‘Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it” is a somewhat famous quote by Charles Dudley Warner. It appears that Iowa’s water quality is similar to...
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Reach across party lines for justice reform in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 10:54am
Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced the creation of a new working committee that will make legislative recommendations to address many of the issues that have long been inherent in our criminal justice...
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Iowa’s sports-booster-in-chief

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 10:46am
Leftists running for president have never seen a problem they don’t think the federal government can fix. The latest crisis in their sights is Major League Baseball’s recently announced...
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Snelson statue goes up at Riverfront Crossings Park in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 10:41am
IOWA CITY — A public art piece has a new home at Riverfront Crossings Park in Iowa City. “Four Module Piece,” a sculpture created by renown sculptor Kenneth Snelson has been...
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Willie Ray’s Q Shack in Cedar Rapids serves barbecue that reminds owner of home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 9:20am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Willie Fairley is far from most of his family and his childhood home in Mississippi, but when he’s cooking, it helps counter his homesickness. “It’s a lot...
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House will draft Trump impeachment articles, Pelosi says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 9:03am
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. “Our democracy is what is at...
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Zwingle man wrote dozens of bad checks, totaling more than $20,000, police say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 8:21am
NORTH LIBERTY — A Zwingle man is accused of writing more than 40 bad checks, including at three North Liberty businesses totaling more than $20,000. According to North Liberty police criminal...
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When Kim Reynolds says ‘all of the stakeholders,’ who is really at the table?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 5, 2019 - 6:39am
Gov. Kim Reynolds is working on it. But who is she listening to? The “it” in this case is potential legislation raising the state sales tax to fill the Natural Resources and Outdoor...
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