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Linn County supervisors wait hours to tell their own workers of a potential coronavirus exposure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 8:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County supervisors said Wednesday a health privacy law prevented them from alerting their own employees for nearly a day after learning of potential coronavirus exposure at...
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Chaos erupts during ‘Survivor’ strategizing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 8:31pm
Confusion reigned supreme as the strategizing claws came out on Wednesday’s ninth episode of “Survivor: Winners at War.” With 11 players currently vying for the $2 million Sole...
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Kim Reynolds declares Thursday a ‘Day of Prayer’ in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 4:55pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday as a “Day of Prayer” in Iowa, urging Iowans to “unite in prayer” in light of the...
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More than 500 students remain in Iowa’s public university residence halls

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 3:39pm
Although most of the nearly 20,000 students who were living in one of Iowa’s public university residence halls have vacated their on-campus digs for the spring semester, about 570 are staying...
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Iowa’s public universities to celebrate spring graduates in unprecedented virtual ceremonies

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 3:33pm
IOWA CITY — Although they’ve known for weeks their long-sought graduation from college won’t look like what they’ve imagined, the thousands of students across...
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What do all these ‘metrics’ and ‘data’ actually mean?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 3:25pm
During her news conferences, Gov. Reynolds has been asked almost daily about why Iowa is one of five states that hasn’t issued a shelter-at-home order. And every day, with increasing...
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Melee at Bever Park in SE Cedar Rapids ends with 18-year-old woman getting shot, police say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 2:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon fight at Bever Park involving about 20 young people that ended with a teenager shot. Officers were called to the park in southeast...
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Brawl outside Cedar Rapids strip club involving thrown propane tank earns 3 men trip back to federal prison

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 2:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two Cedar Rapids men and one Ely man, who were on federal probation following drug and gun convictions, are headed back to prison for assaulting two men in the parking lot of a...
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Iowa City Council rejects solar project in city park

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 11:29am
IOWA CITY — Iowa City residents and their elected officials have made clear they don’t want city-owned prairie used for a solar energy project. The Iowa City Council on Tuesday...
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One new coronavirus death reported in Linn County; 97 new positive cases in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 11:04am
JOHNSTON — One new COVID-19 death was reported Wednesday by Iowa public health officials Wednesday as the number of new cases continued to climb. The new death was an elderly adult, 81 or...
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Iowa adding $20 million coronavirus-related small business help

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 10:37am
JOHNSTON — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday the state is expanding by $20 million its $4 million state grant assistance program that is aimed at helping small businesses that have been...
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Clinton man shot, killed by police officer during chase

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 9:58am
CLINTON, Iowa — A person has been shot and killed by a police officer during a chase in eastern Iowa, officials there said. Clinton Police Chief Kevin Gyrion said in a written statement that...
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Bernie Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Joe Biden as likely nominee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 9:38am
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his...
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Coronavirus in Iowa, live updates for April 8:

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 8:24am
11:39 a.m.: HACAP is packing 5,000 food boxes this week CEDAR RAPIDS — The Hawkeye Area Community Action Plan (HACAP) food reservoir will be packing food boxes at ImOn Ice Arena today and...
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Advice from Linn County public health leaders: Stay home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 7:40am
On March 21, Linn County recorded its first COVID-19 case and each day since we are adding more cases. As both testing and exposure increases so does the number of cases. Today, Linn County has the...
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Finkenauer: Iowans will overcome coronavirus, and we’ll do it together

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 7:35am
We can see it in the grim statistics coming from our public health authorities and unemployment offices: The coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing required to minimize its spread represent...
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Iowa City delays Farmers Market opening until at least June

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 7:31am
IOWA CITY — It will be at least June before the Iowa City Farmer’s Market returns. Typically running from the first week in May to the last week of October in the Chauncey Swan Parking...
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Iowa City police investigate incidents of gunfire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 6:17am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City residence was hit by gunfire Tuesday evening. According to an Iowa City police news release, officers were called to the 1100 block of Arthur Street around 8:41 p.m....
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The Gazette Daily News Podcast, April 8

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 8, 2020 - 1:56am
Be sure to subscribe to The Gazette Daily news podcast, or just tell your Amazon Alexa to “enable The Gazette Daily News skill" so you can get your daily briefing by simply saying “Alexa,...
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Iowa’s Medicaid program may feel coronavirus brunt

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 7, 2020 - 8:20pm
DES MOINES — State officials are bracing for a potential influx of Iowans who have lost their jobs — and their employer-based health insurance — who likely will join the ranks of...
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