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Iowa State next up to seat student on Board of Regents

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 5:43pm
Iowa State University is next in line to seat a student representative on the nine-member Board of Regents, after recent University of Northern Iowa graduate Rachael Johnson last week announced plans...
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Iowa flood disaster not over ‘by a long shot’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 4:59pm
DES MOINES — Iowans continued to assess spiraling flood damage Monday while keeping a wary eye on the skies and rising rivers as forecasters predicted more rain in areas already severely under...
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ACLU sues Iowa Public Information Board over Autumn Steele records

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 4:53pm
The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa has filed a lawsuit seeking review of a decision by the Iowa Public Information Board that two law enforcement agencies did not break the law by keeping...
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British lawmakers vote to seize control of Brexit for a day

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 4:50pm
LONDON — British lawmakers voted on Monday to wrest control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May for a day in a bid to find a way through the European Union divorce impasse that a...
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U.S. Senate Republican Lindsey Graham wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 4:49pm
WASHINGTON — A leading Senate Republican said on Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to probe whether U.S. law enforcement officials made missteps in...
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Gov. Reynolds prods lawmakers on felon voting rights proposal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 4:17pm
DES MOINES — Since she streamlined the application process, Gov. Kim Reynolds has seen an uptick of interest among felons seeking to have their voting rights restored, she said, but little...
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Taco John’s coming to Hiawatha in May

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 3:08pm
The people of Hiawatha will soon have their access to Potato Oles greatly enhanced. Pentex Restaurant Group, a South Dakota based franchisee of Taco John’s and HuHot Mongolian Grill with...
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Cedar Rapids fire chief candidate meet-and-greet Thursday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 2:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Four finalists vying to become the new Cedar Rapids fire chief are expected to participate in a candidate meet-and-greet from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cedar Rapids Central...
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Trump critic, lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested, faces wire fraud and bank fraud charges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 1:35pm
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti has been arrested and charged with financial crimes by federal law enforcement officials in separate cases in Los Angeles and New York,...
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Puerto Rico faces food stamps crisis as Trump privately vents about federal aid to Hurricane Maria-battered island

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 1:35pm
TOA BAJA, PUERTO RICO — At the Casa Ismael clinic for HIV-positive men with severe health complications, the staff used to immediately change patients’ diapers after they were...
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Apple enters video streaming service battle with Apple TV+, gives updates on news, game and payment apps

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 1:34pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple Inc attempted to reintroduce itself on Monday as an entertainment and financial services company that also makes iPhones as it launched a streaming television...
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Foundation honors former Cedar Rapids man’s love of golf

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 1:23pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new golf foundation has been set up to support junior golfers in honor of a former Cedar Rapids man with a passion for the sport. The Dennis J. Sheridan Junior Golf Foundation...
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Overflowing manure tanks reported in western Iowa, Eastern Iowa on alert

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 1:09pm
Spring flooding is causing problems for western Iowa animal feeding operations, with overflowing manure lagoons reported at eight northwest Iowa feedlots and farmers telling of other challenges,...
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Iowa Fluid Power to expand by 45,0000 square feet at Blairs Ferry Cedar Rapids facility

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 11:11am
Fluid-power products distributor Iowa Fluid Power plans to expand its Blairs Ferry Road NE facility by 45,000 square feet. The project, in connection with sibling companies Electro-Hydraulic...
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Third suspect arrested in Tarrence Newman killing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 9:38am
Police have arrested a third man in connection with the November 2017 shooting death of 40-year-old Tarrence Newman, who was found dead on his front porch in the 1500 block of D Avenue NE. Court...
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Hemp program being designed for Iowa farmers, gaining support

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 8:06am
DES MOINES — Iowa’s fields are filled during growing season with rows upon rows of corn and soybeans. Maybe make a little room for hemp. A new crop may be available to Iowa farmers next...
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Next-door neighbors’ garages a total loss after Monday morning fire in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 25, 2019 - 6:55am
Two detached garages of adjacent Cedar Rapids neighbors were considered a total loss after a fire early this morning. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department was dispatched at 2:48 a.m. today for a report...
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Iowa men's basketball look-ahead: “We’ll have size, depth and experience”

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 8:43pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — They used low expectations from outsiders as a motivational tool this season, but Iowa’s men’s basketball players no longer can plant that chip on their...
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Iowa senators react to summary of Robert Mueller’s report

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 7:04pm
Following Attorney General William Barr’s release Sunday of a summary of the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Iowa’s Republican senators both made note that...
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What we know so far about Chris Bagley’s death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 6:45pm
There are many unknowns surrounding the death of 31-year-old Christopher Bagley of Walker, who went missing for 76 days before authorities found his body buried March 1 in southeast Cedar...
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