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Up to 75 Eastern Iowa households could get repairs under forgivable loan program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 3 hours 20 min ago
Up to 75 homeowners across six Eastern Iowa counties will have the opportunity to make home repairs thanks a five-year forgivable loan program. The loans are available to Johnson County homeowners...
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Iowa City neighborhood ‘livid’ over proposed changes to waste pickup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 4 min ago
IOWA CITY — Residents of an Iowa City neighborhood are “livid” over the city’s proposal to issue trash carts and require curbside pick up, a departure from a decades old...
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Man accused of stealing from multiple businesses in Marion and Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 37 min ago
Police arrested a Marion man who faces multiple charges stemming from a series of theft incidents that occurred over the past six months in Cedar Rapids. According to the criminal complaints, Evan J....
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Coralville man accused of assaulting 6-year-old, causing cardiac arrest

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 3 min ago
CORALVILLE — A Coralville man is accused of punching a 6-year-old boy, causing the child to go into cardiac arrest. According to Coralville police criminal complaints, sometime between July 5...
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Eastern Iowa Airport posts record month, passengers up almost 20%

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 39 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — June was another record month for travelers flying out of Eastern Iowa Airport. A total of 127,333 passengers boarded commercial flights in Cedar Rapids that month, up 19.5...
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Boy found dead under lawn mower near Fairfax

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 8:58pm
A “male juvenlie” was declared dead at the scene after responders arrived to a call of a lawn mower overturning, trapping someone beneath it. Accorindg to a media release from the Linn...
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Iowa not alone in denying Medicaid for transgender care

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 8:15pm
When a doctor recommended Aidan Zingler undergo gender reassignment surgery, the 27-year-old hoped it would mean the end of a lifetime of anguish. A science-fiction writer living in Des Moines,...
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Remains of Cedar Rapids man killed in Pearl Harbor coming home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 5:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Freedom Foundation Director Chuck Elias never met his uncle, William Shanahan Jr. Yet his family’s pain after Shanahan’s death aboard the USS Oklahoma during the...
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Cedar Rapids woman says naked neighbor forced his way into her apartment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 5:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A woman testified Monday that Neal Johnson, on trial this week for burglary, was the man who wasn’t wearing any pants when he came to her door Dec. 2, 2017 and pushed his...
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Iowa State to pay back former Reiman Gardens director Teresa McLaughlin after it had alleged wrongdoing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 4:48pm
After years spent battling its former Reiman Gardens director over her handling of exhibits featuring nature-inspired LEGO sculptures, Iowa State University has agreed to pay Teresa McLaughlin...
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Vice President Mike Pence to visit Iowa on Tuesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 4:32pm
Gazette Des Moines Bureau Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Iowa on Tuesday to speak about the administration’s advocacy for a new trade deal involving the United States, Canada...
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Council approves Iowa Finance Authority building purchase

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 4:07pm
DES MOINES — The Iowa Executive Council voted 4-0 Monday to approve a request that the state buy an office building currently leased by the Iowa Finance Authority for $7.59 million and...
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Democratic lawmakers call for oversight on DHS’ Jerry Foxhoven ouster

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 3:03pm
DES MOINES — Iowa Democratic lawmakers are calling for an investigation of allegations that the former Department of Human Services director was asked to resign from his position for not doing...
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C.R. Police: Man armed with Taser kicked in door, attacked woman

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of forcing his way into a woman’s apartment Sunday and choking her. Dominique Deshawn Murphy, 24, was armed with a stun gun when he went to...
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4 officers injured while chasing, arresting Cedar Rapids man with active warrants

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 2:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man injured four officers when he tried to flee while being served with arrest warrants, police said. Police said they attempted to arrest Michael A. Lafond...
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Republican poised to challenge Trump and his $1 trillion deficit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 2:37pm
With about six months left until the 2020 Iowa caucuses, President Donald Trump has earned another potential GOP challenger. Former congressman and South Carolina governor Mark Sanford recently...
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Iowa’s Tom Miller: Data breach ‘astonishing’; Equifax to pay up to $700 million

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 1:45pm
Equifax has agreed to pay as much as $700 million to settle a series of state and federal investigations into a massive 2017 data breach that left more than 147 million Americans’ Social...
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Smoking crackdown riles some at Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 1:01pm
MARSHALLTOWN — Some who live in Iowa’s only state-run care facility specifically for veterans and their spouses are complaining about a recently enacted Veteran Affairs policy that...
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Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation launches new online filing system

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 12:41pm
The Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation introduced a new online filing system for lawyers, workers, employers and insurers. Commissioner Joseph Cortese II said the Workers’...
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Authorities continue search for swimmer presumed drowned at Palisades-Keplar State Park

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 12:23pm
With the help of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Linn County sheriff’s deputies continue to search Monday for Jairo Mejia Jimenez, a swimmer who officials believe drowned at...
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