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Elizabeth Warren first choice in new poll, but most Iowa caucusgoers undecided

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 3 hours 23 min ago
Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is solidifying her lead as front-runner in a large Democratic field of candidates competing in the Iowa caucuses, but a new Hawkeye Poll finds that fewer than...
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Dubuque man who threatened to bomb President Trump, White House pleads guilty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 45 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Dubuque man pleaded guilty Tuesday to making multiple threats against President Donald Trump in April, which included detailed plans of how he would detonate homemade bombs at...
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Grieving family says men convicted of Cedar Rapids burglary that resulted in woman’s death deserve prison time

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 13 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A grieving brother asked a judge Tuesday to send two 19-year-old men to prison for their part in a burglary that ended in the fatal shooting of his 18-year-old sister in...
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Operation Quickfind: Tristan O’Brien, 15

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 35 min ago
The Marion Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for a missing 15-year-old boy. According to an Operation Quickfind from the Marion Police Department, Tristan Christopher...
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‘Warming centers’ being opened for now in absence of winter shelter in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 58 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — One-night-only “warming centers” are being piecemealed together in Cedar Rapids as emergency relief for those without homes as frigid temperatures have taken hold...
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UnityPoint Health calls off deal with Sanford Health

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 11 min ago
UnityPoint Health and Sanford Health will not move forward with a merger. After five months in formal discussion, UnityPoint Health officials announced late Tuesday that they will not pursue a...
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Shive-Hattery acquires design firm in Nebraska

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 31 min ago
Shive-Hattery announced it has expanded into the Lincoln, Neb., market with its acquisition of studio951, an architecture design firm with 18 employees. The Cedar Rapids-based architecture and...
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University of Iowa student, a former Cedar Rapids wrestler, dies

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 15 min ago
IOWA CITY — A third-year University of Iowa enterprise leadership major died Monday, according to an email sent Tuesday to the UI campus community. The message did not disclose details of...
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Buttigieg rises in Iowa to lead Democratic White House pack: poll

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 8 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg has pulled to the top of the pack of Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa for the first time after drawing increased support from nearly every demographic...
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Julian Castro attends ICE hearing with refugee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 9 hours 4 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — With presidential candidate Julian Castro at his side and more than 20 supporters waiting outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office in Cedar Rapids, Jose...
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Photos from Sunday’s bird banding at Indian Creek Nature Center

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 11 hours 49 min ago
The Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids hosted a special bird banding program where spectators could learn about the local birds while also releasing them after tagging and having information...
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College Community buying 155 acres near Prairie High School for undetermined use

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 12 hours 7 min ago
The College Community School District expects to take possession of a sizable tract of land across from Prairie High School in February 2020. The school district will use funds from the Secure an...
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Iowa to adopt new tracking system for rape kits, Attorney General’s Office says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 13 hours 46 min ago
The Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that Iowa will launch a tracking and reporting system for sexual assault evidence kits, which will provide transparent status updates to rape...
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Monument marking Fort Madison battlefield installed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 14 hours 45 min ago
FORT MADISON, Iowa — A monument marking a battlefield where 23 soldiers died has been installed in Fort Madison. The granite monument put in place last week includes a history of the military...
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The legacy of Baraboo: Iowa natives make tiny town in Wisconsin famous

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 11, 2019 - 7:33pm
Very different successful careers of two famous Iowa families led us to explore Baraboo, Wis. Born in the Hawkeye State in the late 1800s, the Ringling brothers and Leopolds are today mostly...
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Time Machine: A Cedar Rapids Ponzi scheme (Part Two: Who is at the top when you finish rock bottom?)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 11, 2019 - 7:28pm
(Second of two parts) Verne Marshall, managing editor of The Evening Gazette and Republican, was called to testify in March 1930 about the Ponzi scheme being operated by a Cedar Rapids cigar store...
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Transgender representation is central for Ellie Desautels, star of “Orange Julius,” opening at CSPS

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 11, 2019 - 7:21pm
Ellie Desautels remembers the first time they saw a transgender person on television. It was a moment of awakening of sorts, they said, as they suddenly had a definition for things they were feeling...
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Photos: Veterans Day salute in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 11, 2019 - 7:17pm
Veterans Day services at the Veterans Memorial Building.
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Cedar Rapids gives green light to more roundabouts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 11, 2019 - 6:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In the seven years since Jim Novak relocated Novak Auto Sales to the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Jacolyn Drive NW, the business owner had seen more vehicle collisions...
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Grassley lauds Trump for keeping campaign vows

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 11, 2019 - 5:55pm
WILTON — Like Democrats running for president, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has a plan to grow the economy and strengthen the middle class: Re-elect President Donald Trump. Iowa’s senior...
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