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Hard seltzers on the rise: sold as a ‘better-for-you’ way to catch a buzz

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 1 hour 22 min ago
Hard seltzers, the feistier cousins of non-alcoholic sparkling waters like LaCroix, are surging in popularity — a small but growing reason for optimism within the flagging beer...
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China’s strategy to win the soybean trade war

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 1 hour 23 min ago
BEIJING/CHICAGO — The executive from one of China’s biggest soybean crushers sat on a panel at a Kansas City agricultural exports conference, listening to an expert beside him explain...
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Public has vested interest in GO Cedar Rapids’ future

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 2 hours 47 min ago
Details remain in short supply as city leaders and other key stakeholders debate how and if GO Cedar Rapids can recoup losses and repay millions in accumulated debt from the newbo evolve festival....
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The more things change ...

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 2 hours 48 min ago
Twenty-seven years ago the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee had no process to vet claims of sexual misconduct. Today, nothing has changed. The latest national uproar over a claim of sexual harassment...
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Iowa schools not choosing to arm teachers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 7:42pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa school districts have the local authority to arm classroom teachers and school personnel as a way to deter school shooting incidents, but the state’s education chief...
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New nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace working so ‘no kid sleeps in the floor’ in Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 7:36pm
MARION — Beds for children residing in Linn County are waiting to be built and delivered inside a warehouse on 999 35th St. as part of one organization’s mission to ensure that...
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Ernst questioned on Kavanaugh at Grundy Center town hall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 7:18pm
GRUNDY CENTER — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was top of mind Friday during a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst in Grundy Center. The discussion became heated when...
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Trump to lift summertime limits on high-ethanol gasoline

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 6:32pm
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is set to announce a policy change allowing year-round sales of gasoline with higher ethanol blends, a move that could bolster Midwest Republicans in...
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New Iowa Supreme Court Associate Justice Susan Christensen mindful of the significance of her appointment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 5:48pm
By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau DES MOINES — Susan Christensen said becoming the only woman on the Iowa Supreme Court was never a big deal for her. Until, that is, she started to...
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Iowa Ideas: In a #MeToo world, men, too, must be involved

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 5:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In a society where sexual abuse and sexual harassment still are prevalent, we each have a lot of work to do, said speakers at the “Iowa After #MeToo” panel...
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Iowa City Latino Festival returns Sunday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 5:41pm
The Iowa City Latino Festival will return to downtown Iowa City starting at noon Sunday, a month after organizers postponed the event in reaction to the death of University of Iowa college student...
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Mercy Iowa City stabilized financially, ready for growth, new CEO says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 4:58pm
IOWA CITY — Mercy Iowa City is coming back, its chief executive says, and in a big way. The 234-bed hospital near downtown Iowa City is celebrating the 145 years since the Sisters of Mercy...
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Anticipated forgivable home improvement loan program launches in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 4:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials this week celebrated the launch of a housing rehabilitation program that will provide homeowners up to $10,000 in forgivable loans to will transform older,...
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Iowa farmers tighten belts amid trade and tariff uncertainty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 4:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Most Iowa farmers are weathering the economic hit brought on by international trade and tariff wars, but crop and livestock producers worried at Friday’s Iowa Ideas...
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Iowa City police seek dog after resident reports bite

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 3:34pm
The Iowa City Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating a dog that bit a resident last Saturday. According to a news release, the person reported that the bite from “a small...
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VIDEO: Cedar Rapids police participate in lip-sync challenge against gun violence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 3:24pm
Lip Sync videos have been all the rage across the fire and police departments in the United States this summer, with tones ranging from somber to silly, irreverent to serious. The video produced by...
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Iowa Ideas: The key to growing rural Iowa, Des Moines Social Club founder says, is in leadership

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 2:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Zachary Mannheimer believes any rural town in America can thrive as long as it has two things: a strong development plan and a leader to execute it. Mannheimer founded the Des...
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Cedar River forecast raised again, now at 17.3 feet on Tuesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 1:05pm
The Cedar River at Cedar Rapids is expected to reach major flood stage on Monday and continue to rise until it crests on Tuesday afternoon at 17.3 feet. This crest is a reforecast from...
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Moody’s blesses Cedar Rapids’ flood spending plan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2018 - 12:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A leading investor service has given a mostly positive review to a $342 million borrowing package to pay for Cedar Rapids flood protection through bonding and corresponding tax...
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