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Did the Silhouettes make the finals of America’s Got Talent: The Champions?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 2 hours 17 min ago
The Silhouettes shadow-dancers are basking in a golden glow after they shot straight to the finals Monday night on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” Season 2. “That...
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Armed robbery reported at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School parking lot

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 3 hours 41 min ago
A cellphone was stolen Monday afternoon from a Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School student after she was approached in the school’s parking lot by a young male who displayed a handgun. According...
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Waterloo barber advocates for Iowa law allowing mobile barbers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 21 min ago
By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau DES MOINES — William Burt’s dream is to take his mobile barbershop to underserved communities across the state. He needs a change in state...
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Ban on driving with hand-held devices advances in Iowa Legislature

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 26 min ago
By Rod Boshart, Gazette Des Moines Bureau DES MOINES — Motorists would not be able to use hand-held electronic devices under legislation aimed at reducing distractions while driving that...
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In Marion, Joe Biden says next president must be ready ‘on day one’ to unite the country

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 52 min ago
MARION — Dotti Loscabio thought she might give Joe Biden some good luck if she shook his hand after he spoke Monday. “I shook (President Bill) Clinton’s hand and he became...
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Iowa senator pitches law allowing students to appeal grades influenced by political bias

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 30 min ago
In response to a rising tide of complaints and concerns of political bias in the classroom, a Republican lawmaker in Iowa has proposed a measure requiring schools to establish appeal processes...
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Iowa City sex assault survivor was scared for her life but “never stopped fighting”

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 46 min ago
IOWA CITY — A 20-year-old survivor of sexual assault said she was “stripped to my most vulnerable state” but now stands strong and confident and “will not be ashamed of my...
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Network news, advertising key sources of information for Iowa caucusgoers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 11 min ago
Democrats competing for support in Monday’s caucuses have had more than 2,200 campaign events in Iowa since the last presidential election. Some of them have drawn large crowds, like at a...
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Judge sides with University of Iowa accused of mishandling sex assault reports

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 52 min ago
The University of Iowa on Monday was supposed to defend itself at trial against allegations it violated a student’s rights in its response to her sexual assault reports and then retaliated...
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Man convicted in a Cedar Rapids fatal shooting now is charged in Arkansas slaying

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 8 hours 19 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A former Fairfax man, who was convicted of lesser charges in a 2008 fatal shooting in Cedar Rapids, declined to waive extradition to Arkansas Monday for fatally shooting a...
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Jenn Draper to take over as Hawkeye Downs’ executive director, events manager

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 6 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Days after its sale to a new owner, Hawkeye Downs has announced a new executive director and events manager. Jenn Draper, event planner with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic...
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EU to rule next month on UTC-Raytheon deal: report

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 32 min ago
The European Union will decide by Feb. 28 whether the proposed “merger of equals” of United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon Co. can go ahead, news agency Reuters has reported. UTC,...
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Unstoppable? Iowa GOP caucuses will measure depth of Trump’s support

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 51 min ago
Is it a death grip or a limp handshake? President Donald Trump’s grasp on the Republican Party grassroots will get its first big test of 2020 next month in Iowa. Iowa Republicans attending the...
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18-year-old killed over the weekend was a Metro High School student

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 11 hours 11 min ago
The 18-year-old man who was shot and killed Friday night in northeast Cedar Rapids was a Metro High School student, according to a Facebook post on the school’s page. “It is with great...
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Hy-Vee to buy former Shopkos in Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 11 hours 54 min ago
At least six former Shopko locations across Iowa in the near future will reopen as Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh stores. Hy-Vee on Monday announced purchase agreements for Shopko buildings in Cresco,...
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Coralville police investigating more shots fired on Boston Way

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 12 hours 25 min ago
CORALVILLE — Coralville police are investigating shots fired in the same block where a man was fatally shot last month. Coralville Police Chief Shane Kron said officers were called to the 900...
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Iowa City man faces numerous charges after leading police on chase

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 13 hours 9 min ago
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man was arrested after leading police on a chase Sunday morning. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 5:55 a.m. Sunday, 23-year-old Arturio D....
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Bettendorf man arrested in connection with 2017 robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 14 hours 5 min ago
NORTH LIBERTY — A Bettendorf man has been arrested in connection with a 2017 robbery. According to a North Liberty police criminal complaint, 22-year-old Rahshi S. Woods entered Capanna Coffee...
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Dark money Stacy is so disappointing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 17 hours 24 min ago
Stacy, just your average mom, has got a lot going on. In fact, “Stacy” is a mom, wife and teacher who apparently lives in 11 different congressional districts across the country. At...
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Jerry Owen’s birthday gift to the public: A free concert of his music

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 26, 2020 - 11:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Composing music is a self-proclaimed compulsion for Jerry Owen — spinning into an almost a daily habit. One he’s been honing since age 10, when he started...
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