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Sen. Warren, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez demand Shopko owner pay severance to ex-employees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 12:22pm
Two more U.S. lawmakers have urged Shopko’s private equity owner set up a severance fund for ex-employees of the now-shuttered retailer. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for...
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Iowa City Animal Services looking for dog that bit woman

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 10:41am
IOWA CITY — Iowa City Animal Services are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman last week. According to a city news release, animal services received a notification around 11:15 p.m....
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Social media page leads to drug arrest for North Liberty man

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 10:23am
NORTH LIBERTY — There are a lot of things you can sell on social media, but drugs aren’t one of them. However, North Liberty police said that’s what one man tried to do....
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Central City man convicted of killing friend dies while serving 30 years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 10:05am
IOWA CITY — A 70-year-old Central City man, who fatally shot his friend in the back in 2012 died last week while serving his prison term at Anamosa State Penitentiary. Martin Paul...
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Johnson County Jail inmate found with heroin

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 9:54am
IOWA CITY — A Johnson County Jail inmate is accused of heroin possession. According to the sheriff’s office, around 8:45 p.m. Sunday, deputies conducted a “shakedown” of...
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F&M Bank pulling out of Westdale

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 22, 2019 - 8:28am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Manchester-based F&M Bank is selling the building it acquired at Westdale Town Center and will close that branch office when a sale is completed. Nate Dunn, F&M Bank...
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Photos: 2019 Johnson County Fair began Sunday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 21, 2019 - 7:57pm
The 2019 Johnson County 4-H/FFA Fair south of Iowa City began Sunday, July 21, and runs through Wednesday, July 24.
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Jones Golf Course back to full strength — for now

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 21, 2019 - 5:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For the first time in nearly a year, Jones Golf Course will be back up to full strength — that is 18 holes — when the back nine opens Monday. The front nine holes...
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Capitol Ideas: Democrats’ health care debate crucial and likely here to stay

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 21, 2019 - 5:21pm
The only thing hotter than the health care debate in the Democratic presidential primary last week were the temperatures in Iowa. Gosh, it was hot here. Wasn’t it? I can’t wait until...
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Everybody Eats: Panini maker makes a comeback

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 21, 2019 - 4:06pm
  The panini grill. Maker of grilled cheese sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches and grilled beef sandwiches, and not much else — or so I thought. I confess that when I chose to pull the...
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Meet the U. Iowa grad who shattered world hot air balloon records

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 21, 2019 - 3:51pm
IOWA CITY — It was a bone-chilling morning Jan. 19 in Fargo, N.D., reaching a high of just 2 degrees and bottoming out at 16 below zero. But that’s how University of Iowa...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids’ All City Swim Meet Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 21, 2019 - 3:33pm
The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department hosted the annual All City Competitive Swim Meet at Cherry Hill Aquatic Center on Saturday. Swimmers ages 4 to 17 competed in 74 events.
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One transported to hospital after Coralville apartment fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 21, 2019 - 12:11pm
An apartment resident in Coralville was taken to the hospital for evaluation after smoke inhalation at a fire Saturday evening. The Coralville Fire Department responded at about 7:30 p.m. to an...
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Search underway for swimmer after possible drowning at Palisades-Kepler State Park Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 21, 2019 - 8:07am
Rescuers are searching for a male who was last seen swimming near the Cedar River dam at Palisades-Kepler State Park Saturday. At about 7:30 p.m., witnesses reported the swimmer had not resurfaced...
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Final AARP forum geatures Dems’ health care debate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2019 - 5:37pm
It was a fitting and succinct synopsis of the health care debate taking place among the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates. Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Steve Bullock —...
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Health care policy divides Democratic presidential hopefuls

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2019 - 5:21pm
DES MOINES — Health care likely will be the foremost issue to voters in selecting a Democratic presidential nominee, and it’s an issue — as Iowans saw up close this past week...
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Democratic candidates find common ground on health care in Sioux City forum

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2019 - 8:51pm
SIOUX CITY — Four Democratic presidential candidates vowed Friday to drastically change the health care insurance system, increase pressure on big pharmaceutical companies to lower medicine...
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Former mayoral candidate Jorel Robinson to run for Cedar Rapids City Council

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2019 - 7:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man who came up short in a bid for mayor in 2017 has announced his candidacy for City Council. Jorel Robinson, 31, who is an employee at GoDaddy and a community...
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Corridor cities gear up to maximize census counts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2019 - 7:53pm
With the mission of counting every resident in the country — and with billions of dollars and political representation at stake — the 2020 U.S. Census for the first time will turn to...
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Casinos, state progressing toward Iowa sports betting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2019 - 7:23pm
DES MOINES — It appears a safe bet that Iowans will be able to wager on college and professional football games when the seasons kick off this fall. Casinos and state regulators are forging...
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