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Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas, California

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 26, 2020 - 1:18pm
LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed Sunday when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames...
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Dog injured by coyote in Des Moines backyard

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 26, 2020 - 11:34am
DES MOINES, Iowa — State wildlife officials are urging central Iowa residents to be vigilant in safeguarding pets after a Des Moines couple reported their German shepherd mix dog was attacked...
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Time’s running out for undecided Iowa Democrats

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 26, 2020 - 12:32am
Crystal Meier has caucused nearly every presidential cycle since 1988 and has attended countless campaign events over the past year in Northern Iowa. Yet with just more than a week left before the...
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Iowa expected to score big with Super Bowl gambling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 25, 2020 - 11:55pm
DES MOINES — State-regulated casinos could be the big Super Bowl winner as Kansas City Chiefs fans and others living in neighboring states where sports gambling is illegal come to Iowa to...
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‘Surging’ Klobuchar tells Iowans to be jurors in caucuses, election

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 25, 2020 - 11:27pm
HIAWATHA — Nine days out, Amy Klobuchar is feeling good about where she is in the race for support in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses Feb. 3. “We’re surging,” the...
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RAGBRAI 2020 route announced: Le Mars to Clinton

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 25, 2020 - 8:43pm
The route is out for the 48th edition of RAGBRAI as officials try to turn the page from one of the most challenging spells ever for the feel-good bicycle ride started by two journalists in 1973. The...
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WATCH LIVE: RAGBRAI 2020 route and overnight towns announcement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 25, 2020 - 7:33pm
The RAGBRAI 2020 route and overnight towns are about to be announced at the annual Ragbrai Route Announcement Party hosted by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and organizers of the Register’s Annual...
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A lot of Iowa at Texas memorial celebration for Hayden Fry

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 25, 2020 - 7:18pm
FRISCO, Texas — Hayden Fry’s daughter, Robin Fry, welcomed several hundred people to an event here Saturday called “a high porch picnic, whatever the heck that really...
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Man shot to death outside Cedar Rapids apartments

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 25, 2020 - 2:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One man was killed and a teenager was injured in a Friday night shooting in a northeast quadrant neighborhood, according to Cedar Rapids police. Police responded about 11:48...
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Two injured by gunfire in northeast Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 11:22pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department and ambulance crews are on the scene of a shooting in northeast Cedar Rapids. According to an incident report from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, emergency...
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Southern tradition dictates chicken and dumplings and banana pudding when mourning the death of a loved one

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 8:30pm
Upon reflection, 2019 wasn’t one of the high points of my life. In July, my mother-in-law in Ohio died after a long illness. Three weeks later, I flew to north Louisiana, where we placed my...
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From jazz lovers to train buffs and avid gardeners to campers, Indiana’s Elkhart country has something for everyone

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 8:26pm
We got a late start on a summer drive to New Jersey to visit relatives. Traffic on Interstate 80 in the congested stretch south of Lake Michigan was worse than normal. Tired and road frazzled we...
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Countdown to caucuses: Democrats display differences in health care approaches

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 8:23pm
Health care was a driving issue in the 2018 election, which saw Democrats make significant gains in Iowa and across the country. It remains a top issue for voters interested in the 2020 Democratic...
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How many times can you climb Cedar Rapids’ Mount Trashmore in 2020?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 8:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The challenge for 2020 — How many times can you climb Mount Trashmore? The Czech Village — NewBo District has launched a fitness initiative called the Mount...
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New University of Iowa Brain Sciences Building a long time coming

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 8:02pm
IOWA CITY — Five years after the Board of Regents rejected a University of Iowa request to renovate its antiquated Seashore Hall — which housed one of its largest undergraduate...
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Jerry Burns testifies he wanted lawyer when police asked for his DNA in Martinko killing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 7:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jerry Burns, who is seeking to have key evidence against him kept out of his upcoming murder trial, testified Friday he told investigators he should have a lawyer when they...
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Cedar Rapids takes on Army Corps’ first flood projects

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 6:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The city is taking over what was expected to be the first major federal portion of building the Cedar Rapids flood protection system. The Army Corps of Engineers had designed a...
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Animal welfare group charges neglect on Iowa senator’s hog farm

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 5:42pm
DES MOINES — An animal welfare group gained access to an Iowa state lawmaker’s hog farm and has posted a video on the internet that shows pigs suffering and even dying in what appear to...
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For aging Iowans, staying near home is both a challenge and opportunity in rural Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 5:21pm
This is the first of a monthly series examining themes of the 2020 Iowa Ideas Conference. This article examines the crucial need for senior living and services in rural Iowa. WEST UNION — In a...
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Vampire Weekend to appear at Bernie Sanders’ rally in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 5:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two nights before caucus night, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign is hosting an appearance by the indie rock band Vampire Weekend in Cedar Rapids. Sanders will speak...
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