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Iowa Court of Appeals sides with Modern Piping in UI Children’s Hospital dispute

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 3, 2019 - 11:26am
IOWA CITY — Years after Modern Piping first sued the University of Iowa over payment for work on its 14-story Stead Family Children’s Hospital, a panel of appellate court judges...
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Cedar Rapids condominium fire victim identified

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 3, 2019 - 11:26am
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department has released the name of the victim in Tuesday’s fire at a Cedar Rapids condominium complex. Toni K. Cooley, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire...
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Iowa DOT planning survey underway on U.S. Highway 30 east of Lisbon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 3, 2019 - 10:12am
The state is seeking public input to shape any plans for the stretch of U.S. Route 30 between Lisbon and DeWitt in Cedar and Clinton counties. The Iowa Department of Transportation has opened an...
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Ten years later, marriage equality is part of Iowa’s fabric

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 3, 2019 - 9:42am
So it was 10 years ago this week that the Iowa Supreme Court struck down Iowa’s ban on same-sex marriage. With our current news cycle so jammed with distractions, I nearly forgot. And...
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Biden censures: Politics, legitimate or both?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 3, 2019 - 7:32am
Should Joe Biden had known better? Maybe. As a longtime Iowa caucus consumer, I’ve had multiple interactions with Biden. That doesn’t make me unique in the Hawkeye State. I’ve...
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Kamala Harris to hold Iowa City event

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 8:46pm
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic candidate for president, has scheduled a town hall meeting next week at the University of Iowa. It is the third campaign swing through Iowa for the California...
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Voters approve levy extension for Mount Vernon schools

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 8:43pm
MOUNT VERNON — Voters on Tuesday voted to extend a 10-year property tax levy for the Mount Vernon Community School District. Unofficial results showed 82 percent, or 329 voters, supported...
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Iowa Senate approves E-Verify mandate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 7:23pm
DES MOINES — Every Iowa employer would be required to check a federal system to determine whether job applicants are legal residents of the country and eligible to work here. That is the main...
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Public land acquisition bill advances in Iowa House

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 7:21pm
DES MOINES — Despite near universal opposition, a bill to limit use of a state revolving fund to acquire land for water quality projects is advancing in the Iowa House. The Iowa Natural...
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Iowa's ban on same-sex marriage overturned 10 years ago today

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 6:58pm
  It was 10 years ago — on April 3, 2009 — that the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Varnum decision, named for lead plaintiffs Kate and...
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Most Iowa property assessments increase in 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 5:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Thanks in part to a strong housing market, many in the Corridor could see an increase in their property tax assessments. Assessors in Linn and Johnson counties said residential...
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Stanley Liggins found guilty in 1990 murder of 9-year-old Iowa girl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 4:39pm
WATERLOO, Iowa — Stanley Liggins kept his composure as a judge read the word he has heard twice before — guilty. After several hours of deliberations over two days, a Black Hawk County...
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What we know so far about the changes to Iowa’s Medicaid managed-care program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 3:53pm
More than 600,000 poor and disabled individuals in Iowa rely on Medicaid. But the announcement on March 29 from UnitedHealthcare of the River Valley leaves more questions than answers at this time...
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University of Iowa wants to erect ‘gateway monuments’ across campus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 3:34pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa wants to erect granite monuments at various “gateway” locations across campus, and it’s looking to hire a supplier to create and install...
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Victim found dead at Cedar Rapids condominium fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 3:16pm
Cedar Rapids firefighters responding to a condominium fire this afternoon found a deceased victim inside a doorway. Firefighters were dispatched at 3:03 p.m. for a fire at Arrowridge Condominiums at...
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Photos: Hawkeye fans welcome home Iowa women's basketball team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 2:44pm
A meorable season for the Iowa women’s basketball team came to an end Monday night, and the Hawkeyes’ fans made sure to give them a warm welcome home. Fans gathered Tuesday at the...
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Recent flooding in Iowa, Nebraska expected to dampen start to planting season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 2:43pm
Though regional floodwaters have receded, farmers likely will continue to feel its impact as this year’s planting season gets underway. In its first crop report of 2019, issued Monday, the...
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Aldi sets sustainability goals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 2, 2019 - 2:39pm
Aldi is the latest supermarket chain to announce a sustainability push — an effort the company says will help it trim costs and stand out in a crowded field. The low-cost grocer, known for its...
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