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University of Iowa organization review delayed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 27, 2018 - 2:05pm
Months after a committee report on a University of Iowa assessment of its campus structure and academic organization was due to the provost, no report has emerged and talk of the controversial...
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Christine Blasey Ford says she’s ‘100 percent’ sure Kavanaugh attacked her

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 27, 2018 - 12:59pm
Christine Blasey Ford said she is “one hundred percent” certain that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the person who sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and she...
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NewBo City Market is adding six new businesses

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 27, 2018 - 12:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — NewBo City Market on Thursday named six of the newest shops that have joined its incubator program. The newest shops are: - EleanorRuby Handmade, a gift and decor shop selling...
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Freerks, Teague face off in Iowa City Council special election

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 27, 2018 - 10:39am
 IOWA CITY — Voters will choose the newest Iowa City Council member — Ann Freerks, 51, who works at the University of Iowa, or Bruce Teague, 42, a business owner — during a special...
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Flag Girlin’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 27, 2018 - 10:23am
When you’re at Homecoming next week and you see nine ladies dancing across the field in sync with both each other and the band’s halftime performance, it’s not Christmas in...
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Pinoy Cafe serves Filipino treats at NewBo City Market

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 27, 2018 - 10:02am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Someday, Blanche Vega hopes to open a cafe where people can come and relax and spend time together. She pictures big pillows and bright colors and maybe hanging chairs to sit...
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Gabriel Rutledge: No price on happiness

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 27, 2018 - 9:40am
Olympia, Wash., was the epicenter of the grunge movement a generation ago. Such iconic bands as Nirvana and Bikini Kill formed in the small town 60 miles southwest of Seattle just before punk broke...
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Watch Live: Professor Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 27, 2018 - 8:35am
Watch live as Professor Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her past, and allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
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CRST CEO Dave Rusch to step down Monday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 27, 2018 - 8:28am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The head of Cedar Rapids-based transport company CRST International will leave his role next week as part of his planned retirement at the end of the year. CRST President and...
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Trump, Abe agree two-way trade talks, Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 7:36pm
NEW YORK — U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Wednesday to start trade talks in an arrangement that, for now, protects Japanese automakers from...
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Long’s improper use of FEMA staff, SUVs included Hawaii pineapple plant tour, investigation finds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 7:09pm
WASHINGTON — FEMA administrator William “Brock” Long used government vehicles and staff on 40 different trips for personal reasons, including during a family vacation in Hawaii,...
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Protections hold as Cedar River crest passes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 6:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar River crested a little higher than expected — and remains at major flood stage — but protections have held in Cedar Rapids, officials said Wednesday. The...
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Iowa City staff plans event to kickoff fair housing study

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 6:15pm
IOWA CITY — City officials are hoping to hear from residents about how to make housing in Iowa City a bit more fair. The city is about to undertake a fair housing study, with a completion...
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GOP, Hubbell camp spar over tax incentives

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 6:13pm
DES MOINES — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell criticizes the very business tax incentives from which his companies have benefited, Iowa Republicans asserted Wednesday. But that...
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Final resting place: 51 years later, Davenport Marine’s remains will be laid to rest Thursday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 5:02pm
Mary Boozer of Davenport was 6 years old the summer evening in 1967 when a parish priest and a U.S. Marine Corps official knocked on her parents’ door. Her brother, Lance Cpl. John Killen...
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Now bigger, redevelopment site seeks more Cedar Rapids tax breaks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 5:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Gander Mountain is out and a Rockwell Collins day care and Collins Community Credit Union headquarters are in. The pieces are shifting in what Hunter Companies of Cedar Rapids...
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Nearly 5,000 Iowans registered, updated voter information Tuesday during National Voter Registration Day

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 5:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Nearly 5,000 Iowans registered to vote or updated their voter information Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day, the Iowa Secretary of State Office reported. To do...
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Bomb threat shuts down Linn County courthouses for about an hour

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 2:40pm
Two Linn County courthouses were shut down for about an hour Wednesday afternoon after the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Linn County Public Defender’s Officer fielded calls stating...
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Shimabukuro strums way to fame via viral ukulele

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 2:33pm
Jake Shimabukuro has a number of famous fans: Yo-Yo Ma, Queen Elizabeth, and Olivia Harrison, wife of the late Beatle George Harrison. All are openly fond of the ukulele virtuoso, who is coming to...
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Judge delays trial for man accused of killing Iowa City bondsman

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 26, 2018 - 2:32pm
IOWA CITY — In another unexpected twist for the trial of the fatal shooting an Iowa City bondsman last year, prosecutors Wednesday asked for a second delay of the trial, because DNA evidence...
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