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Man arrested after high speed chase in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 10:41am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Waterloo man faces a slew of traffic violations, including a felony eluding charge, following a high-speed car chase on Interstate 380. According to Cedar Rapids police...
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Presidential candidates pitch pragmatism and unity to state lawmakers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 9:07am
John Delaney pitched pragmatism and Kirsten Gillibrand described herself as a unifier when the presidential candidates met with Iowa Democratic state legislators this week at the Iowa...
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Kamala Harris tells C.R. crowd she’s ready, able to fight

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 8:58am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris told Iowans she is “someone who knows how to fight and has a record of fighting” during a live podcast taping...
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Tribute planned for former Cedar Rapidian John Culver

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 8:21am
The life and legacy of former U.S. Sen. John Culver, who grew up in Cedar Rapids, will be honored at a special tribute Wednesday evening at the Public Policy Center at Simpson College in Indianola...
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Marion calls on artists for CeMar pedestrian bridge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 8:01am
MARION — City officials have called on creative minds to add elements of art to Marion’s future CeMar Trail bridge over Marion Boulevard. Proposed as a gateway feature for the...
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In Iowa, field of Democratic presidential candidates splits into haves and have-nots

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 7:57am
SIOUX CITY — Julian Castro had shaken every hand in an Iowa lawyer’s living room, and he patiently waited to deliver his presidential stump speech to the 57 Democrats who’d...
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Trap, neuter, release: Group aims for humane solution to control stray cat populations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 7:51am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Springtime in Iowa brings with it longer days, warmer weather and blooming foliage, but for animal shelters the season means one thing — an...
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Journey through the band ‘I’m with Her,’ coming to the Englert this Thursday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 7:46am
“Less is more? How can that be? That’s impossible. More is more.” — Yngwie Malmsteen Malmsteen, a metal guitar hero, is on the other side of the spectrum from where...
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The Democracy of Lula Wiles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 7:41am
Some things never change in the music industry. Recording artists know they made it, to at least some degree, when the act is covered in the pages of Rolling Stone. Last week Lula Wiles, who will...
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Marcia Ball keeps shining bright, will be coming to Englert Theatre Tuesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 7:37am
Marcia Ball was beaming when she was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in October. It’s no surprise Ball was thrilled — or that she was finally enshrined into the Hall...
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Mipso singing new tunes in Iowa City, coming to the Englert Thursday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 7:32am
In spring 2016, members of the string band Mipso found themselves looking at a musical embarrassment of riches. The group, which is opening for I’m With Her on Feb. 28 at the Englert Theatre...
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Opportunities for rural Iowa - Our child care crisis will not fix itself

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 6:50am
As with most other places in the United States, Iowa’s data about the well-being of women and girls presents two contradictory stories: Some women are thriving. More women are entering the...
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REVIEW: “How I Learned What I Learned,” play offers layers of learning

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 25, 2019 - 6:41am
IOWA CITY — If you don’t know much about the late black playwright and poet August Wilson before stepping into his world at Riverside Theatre, you will walk away breathless after seeing...
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Opportunities for rural Iowa an uphill battle for mid-sized cities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 24, 2019 - 2:42pm
Iowa is a rural state by most considerations, but it also is a state that is becoming persistently more urban. Caught in the middle between Iowa’s most rural areas and its bustling...
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Iowans’ Ideas: A guest column featuring the views of different Iowans each edition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 24, 2019 - 2:12pm
The condition of rural health in Iowa is nearing a point of crisis. Changes in payment systems and quality measures, pressure from our state and federal governments to address rising health care...
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Man dies after Tuesday shooting in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 24, 2019 - 12:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year after a man died who was shot Tuesday in northeast Cedar Rapids. Tenacious Harris, 20, died Sunday morning at...
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Iowa GOP bill would unfairly restrict ballot access

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 24, 2019 - 11:30am
A bill in the Iowa Legislature to change Iowa’s ballot access law isn’t just a bad idea. It might be illegal. Iowa law provides different filing deadlines for major party candidates,...
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Eric Giddens is the Democratic candidate for Senate District 30 seat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - February 24, 2019 - 11:16am
WATERLOO — After three rounds of ballots, Eric Giddens was chosen Saturday by the Black Hawk County Democratic Central Committee to be the Democratic candidate for the vacant Iowa Senate...
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