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(Review) Feels like the first time: Foreigner reinvents classics with orchestra, Solon singers in C.R. tour stop

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 30, 2018 - 3:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cheers rang throughout Foreigner’s hit parade Thursday night at the U.S. Cellular Center, but the 4,000 fans saved their loudest for last — when 25 Solon High School...
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Mercy's open heart program introduces safer option for higher-risk patients

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
  Vincent Risden, 85, of North Liberty, recently underwent off-pump heart bypass surgery at Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids.  Risden says he’s thankful off-pump surgery is available at Mercy...
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Ballot challenges draw contrasting responses from Republicans, Democrats

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 30, 2018 - 2:24pm
Iowans saw two very different reactions to embattled candidate nomination petitions over the last two weeks. When a well-connected political insider’s ballot status was in jeopardy, the...
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Tolls worthy of more careful consideration

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 30, 2018 - 2:10pm
Politicians and the public responded swiftly last week to reports of possible highway tolls across the state. With apparently few exceptions, Iowans hate the idea. The Iowa Department of...
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GOP fails to plan for future with midyear budget cuts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 30, 2018 - 1:46pm
The midyear budget cuts signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds last week have some good, some bad and some ugly. Iowa policymakers passed a de-appropriations package to help address the state’s budget...
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Cedar Rapids man accused of abusing 3-year-old child

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 30, 2018 - 12:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of sexually abusing a 3-year-old child. According to the Linn County Attorney’s Office, the abuse happened on March 12 at a home in Cedar...
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Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, according to autopsy requested by his family

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 30, 2018 - 12:42pm
Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old killed by Sacramento police officers earlier this month, was shot eight times, with most of the bullets hitting him in the back, according to an independent...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger in stable condition after heart surgery, spokesman says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 30, 2018 - 12:29pm
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition Friday after undergoing heart surgery in Los Angeles, his spokesman Daniel Ketchell told The Washington...
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Linn County lawmaker sees penny sales tax hike trifecta

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 30, 2018 - 11:45am
DES MOINES — For Rep. Louie Zumbach, windshield time isn’t only the weekly commute from his rural Coggon farm to Des Moines during the legislative session, but also time in the cab of...
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