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Loss of Myspace artifacts highlights impermanence of the Web

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 12:09pm
The most surprising thing people may have learned about Myspace this past week was that it still exists. But the old social network’s accidental purge of 12 years’ worth of its...
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News Track: Linn County prepped for flooding

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 11:48am
Background CEDAR RAPIDS — In the fall of 2016, the Cedar River reached flood levels second only to the historic 2008 flood. Damage caused by the nearly 22-foot crest in Cedar Rapids was...
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Cedar Rapids assessor Beth Weeks retiring this month

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 11:46am
CEDAR RAPIDS — After more than three decades as a community assessor, Beth Weeks, who has been the Cedar Rapids city assessor since 2015, has announced plans to retire. “It’s...
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Congress, Ernst eye transit pilot program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 9:48am
Isn’t the goal of effective transportation to get people where they need to go? There is a great deal of talk in Iowa about the need to build workforce and provide for the needs of existing...
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PuppyCow Goat Rescue in Riverside saves injured, special needs animals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 9:45am
  RIVERSIDE — Duke the baby goat had trouble walking when he was born on Christmas Eve. He has cerebellar hypoplasia, which means his cerebellum is not fully developed. That impacts his motor...
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Time Machine: Cedar Rapids Fire Station No. 2

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 9:11am
The new west-side fire station that opened in January 1909 was the first permanent building to be built and owned by the city of Cedar Rapids. Every other structure had been built by private...
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In IPO, Lyft notes why ridesharing could fail

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 9:08am
Lyft is due to be the first giant tech start-up to list its shares on the stock market this year — and it has laid out all the roadblocks that could derail not only its own business, but the...
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Swollen Mississippi adds headaches for grain farmers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 9:07am
High water and strong currents on the lower Mississippi River are squeezing barge traffic and driving up the cost of agricultural shipping. As the snow melts in the Upper Midwest and flows into the...
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Heated roads in winter? They’re on it

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 6:40pm
The Iowa Department of Transportation works with Iowa State University in search of projects that could help the future of roads. Their latest: looking into technology for heated pavement. Halil...
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Distant relative learns her DNA led to arrest in Michelle Martinko slaying

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 6:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Vancouver, Wash., woman, trying to find out more about her father’s side of the family, never expected that her DNA would help catch an Iowa man accused of killing...
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Helping the homeless find hope: Willis Dady case manager starts with respect

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 5:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When Charlie Sanders, 42, walked into Willis Dady Homeless Services early in the winter, he was just looking for a place to sleep. Then he met case manager Martha Carter and got...
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Doctor involved in uncovering Flint water crisis to speak in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 4:34pm
IOWA CITY — A Michigan physician who played a major role in uncovering the water crisis in Flint, Mich., will be at the University of Iowa next week. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician and...
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Midwest floods sap ethanol production

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 4:32pm
Massive flooding in the Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 percent of the country’s ethanol production capacity, as plants in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or...
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Iowa men's basketball has its best 20 minutes in a meaningful game in ages

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 4:12pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s not an exaggeration. This was the best and most meaningful win a Fran McCaffery-coached team has earned in his nine seasons as Iowa’s men’s basketball...
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Iowa’s Luka Garza is a rising star, and Lefty Driesell has been saying it for years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 4:10pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chuck Driesell was walking out of his fourth grade PE class on Friday afternoon at the Maret School when the texts started. Then came the phone calls. “They were all...
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Mueller sends Russia probe report to U.S. Attorney General

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 3:12pm
WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed in a long-awaited report on his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks the Democrat special election and Steve King

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 2:43pm
This week’s On Iowa Politics Podcast covers the special election results and more political incorrectness from Steven King. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to...
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Cedar Rapids man arrested after chase in stolen vehicle

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 1:57pm
MARION — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of theft after he allegedly stole a vehicle over the weekend and attempted to run from officers during a traffic stop. According to the criminal...
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Betting on college sports pivotal to gambling debate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 1:53pm
DES MOINES — Basketball tournament fever is gripping Iowa but the real madness may not set in until next March when adult residents could have the chance to legally place bets on their NCAA...
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Vinton pushes forward with fiber-to-home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 1:32pm
VINTON — Frustrated with current options for high-speed internet, Vinton and its roughly 5,100 residents decided to do it themselves. Tom Richtsmeier, general manager of Vinton Municipal...
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