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Fact Checker: Elizabeth Warren claims of no ‘big-dollar’ fundraisers wasn’t always the case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 4:06pm
In Elizabeth Warren’s “Top Priority” ad, which she started airing Jan. 9 in Iowa, the Democratic presidential candidate says “I’m not doing big-dollar...
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Firms finds discrimination, fear of retaliation in final employment review of University of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 3:02pm
IOWA CITY — Few University of Iowa employees would reveal their identities as required to participate in a review of the institution’s personnel practices, but many of those who did...
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Fresh off rail yard vote, protest planned to greet Cargill CEO in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 2:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The chief executive of one of the area’s largest employers may be met by protesters when he comes to town Wednesday to be the keynote speaker at a luncheon for business...
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Leave decisions to juries, not government-imposed caps

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 1:08pm
I have dedicated my career to caring for and advocating for children. As a 22-year registered nurse, I know just how delicate and priceless life is. I spent the majority of my nursing career taking...
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Hawkeye Downs officially sold to CellSite Solutions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 12:57pm
Cedar Rapids’ racetrack and exhibition hall now are formally under new ownership. Used telecommunications equipment supplier CellSite Solutions closed on a $2.6 million deal to buy Hawkeye...
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Police stop Cedar Rapids man in stolen vehicle, find drugs, paraphernalia in the car

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 12:54pm
Police arrested a Cedar Rapids man Friday, after he was allegedly found to be in possession of a stolen vehicles, drugs and paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, officers initiated a...
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Ernst: New trade deals are big wins for Iowa exporters

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 12:42pm
As we start off the New Year, I’m wasting no time in getting straight back to work and delivering big wins for Iowa. After only a couple of weeks, I’m excited to have two key victories...
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Megan Gustafson returns to Iowa for jersey retirement, but first, No. 19 Hawkeyes host Michigan State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 10:56am
IOWA CITY — For Monika Czinano, the presence of Megan Gustafson was an immediate culture shock. “I came from a (high-school) conference in which the next tallest girl was 5-11,”...
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100 years after the 19th Amendment women still have yet to achieve equality

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 24, 2020 - 9:43am
When Jean Hall Lloyd-Jones was a state representative she led women on tours of the Capitol. She wanted women to see themselves in public office — to know that they could do this. Lloyd-Jones...
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Trump rolls back clean water rules, helping farmers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 9:10pm
WASHINGTON — Completing one of its most far-reaching environmental rollbacks, the Trump administration on Thursday lifted protections for some of the nation’s millions of miles of...
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The Gazette Daily News Podcast: Jan. 24

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 8:55pm
Today is Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Here's your Gazette Daily News Podcast, a briefing on today's news: The precipitation is going to continue Friday, with mixed results According to a forecast from...
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Anita Hill: Leadership needed to stop gender violence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 8:45pm
IOWA CITY — As a high-profile survivor of sexual and gender violence, Anita Hill’s story has connected with a wide array of victims and survivors. In 1991, Hill became a national figure...
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Marion Mayor Nick AbouAssaly lists city’s achievements, says more is coming

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 7:38pm
MARION — Marion Mayor Nick AbouAssaly lauded a decade of achievements and hinted at upcoming projects during his State of the City address Thursday. At a sold-out banquet hall at the Cedar...
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Linn County gets green light to open mental health center

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 7:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A nine-county mental health board voted Thursday to support crisis intervention centers in Linn and Johnson by increasing the levy that’s assessed each of the...
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Records costs defy Iowans’ right to know

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
There is a retired businessman in western Iowa who bristles every time he reads a newspaper article from somewhere in our state about government officials who have misused their government credit...
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Iowa schools’ seclusion practices demand public scrutiny

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 6:53pm
In the first month of school, Cedar Rapids elementary school students were held in seclusion rooms or physically restrained 237 times. The Gazette’s Erin Jordan reports that this number has...
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Iowa offers another option to those left behind by Obamacare

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 6:49pm
Iowans stuck in the Obamacare gap — too rich to receive insurance subsidies, but too poor to comfortably afford a plan outright — finally are getting more options to obtain health care...
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Inspired to Sew makes space for creativity, connection in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 4:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jill Reicks and Therese Gansen, owners of Inspired to Sew, find joy in creating a small business that leaves a big impact on its customers. “This is what people need...
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Bill would require mostly Iowa admits to UI medical, dental colleges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 4:36pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa’s rural health care providers are struggling, and one lawmaker wants to better the odds that newly-educated University of Iowa physicians serve those at-risk regions by...
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Minorities making up bigger ratio of Iowa community college enrollment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 23, 2020 - 4:33pm
Mirroring demographic shifts in the state, minority enrollment across Iowa’s 15 community colleges swelled to a record 23 percent in the last academic year. Although that’s well below...
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