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Grassley impressed by Trump’s admission of mistake about answer on Russian election meddling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 3:42pm
It’s too soon to know whether President Donald Trump has damaged himself and the nation with his remarks during a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Sen. Chuck...
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United States tariffs on imported auto parts may raise cost of insurance, drive up thefts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 3:20pm
WASHINGTON — A threat by the U.S. government to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported auto parts could hit consumers in unexpected ways: higher repair costs, insurance premiums and...
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University of Iowa, Iowa State among recipients of $1 million water quality grant

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 3:05pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa is leading a $1 million federal grant to gather and share water quality information from five states along the Upper Mississippi River. The three-year grant,...
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First a boom, now a bust: Hurry to move soybeans ahead of tariffs created a spike

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 1:36pm
A rush to get soybeans out of the country ahead of retaliatory Chinese tariffs caused a spike in exports in the second quarter as farmers and grain elevators hurriedly loaded trains and ships. Then...
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Taqueria La Familia food truck is longtime dream for Cedar Rapids chef

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 12:10pm
For years while he worked for his brother-in-law Guillermo Tellez’s roofing company, Josh Wilson talked about his goal to open a food truck. Now, Tellez and Wilson have teamed up to start...
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Two years tied tightly to Trump

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 11:25am
On the eve of the Republican National Convention in July 2016, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst was asked about Donald Trump’s lack of foreign policy chops. She professed being “comfortable with...
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Greeley man killed in motorcycle wreck in Delaware County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 10:43am
State patrol officers responded to a two-vehicle wreck involving a motorcycle early Wednesday morning in Delaware County in which a Greeley man was killed. Troopers said Benjamin Malone, 24, was...
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Telecom Services of Iowa keeps up with ‘where things are going’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 10:06am
CEDAR RAPIDS — As father and son, Mark Hazlett and Brett Hazlett have developed a great working relationship. The two run Telecom Services of Iowa, a company based in Cedar Rapids that...
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Iowa City Council seat open after Kingsley Botchway II resigns

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 9:25am
IOWA CITY — A seat on the Iowa City Council with a term lasting through 2022 is now open after member Kingsley Botchway II announced his resignation. Earlier this month, Botchway said he...
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Fred Hubbell condemns sexual harassment but won’t call for Boulton resignation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 6:47pm
Unlike his running mate, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell is not calling for former rival Nate Boulton to quit his Iowa Senate seat over allegations of sexual misconduct. Boulton, 38,...
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25 young Africans learn business skills in summer program through the University of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 6:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Aissatou Mandela Diallo had never visited the United States, and she had no idea what Iowa was, but she believed this place could instill in her the skills needed to launch a...
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Feedlot’s runoff violations near Monona stay with Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 5:54pm
DES MOINES — The Iowa Environmental Commission decided Tuesday violations by a northeast Iowa cattle feedlot and biogas facility should be handled by the Department of Natural Resources rather...
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Judge sides with University of Iowa Christian student group accused of discrimination

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 5:54pm
IOWA CITY — A Christian student group kicked off the University of Iowa campus last year for barring a gay student from becoming a leader will be allowed to continue functioning as a...
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Hy-Vee issues recall of spring pasta salad due to potential salmonella link

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 4:38pm
Hy-Vee, Inc. has issued a recall for their Hy-Vee brand Spring Pasta Salad due to the potential it may be contaminated with Salmonella. According to a release from the company, the potential...
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New Iowa State Fair Food announced for 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 4:35pm
The brand new All Iowa Belly Up Burger could just be the intense sandwich experience you’re looking for. One of the new food items coming to this year’s Iowa State, the Belly Up Burger...
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Judge sentences Tama man to probation for sexually abusing 8-year-old girl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
TOLEDO — A judge gave a Tama man five years probation for sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl multiples times over the course of several months. 6th Judicial District Judge Mitchell Turner...
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Colorado co-workers raising funds for family of drowned Cedar Rapids man

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 3:19pm
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has set up a Go Fund Me page to help the family of a Cedar Rapids man who drowned last week while swimming at Steamboat Lake State Park near Steamboat Springs, Colo....
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Dead body pulled from Iowa River near Burlington Street Bridge in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 2:58pm
An investigation is ongoing after a dead body was pulled from the Iowa River on Thursday afternoon. According to a media release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, at 12:30 p.m....
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Stocks, dollar rally after Fed Chairman touts strong growth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 2:42pm
The Nasdaq Composite Index closed at a record high Tuesday as a recovery in technology shares emboldened investors and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated his upbeat assessment of the...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds announces staff changes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 1:47pm
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced a promotion for one staff member and the addition of another. Paige Thorson, formerly a lobbyist and a lawyer with the Nyemaster Good law firm in Des Moines, will...
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