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City High, West High battle for boots and comedy bragging rights

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 14, 2019 - 8:47am
IOWA CITY — City High and West High “Battle for the Boot” on the football field, and they also battle for a “boots” trophy on the comedy stage. The two schools are...
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MNG Enterprises offers to buy USA Today publisher Gannett

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 14, 2019 - 8:23am
Newspaper chain MNG Enterprises Inc said on Monday it had offered to buy USA Today publisher Gannett Co Inc in a deal valued at $1.36 billion. MNG said it will offer $12 per Gannett share,...
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Reynolds: Now it’s time to fulfill opportunities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 14, 2019 - 7:43am
In her maiden Condition of the State address a year ago, Gov. Kim Reynolds shared a vision of Iowa as “a place to call home that unleashes opportunity at every turn.” Toward that end,...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds eager for Democrats’ caucus parade

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2019 - 6:32pm
Over the next year, Iowa Democrats face the daunting task of starting to winnow what most expect will be a gargantuan field of candidates running for president. Kim Reynolds, the state’s...
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Regents tie tuition to state aid ahead of session

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2019 - 5:28pm
Iowa regents last fall unveiled tuition “guardrails” for the next five years that clearly hitch the rate of annual increases to the level of state appropriations — making an...
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6 issues to watch in the 2019 Iowa Legislature

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2019 - 3:20pm
Here are six issues to watch in the 2019 Iowa Legislature, which begins Monday:TRAFFIC CAMERAS With Cedar Rapids preparing to turn back on its automated speed cameras after a nearly two-year hiatus,...
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Do politicians’ words matter? Or only their votes?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2019 - 2:12pm
It looks like U.S. Rep. Steve King may finally have a formidable challenger. Some of King’s critics are underwhelmed at the possibility. State Sen. Randy Feenstra announced last week he plans...
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Operation Quickfind: Taylor Bell

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2019 - 12:34pm
An Operation Quickfind has been issued for 16-year-old Taylor Bell. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for information about Bell after she was last seen January 12 in Cedar Rapids. An...
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‘Black Klansman’ author to visit Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2019 - 9:35am
IOWA CITY — The story of a black Colorado Springs detective who in the 1970s infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan with the help of his partner as a surrogate enraptured movie audiences and wowed...
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Friends miss slain bondsman who was witty, smart and caring

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2019 - 9:33am
Adam Santi said he was frustrated that April morning when his friend Jon hadn’t responded to his text for an hour — it was unlike him. “I drove by Lederman (Bail Bonds) about 11...
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Democrat Delaney sees big ideas as path to toppling Trump

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 11:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An Iowa audience Saturday gave Democratic presidential hopeful John Delaney high marks for an upbeat, solutions-oriented platform that includes universal health care, a carbon...
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How an annuity improves a retirement plan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 11:27pm
In response to a recent column of mine, a reader wrote, “Your article on annuities did not demonstrate that an annuity always improves a retirement plan.” True, Warren Buffett’s...
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Closs’ escape from captor provides hope for other families

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 11:24pm
When an abducted 13-year-old girl escaped to safety in northwest Wisconsin, relatives of other missing people expressed relief for Jayme Closs and her family. And while Jayme’s story can...
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Marie Kondo’s on Netflix — but you don’t need her to get organized

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 8:11pm
Bright and early Jan. 1, there was a new reality to face. Marie Kondo was in your living room. For the past four years or so, Kondo, a professional organizer from Japan, has been on the march. She...
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What food and drink trends are expected in 2019? You may be surprised

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
It’s that time of year, when the tea leaves, crystal balls, Tarot cards and other psychic tools come out, and the predictions are made. They are to be consumed with a giant flake of Maldon sea...
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Iowa officials intently watching federal shutdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 5:53pm
With no end in sight to the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, state officials are watching closely to see if they will need to act — somehow — to help...
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Lonely? Tech firms hope you’ll use an app

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 5:23pm
The post-internet era has ushered in generations of socially awkward adults who’ve long leaned on technology for their social kicks. But as millennials age out of college, many adults have...
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School districts depending on sales tax extension

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 5:19pm
As lawmakers return this week to Des Moines, the state’s school districts are banking on the Iowa Legislature to extend a sales tax they rely on to pay for building projects — and hope...
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Davenport broker has run 3 miles every day for 10,000 days

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 5:13pm
DAVENPORT — Clients who walk into James Shrader’s financial services office in Davenport might not notice the pair of bronzed running shoes sitting on a side table. Shrader certainly...
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Time Machine: Jean Seberg from Iowa found her home in Paris

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2019 - 1:32pm
As a little girl, Jean Seberg of Marshalltown — who would become an international film star and die of a drug overdose in Paris at age 40 — spent hours in her room reading. “She...
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