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Moon rocks get VIP treatment when at the University of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2019 - 11:28am
IOWA CITY — Just months after joining the University of Iowa faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Geoscience, David W. Peate went to the campus’ Department of Public...
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North Liberty men arrested after community center assault

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2019 - 11:23am
NORTH LIBERTY — Two North Liberty men are accused of assaulting a man outside of the North Liberty Community Center. According to North Liberty police criminal complaints, around 8:23 p.m....
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Beef Days, Asianfest, and Battle of the Brews: Iowa Corridor Food and drink events July 19-24

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2019 - 8:26am
Solon Beef Days Steak Dinners Where’s the beef? This weekend, it’s in Solon where the annual Solon Beef Days are taking place, complete with steak dinners. The meals, served Friday and...
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Millennials are underrepresented in elected office

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2019 - 7:56am
In the next general election, millennials are expected to represent 27 percent of eligible voters, the second-largest group behind baby boomers, according to the Pew Research Center. Despite those...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Kaylin Kinney: Grade-A superstar with Type-1 diabetes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2019 - 6:57am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Kaylin Kinney was 10 years old and terrified. Her weight had dropped, more than 10 pounds in less than two weeks. She was up at night, in the bathroom, repeatedly. “I was...
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Q&A: Iowa making plans for hemp farming by 2020

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 10:15pm
DES MOINES — During the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers approved Senate File 599, which opens the door for commercial hemp production by legalizing it as an agricultural commodity now that...
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Reflections from the moon and Iowa’s role in getting there

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 8:51pm
Crash after crash after crash characterized the U.S. space program in the 1950s. With the space race in full swing in 1957 and the Soviet Union off to a decisive lead with twin launches of its...
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RAGBRAI 2019: Longest legs, biggest climbs and the stops

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 8:27pm
It's finally here! RAGBRAI 47 begins Sunday, July 21, traveling  The official route is 427 miles long, with a total 14,730 feet of climb. It's the sixth shortest route in history, the eighth...
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Sculpting stories: Shifting Ground workshop connects immigrant communities with visiting artists

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 8:11pm
  CEDAR RAPIDS — Cris Garcia’s tree sculpture wasn’t coming together the way the 14-year-old had first envisioned it. But that was OK, said the rising freshman at Linn-Mar High...
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RAGBRAI 47: Cedar Rapids cross-country septuagenarian biker honoring American Legion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 7:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — By the time Larry Ritland spins his first pedal next week on RAGBRAI, he will have already biked more than 2,000 miles. The 71-year-old Cedar Rapids man plans to connect with...
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Cargill rail yard in Rompot advances despite pleas from neighbors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 7:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cargill’s plan to build an 18-track, 200 freight car rail yard in the Rompot-Cedar Valley neighborhood just south of downtown gained a key procedural approval Thursday...
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Eastern Iowa teachers turn to yoga for kids with trauma and anxiety

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 7:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Teachers, on hands and knees, took a deep belly breath before springing forward — sticking out their tongues, crossing their eyes and letting out loud, raspy exhales. The...
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Apollo 11 moon landing photos from July 1969

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 7:26pm
NASA’s moon landing photo archives for the Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969.
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Year-round E15 sales could spark major growth at Iowa gas stations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 7:23pm
It was just about two years ago that the only Casey’s General Store in the state to boast it sold E15 fuel was in the small Northwest Iowa community of Hinton. That same year, Kwik Star began...
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Hiawatha looks toward growth, city center, more housing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 7:15pm
HIAWATHA — Business leaders and city officials are hoping to address a lack of multifamily housing and a commerce center in the coming years. At the state of city luncheon Thursday afternoon,...
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Person struck, killed by semi on Highway 13 in Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 7:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a person has died after being struck by a semi on Highway 13 south of Mount Vernon Road. A call at 5:22 p.m. Thursday reported a...
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Bob Vander Plaats endorses Randy Feenstra in 4th Congressional District

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 5:57pm
Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Christian conservative and former candidate for governor, has endorsed Randy Feenstra’s campaign for Congress. Feenstra, a state senator from Hull, is one of...
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University of Iowa launches search for new Children’s Hospital director

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 4:04pm
Nearly two years after the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital executive director left for another job — just as the new 14-story, $392 million facility he was leading was coming...
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Clarence man convicted of attempting to entice minor in sex act

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 3:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 34-year-old Clarence man pleaded guilty Thursday to attempting to entice a minor into prostitution or another illegal sexual act. Jason Koontz was convicted in U.S. District...
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United Technologies statement lays out possible pros, cons of Raytheon merger

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2019 - 3:55pm
United Technologies Corp. shed some more light on the path to its potential $121 billion merger with Raytheon Co., set to be closed next year. Cedar Rapids-based Collins Aerospace’s parent...
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