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Judge gives probation to former Iowa City church mentor who sexually abused boys

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 1:44pm
NORTH LIBERTY — A judge Monday sentenced a North Liberty man to two years probation for sexually abusing four young boys while he was mentor and youth leader at an Iowa City...
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Cedar Rapids teacher fired for ‘inappropriate use of African-American baby doll’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 1:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Community School District has fired a teacher for the “inappropriate use” of an African-American baby doll in the classroom. Tammy Ryan’s...
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Slideshow: Sights from the Washington County Fair

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 12:16pm
Browse a slideshow of the Washington County Fair in Washington on July 17, 2018.
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Alliant Energy announces 210 MW wind farm

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 11:57am
Alliant Energy has announced the fifth and final part of the utility’s plan to add 1,000 megawatts of new wind generation in Iowa. According to a Monday news release, Alliant Energy has...
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Authorities searching for escaped inmate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 9:37am
Linn County authorities are looking for an inmate who allegedly escaped custody while he was a patient at a local hospital. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said Jeffery Allen Blozvich was...
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Johnson County Master Gardeners celebrate 25 years of demonstration garden

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2018 - 8:10am
IOWA CITY — Bending, lifting and spending time in the sunshine has been good for Sharon Jeter’s body, while nurturing plants in the company of other committed gardeners has been good...
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Public fervor spells end to Linn County sewage compost idea

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 9:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An inventive approach to converting sewage into compost was halted Monday night by passionate neighbors who said they didn’t want the project — and its potential...
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Cedar Rapids police hope to arm officers with opioid overdose antidote

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 9:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids law enforcement officials are pursuing an initiative to arm their officers with an opioid overdose-reversal drug. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is undergoing a...
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Trump backs Putin on denying Russia election meddling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 9:07pm
HELSINKI — Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump refused Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, undercutting the...
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Cedar Rapids schools increasing security in wake of school shootings around U.S.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 7:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids school officials are spending nearly $1.5 million on easy-to-lock classroom doors and considering new intruder drills for students and staff. For many schools in...
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Judge denies immunity in Cedar Rapids stand-your-ground case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 7:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge denied immunity Monday to a Cedar Rapids man who asserted he had shot another armed man in self-defense and therefore shouldn’t be prosecuted under Iowa’s...
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Grassley: Trump-Putin summit a missed opportunity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 6:13pm
  Iowa’s two Republican senators said Monday that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is no friend of the United States and that they had faith in the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion...
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University of Iowa reports drop in outside funding

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 4:57pm
As Iowa’s public research universities look increasingly to outside support to accomplish their missions amid declining state appropriations and tightening belts, the University of Iowa is...
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Iowa GDP growth outpaces the nation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 4:20pm
Iowa’s economy is doing better than average, according to a report from the state’s fiscal agency that shows Iowa leading neighboring states and the nation in economic growth over the...
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Project coming to Cedar Rapids aims at improving civil discourse

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 4:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Donald Trump. Immigration. Elections. Bring up one of those topics and you can be sure you’ll get an earful — or an in-box full. That dialogue is good — as...
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Congress’s immigration debate is politics, not policymaking

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 3:57pm
Democrats came very close to taking a bold stance on an important issue last week. Amid growing outrage over the federal immigration enforcement operations, liberals and progressives this year...
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Coggon defendant ‘danger to community,’ judge says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 3:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A federal judge Monday ordered a 19-year-old with a violent criminal past to stay in jail pending trial in a marijuana robbery that turned into the Feb. 1, 2017, fatal shooting...
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Iowa City man arrested for allegedly robbing ATM user

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 12:26pm
An Iowa City man was arrested Monday morning in connection with a robbery that occurred in May. According to the Iowa City Police Department, Ricky D. Johnson, 27, was arrested on charges of...
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Iowa City gets shot at first pro tennis tournament

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 11:35am
IOWA CITY — When you’re served a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, you step on the court and swing. University of Iowa lecturer Alex Voss knew preparing for Iowa City’s first-ever...
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Police arrest teen in connection with vandalism at Kennedy High School

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 11:25am
The Cedar Rapids Police Department has arrested a 17-year old male who is accused of second-degree criminal mischief in connection with the damage caused Friday night at Kennedy High School, on Wenig...
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