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The Gazette Daily News Podcast: Jan. 23

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 9:15pm
Today is Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Here's your Gazette Daily News Podcast, a briefing on today's news: More snow? But not that much? So there is going to more snow on Thursday, but the good news is...
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Winterfests, BrrrFest, Beer to Beat the Bitter Cold: Eastern Iowa food events

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 8:12pm
I am sensing two themes: It’s cold, and we’re trying our best to make ourselves forget about that.Winterfest Wine & Beer Walk Warm up samples at Ackerman, Heritage, Prosit, Village...
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ABBA MANIA bringing sound of ABBA to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 8:06pm
Since the members of ABBA reunited to create a pair of new songs in 2018, rumors have circulated about a tour or hologram show. But if fans want to catch ABBA songs live, aficionados must be content,...
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Mandolin Orange to perform Tuesday at Englert in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 8:03pm
The title “Tides of a Teardrop” speaks volumes for Mandolin Orange singer/songwriter Andrew Marlin. Now 32, the death of his mother in 2005 has inspired much of the music on this sad...
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Boy bands to heat up Riverside Casino on Friday for Pop 2000 concert

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Nostalgia is powerful, especially when it comes to music. Consider this passage from “Science Friday” regarding the subject. “Say you’re listening to the radio on your way...
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Iowa gaming industry seeks change in how winnings are treated

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 7:11pm
DES MOINES — When gamblers win $1,200 or more at Iowa casinos, they are subject to a search for debts owed to state government — child support, for example. State lawmakers are now...
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FAA investigates crash of $300,000 University of Iowa drone

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 7:10pm
IOWA CITY — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what caused a $300,000 research drone owned by the University of Iowa to crash Dec. 18, leaving a fiery wreck in a densely...
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Injured on ice? University of Iowa emergency room packed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 7:08pm
IOWA CITY — Having recently been diagnosed with a condition that can cause lightheadedness, weakness or even blackouts, Molly Monk already feels unsteady when standing up. Add black ice to the...
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Trial on hold for man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts while awaiting Iowa Supreme Court appeal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
MONTEZUMA — A judge on Wednesday put a hold on the trial for the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts because his lawyers want the Iowa Supreme Court to review a...
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These heated domes at Cedar Rapids bars make patio season year-round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 5:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The weather outside might be frightful, but inside the geodesic plastic domes set up on the patio at Local Pour & Street Food in Cedar Rapids, portable electric fireplaces...
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Pat Grassley: Control of Iowa House is 2020 target of Democrats

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 5:01pm
URBANDALE — House Speaker Pat Grassley told a conservative group Wednesday he expects an all-out effort by Democrats in 2020 to take back the Iowa House and break Republican control of the...
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Poll: Which 2020 presidential candidates’ campaign songs hit the right notes?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 4:47pm
If you have “high, high hopes” that the 2020 election will give more “power to the people” and support your ability to make a living “working 9 to 5,” you...
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Iowa Democratic lawmakers propose eliminating union recertification elections

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 3:53pm
DES MOINES — Two years after the Republican-controlled Legislature mandated that Iowa public employees periodically recertify their unions, Democrats are proposing to eliminate the...
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Stacking the deck in the Iowa Constitution

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 3:02pm
When Republicans’ legal arguments don’t prevail in Iowa courts, they don’t reconsider their misguided legislative proposals. They seek instead to stack the constitutional deck....
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Negative pregnancy outcomes associated with marijuana use, University of Iowa study finds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 2:58pm
IOWA CITY — As accessibility to marijuana has increased in the United States through recreational and medical legalization in recent years, some studies have shown that Americans are more...
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Do you leave your car running to warm up? Police say that’s a great way to get your car stolen

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 2:44pm
How many of us have gotten up in the morning, gone outside to turn our cars on to warm up and gone back inside to get ready for work, leaving the car running with the keys in the ignition?...
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Pier 1 Imports in Coralville to close

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 2:13pm
Pier 1 Imports in Coralville will be among the up to 450 stores the home goods retailer plans to close nationwide, amid declining sales and reported plans to file for bankruptcy. As of last week,...
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CRST, Swift Transportation continue legal battle over alleged truck driver poaching

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 12:31pm
A lawsuit CRST Expedited filed nearly two years ago, over competitor Swift Transportation’s alleged truck driver poaching, still is winding its way through the federal court system. Both CRST...
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Former Marion police chief Joseph McHale added to sexual harassment lawsuit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 22, 2020 - 12:01pm
MARION — The former Marion police chief was added to a lawsuit filed by a former custodian, who claims former Deputy Police Chief Douglas Slagle sexually harassed her for months while the...
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Chew on This: Kathy’s Pies taking over Kettel House Bakery & Cafe

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 9:09pm
The owner of Kathy’s Pies has bought Marion business Kettel House Bakery & Cafe. Kettel House owner Cindy Kettelkamp put the business, at 945 Sixth Ave. in Uptown Marion, up for sale in...
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