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Air Force accepts Boeing’s tanker

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 3:34pm
The Air Force on Thursday agreed to accept its first KC-46A Pegasus tankers from Boeing, marking a significant milestone in a long-troubled program that is years behind schedule and has weighed on...
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Uber says air taxis by ‘mid-2020s’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 3:28pm
In traffic-clogged cities such as Houston, Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles, it can take hours to drive a few miles during rush hour. For years, inventors have been working toward a potential...
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Poaching businesses off the table with Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty pact

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 3:12pm
IOWA CITY — Johnson County’s three major cities signed a pledge Friday morning agreeing to work together on economic development, not compete. By signing the document, the Iowa City Area...
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Chauncey tower one of four major Iowa City developments opening in 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 2:41pm
  IOWA CITY — Multiple major developments will see buildings completed in 2019, including the Chauncey, a controversial $57 million high-rise in downtown Iowa City. Chauncey opening in...
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Surgeon will pay $3,000 fine for removing a kidney he mistook for cancerous mass

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 2:41pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. — A West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine — among other penalties — for accidentally removing a woman’s kidney, thinking it was a...
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Iowa Legislature can take on bipartisan issues

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 1:19pm
Recent history shows there will be plenty of time at the Statehouse this year for partisan division and political maneuvering. Those seem to be inevitable products of our legislative process. With...
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Fight against opioid abuse has mixed consequences

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 1:06pm
Policymakers and business leaders across the country are taking bold steps to combat prescription drug abuse. While we are inclined to support these restrictions, the unintended consequences give us...
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Marion man in custody as material witness in connection with Lea Ponce death investigation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 12:46pm
Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren announced Friday that a material witness has been arrested in connection with the investigation into Lea Ponce’s death. The county...
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Restaurant prices jump the most since 2011

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 12:29pm
It’s getting more expensive to eat out. Full-service restaurants, facing higher labor and food costs, raised prices the most in more than seven years in December, a U.S. Labor Department...
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University of Iowa bringing provost finalists to town, two years after departure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 12:12pm
IOWA CITY — Nearly two years after seasoned University of Iowa Provost Barry Butler vacated the position for a presidential gig at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, a UI search...
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Cedar Rapids flood money could be spared in emergency declaration

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 11:29am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Officials say they don’t believe federal money approved to help Cedar Rapids build a permanent flood protection system would be at risk in the event President Donald...
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Man, 21, jailed and accused of killing Jayme Closs’ parents, abducting her

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 10:23am
BARRON, Wis. — A 21-year-old man from rural Wisconsin was identified Friday as the suspect who killed the parents of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and kidnapped the teen from the family’s...
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Iowa City man faces charge of voter misconduct

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 9:56am
An Iowa City man was arrested Monday after following an investigation into possible suspicious voter activity. According to the criminal complaint, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office...
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Sneak peek walk-through of The Chauncey of Iowa City in 19 photos

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 9:48am
A 15-story new development The Chauncey in Iowa City is expected to open in August following a yearlong battle regarding the building’s construction. The Gazette will have a full story...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other 2020 hopefuls in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 9:18am
This week On Iowa Politics talks about Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others who are visiting Iowa ahead of a 2020 bid. There also is word that Rep. Steve King may be facing a primary challenger in 2020....
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As US parks go understaffed, people are destroying California’s protected Joshua trees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2019 - 7:34am
In most depictions, Joshua trees tower above the earth. Feathery-looking limbs topped with spiky green leaves twist skyward, completing the gangly succulent’s striking appearance. But now,...
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13-year-old Wisconsin girl missing since October found alive

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 8:49pm
MINNEAPOLIS — Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl missing since Oct. 15, when her parents were found shot to death in their home in Barron County, Wis., has been found alive, authorities said...
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Trump considers emergency funding for border wall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 8:34pm
McALLEN, Texas — President Donald Trump moved closer Thursday to declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress and secure funds for a border wall and resolve a government shutdown now...
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Iowa GOP lawmakers urge caution on state spending

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 7:56pm
Heading into the 2019 legislative session, Republican talking points include: a) Iowa’s economy is strong; b) the state budget is balanced; and c) there’s a $127 million surplus in the...
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Hops on hold: Breweries in Iowa feeling effects of government shutdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 7:31pm
As the government shutdown drags on, the impacts are trickling down to local breweries. With employees at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau among those furloughed, permits and applications...
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