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Siblings with University of Iowa ties may face deportation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 1:57pm
IOWA CITY — Sri and Sam Ponnada were not born in the United States, but they feel like Americans. The siblings say this country is home. They’ve rooted their lives in U.S. soil. This is...
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More than 2,000 naloxone kits distributed in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 1:55pm
BACKGROUND Thousands of kits containing naloxone — the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose-— were made available for free to Iowans last month in an statewide effort by public...
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In Iowa: Race for governor opens a debate over closure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 1:52pm
When Fred Hubbell, the Democratic nominee for governor, was chairman of Younkers department stores in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the chain closed some of its smaller stores in smaller Iowa...
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Federal cuts limit Iowa’s access to health insurance enrollment services

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 1:38pm
For some health care providers and those who come to them for guidance in signing up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, their options have narrowed even more. The Trump...
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Federal candidates must go beyond partisanship

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 12:50pm
Approaching two years of unified Republican control of the federal government, much is at stake in this year’s federal elections. To claim legislative majorities, Democrats need to flip 24...
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‘Lost generation’ encounters farming obstacles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 12:29pm
Editor’s note: According to the most recent U.S. Agricultural Census, the average age of an American farmer is 58 and the average age of an Iowa farmer is 57. This is the last of a three-part...
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Everybody Eats: Put the good in your goody bags before you hit the trail

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 12:28pm
I think its safe to assume that most people remember their childhood as idyllic, everything from their house to the surrounding neighborhood akin to something you’d see on...
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Iowa Life: Girl Scouts ramp up outdoor challenges, badges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 11:35am
Going first in anything takes guts, especially if the activity scares the person trying it for the first time. Allana Hill-Baker, 11, of Cedar Rapids, fears falling from high places, but last week at...
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1993: Iowa rains that wouldn’t go away

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 9:20am
It wouldn’t stop raining. Twenty-five years later, that’s the most common recollection among those who endured the flood — actually, the floods — of 1993. John Lundell,...
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University of Iowa pairs with Pearson on new standardized tests

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 9:10am
The University of Iowa has awarded a $19.6 million contract to NCS Pearson to deliver new statewide assessments it has developed to replace the Iowa Assessments in spring 2019. Pearson — which...
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Driver dies in single car accident on Edgewood Rd.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 8:07am
The Cedar Rapids Police Department were dispatched to the block of 4800 Edgewood Rd. SW around 5:13 a.m. today for a single vehicle accident. According to a release from the department, when officers...
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REVIEW: ‘Picnic’ brings ardor, anguish to Brucemore’s outdoor stage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 7:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Classics at Bruce-more is staging a hot, steamy show for hot, steamy summer nights in the historic estate’s outdoor amphitheater. Majestic old-growth pine trees, a...
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Pride Rock: Camp honors identity through music with LGBTQ youth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 7:42pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Shaky crashes of a drum sound off from a classroom on the first floor of North Central Junior High School. A voice sings out, echoing off the lockers to mingle with the...
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University of Iowa president in top quarter of public higher education pay

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 6:09pm
A new report listing America’s highest paid university and college executives has University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld ranking in the top quarter among public university and system...
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University of Iowa refutes faculty claim it's suspending center closures

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 6:03pm
University of Iowa faculty leaders Friday morning notified colleagues of “good news” following this week’s announcement the campus would shutter seven centers and eliminate 33...
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‘Do something,’ former Planned Parenthood leader urges abortion rights supporters at Cedar Rapids appearance

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 6:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Don’t wait for instructions. “If there’s something you’re concerned about, do something about it,” former Planned Parenthood President Cecile...
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Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians for hacking Democrats in 2016

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 4:50pm
WASHINGTON — A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats’ computers, stole their data, and published those files to disrupt the...
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Blum tells Pence Iowa needs good news on trade soon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 4:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Over dinner on Air Force Two, U.S. Rep. Rod Blum said he told Vice President Mike Pence that Iowa farmers and manufacturers “need some good news” on trade...
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Former Iowa Governor Ray’s life, legacy draw accolades at funeral ceremony

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 4:02pm
DES MOINES — Former Gov. Robert D. Ray was laid to rest Friday by Iowans who hailed him as one of the state’s most-beloved, highly regarded and influential statesmen through his...
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Cedar Rapids man airlifted for treatment of ‘serious injuries’ after crash on County Home Road

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 3:49pm
A Cedar Rapids man was airlifted from the scene Friday after he received serious injuries after he crashed his vehicle into an electrical utility pole. According to a media release from the Linn...
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