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4 tips to protect yourself from scams, and what to do if you fall victim

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 6:37pm
Here are tips from Investigator Al Perales with the Office of the Iowa Attorney General on avoiding getting caught in a scam. If it’s too good to be true, beware When someone tells you...
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Scams like one that led to fake Neil Young concert are big business in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 6:35pm
While hundreds of Iowans bought tickets this summer to a Neil Young concert that turned out to be too good to be true, they — and the event organizer — were far from alone in getting...
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Retired teacher, activist Cindy Garlock running for Cedar Rapids school board

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 6:26pm
Cindy Garlock — a retired teacher and noted Democratic activist — announced Thursday she plans to run for Cedar Rapids School Board. Garlock spent the bulk of her 33-year teaching...
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Fancy a mocktail? Local bars serve up specialty drinks without alcohol

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 6:09pm
  CEDAR RAPIDS — When Lauren Lamm decided to take a three month break from alcohol earlier this year, she still wanted to go out with her friends and socialize after finishing her shift as a...
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Sasami stepping into her own with solo effort, coming to Englert in Iowa City Sunday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 6:04pm
Emerging rockers Cherry Glazerr was one of the buzziest acts that performed at the annual music conference South By Southwest in March. Singer-songwriter Sasami, who left Cherry Glazerr last year, is...
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How ‘access centers’ plan to take on Iowa’s mental health crisis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 5:46pm
Steven Miller was 19 when he “started getting really sick.” But for years before that, he’d had a sense that something would go terribly wrong for him. “Mental illness and...
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TobyMac is in his Element at the top of the charts, performing at Jones County Fair Sunday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 5:32pm
TobyMac’s current album, “Elements,” has given him his biggest hit single in a half-dozen years with the song “I Just Need U,” which spent a dozen weeks atop the...
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2nd District Republican closes campaign account

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 4:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Osceola Mayor Thomas Kedley, who briefly was a candidate for the U.S. House in Iowa’s 2nd District, has terminated his campaign account. Kedley, a Republican, filed...
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Chew on This: New cafe coming to Marion, BeerBurger closing, Wit’s End for sale

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 3:56pm
Goldfinch Tap + Eatery in Marion A new eatery, Goldfinch Tap + Eatery, is planned for the former Louie’s Scoreboard location, 740 10th St., in Uptown Marion. In a news release, Josh...
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Policymakers should find ways to support emerging farm technology

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 3:32pm
Iowa farmers often have been at the forefront of employing automated technology to increase efficiency. Now, that technology is going airborne. Iowa City-based company Rantizo sells drones and...
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Jury: Boy who pointed gun at teacher guilty of assault, not attempted murder

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 2:48pm
DAVENPORT — The 13-year-old boy stared straight ahead and showed no expression as a Scott County judge read the jury’s verdicts one-by-one Wednesday. “We the jury find the...
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Grassley staying out of King-Ernst spat over Trump tweets

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 1:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Sen. Chuck Grassley is staying out of the family feud between Iowa’s other congressional Republicans. “It’s between them. Not me,” the senior senator...
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Archer-Daniels-Midland sees tariff war changing soy trade pattern for good

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 1:14pm
President Donald Trump’s trade war will change forever the way top importer China buys its soybeans. That’s according to Archer-Daniels-Midland, one of the world’s largest...
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Trade war weighing on global economy: International Monetary Fund

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 1:12pm
The International Monetary Fund said more work is needed to further reduce global trade imbalances amid increasing tensions, while issuing a fresh warning that such conflicts are weighing on the...
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Iowa, other states diverge on transgender health care

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 12:07pm
When a doctor recommended that Aidan Zingler undergo gender reassignment surgery, the 27-year-old hoped it would mean the end of a lifetime of anguish. A science fiction writer living in Des Moines,...
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No regrets for Tim McGraw; Performs at Great Jones County Fair Thursday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2019 - 10:40am
It’s been 30-years since Tim McGraw made his live debut in a tiny, smoky Philadelphia bar. The future country star took the stage after his famous father, the late baseball pitcher Tug McGraw...
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Democratic candidates boost Medicare, drugs, Social Security ideas at day two of AARP forum

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 8:16pm
BETTENDORF — At a forum before more than 200 people on Tuesday afternoon, Democratic presidential hopefuls vowed to reduce prescription drug prices, promote “Medicare for all”...
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Illinois marijuana law could create challenges in Iowa workplaces

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 8:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa businesses could face added workplace challenges following Illinois’ passage of a recreational marijuana law last month. Approximately 40 people, including...
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Confirmed: Trump asked Iowa GOP to ‘disavow’ 2016 caucus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 7:47pm
DES MOINES — Then-candidate Donald Trump asked state GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann in 2016 to publicly “disavow” results of the presidential caucus that had him coming in second,...
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Did Iowa 12-year-old pull the trigger to get attention or to kill his teacher?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 7:46pm
DAVENPORT — A jury of seven men and five women will decide if Luke Andrews, 13, intended to kill his teacher in a North Scott Junior High School classroom last August. In their closing...
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