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The Gazette Daily News Podcast: Jan. 22

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 8:55pm
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Here's your Gazette Daily News Podcast, a briefing on today's news: Wednesday weather is looking both warmer and snowier than Tuesday. According to a forecast...
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Lack of diversity among Pete Buttigieg supporters a concern for some Iowa caucusgoers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 8:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In the final weeks before the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating process kicks off in earnest with the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses, voters like Kent and Joy Short came to get a...
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Iowa lawmakers advance vaping crackdowns

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 8:18pm
DES MOINES — Vaping would be outlawed for everyone in most of Iowa’s public places and illegal anywhere in the state for those under 21, according to measures that advanced Tuesday in...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds proposes state bureau to help prevent school shootings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 8:16pm
DES MOINES — Two years after signing a law requiring each of Iowa’s 327 school districts to submit safety plans and undergo training drills, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she would...
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Iowa Senate bill calls for trust funds for college athletes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 7:04pm
DES MOINES — A bipartisan proposal to establish a framework for allowing college athletes to benefit from the promotional use of their names, images and likenesses was introduced Tuesday in...
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Birdwatching more than a hobby for this Cedar Rapids volunteer. It’s also for science.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 5:58pm
When Tom Cleveland was a boy, he was fascinated with nature. He made picture books for his mother of the birds he saw. He brought home animals he found in the woods near their Wisconsin home. He...
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This 1980’s condo in Hiawatha transforms into a stunning home with unique details

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 5:45pm
When Rhonda and Wayne Winn first walked into their future condo, they saw potential where others might have seen only a time capsule. But Wayne, owner of Home Town Restyling in Hiawatha, and Rhonda,...
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School board member regrets tweeting that Prairie High show choir performance was sexist

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 5:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The girls of Prairie High’s Ambassadors show choir exited the stage and left the boys, wearing suits with flag pins on their lapels, alone to sing and dance to...
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University of Northern Iowa pushes practice for high-profile caucuses

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 5:12pm
A week before hundreds of thousands of Iowans descend upon nearly 1,700 precincts for the much-anticipated first-in-the-nation caucuses, the University of Northern Iowa will hold a mock event aimed...
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Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren pick up endorsements from Iowa legislators who previously backed other candidates

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 5:10pm
DES MOINES — With Sen. Amy Klobuchar tied up in the Senate impeachment trial, Iowa legislators who support the Minnesota Democrat rallied for her Tuesday at the Capitol. “We’re...
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Iowa wants expert review of Dakota Access Pipeline expansion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 4:57pm
Iowa regulators want owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s capacity won’t increase the...
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Johnson County vegetable growers’ message to Iowa Legislature: We want to be treated as farmers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 4:35pm
DES MOINES — A pair of Johnson County vegetable growers asked state lawmakers Tuesday to approve changes that would free them from county regulations they see as a barrier to small-scale...
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Defense asks Mollie Tibbetts murder trial be delayed over blood and fingerprint evidence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 1:42pm
Attorneys for the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts want to delay the upcoming murder trial while they sort out what they describe as the state’s recent...
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Man faces vehicular homicide charges in hit-and-run wreck that killed one, seriously injured another

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 1:10pm
An Urbana man faces multiple charges — including two counts of homicide by vehicle — after a car wreck last year in Linn County left one person dead and another seriously injured....
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Iowa City’s ‘Meemaw Eats’ food blogger writes about cooking as a love letter to her kids, grandkids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 1:10pm
IOWA CITY — Walk into Patty Mishler’s Iowa City home and you never know what goodies await you — but you can be guaranteed there will be something there. If you happen to catch...
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Deadly Christmas shooting in Coralville slow to be solved because of uncooperative witnesses

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 12:49pm
CORALVILLE — Gunshots erupted about 9:22 p.m. on Christmas in the 900 block of Boston Way in Coralville. The shooting left one man — 30-year-old Gregory Jackson of Iowa City —...
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Can a woman win?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 11:28am
The night of Nov 8, 2016, I was at an election party, wearing a suit, drinking and watching the results come in. When the Western states started to be called, I asked my friend to drive me home so I...
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Corridor companies recognized among best LGBTQ workplaces nationwide

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 10:59am
Several Corridor companies scored high marks on a nationwide index of the top LGBTQ-friendly workplaces. Seven companies, either based in Iowa or with strong footprints in the state, were among 686...
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Cedar Rapids police seek help to identify suspects in several home invasions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 9:49am
Cedar Rapids police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying home invasion suspects that have targeted homes in three quadrants of the city over the past week. According to the...
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Hillary Clinton says ‘nobody likes’ Bernie Sanders

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 8:50am
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says “nobody likes” her former presidential rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator remains entrenched among the front-runners in the...
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