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Person killed in car fire in Iowa City identified

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 1:24pm
The Iowa City Police Department identified a 72-year-old Iowa City man as the person found dead in a car fire Monday night. Donald Lee Schrader was found dead in the car in the parking lot next to...
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Some employers go all in with March Madness

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 12:55pm
When the NCAA men’s basketball tournament tips off Thursday, millions of viewers at offices across the country will huddle over their screens of choice, doing their level best to look busy...
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Even in time of crisis, Steve King distracts and embarrasses

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 12:43pm
Much of Iowa is in crisis with snowmelt and precipitation conspiring to submerge entire communities in floodwater. As Iowans expect, our elected officials are closely monitoring the situation...
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Iowa public health officials urge caution as flood cleanup begins

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 12:16pm
State public health officials are seeing more cases of hypothermia this week in parts of the state experiencing historic flooding. That’s not unheard of, officials say, but unique given the...
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Edgewood Road and other Cedar Rapids streets now open

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 11:02am
The City of Cedar Rapids announced late this morning that Edgewood Road NW is now open between River Bluffs Drive NW and Glass Road NE. Also, the intersection of C Street and Bowling Street is now...
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Judge rules Iowa will pay for expert witness for man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 10:30am
MONTEZUMA — A judge ruled Wednesday that a $3,200 stipend will be paid by the state for an expert witness to assist the man accused of fatally stabbing Mollie Tibbetts last summer. Lawyers...
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Cedar Rapids house and parked cars hit in shots fired incident overnight

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 7:22am
A house and three parked cars were struck by bullets early this morning in northwest Cedar Rapids. Neighbors called 911 around 12:30 a.m. regarding gunshots in the area of 11th Street and B Avenue...
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Chicken and cat survive Iowa City house fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 6:37am
A baby chicken and a cat were found by Iowa City firefighters last night after they quickly brought a house fire under control. At 7:14 p.m., neighbors reported smoke coming from the second floor of...
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Importance of ‘Patience’ cited in any U.S.-China deal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 5:43am
WASHINGTON — Top White House officials plan to travel to China next week to try to work through unresolved issues as part of ongoing trade negotiations, a sign that talks are continuing but...
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Kim Reynolds: ‘It looked like an ocean’ — Deadly Midwest floods devastate Western Iowa communities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 5:41am
BROWNVILLE, Neb. — Vice President Mike Pence arrived Tuesday to survey with Iowa and Nebraska officials the devastation unleashed across the Midwest by floods that have killed at least four...
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Democrat Eric Giddens wins special election for State Senate District 30 seat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 5:39am
WATERLOO — Eric Giddens, a Democrat, won the special election for the Senate District 30 seat on Tuesday. He will replace former Sen. Jeff Danielson, a Democrat who resigned the office in...
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Looking back on a year without the Facebook app

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 9:30pm
What would make you take a step back from something that had been a part of your life for more than decade? Would it be one big thing, or a thousand little ones? Thursday marks the one-year...
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Rising river helps Palo test its new forecasting system

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 7:38pm
PALO — Residents in Palo didn’t have to guess how high the Cedar River would rise during recent flooding. For the first time this flood season, they could see the forecast for their own...
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Two more people connected to Christopher Bagley charged in burglary

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 6:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two more people linked to a missing Walker man found buried in southeast Cedar Rapids have been charged with burglary and assault, though no one has yet been charged with his...
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Rep. Finkenauer hears pitch for Cedar Lake project, flood protection

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 6:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Investing in flood protection is a top priority for the U.S. House, Rep. Abby Finkenauer said Tuesday as she toured the Cedar Lake Loop trail in Cedar Rapids. “I know...
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Compromise advances sports betting bill in Iowa House

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 5:22pm
DES MOINES — Iowa bettors would not be allowed to make in-game “prop” wagers on contests involving Iowa athletes, their colleges or their opponents under a change expected to be...
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United States jury rules against Bayer in Roundup cancer case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 3:46pm
A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer to be a “substantial factor” in causing a man’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, allowing the trial to...
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National Popular Vote Interstate Compact offers a way to bypass the electoral college

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 3:44pm
Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for abolishing the electoral college at a Monday night town hall, saying it was the only way to “make sure that every vote...
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Trump forges bond with Brazil’s Bolsonaro in White House visit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 3:42pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazil’s new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro forged a bond over their shared brand of conservative and populist politics on Tuesday, with...
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Goldman: half of entry-level recruits to be women

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 3:42pm
Ahead of a deadline to release gender pay-gap numbers in Britain, Goldman Sachs said Monday that it is boosting its efforts to improve diversity at the storied investment bank, setting goals for the...
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