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Regents plan to sell ‘Iowa College for the Blind’ campus to Vinton for $1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 3:58pm
Nearly 160 years after 24 students started attending the “Iowa College for the Blind” in a 70,000-square-foot space in Vinton, the Iowa Board of Regents is selling that aging space...
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Quaker Oats, local union agree to new contract with wage increases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 3:47pm
Quaker Oats and processing plant workers with Local 110 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union tentatively have agreed to a contract that would lock in annual wage increases. The...
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Election results: City elections in Cedar Rapids, Marion, other Linn County cities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 3:24pm
All precincts are reported for city elections in the Cedar Rapids area and throughout Linn County. Here are the results. More election results: • Linn County school district...
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Election results: School elections in Iowa City, other districts in Johnson County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 3:22pm
All precincts are reported for school elections results in the Iowa City area and throughout Johnson County. Here are the results. Results from other districts that go beyond county lines will be...
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Election results: City elections in Iowa City, other cities in Johnson County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 3:18pm
All precincts are reporting in for city elections results in the Iowa City area and throughout Johnson County. Here are the results. More election results: • Iowa City area school district...
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Election results: School elections in Cedar Rapids, Marion, other Linn County districts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 3:17pm
Polls are closed, and early election results are coming in from the school elections in the Cedar Rapids area and throughout Linn County. Some results may take longer to appear depending on how fast...
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Regents and staff would be barred from betting on UI, ISU, UNI sports under proposed policy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 2:39pm
With Iowa’s public universities — housing the state’s highest-profile athletes — navigating their response to a new law legalizing collegiate sports gambling, the...
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Photos: Election Day in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 2:29pm
Iowans cast their ballots in local elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.
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Camp Tanager to expand with couple’s $1.8 million gift

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 1:15pm
A $1.8 million legacy donation from Jared and Carol Hills will help Tanager Place expand its Camp Tanager, which offers summer and year-round programs for thousands of Corridor children each year....
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What do Iowans care about?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 12:56pm
No one thinks we care. Iowans care about corn, we are told. Iowans care about Busch Light, football, and nothing else. Iowans, most certainly, don’t care about impeachment. Writing in the New...
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Cedar Rapids man accused of sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 10:45am
A Cedar Rapids man is being held at the Linn County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bail, after he allegedly sexually abused a six-year-old girl. According to the criminal complaint, John R. Rodriguez,...
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Coralville man accused of indecent contact with child, child endangerment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 9:09am
CORALVILLE — A Coralville man faces multiple counts of indecent contact with a child, lascivious conduct with a minor and child endangerment for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a...
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Pate: Make your voice heard in today’s elections

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 8:55am
We often hear politicians and pundits claim that the upcoming election will be “the most important one of our lifetime.” I’m sure that phrase will be repeated many times in 2020....
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What’s going on out there on Election Day?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 5, 2019 - 8:44am
In this year of firsts — first time for city and school board elections on the same day and first time for requiring identification to vote — The Gazette will be out talking with voters...
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It’s Election Day!

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 9:09pm
For the first time, school district and municipal elections in Iowa are being combined starting today — so turnout is expected to be more robust than it has been for just city or school...
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University of Northern Iowa, DMACC to unveil new ‘2+2’ partnership

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 7:58pm
After a year of negotiations, the University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College this week will unveil a new “2+2” relationship providing Des Moines-area community...
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What to know about Cedar Rapids city elections

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 7:50pm
Cedar Rapids City Council seats are up for grabs, and today voters get to have their say. If you need more information on the city council candidates, we have you covered. Six candidates are seeking...
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What to know about Marion city elections

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 7:49pm
The ballot in Marion is stacked with competitive races for Tuesday’s elections. Marion reporter Grace King has rounded up details on the candidates and Election Day info. Here’s what you...
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What to know about the Iowa City Council election

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 7:48pm
In Iowa City, there’s only one competitive city council race on the ballot. Here’s what you need to know about Tuesday’s city elections. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8...
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Time Machine: A Cedar Rapids Ponzi scheme (Part One: Up in Smoke)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 7:33pm
Ponzi schemes came into vogue in the 1920s, with a Cedar Rapids cigar store owner in the middle of a big one. In a Ponzi scheme, people invest in a business and immediately begin seeing big returns...
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