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Cargill rail yard goes this week before Cedar Rapids planning panel

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 7:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cargill’s latest application for a rail yard on vacant city-owned ground in the southeast neighborhood known as Rompot is scheduled to go Thursday before the City...
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Stacy Abrams urges awareness, urgency in appearance on University of Iowa campus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 6:48pm
IOWA CITY — In opening her remarks before a crowd of 700-plus on the University of Iowa campus Monday, Stacey Abrams introduced herself as “not the governor of...
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Some in Walford will leave town to vote

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 6:31pm
One result of a state law that combines city and school board elections into one event starting with Tuesday’s balloting is that some voters in Walford will have to go out of town to vote for...
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Facebook fundraisers, May’s Island portraits and concerts: Supporters get creative to save Cedar Rapids’ Legion Arts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 6:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Grassroots fundraising efforts are emerging to help save Cedar Rapids’ iconic arts presenting organization, Legion Arts, which recently revealed it is deep in debt. Steve...
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Lawyer Bill Shuttleworth remembered for community service

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 4:31pm
A Cedar Rapids lawyer on Monday is being remembered for his community service, keen legal mind, love of the arts and music and support of higher education. William “Bill” Shuttleworth,...
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After stealing $5,000 worth of items from Dick’s Sporting Goods, suspects lead authorities on 124 mph chase

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 3:51pm
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three women they suspect in a theft from Dick’s Sporting Goods Monday, followed by a high-speed chase. According to a media release...
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UI graduate student who said state botched her sexual-harassment claim to receive payment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 3:11pm
One of two former University of Iowa graduate students who sued the school, state, and Board of Regents for allegedly mishandling their accusations of sexual harassment and assault, as well as gender...
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Cedar Rapids police seek possible witness in Kum & Go shooting (Witness has been found)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 2:50pm
4:01 p.m.: The Cedar Rapids Police have indicated the witness has been found, but the investigation continues into the incident. Previous Coverage The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for...
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Everyday Heroes: Fairfax banker never tired of ‘doing the right thing’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 2:31pm
David C. Neuhaus of Fairfax is nominated as an Everyday Hero for his generous spirit and longtime work in helping families through Fairfax State Savings Bank, where he is chairman and CEO. He and...
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Iowa City couple gets state conservation award for prairie and woodland restoration

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 2:25pm
When Pat and Enid Cancilla bought a 90-acre Johnson County farm in 1978, they decided to do something different with the land bordering Coralville Lake. “When we got it, it was all corn and...
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Iowa politicos offer very boring, totally predictable responses to impeachment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 2:09pm
Last week, the U.S. House approved a resolution setting procedures for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The vote was largely split along party lines — two Democrats...
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Jury selection starts for Cedar Rapids man charged in deadly drug robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 12:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jury selection is underway in the trial for a Cedar Rapids man charged in a 2017 drug robbery that turned deadly. Donald R. Harris, 31, is charged with first-degree murder,...
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Lindsey Graham endorses Ashley Hinson, will keynote Cedar Rapids fundraiser

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 11:03am
CEDAR RAPIDS — In a “toss up” Eastern Iowa congressional race, Republican Ashley Hinson is being endorsed by Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary...
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Judge in Manchester rejects plea deal in homemade cannon accident death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 10:40am
MANCHESTER, Iowa — A judge has rejected a plea deal for a man charged in the death of a woman hit in northeast Iowa by fragments from a homemade cannon. Delaware County District Court records...
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Cedar Rapids man charged with murder after shooting at party on Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 9:59am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man, who witnesses say became angry at party, then left but came back with handgun and shot another man, was charged Monday with first-degree murder. Sixth...
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Iowa lawmakers finally review reveune-sucking tax credits, but only briefly

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 8:14am
The Legislature’s Tax Credit Review Committee met at long last. And from the beginning, its mission was clear. “I guess we’re here to review tax credits,” said the...
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Police: North Liberty man hit with bat after assaulting woman

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 7:22am
IOWA CITY — A North Liberty man was knocked out with a bat after allegedly assaulting a woman Saturday night. According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, an officer responded to the...
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Police arrest suspect in Saturday’s fatal Cedar Rapids shooting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 4, 2019 - 6:44am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Cedar Rapids over the weekend. Officers called to a home in the 900 block of 38th Street SE early...
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Illinois marijuana law aims to undo harm of war on the drug

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 7:40pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When lawmakers crafted the law legalizing marijuana in Illinois, they tried to make sure it would right what many see as past wrongs linked to the drug. In addition to...
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Capitol Ideas: Some light moments during the heavy task of interviewing presidential candidates

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 6:25pm
DES MOINES — Interviewing a presidential candidate is something to take seriously. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. I was reminded of that a couple of times recently.Cory...
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