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Center Point man suffers serious injuries in single motorcycle crash

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 3:43pm
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Linn County area rescue, and additional departments and rescue agencies responded to a motorcycle accident with injuries in the area of Paris Road and Valley...
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Blum, Finkenauer agree to debate, but not when, how many

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 3:00pm
In what has become a regular feature of Iowa 1st District campaigns, the candidates are debating — debating whether they’ll debate and, if so, how often. U.S. Rep. Rod Blum has proposed...
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Citations soar after Iowa’s texting-while-driving ban

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 2:58pm
The number of texting-while-driving citations has increased more than 600 percent statewide in the year since Iowa updated its texting ban. Numbers also have spiked locally. Iowa State Patrol...
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Trump considers tapping nation’s oil reserve

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 2:52pm
The Trump administration is actively considering tapping into the nation’s emergency supply of crude oil as political pressure grows to rein in rising gasoline prices before congressional...
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Iowa small business owners praise federal tax cuts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 2:50pm
DES MOINES — A half-dozen Iowa small business owners told a top U.S. official in Iowa on Friday that federal tax cuts are boosting workers’ wages and businesses’ investment and...
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Shots fired incident, car crashed into a tree, on the SW side of Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 2:15pm
Cedar Rapids Police are investigating a call for shots fired near Third Street and 12th Avenue SW at approximately 12:40 a.m.this morning. According to Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg...
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United States intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON — The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the “warning lights are...
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At least 128 die in Pakistan bombing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 1:57pm
ISLAMABAD — Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif flew home to start a 10-year prison sentence Friday, hours after a bombing at an election rally killed at least 128 people, heightening...
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Trump is delivering the trade war he promised

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 1:56pm
Vice President Mike Pence got at least one thing right during his visit to Cedar Rapids last week. “Since day one of this administration, President Trump has been working to keep the promises...
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Gallery: Photos from the Gov. Robert D. Ray Memorial

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 1:11pm
Browse a complete photo gallery from the memorial service for the late Gov. Robert D. Ray of Iowa.  The memorial took place at the Iowa state capitol on July 12, 2018.  
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U.S. Supreme Court should heed calls for greater transparency

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 1:03pm
Given the benefits of open government, it isn’t too much to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take another baby step into the 21st century. Some courts livestream audio of oral arguments, but not...
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Tax cuts can’t ease trade fears

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 1:02pm
Here’s hoping, during Vice President Mike Pence’s Iowa visit this week, someone had an opportunity to point out that tax cuts mean very little to people without income. After reading...
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“Peace” in 20 languages, can this pole bring people together?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 12:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Visitors to Jones Park may notice a white pole — adorned in the word “Peace” written in more than 20 different languages — planted in the ground near...
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University of Iowa AirCare boosts air ambulance transports

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 12:46pm
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics AirCare helicopter service transported more patients last year with the addition of a Dubuque helicopter and new research favoring stroke care offered at...
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Local student drowns at Steamboat Lake State Park in Colorado

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 11:16am
A Kirkwood Community College student drowned Tuesday at Steamboat Lake State Park in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. David Mutabazi, 24, of Cedar Rapids, was a...
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Watch: Deputy AG makes announcement regarding Mueller investigation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 10:14am
Watch live as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein makes announcement regarding the Mueller investigation.
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Pate pushes back on Democratic report citing election vulnerabilities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 9:40am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Although Iowa is addressing voting security issues, a study for U.S. House Democrats found the state is among 18 states with the most vulnerable election...
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Watch: Gov. Robert Ray's Funeral in Des Moines

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 9:11am
Watch live a stream of Gov. Robert Ray's funeral. The funeral proceedings are scheduled to start today at 12:30 p.m. Ray, 89, served as Iowa’s 38th governor from January 1969 to January 1983...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Gov. Ray's legacy and VP Mike Pence to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 8:42am
This week the On Iowa Politics crew about Gov. Robert Ray's legacy, and Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Iowa.  On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the...
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Eastern Iowa businesses cope with trade stress

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 8:35am
Cedar Ridge Distillery made one of its first international shipments this week. Founder and owner Jeff Quint had negotiated prices and scheduled loading for two shipping containers of prizewinning...
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