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Devin Nunes’ family files $25 million lawsuit against reporter over Iowa dairy farm article

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 8:42am
Family members of U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes have filed a $25 million defamation lawsuit against former Esquire correspondent Ryan Lizza, following his 2018 investigation into their Sibley, Iowa, dairy...
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Gov. Reynolds has a plan to empower workers, grow Iowa economy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 8:38am
Iowa is desperate to attract workers to fill open positions and populate our stagnating communities. However, a complex web of state laws regulating work might be turning thousands of would-be Iowans...
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Missing Hope House resident captured after crashing into snow bank

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 21, 2020 - 7:27am
CORALVILLE — A missing Hope House resident was captured after crashing into a snow bank Monday night. According to Coralville police criminal complaints, around 9:36 p.m. 30-year-old Dylan D....
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Democratic hopefuls link arms on MLK Day to show unity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 9:12pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their feuds Monday as they walked shoulder-to-shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital to honor the...
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East Iowa Ski Club organizes outings year-round, and not just snow skiing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 5:15pm
Teresa Smith was 10 when her father taught her to ski near their Cedar Rapids home. They stuck to local and area slopes — Sundown Mountain Resort near Dubuque and Chestnut Mountain Resort in...
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The Gazette Daily News Podcast: Jan. 21

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 3:50pm
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Here's your Gazette Daily News Podcast, a briefing on today's news: Temperatures creeping back up  Tuesday should be an early nominee for best weather of the week...
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Iowa Board of Regents, slapped with another ‘prohibited practice,’ continues to evade penalty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 3:18pm
Just months after being ordered to post a notice alerting the public it had committed a prohibited practice, the Board of Regents has been found to have committed another violation — proving,...
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Linn County GOP announces caucus locations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 2:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County Republicans have announced 22 caucus sites where party members from 86 precincts will gather Feb. 3 to participate in the presidential caucuses. Caucuses will begin...
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Everyday Heroes: Cedar Rapids woman helps students discover their purpose

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 2:02pm
Erin Whipple can summarize her job as an Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) education specialist at Jefferson High School in one sentence: She helps her students find their...
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Women’s hat fashion led to jobs for milliners, large Cedar Rapids company

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 1:40pm
In the late 1800s, millinery — the business of making hats for women — was one of the few professions a woman could go into on her own. Victorian day caps, or bonnets, were still a...
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Did you hear a loud “pop” Saturday? Frost quake unlikely

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 1:10pm
Chad Canfield was watching a movie in his basement Saturday morning when he heard a “quick, heavy pop.” Canfield didn’t jump at the sound, which he immediately thought was a...
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Want to show off your art skills? Cedar Rapids seeks submissions from local artists for new ‘pocket plaza’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 12:50pm
The Cedar Rapids Visual Arts Commission is seeking artist submissions to design nine large panels that will be featured in a new downtown pocket plaza on Second Street SE, next to Cobble Hill...
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With fate of Marion landfill uncertain, 3 members join Solid Waste Agency board

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 12:45pm
MARION — The Solid Waste Agency is welcoming three new members to its nine-member board Tuesday who may have different opinions on what should happen with the Marion landfill when it reaches...
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Annual Martin Luther King march in Iowa City promotes unity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 12:09pm
IOWA CITY — About 60 people including many elected officials bundled up against Monday’s cold to march for blocks on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day to let the community know the...
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Matt Windschitl, new Iowa House majority leader, ready to listen, praised for fairness

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 11:23am
DES MOINES — Many followers of the Iowa Legislature may know Matt Windschitl, the new Iowa House majority leader, primarily for his advocacy for gun rights legislation. The Missouri Valley...
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Hidden beaches in Brazil an escape from Iowa winter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 11:18am
In Portuguese, there is no English translation for the word “hike.” At least, not one that I have ever come across, being a native speaker and an enthusiastic hiker. This may be because...
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White powdery substance found in letter sent to trucking company in SW Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 10:10am
Cedar Rapids police are investigating after a white, powdery substance was found in a letter that was sent to a local freight trucking company in southwest Cedar Rapids. Public safety spokesperson...
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Poll finds Iowa Democrats like their choices, favor Biden

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 10:02am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers finds that 29 percent think Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is best suited to address the needs of rural Iowa, but the same percentage say...
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BAE Systems will keep Collins Aerospace’s military GPS business around Cedar Rapids, following $2 billion deal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 8:39am
Collins Aerospace will divest its military GPS business to United Kingdom-based BAE Systems, which plans to establish a new presence in the Cedar Rapids area, rather than relocate hundreds of...
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