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Reynolds seeking federal aid for Iowa flooding

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 3:02pm
DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds described the devastation she witnessed, expressed her admiration for Iowans’ resiliency, and assured people facing the devastating floods that her...
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Iowa men's basketball is 2 NCAA wins from program facelift

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 12:57pm
This is the week that matters most in Division I men’s basketball if you’re from a major conference. If you aren’t still alive in the NCAA Tournament when this week is over, your...
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Legislature: Cities resist Iowa scooping up majority share of traffic camera revenue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 12:25pm
DES MOINES — Iowa cities pushed back Tuesday on a legislative proposal for the state to scoop 60 percent of the revenue cities now keep from traffic camera citations. As amended by the House...
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Body found at Iowa City car fire on Gilbert Court

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 11:58am
Iowa City Police and Fire found a deceased person inside a car at approximately 11 p.m. Monday after a witness reported seeing an occupied vehicle on fire in the parking lot of 1213 Gilbert Ct., Iowa...
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Paul Ryan joins board of Fox, new parent company of Fox News

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 11:10am
WASHINGTON - Former House speaker Paul Ryan has landed his first post-Congress job as a board member for Fox, the new parent company of Fox News. Fox spun off from the larger 21st Century Fox, which...
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As floodwaters recede, Cedar Rapids to reopen Edgewood Road, others beginning Wednesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 10:57am
The City of Cedar Rapids anticipates Edgewood Road NW, First Street NW and the intersection of Bowling Street and C Street SW will be reopened sometime Wednesday. Roads in the Time Check...
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Credit to Reynolds for new and improved paperwork

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 8:32am
Last week, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office released a new and improved application for restoration of voting rights. Iowa is one of only two states that require felons to apply to the governor to...
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Iowa City Senior Center opens ‘Little Free Pantry’ exchange to help ease hunger in community

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 19, 2019 - 7:07am
IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Senior Center brough a “Little Free Pantry” to downtown. The center’s pantry, a five-shelf cabinet just inside the Washington Street doors called...
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United States probe of Boeing predates latest crash

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 6:15pm
Federal authorities began exploring a criminal investigation of how Boeing Co.’s 737 Max was certified to fly passengers before the latest crash in Ethiopia involving the new jet, according to...
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In Cedar Rapids, river level expected to recede starting Tuesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 6:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Life along the river in Cedar Rapids could return to normal in the next few days, depending on how fast the Cedar River level drops, city officials say. According to the...
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Student regent Rachael Johnson to leave board next month

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 4:52pm
Rachael Johnson, who was appointed in 2015 to become a student member of the Board of Regents but since has graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, will leave the board next month with about...
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Cedar Rapids Salvation Army volunteers deployed to flood region

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 4:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Salvation Army has deployed a team of Cedar Rapids-based volunteers to assist in flood recovery efforts in Nebraska. Other state agencies including the Red Cross also are...
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Cedar Rapids police seek women shown stealing hundreds of dollars in baby food

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 4:35pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in identifying two female suspects from a theft from the Oakland Road Hy-Vee in early March. In a post on the...
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Marion man convicted of sexually assaulting 15-year-old girl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 3:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 20-year-old Marion man was convicted last week of sexually assaulting an intoxicated 15-year-old girl and then videotaping the sex acts and sharing them on social media. ...
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U.S. Supreme Court to examine whether unanimous juries are required for criminal convictions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 3:01pm
The Supreme Court on Monday accepted two important criminal justice cases for next term but turned down a Georgia death-row inmate who said a juror in his case used racist language and a...
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As Venezuela crisis deepens, United States sharpens focus on rebel threat nearby in Colombia

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON — As the United States makes its biggest diplomatic push in Latin America in years to try to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. military is zeroing in on a byproduct...
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Death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai, floods could surpass 1,000 casualties

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 2:57pm
MAPUTO — The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than...
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Iowa is No. 2-seed in NCAA women’s basketball tournament, hosts Mercer in first round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 2:53pm
IOWA CITY — If the Iowa Hawkeyes advance to the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Coach Lisa Bluder will be facing a former player. No matter what. The Hawkeyes...
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Kansas City company to buy Iowa Premium

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 2:38pm
A sale expected to close in the second quarter of this year will transfer ownership of Iowa Premium, a Black Angus beef processing plant, to National Beef Packing of Kansas City, Mo. Iowa Premium...
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Chicago’s new mayor will be a black woman. Can she bridge the city’s divides?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 2:34pm
CHICAGO — Sipping craft beer at an indie bar on this city’s affluent North Side, mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot addressed a mostly white crowd in designer fleece and heavy-soled...
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