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Cedar Rapids police plan to begin traffic camera ticketing on July 1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 10:23am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police want to begin enforcing tickets issued by automated traffic cameras beginning at 12 a.m. on July 1, Police Chief Wayne Jerman said on Monday. Speed cameras...
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Liver transplant policy upheld; UIHC wanted to block the policy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 9:26am
A federal court in Atlanta this morning denied a request to delay a national policy that changes how liver donations are determined. The policy goes into effect immediately. The University of Iowa...
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Names released in Iowa City officer-involved shooting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 8:41am
IOWA CITY — Authorities have released the names of the parties involved in last week’s officer-involved shooting in Iowa City. According to a news release, Iowa City police officers...
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Iowa law will make cocktails easier to get

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 8:16am
Americans’ drinking habits are changing, and Iowa Code is slowing adapting to accommodate new beverages. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed two bills into law last week that will make boozier drinks...
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MidAmerican Energy announces natural gas upgrades for Iowa City, Quad Cities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 7:59am
MidAmerican Energy has announced a five-year, $72 million project to upgrade natural gas distribution systems and equipment for nearly 18,000 residential and business customers in Iowa City and the...
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Iowa City restaurant employee accused of vandalism; Cleanup costs over $10,000

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 7:22am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City restaurant was allegedly vandalized by one of it’s own employees. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, an officer was called to Linn Street Dive,...
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‘You idiots’: Bill Nye’s fiery message to leaders stalling on climate change

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 6:54am
Bill Nye frolicked in a ball pit to explain how the planet’s populations compete for resources. He took a chain saw to a loaf of bread, comparing it to Earth’s crust, and he was nearly...
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Iowa loses “best state” status

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 5:19am
DES MOINES — Washington has dethroned Iowa as the best state in the nation, according to the 2019 Best States rankings from U.S. News & World Report released today. Iowa, which held the...
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‘This is who I am’: Former Democratic Iowa Sen. Rita Hart is running for Congress

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 5:13am
Rita Hart says her family knows what to expect when she tells them: “ ‘Oh, come on! It’ll be fun.” The phrase usually means that Hart, a former state senator from...
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Iowa City manufactured home fire causes $20,000 in damages

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 8:50pm
IOWA CITY — Noone was injured Monday evening after a fire caused severe damage to a manufactured home on Laura Drive. The Iowa City Fire Department says firefighters were dispatched to 1205...
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Governor Reynolds clears way for sports gambling in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 8:15pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds decided Monday that legalizing sports wagering in Iowa is a winner. After getting input from Iowans she said were evenly split on the latest proposed gambling...
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New bike share could boost business in downtown Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 7:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After years of talk about starting one, the initial phase of a bike share program began Monday with predictions from business leaders that it will bode well for the...
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Cedar Rapids bike share: Here’s what you need to know to ride

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 5:46pm
Cedar Rapids launched a bike share program this week. Here’s what you need to know about the program: How do I use the bike share? Download the free VeoRide app on your smartphone (iPhone or...
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Area events celebrate Bike to Work Week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 5:14pm
This is Bike to Work Week and there are events scheduled in the area all week to celebrate and encourage commuting by bicycle.TUESDAY • In Marion at 7:30 a.m., a kickoff ride from Thomas Park...
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Chris Soules seeks sentencing delay

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 5:02pm
INDEPENDENCE — With about a week to go until he faced a judge, reality TV star Chris Soules asked Monday that the court delay sentencing him in a fatal hit-and-run case. Soules, 37, of rural...
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California jury says Bayer must pay $2 billion to couple in Roundup cancer trial

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 3:57pm
A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, marking the third consecutive U.S. jury...
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In setback for Apple, U.S. Supreme Court lets App Store antitrust suit proceed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 3:56pm
WASHINGTON — A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the go-ahead to an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple Inc of forcing consumers to overpay for iPhone software applications, a decision...
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Cedar Rapids man accused of torture in February robbery facing new charge in separate but similar case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 3:17pm
A Cedar Rapids man, who was accused in February of torturing and robbing a 57-year-old man at a local motel, is facing another count of robbery for a separate but similar incident. According to a...
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Iowans prep for fierce 2020 fight — and not just for the White House

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 3:12pm
WASHINGTON — Iowans are used to the spotlight in presidential election years, and with the number of Democrats eyeing the nomination approaching two dozen, it may be difficult this year to...
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Dow plunges 590 points as investors fear effects of escalating trade war on economy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 3:10pm
U.S. markets plunged Monday as China said it would raise steep tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods, upping the stakes of a trade war that threatens to imperil the global economy. The Dow Jones...
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