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Coralville library makes it easier to access internet from home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 5, 2020 - 3:16pm
CORALVILLE — In a typical year, computers at the Coralville Public Library are accessed by patrons up to 35,000 times. Library Director Alison Ames Galstad said Coralville residents need the...
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Cedar Rapids man hospitalized after fireworks incident in Marion Friday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 5, 2020 - 1:18pm
A Cedar Rapids man suffered serious injuries after an incident “involving fireworks” July 3, the Marion Police Department reported. Marion Police, Marion Fire and Rescue and Area...
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Iowa reports no new coronavirus deaths Sunday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 5, 2020 - 12:16pm
Sunday marked the third time in eight days that no deaths in Iowa as a result of COVID-19 were reported in a 24-hour period — the first time that low has been reached since the state saw its...
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Motorcyclist from Walker seriously injured in Linn County crash Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 5, 2020 - 9:36am
A motorcyclist from Walker was seriously injured Saturday in a crash near Center Point. At about 5 p.m., Jay Mathews, 61, lost control of his motorcycle while traveling west near 4670 Urbana Road,...
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Kanye West says he’s running for president; Twitter explodes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 5, 2020 - 8:37am
Kanye West says he’s running for president. It’s not clear if the musician is serious, or if this is a publicity stunt for himself or a project unrelated to the...
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Family dog rescued at Cedar Rapids house fire early Sunday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 5, 2020 - 8:14am
Three residents were not seriously injured and their dog was rescued in a northwest Cedar Rapids house fire early Sunday morning. At 12:21 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the 7000 block...
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Orchestra Iowa maestro turns to live chats to connect with audiences during pandemic

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 4:51pm
Instead of cuing downbeats for Orchestra Iowa, Maestro Timothy Hankewich is staying upbeat with listeners far and wide on his weekly Facebook livestream, “Happy Hour with Maestro...
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Cedar Rapids businesses have propped each other up in the pandemic. Locals hope it lasts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 4:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When her regular sales plummeted in the pandemic, Laurel Williams, owner of Great Harvest Bread Co., looked forward to a call every Saturday in March and April from McGrath Auto...
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Keep garden in top shape during hot July days

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 3:38pm
Each month, the Master Gardeners will provide some maintenance ideas for your annuals, perennials, vegetables, lawns, trees and shrubs. These gardening tips will help you to de-stress in nature while...
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Professors and students in Iowa face virtual limits to education

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 3:26pm
IOWA CITY — Sitting six years ago in a leather-bound arm chair next to Chris Merrill — director of the University of Iowa’s esteemed International Writing Program — UI...
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Iowa’s coronavirus cases on the rise again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 3:13pm
After nearly four months of emergency steps to manage the spread of new coronavirus infections, COVID-19 cases in Iowa are on the rise again — alarming local health officials. After new...
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How do health experts deal with coronavirus risks in their everyday lives?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 3:01pm
As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases...
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Manchester teen drowns at Lake Delhi

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 2:43pm
A Manchester teenager drowned Friday night at Lake Delhi, according to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Seventeen-year-old Teige Hunt jumped into Lake Delhi but didn’t resurface,...
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Iowa single-day increase in coronavirus cases tops peak 7-day rolling average

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 1:05pm
Iowa reported 568 new COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. Saturday for the previous 24-hour period. That marked a single-day total higher than the state’s peak rolling seven-day average of 559. One...
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Cedar Rapids shop owner stays busy during pandemic with her stitching

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 8:37am
Rachel Maker, 27, of Cedar Rapids, has prepared her whole life for keeping her hands busy during this pandemic. A seamstress who also does embroidery and screen printing, Maker has been creating her...
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Battle heats up over how Americans vote

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 10:31pm
DES MOINES — President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who have been...
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North Linn special education teacher makes career out of service to others

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 8:23pm
Kelly DeVore has lived a life dedicated to serving others. At 59, DeVore is one of the oldest teachers in the North Linn Community School District, where she has been a special education teacher...
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Cedar Rapids Black Freedom Rally brings message to mayor’s door

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 5:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Black Lives Matter protesters, livid over the city’s approach to one of its key demands for police reform, brought the frustrations Friday to Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad...
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Meet Deetz, a hyper-local, real-time mapping, community happening app created by a UI grad

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 3:45pm
Eastyn Fitzgibbon and her friends had difficulty finding current information about their community this spring due the state’s coronavirus pandemic and state orders for many businesses to...
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Facing male-dominated field, Iowa City music artists connect for support

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 3:26pm
The roar of a crowd and feeling of accomplishment after a good performance at a venue — all things Iowa City music artists thrive on. As conversations of racial and social justice rise to the...
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