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Iowa City Jingle Cross champ wins Tour de France 10th stage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 7:44pm
IOWA CITY — Before winning the 10th stage of the Tour de France on Monday, cycling phenom Wout van Aert was a regular participant in the World Cup of Cyclocross hosted at the annual Jingle...
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Is 5G connectivity bad for your health? Iowans planning protests believe it does

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 7:40pm
While cellular companies tout 5G connectivity as a potential link to having broadband for all, some are raising concerns over the service’s radio-frequency. Earlier this year, Verizon Wireless...
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Big-pharma drug pricing hurts Iowa's smallest pharmacies. Here's what they're doing about it.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 7:34pm
In many ways, a pharmacist serves as a front-line health care provider. With the number of prescription drugs that Americans take — particularly elderly individuals or those with a chronic...
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John Paul Stevens, longtime leader of Supreme Court’s liberal wing, dies at 99

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 7:01pm
John Paul Stevens, a moderate midwestern Republican and former antitrust lawyer from Chicago who evolved into a savvy and sometimes passionate leader of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing and...
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Randy Feenstra builds on campaign cash lead in his pursuit of Rep. Steve King’s seat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 6:54pm
SIOUX CITY — Republican challenger Randy Feenstra raised $140,451 for his 4th Congressional District campaign in the second quarter, increasing his commanding cash lead over Rep. Steve...
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Steve King takes aim at Joni Ernst for criticizing Trump tweet deemed racist

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 6:30pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve King took a swipe Tuesday at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst after his fellow Iowa Republican spoke out against President Donald Trump’s controversial tweet that four...
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Backyard beekeeping is on the rise in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 6:22pm
The number of apiaries — collections of honeybee hives often found in amateurs’ backyards — in Iowa has steadily increased over the past decade. The upswing comes on the heels of...
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Iowa protesters wore nooses to make statement on climate change. Now they are apologizing.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 6:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The organizer of a climate change protest at last weekend’s gathering of presidential candidates in NewBo is apologizing for incorporate a symbol evoking America’s...
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This rural Iowa school district is hiring licensed therapists to support students’ mental health

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 5:54pm
On one of the last afternoons of the school year, five women sat around a table in an Amana Elementary classroom, trading tips and making plans to meet the mental health needs of their school...
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What you should know about the dangerous heat wave this week in Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 5:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s going to be dangerously hot this week in Eastern Iowa. An excessive heat warning is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening in Linn and Johnson...
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Georgia woman sentenced to 10 years for scheme to steal UI employees tax refunds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 4:50pm
DAVENPORT — A Georgia woman was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for a scheme to steal over $450,000 in tax refunds from University of Iowa employees. Nadine Nzuega Robinson, 39, of...
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Vermeer in Pella celebrates recovery a year after tornado

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 4:43pm
Jul. 12 — Fifty-one weeks after being hit by an EF-3 tornado, Vermeer Corporation is coming back stronger than ever. On Friday, they announced the future development of a new 480,000 square...
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Former Manchester nurse accused of stealing hydrocodone pills, morphine

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 3:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A former Manchester nurse was indicted earlier this month on federal charges of stealing nursing home patients’ pain pills and replacing them with a different or less...
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Iowa City Catholic Worker House helps refugee families

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 3:47pm
IOWA CITY — For Diego de Jesus Ayestas Romero, going from Honduras to the United States came at a high cost. His daughter, Carla Maria, died in the family’s first attempt in November as...
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Bennett: Warren has the intelligence and courage necessary to lead

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 3:28pm
Iowans have a huge role to play in our next presidential election, and critical choices to make at their precinct caucuses next February. It’s no exaggeration to say the future of our country...
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Cedar Rapids man accused of forging $1,200 check and taking 2 vehicles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 2:25pm
A Cedar Rapids man faces multiple charges after taking two vehicles Monday without owners’ consent and attempting to cash a forged check for more than $1,260. Curtis L. Kelley, 26, faces two...
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Slow progress means Iowa water quality goals hundreds or even thousands of years away, environmental group says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 2:23pm
An Iowa environmental group says it will take more than 90 years to grow enough cover crops to meet the state’s goals of a 45 percent reduction in harmful nutrients going into streams, rivers...
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Gone fishing in Iowa — for 10.5 million days

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 12:58pm
DES MOINES — Iowans nearly wore out their “Gone fishing” signs last year. Iowa anglers fished a total of 10.5 million days in 2018, according to state Department of Natural...
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Two new studies warn that a hotter world will be a more violent one

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 10:49am
As the planet warms, experts have increasingly sounded the alarm over the potential for increased climate-driven geopolitical conflict. Two new studies underscore how rising temperatures are likely...
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Police: Iowa City woman took $650,000 intended for father after mother’s death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2019 - 7:22am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City woman took more than $650,000 intended for her father the day her mother died, police said. According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, on Sept. 14, 2016,...
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