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Linn County launches new brand and logo

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 8:00am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County officials have announced the official launch of a new county brand and logo. According to a Friday news release, the brand system includes a new multicolored logo,...
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Watch: President Donald Trump’s news conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 7:30am
LONDON (Reuters) - Visiting U.S. President Donald Trump held a news conference on Friday after talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Earlier, in a combative newspaper interview, Trump had...
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A big victory, but flood fight isn’t over

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2018 - 6:13am
Cedar Rapids’ quest to gain federal funding for flood protection has been an endurance test, one among many the city has faced in recovering from the 2008 flood. After that catastrophic...
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Johnson County Supervisors buy land for crisis intervention facility

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 8:16pm
IOWA CITY — Johnson County supervisors voted 3-1 Thursday to buy land for a new Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center, a place that would give police a place to take people in crisis instead of...
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Sickle cell blood drive planned Saturday in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 7:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will host its first sickle cell awareness blood drive in Cedar Rapids on Saturday. The blood center will be accepting blood...
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Somber Iowans honor former Gov. Robert D. Ray

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 7:07pm
DES MOINES — Somber Iowans from varied walks of life, ethnicities and political backgrounds gathered Thursday for a common purpose in the Capitol rotunda — to honor the life of former...
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University of Iowa halts — for now — 'Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation'

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 5:18pm
IOWA CITY — After paying an internationally known consultant more than $250,000 to shepherd creation of a “Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation” to meet a growing demand for...
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Jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $550 million in Missouri asbestos cancer case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 4:22pm
A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $550 million to 22 women who alleged the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused...
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Beef, eggs, animal feed fatten Cargill’s profits

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 4:21pm
CHICAGO — Strong global demand for beef and animal feed fattened grain trader Cargill Inc’s profits in fiscal year 2018, which were also boosted by trade tensions and South American...
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UK Prime Minister May praises “dearest friend” U.S. as Trump questions her Brexit plans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 4:19pm
BLENHEIM PALACE, England — Prime Minister Theresa May made a determined pitch to Donald Trump for a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States on his first trip to Britain on Thursday, but...
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FBI agent defends himself from House Republicans over Trump texts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
WASHINGTON — An FBI agent who criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in text messages during the 2016 election campaign vigorously defended himself at a raucous hearing on...
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Do Iowans like their own political party, or just detest the other?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 4:06pm
I have not shied away from being a Republican, nor from criticizing President Donald Trump. Sometimes it seems a little lonely. No president in modern history has faced so much resistance from the...
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Hiawatha Public Library secures $2 million fundraising goal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 3:47pm
HIAWATHA — With a state grant, the Hiawatha Public Library has reached the $2 million fundraising goal for the library’s expansion project. With a nearly $469,000 award from the Iowa...
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Dirty 'W': Jake Rudock, Iowa defense pull Hawkeyes out of the pit of ultimate darkness

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 3:31pm
Three cool things: 1. That Hawkeyes team stunk it up against a below-average Mid-American team ... but ... quarterback Jake Rudock hit tight end Jake Duzey for a 12-yard touchdown with 1:00 left and...
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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Delaney running Carter-like campaign

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 2:43pm
With a Jimmy Carter out-of-nowhere approach, Maryland Rep. John Delaney is quietly raising his profile in Iowa. The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful has made 12 trips to the first-in-the-nation...
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Iowa Department of Public Health: 15 Iowans fall ill with Cyclospora parasite after eating McDonald’s salads

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 2:40pm
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is warning fast food consumers to be on their guard as an increase in Cyclospora infections related to McDonald’s salads has appeared in Illinois...
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Flooding to cause adjustment to RAGBRAI course around Ledges State Park

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 1:20pm
Recent high rainfall totals in central and northwest Iowa have resulted in an adjustment to the upcoming RAGBRAI course.   Flooding of the Des Moines River and high lake levels at Saylorville...
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Five arrested in connection with Dylan Plotz murder

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 12:55pm
After more than a year of investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged five men in connection with the death of Dylan Plotz, 20, who was killed on February 1, 2017. Authorities said...
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Build-A-Bear closes lines for ‘Pay Your Age’ event, including at Coral Ridge Mall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 11:52am
Customers eager to pay low amounts for stuffed animals mobbed Build-A-Bear Workshop stores across the United States, Canada and Great Britain Thursday, including at Coral Ridge Mall in...
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Johnson County supervisors consider crisis intervention facility land purchase

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 11:29am
IOWA CITY — The yearslong effort to construct a crisis intervention facility in Johnson County could clear its next major hurdle Thursday night. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is...
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