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Why, yes, I am running for president

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 2:17pm
It was a moment so quintessentially Iowa that Raygun has a T-shirt that describes it. Beto O’Rourke spent three days last week touring through Eastern Iowa in the first trip of his nascent...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School students take lead on violence prevention

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 1:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After playing a sobering video about suicide prevention, Tasha Gilkison turned to a class of freshmen. “This is another thing you could prevent,” Gilkison, 16,...
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Most Iowa businesses expect sales growth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 1:27pm
Almost three-quarters of Iowa businesses expect their sales to climb over the next 12 months, according to a first-quarter survey of business leaders released by the Iowa Association of Business and...
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2019 SaPaDaPaSo Awards

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 12:46pm
The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Society has announced this year’s award winners. — Best Graphic Display Award: 1st Place: #72 — Iowa Brewing Co 2nd Place: #35 — Kiss...
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SaPaDapaSo parade in 10 photos

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 11:49am
Browse a collection of photos from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year marked the 44th annual SaPaDaPaSo parade in downtown Cedar Rapids. See a list of this year's award winners...
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Learn to identify frog and toad calls in Iowa workshops

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 11:34am
Despite the name, the spring peeper is not the first frog Iowan’s can expect to hear this year — that honor traditionally goes to the chorus frog. The difference is in the...
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Rep. Steve King posts meme bragging red states have ‘8 trillion bullets’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 11:30am
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa posted a meme Saturday about a hypothetical civil war between “blue states” fighting over which bathroom to use and “red...
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Updated Cedar Rapids road closures as Cedar River now predicted to crest at 18.3 feet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 10:50am
The flood warning for the Cedar River at Cedar Rapids continues, with the National Weather Service expecting a crest of 18.3 feet tonight. The flood stage was 18.1 feet at 9:45 a.m. today. - Updated...
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Stratafolio entrepreneurs sell business; refocus, rebrand company

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 10:19am
When Jeri Frank and Uriel Barillas formed Asset Rover in June 2014, they initially focused on small, residential real estate owners as customers of their asset management software...
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Angle-of-attack sensors on airliners get fresh scrutiny

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 8:26am
WASHINGTON — In 2014, Lufthansa Flight 1829 took off from Bilbao, Spain, and was ascending normally when the plane’s nose unexpectedly dropped. The plane — an Airbus A321 with...
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Operation Quickfind for Jacob Lwamba

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 7:58am
The Cedar Rapids Police Department has issued an Operation Quickfind for Jacob Lwamba, a 17-year-old black male, height 5’ 11” and 157 pounds, last seen in the area of Forest Drive SE,...
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Spring Flood Watch: Monitor river gauges along the Cedar River, others

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 7:31am
As the Cedar River is expected to reach a crest of 18.6 feet Monday into Tuesday, the National Weather Service will be updating the forecast and current readings every hour. You can monitor in real...
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Address school funding, water quality and criminal justice

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 7:11am
As the 2019 Iowa Legislature enters its 10th week, the set of viable legislative proposals is narrowing. It’s a good opportunity to check in on the important issues yet to be addressed. In...
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County leaders to lawmakers on mental health: We can do better

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2019 - 7:03am
Not too long ago, state government leaders received widespread accolades for a bipartisan overhaul of the adult mental health system, and state leaders are well aware that Iowans want and need a...
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$2 million project set to improve traffic safety around Mount Vernon Road Hy-Vee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 9:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A dangerous intersection at the access point to Hy-Vee on Mount Vernon Road SE is scheduled for changes, including a new traffic signal, in the coming months. Residents in that...
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Gov. Reynolds tours western Iowa town hit hard by flooding

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 8:48pm
HORNICK — During a tour of Hornick on Sunday, Gov. Kim Reynolds saw much of the flooded Woodbury County town, including “waterfront property” owned by Dale Ronfeldt. The water...
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Hard-rockin’ trio Shinedown brings A-game to U.S. Cellular Center

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 8:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — From the opening torches blasting heat throughout the arena, Shinedown rained down plenty of firepower over a sold-out throng jumping at the U.S. Cellular Center on Saturday...
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Presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar in Cedar Rapids promises to usher America across river of divides

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 7:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Minnesota senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar told a crowd in Cedar Rapids that Americans “must cross the river of our divides,” a gap that she...
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Iowa will play Cincinnati in NCAA tournament in Bearcats' backyard

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 6:19pm
IOWA CITY — Not as high as UCF, VCU or Wofford. But high enough to be in and not out, and that’s what mattered more. Iowa’s No. 10-seed in the NCAA men’s basketball...
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‘Kiss me, I’m Irish’: Couple weds on St. Patrick’s Day parade float

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 5:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Kelly Glynn has been participating in the SaPaDaPaSo parade each St. Patrick’s Day his whole life. But Sunday’s parade was one he will always...
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