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Cedar Rapids police take 40-year-old man in to custody after two-hour standoff

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 1:22pm
Police took a 40-year-old man into custody Sunday night after he had allegedly barricaded himself inside a residence in the 600 block of 15th Avenue SW and was threatening to harm himself. According...
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Another farmer convicted in $140 million scheme to sell fake organic grain

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 12:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A fifth farmer involved in nearly $140 million scheme to sell fake organic grain was convicted last week in federal court. John Burton, 52, of Clarksdale, Mo., pleaded guilty...
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Phase II of Ped Mall improvements starts today

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 11:39am
IOWA CITY — Just in time for summerlike weather to return and the downtown Friday Night Concert Series to kick off, crews are putting the finishing touches on Phase I of the Pedestrian Mall...
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Taking on invasive garlic mustard weed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 10:42am
If you see a plant with clumps of small white flowers growing on tall stalks, beware — it could be the highly invasive weed garlic mustard. The plants are blooming this time of year, making...
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Summer flight options expand at Eastern Iowa Airport

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 10:11am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Airlines serving Eastern Iowa Airport have increased the number of seats and flights available this summer. The five airlines that serve the airport will begin offering more...
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Ashley Hinson files for U.S. House 1st District seat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 9:00am
DES MOINES — State Rep. Ashley Hinson is running for Congress from Iowa’s 1st District, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission Monday. Hinson, a two-term...
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Key traffic camera vote scheduled for Tuesday in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 8:44am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to consider an amendment that would open the door for the return of automated traffic camera ticketing for speeding and running red...
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Zio Johno’s relocating Cedar Rapids, Iowa City restaurants

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 8:12am
The owner of the Zio Johno’s Spaghetti House chain will relocate two of his restaurants in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Eli Khairallah, who owns the Zio Johno’s in Cedar Rapids, Iowa...
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Doris Day dies; legendary actress and singer was 97

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 7:54am
LOS ANGELES — Doris Day, a leading box office star of the mid-20th century who achieved indelible fame in big-screen bedroom farces and put a sunny face on the working woman in postwar...
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Drunken driving crash in eastern Johnson County sends two to hospital

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 7:30am
IOWA CITY — A Coralville man crashed his car while driving drunk Saturday morning, sending two of his passengers to the hospital. According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office criminal...
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Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 7:20am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. The company started adding technology to a...
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Sweden reopens Julian Assange rape investigation, to seek extradition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 13, 2019 - 6:34am
By Niklas Pollard and Simon Johnson, Reuters STOCKHOLM — Sweden reopened an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday and will seek his...
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Two vehicles involved in shots fired incident Sunday in NE Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 12, 2019 - 8:16pm
Cedar Rapids police were investigating a shots-fired incident involving two vehicles Sunday evening. According to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, officers were dispatched...
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Marion’s Granger House needs a new roof

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 12, 2019 - 7:39pm
MARION — No rain has been leaking into the 1848 Granger House Victorian Museum, and caretakers are hoping to replace the failing cedar roof before that happens. The 20-year-old roof is worn...
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Resonating with rural voters vexes Democrats

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 12, 2019 - 6:20pm
DES MOINES — J.D. Scholten has gotten phone calls from former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke. He’s campaigned with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. He held a town hall with entrepreneur Andrew...
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Nonprofits vie for scarce resources

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 12, 2019 - 5:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When word spread last month historian that Mark Stoffer Hunter was leaving his position at The History Center, due equally to inadequate pay and family needs, advice bubbled up...
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Moss plant store coming to Cedar Rapids Czech Village this summer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 12, 2019 - 5:35pm
A rolling stone might gather no moss, but houseplant store Moss’ planned relocation soon will add to Czech Village’s gathering of local businesses. Moss, which since 2012 has offered...
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Release the full Mueller report, majority of Iowa voters say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 12, 2019 - 5:20pm
A majority of Iowa voters believe the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election should be released in full to the public. But Iowans are more divided...
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Caucus 2020: Who are the 413 Americans running for president?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 12, 2019 - 4:04pm
In 2016, political newcomer Deez Nuts captured the nation’s attention. He was a registered presidential candidate with the Federal Election Commission, earning hundreds of media mentions,...
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Iowa City mayor and manager must step up on climate action

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 12, 2019 - 3:20pm
Our beloved Iowa City always ranks near the top of best city lists. As cities across the world race to meet the IPCC’s imperative to cut CO2 emissions by 50 percent in the next decade to stem...
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