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Police: Iowa City woman punched man, 9-year-old during assault

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 20, 2020 - 6:56am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City woman is accused of assaulting a man and his 9-year-old child during a drunken attack. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, officers were called to a...
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The Gazette Daily News Podcast: Jan. 27

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2020 - 11:04pm
You’re going to want to stock up on your vitamin D because we might not see the sun much for a while. Mercifully, though, it won’t be as cold as we’ve seen in recent weeks. Today,...
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The Gazette Daily News Podcast: January 20

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2020 - 11:04pm
 Expect a cold Martin Luthor King Jr. Day. There’ll be a little bit of sun, but the high will be near 12 with a wind chill as low as -15 and a northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight will be...
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Capitol Ideas: Will ‘Uncommitted’ be the top vote-getter in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2020 - 10:30pm
The Iowa Democratic caucuses may be set up for the biggest comeback in political history. Could the winner of the 1972 and 1976 Democratic caucuses win again 44 years later? Keep an eye out on caucus...
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Some Iowa voters looking for ‘the middle’ look to Amy Klobuchar

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2020 - 7:08pm
MARION — Nearly four years after caucusing for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Cari Redondo is committed to Amy Klobuchar. Redondo, a 44-year-old from Marion, said the Democratic presidential...
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Andrew Yang: It’s time to rewrite the rules of this economy Democratic presidential hopeful says 2020 campaign is about moving beyond ideas of the past

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2020 - 4:20pm
If he’s successful, Andrew Yang will be the third-youngest person to become president of the United States. His age, 45, and his experience as an entrepreneur in the tech sector — and...
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Senators hoping to clinch Iowa caucuses face impeachment wild card

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2020 - 3:52pm
DES MOINES — The adage about the best way to win the state caucuses, credited to former U.S. Rep. Dave Nagle from Iowa, is to organize, organize, organize — and then get hot at the...
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New abortion battle looming at Iowa Capitol as lawmakers seek state constitutional amendment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2020 - 2:51pm
DES MOINES — With a Marine Corps’ “oorah,” lawmakers on both sides of the issue are girding for a new battle over abortion during their election-year session of the Iowa...
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UI alum Garth Greenwell explores the mysteries of love and pleasure in new novel “Cleanness”

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 18, 2020 - 1:17pm
Four years ago, Garth Greenwell published a debut novel about an American teacher who falls in love with a gay hustler in Bulgaria. “What Belongs to You” might have withered unnoticed...
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Meet the UI Writers’ Workshop grad whose novel is about to take over the world

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 18, 2020 - 11:29am
PHILADELPHIA — As a teenager growing up in Tucson, Ariz., author Kiley Reid wrote several stories with the same plot: teenagers escaping the watchful eye of their parents and making out with...
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In Iowa, the spotlight is on Democrats. The Trump campaign is trying to change that.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 10:27pm
DES MOINES — A little more than two weeks before Iowa’s Feb. 3 caucuses, the race for the presidency largely is centered on the Democrats. Local television is inundated with nonstop...
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After an ice storm canceled a competing show choir’s biggest fundraiser, Kennedy High raised more than $5,700 for them

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 6:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One of Kennedy High School’s show choirs rehearsed a new show Wednesday, while Director Storm Ziegler pressed performers to enunciate key lyrics and brighten their facial...
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Bargains Galore Thrift Store and More buys in bulk

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 6:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Deb Langguth knows her customers. “I grew up shopping at thrift stores,” Langguth recalled. “My parents had six kids, my mom was a stay-at-home mom. So we...
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Acting Iowa Chief Justice Wiggins sees himself as ‘caretaker of justice’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 6:51pm
DES MOINES — It might be easy to dismiss Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins as just a caretaker. But Wiggins, appointed acting chief justice after the November death of Chief Justice Mark...
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Prominent flu virus showing up in Iowa hasn’t been seen in 27 years, public health experts say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 6:48pm
The current influenza season has brought a new type of virus to Iowa that hasn’t been prominent in nearly 30 years, leading some state public health officials to believe those who...
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Eight Cedar Rapids area high school students earn 2020 Service Above Self Awards

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 5:20pm
The Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids has awarded eight local high school students with Service Above Self Awards each Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with an annual awards ceremony on MLK Day. Starting this...
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Will Marion’s Uptown Plaza get an ice rink? $155,000 state grant will go toward Uptown, City Square Park

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 5:19pm
MARION — A community garden, fountain, more lighting and even an ice rink are amenities that could be added to Marion’s Uptown Plaza with the help of a $155,000 grant from Iowa Great...
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Elizabeth Warren-Bernie Sanders dust-up gets ‘who cares?’ from Iowa Democrats

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 5:17pm
IOWA CITY — Ann Stromquist watched this week’s Democratic presidential debate like the research scientist she is. She studied the candidates’ answers carefully, looking for...
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School districts reverse course, won’t provide student seclusion data

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 5:09pm
If a student’s actions threaten harm and attempts to defuse the behavior fail, school staff in Iowa are allowed to restrain a child and place him or her in seclusion. When staff take this...
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Student seclusion reports kept secret by Cedar Rapids, Iowa City school districts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2020 - 5:09pm
Cedar Rapids elementary school students were held in seclusion rooms or physically restrained 237 times in the first month of this school year — more than 10 times a day and more than four...
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