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Photos: NewBo Bash 2019 at NewBo City Market Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 5:16pm
Attendees of this year’s fundraiser were able to observe and experience what it’s like to be a Market shopkeeper through behind-the-counter experiences.
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Skin problems led to handmade soap business in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 4:42pm
For Katie Adams, the decision to start a company that makes and sells handcrafted soap and bath and body products was personal. “I have had a lot of skin problems, so I started by cutting out...
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Couple creates nonprofit for wildlife sanctuary on 100 acres near Amana

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 3:55pm
AMANA — When Colleen Koss walks through the 100 acres of property she and her husband Duane Koss own on the outskirts of Amana, she knows the wooded land is not just meant for their...
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Cedar Rapids immigrants’ financial footprint, success stories showcased

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 3:37pm
The Cedar Rapids area immigrant population has left a significant financial footprint, worth millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs for the local economy, a recent research partnership found....
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Ask candidates about disability plans, former Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin urges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 1:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin called on Democratic presidential candidates Saturday to pay attention to a large group of “ignored” voters — those with...
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Libraries angry over publisher’s limit on library e-books to boost sales

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 12:44pm
IOWA CITY — Librarians in the Corridor are up in arms over a new licensing model instituted by a major publisher that limits e-book lending to library patrons. While only one publisher has...
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2 die in crash south of Amana

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 11:48am
Two people died Saturday morning after a pickup truck lost control on an icy bridge south of Amana and struck an oncoming sport utility vehicle, authorities said. According to the Iowa State Patrol,...
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Report on UNI steam tunnel death raises questions about Cedar Falls fire response

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 3, 2019 - 8:55am
CEDAR FALLS — At 8:40 a.m. Sept. 10, 2018, Cedar Falls dispatched four fire-response units — including a rescue truck with special “confined space” equipment — to...
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Finer Streetwear hits one-year mark

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 2, 2019 - 11:37pm
IOWA CITY — Just a year out of high school, Markeece Johnson’s planning his business’ next big move. “When I was in junior high, I was sure I wanted to be my own...
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AOC to join Sanders next week in Coralville

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 2, 2019 - 7:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Vermont U.S./ Sen. Bernie Sanders will be joined by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a Nov. 9 rally in Coralville. The New York congresswoman, who traces her interest in...
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Democratic presidential candidates pitch economic equality

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
DES MOINES — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker highlighted issues facing the country through a personal lens Saturday morning in Des Moines. As the only black man seeking the Democratic nomination for...
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Infrastructure spending will yield jobs, Democratic hopefuls say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 2, 2019 - 7:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls voiced a broad consensus Saturday to spend at least $2 trillion on a national infrastructure plan. Although they were less definitive...
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$1M cash bail set for defendant in Chris Bagley killing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 2, 2019 - 4:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A third man indicted in the stabbing death last year of Chris Bagley surrendered late Friday. Drew Michael Wagner turned himself in about 11:45 p.m. Friday to the Linn County...
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Early morning gunshots in Cedar Rapids leave a man with life-threatening injuries

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 2, 2019 - 9:10am
The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to reports of a shooting at 932 38th Street SE at 5:43 a.m. Saturday morning, November 2. According to a report from CRPD, officers arrived on the scene...
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Thousands hear messages of hope, calls to action from Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 1, 2019 - 8:45pm
DES MOINES — They came in droves, more than 13,000 of them, from Iowa and all over the country, to hear 13 presidential candidates speak. Many already have their candidate picked for the Iowa...
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DNC chairman Tom Perez sees 2020 election as ‘moral fork in the road’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 1, 2019 - 8:29pm
DES MOINES — The national leader of the Democratic Party told Iowans on Friday that the nation stands at “a moral fork in the road,” and it will take a united party supporting...
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Ban daylight saving time? Many sleep scientists say yes — for our health

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 1, 2019 - 8:21pm
Office workers bemoan driving home in the dark. Night owls relish the chance to sleep in. As clocks tick toward the end of daylight saving time, many sleep scientists and circadian biologists are...
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What you need to know about Cedar Rapids school board elections

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 1, 2019 - 7:05pm
School elections are Tuesday, and if you’re in the Cedar Rapids school district, you’re voting on a public measure and four candidates. Education reporter Molly Duffy has rounded up...
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What you need to know about Iowa City school board elections

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 1, 2019 - 7:05pm
We’ve published a lot on the upcoming Iowa City Community School Board election, so we’re rounding it all up here in one place for readers to easily find information. Seven candidates...
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Beto O’Rourke drops out of 2020 presidential race

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 1, 2019 - 4:10pm
WASHINGTON — Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest...
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