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Iowa City property tax rate drops in proposed budget Water rates going up, as Procter & Gamble downsizes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 7:17pm
IOWA CITY — City residents will have a lower property tax rate but higher water bills if the city’s proposed 2020 fiscal year budget is approved. Under the proposed budget, the property...
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Durham to head Iowa Finance Authority

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 7:16pm
By Bill Luktisch, Quad-City Times DES MOINES — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds has named the acting director of the Iowa Finance Authority to the post full time. Debi Durham took over the agency...
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Watch Replay: Trump makes public case for border wall, Democrats to respond

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 6:37pm
President Donald Trump will make a case to a national television audience Tuesday night for long-sought border wall funding, but he is not expected to declare a national emergency that could empower...
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Iowa in top 10 for economic clout of businesses owned by women

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 4:37pm
Women-owned businesses are doing quite well, thank you, according to a new study of business trends. The 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express and prepared by...
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Cedar Rapids Police request help in identifying theft suspect

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 4:13pm
The Gazette CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Cedar Rapids Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying an individual suspected of theft with a stolen credit card. According to a report, the...
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University of Iowa: Veteran, former police officer, was investigated for illegal search

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 3:49pm
IOWA CITY — An Air National Guardsman and former University of Iowa police officer who last year sued UI Department of Public Safety administrators for firing him after he received deployment...
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Study: Opioid deaths of children, young adults nearly triple since 1999

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 3:35pm
Opioid-related deaths among children, teens and young adults under age 20 have nearly tripled nationally since 1999, a recent study shows. A team of Yale University researchers analyzed mortality...
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Woman found dead on rural highway in Muscatine County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 3:23pm
Authorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found along the roadside in rural Muscatine County early Tuesday. According to a news release, the Muscatine County Sheriff’s...
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She bragged to a man on a dating app about poaching deer. He was a game warden.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 3:19pm
As a game warden for Oklahoma’s Department of Wildlife Conservation, Cannon Harrison is used to working on investigations that take months and months. Catching poachers - whose illegal deeds...
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After an 18-wheeler spills cases of chicken tenders, an Alabama highway turns into a drive-through

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 3:17pm
Americans love chicken. Each and every one of us consumes nearly 100 pounds of it annually, but when that bird meat is sliced into the svelte sticks known as tenders, we seem to collectively lose all...
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Supreme Court rules against mystery corporation from ‘Country A’ fighting subpoena in Mueller investigation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 3:10pm
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place a lower court order requiring an unnamed foreign-owned corporation to comply with a subpoena said to be part of special counsel Robert...
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Samsung phone users perturbed to find they can’t delete Facebook

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 3:09pm
Nick Winke, a photographer in the Pacific Northwest, was perusing internet forums when he came across a complaint that alarmed him: On certain Samsung smartphones, users aren’t allowed to...
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Shutdown stalls Trump farm bailout created in response to trade war with China

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 3:07pm
WASHINGTON — The government shutdown has stalled President Donald Trump’s program to send billions of dollars to farmers hurt by the trade war with China as the Agriculture Department...
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Cedar Rapids City Council backs big Cargill investment at soybean plant

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 2:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A $37.62 million expansion and facility modernization project at Cargill’s east soybean facility received a preliminary blessing Tuesday from the Cedar Rapids City...
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Woman faces theft charge after allegedly failing to return U-Haul truck

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 2:48pm
A 23-year-old Cedar Rapids woman faces a theft charge after she allegedly rented a U-Haul truck last month and failed to return it. According to the criminal complaint filed on Dec. 17 by the Cedar...
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Cedar Rapids ‘Butt Crack Bandit’ arrested, facing multiple charges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 2:11pm
A Cedar Rapids man who was allegedly part of a break-in duo that became “Butt Crack Bandits,” was arrested Tuesday morning and faces multiple charges. According to the Cedar Rapids...
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Pennsylvania girl secretly records dad coaching her to lie to judge: prosecutors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 2:09pm
(Reuters) - A 13-year-old girl secretly made cellphone recordings of her father coaching her to lie to the Pennsylvania judge overseeing his prosecution for charges he physically assaulted her,...
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Kevin Spacey claims alleged victim lied about age, welcomed flirtation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 1:41pm
Kevin Spacey claims his alleged sex assault victim lied about his age and encouraged a mutual flirtation, according to a Nantucket District Court filing obtained by the Daily News. The disgraced...
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Steyer to announce political plans in Iowa Wednesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 12:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Tom Steyer, who invested $120 million in the 2018 midterm elections and leads Need to Impeach, plans to announce his political plans Wednesday in Des Moines. Steyer, a...
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Gazette Gives Back Podcast: Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa makes physical, mental impact

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 8, 2019 - 12:28pm
In this episode of the Gazette Gives Back Podcast, Kelly Teeselink, executive director of Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa, talks about the impact that the organization has had on her personally as...
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