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Cargill hopes for approval for new proposed site for rail yard, Rompot neighbors still opposed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2019 - 12:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Agricultural giant Cargill has proposed a new site on private land to install a rail yard to support its corn milling operation, but neighbors continue raising concerns about...
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Three teens face robbery charges in Cedar Rapids armed attack

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2019 - 11:41am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Three teens face robbery charges after a young man flagged down patrol officers over the weekend to report he’d been confronted at gunpoint. The 19-year-old told police...
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Ready to Rummage in that Ramp: Annual Iowa City waste-reduction sales event starts July 25

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2019 - 11:30am
Despite a minor relocation, officials with Iowa City’s annual Rummage in the Ramp say they’re prepared for another successful year. The city-sponsored program, which began in 2007 as a...
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Miller-Meeks exploring bid for Iowa 2nd District seat in 2020

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2019 - 11:23am
CEDAR RAPIDS — State Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks has confirmed she’s looking at making a run for the Iowa 2nd District U.S. House seat in 2020. It will be an open-seat race because...
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Motorcyclist flown to UIHC after crash with SUV in Fairfax

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2019 - 10:21am
A motorcyclist was flown by helicopter to Iowa City for life-threatening injuries after a teen driver turned an SUV in front of the motorcycle Monday morning in Fairfax. Zachary Taylor, 23, was...
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For Democrat Steve Bullock, the top issue is ‘dark money’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 10:24pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — To describe what he would do as president in 2021, Steve Bullock harks back to the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, when the wealthy copper mining barons of Montana wielded...
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As federal deficit mounts, presidential candidates sweep it under the rug

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 8:32pm
WASHINGTON — In four hours of debate among Democratic contenders for president, the word “deficit” was never uttered and the government’s debt was mentioned only once. The...
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Feds: Iowa couple sexually assaulted Guatemalan girl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 7:48pm
SIOUX CITY — A Sioux City couple brought an undocumented Guatemalan girl to Sioux City and sexually assaulted her, federal authorities say. According to federal court documents, sometime...
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So far, so good, Tom Vilsack says of Democrats’ efforts to win rural voters

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 7:28pm
It appears Democrats got the message about needing to reconnect with rural voters, according to a couple of Iowa Democrats who have been pushing for their party’s candidates to get out of the...
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10 Democratic candidates in NewBo agree on one thing: Get Trump

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 7:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They called for health care for all and better schools, living wages, free community college and job training, retirement security, infrastructure and confronting climate...
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Presidential politics beats the heat at Progress Iowa Corn Feed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Ninety-degree heat, layers of sweat, cramps and the absence of his preferred candidate was not going to keep Jacob Poorman from getting the 17th signature on his baseball from a...
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Few college-bound students use Iowa’s $290,000 application tool

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 4:43pm
In the name of efficiency, Iowa’s Board of Regents spent $290,000 on a project to help prospective students submit just one application to be considered at all three of the state’s...
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Cedar Rapids police encouraging neighborhoods to participate in National Night Out

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 3:16pm
With summer comes smiles, barbecues and memories of running through the sprinklers, but also opportunities for neighbors to come together to enjoy food, play games and share community news. National...
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Bad weather drives down Iowa casino revenue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 3:06pm
DES MOINES — Iowa’s state-licensed casinos weathered a tough financial year marred by flooding — especially in western locations — that watered down overall revenue by...
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Would Iowa Republican Party toss caucus results? No, Paul Pate says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 2:12pm
DES MOINES — Iowa Republicans would not invalidate the results of their presidential precinct caucuses for any reason, including to protect a particular candidate, Iowa Secretary of State Paul...
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Candidate proposes friendlier form of conscription for a new generation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 2:11pm
The last time the federal government drafted young men to serve in the military was 1973. Nearly half a century later, one Democrat running for president is dusting off an old idea and rebranding...
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Older workers need unions and a $15 minimum wage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 12:50pm
I used to have a union job at the sanitation department: I was paid $18 an hour, and I had benefits and paid leave. Things were pretty good. But after a medical issue, I had to leave that job. After...
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Despite flooding risks in Midwest, riverfront development presses on

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2019 - 8:51am
ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Tourists drawn to this historic city outside St. Louis have had to skirt floodwater in its streets in recent weeks, and the annual Fourth of July riverfront festival was...
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Auburn paying former ISU President Steve Leath $4.5M to leave

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2019 - 11:48am
Former Iowa State University President Steven Leath spent just two years leading Auburn University until unexpectedly resigning last month, but the institution is paying him $4.5 million to leave...
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Iowa police seek thief after early morning burglary

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2019 - 10:06am
IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Police Department is investigating an early morning break-in. According to a news release, around 4:12 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to 108 S. Linn St. for a...
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