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Roommate faces murder charge in Southeast Iowa man’s death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 9:09am
A Washington, Iowa, man faces murder charges in connection with the death of his roommate. Clarence D. Pedersen, 64, was taken into custody around 10 p.m. Wednesday night. He’s accused of...
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Robert Ray’s record was built to last

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2018 - 7:54am
I first met a governor on the same day I first rode in a helicopter. That was a big day back in September 1970s or 80s-something. Don’t pin me down on the year. I was a kid, maybe 9 or 10. My...
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Protesters await Pence outside Rockwell visit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 8:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As Vice President Mike Pence departed from a visit Wednesday afternoon to Rockwell Collins, protesters who waited for more than hour to confront him got loud. “Vote them...
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In Cedar Rapids, Pence promises farmers ‘will start winning again’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 6:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As Iowa farmers and manufacturers worry about the prospects of an extended trade war, Vice President Mike Pence offered assurances Wednesday that “our farmers will start...
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Millions under dispute as UI Children’s Hospital costs go to court

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 6:19pm
IOWA CITY — In a court hearing Wednesday that could help determine if — or by how much — construction of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital blows it...
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Charred greens and smoked meats: Amos Dean’s carries on family legacy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 5:49pm
Michael Lipcamon got his start smoking meat early, helping his grandfather, Amos Dean. Dean was a butcher at Wilson & Co. meatpacking plant and ran an underground smoked meat business for family...
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Hubbell: Reynolds should be more outspoken about harmful tariffs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 5:23pm
NEWTON — More liberal use of the bully pulpit and more trade missions to neighbors of the United States — that’s how Fred Hubbell would help Iowa farmers hurting as a result of...
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Iowa City event offers chance to pitch big idea

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 4:14pm
More than 30 entrepreneurs, business managers, start-up enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and others will get the opportunity this weekend to pitch their ideas at a three-day, 54-hour...
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Ray exhibited civility, relic of a bygone era

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 4:06pm
Iowans are bidding farewell this week to perhaps the most respected civic leader in our history. The body of former Gov. Robert Ray will lie in state at the Iowa Capitol today. Ray, who died Sunday,...
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Nevada blocked from carrying out nation’s first execution using fentanyl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 2:53pm
Hours before Nevada was set to carry out the country’s first lethal injection using the powerful opioid fentanyl, a judge on Wednesday halted the execution due to a challenge from a drug...
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At NATO, Trump lashes out at allies, then asks them to double their defense spending goals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 2:51pm
BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued an ambitious call for vastly more defense spending at NATO, pushing for a doubling of their defense spending commitments hours after he...
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A look at the United States border crisis that’s been years in the making

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 2:44pm
In late June 2017, I went to southern Texas to get a closer look at the border. I started in the town of McAllen, where so many immigrants end up after crossing the river. While there I hoped to get...
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Washington police investigating suspicious death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 1:23pm
The Washington Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are conducting a suspicious death investigation. According to a news release, at around 8 A.M. Wednesday, Washington...
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American Idol winner Maddie Poppe adds 2 Iowa shows

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 12:53pm
Maddie Poppe will be popping up in two more Iowa venues in the coming months, in addition to her free concert at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 during Market After Dark in downtown Cedar Rapids. The reigning...
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Further review of Iowa Finance Authority after director’s ouster

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 12:52pm
The Iowa Finance Authority is undergoing another financial review, this time going back to 2011 when David Jamison became director. CPA firm Eide Bailly will do a forensic accounting and internal...
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Police make arrest in connection with brawl at Casey’s General Store

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 12:47pm
Cedar Rapids police say an arrest has been made in connection with a large brawl that occurred on July 3 at a Casey’s General store at 1532 Ellis Boulevard and O Avenue NW. Cedar Rapids...
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Iowa man convicted of stealing DuPont trade secrets

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 12:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An Iowa man admitted Wednesday to stealing trade secrets from DuPont and lying to federal agents when questioned about the information. Josh Harry Isler, 55, of St....
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Hy-Vee to expand grocery delivery service with Shipt, Instacart

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 11:55am
Hy-Vee will expand its grocery drop-off offerings under new partnerships with delivery services Shipt and Instacart. The agreements will allow Hy-Vee shoppers in Iowa to use Shipt or Instacart to...
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Grassley: Pence visit may calm trade fears

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 11:27am
Sen. Chuck Grassley stopped short of saying Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Midwest, including Cedar Rapids, was damage control, but said part of the mission is to calm...
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Pampered Pets aims to know customers’ quirks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 11, 2018 - 10:32am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Amanda Thompson’s advice for owners whose dog is getting his or her first haircut? Slow down. “A lot of the people want to know how long it’s going to...
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