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Iowa plays Cincinnati in NCAA men’s basketball tournament

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 4:22pm
Iowa will face Cincinnati in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Hawkeyes (22-11) are the No. 10 seed in the South Region and will play the seventh-seed Bearcats...
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5 years of kids and coding at the New Bohemian Innovation Collaboration

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 3:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Five years on, the K-12 initiative at NewBoCo has impacted more than 1,500 students through one-day classes, free events and summer programs. NewBoCo, or the New Bohemian...
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City of Cedar Rapids placing HESCO barriers today for 18.5-foot flood projection overnight Monday into Tuesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 1:27pm
The City of Cedar Rapids Public Works Department is placing a row of sand-fill HESCO barriers today “in low-lying areas on the west side of the river” to continue to prepare for this...
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The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day parade route and parking

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 10:07am
Participants in the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1976 traveled a mere two blocks. Since then, the route has grown to about 11 blocks, and this year’s route was extended to 13...
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Historic floods hit Nebraska after ‘bomb cyclone’ storm

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 7:50am
(Reuters) — Large parts of Nebraska and the U.S. Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm triggered historic flooding along the...
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Cedar Rapids police ask residents to register security cameras

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2019 - 7:05am
CEDAR RAPIDS — From thefts to homicides, when law enforcement officers respond to a crime scene, one of the first things they do is check for nearby cameras that may have captured the crime....
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Iowa State completes rapid turnaround with Big 12 tournament title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 8:25pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Iowa State men’s basketball team went into the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City on a three-game losing streak. The Cyclones are leaving Kansas City on a...
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Yes, I’m ‘getting ready for spring.’ As a gardener, I never stopped.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 7:44pm
Spring is the short, simple title we give to the complex and drawn-out awakening of the natural world after winter dormancy. We declare the season underway next week, but the natural stirring has...
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From ‘evolve’ shadow, city takes on Tourism 2.0

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 7:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As they try to create distance from the now-defunct GO Cedar Rapids — yet continue many of its initiatives — city and tourism officials have been guarded about...
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The online world of breast milk sharing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 7:37pm
Meagan Rockwell was desperate to get her daughter fed. Tobin Hansen, her then-14-month-old, was admitted to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics shortly after Thanksgiving for a stomach virus....
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Bohemian-Irish series: It was Kolaches vs. Shamrocks in 1910 baseball contest

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 5:56pm
More than 100 years ago, the biggest show in Cedar Rapids was a baseball series between the city’s best Irish and Bohemian players. It started when those amateur players — who played...
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Updated criminal complaint adds murder to charges against Dallas Tullis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 4:39pm
The state of Iowa has amended charges against Dallas Tullis to include Murder in the First Degree, according to an amended criminal complaint filed with the District Court of Linn County. Tullis was...
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Photojournalist Lawrence Schiller brings award-winning eye to JFK exhibition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 1:57pm
Lawrence Schiller has traveled the world, bringing history into focus, from the front lines of politics and pop culture. He’s photographed Robert F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Bette Davis, Barbra...
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Lily and Rose Floral Studio sells what the owner loves

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 9:15am
MARION — Lora Dodd-Brosseau is putting to use the lessons she once taught students who aspired to careers in the floral industry. After spending the past 18 years teaching as a floral careers...
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737 MAX crashes make it the most troubled airliner debut in modern aviation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 9:14am
SEATTLE — The 737 MAX is hardly the first case of a commercial aircraft launch or redesign that has run into serious problems. The debut of Boeing’s own 787 Dreamliner, starting in...
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Some of Nike’s self-lacing internet connected shoes became corrupted

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 9:13am
Nike’s most-advanced kicks have been turning into bricks. Blame the internet. Last month, Nike began selling shoes that lace themselves, much like Marty McFly’s sneakers in “Back...
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New owner of Kathy's Pies finds a routine to the business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 8:31am
  By Katie Mills Giorgio By the taste of it, you might not know that Kathy’s Pies in Cedar Rapids has a new owner. Amy Jordan took over ownership just a few weeks ago, and while her name is...
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Meskwaki man educates, builds understanding through his art

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 8:29am
IOWA CITY — A Meskwaki Nation man attending the University of Iowa wears many hats — writer, poet, sculptor, activist, clothing entrepreneur, graphic designer, jewelry maker, radio host...
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Embracing perfect imperfections

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 8:28am
There are some who will say, “Teal — you must be joking.” Others who will say, “You have a great eye for design, but have you ever thought about your living room this...
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An Iowa impeachment drama, circa 1919

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2019 - 8:03am
When the present day gets a bit much, I dive into The Gazette’s archives. Sometimes, you can escape today’s tumult. But not always. It turns out Iowa had its own red-hot, front page...
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