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Retired University of Iowa professor honored for work with domestic abuse survivors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 3:32pm
IOWA CITY — Lois Cox has worked with hundreds of domestic abuse survivors as a professor in the University of Iowa’s clinical law programs. Not only did Cox help clients going through...
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Iowa’s voter ID law doesn’t work for me

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 3:04pm
Last week’s local elections were the first contests in Iowa under a fully implemented voter ID law. I’m an avid news consumer, so I know about the law and I brought my Iowa...
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Did voter ID law impact Iowa city and school board elections?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 2:57pm
Tuesday’s election marked the first time Iowa’s voter ID law went into effect. The point of the law was to protect against voter fraud, a virtually non-existent problem in Iowa and...
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Marion receives high marks from residents in quality of life survey

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 2:31pm
MARION — Over 1,000 Marion residents ranked their community as an “excellent” or “good” place to live in a survey released this week. Residents who participated in...
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Cedar Rapids man testifies he wasn't the killer in drug robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 2:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Donald Harris, who is accused of fatally shooting another man during a drug robbery, testified Thursday he wasn't the shooter Nov. 12, 2017. It was a co-defendant...
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Iowa man who beat dog with belt and closed fists sentenced to 30 days in jail

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 2:07pm
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — A northeastern Iowa man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail — all but seven days of it suspended — for torturing the family dog and making his children...
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State review of county jail phone rates delayed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 1:30pm
Background The Iowa Utilities Board earlier this year started reviewing tariffs and fees charged by companies that provide inmate phone service to Iowa’s county jails after prisoner advocacy...
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Fearing hate crimes, Cedar Rapids religious centers step up security

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 1:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Church leaders at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids aren’t going to wait for God to protect their place of worship against hate crimes. When three...
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Joni Ernst speaks with Trump in effort to resolve RFS issue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 1:02pm
After speaking with President Donald Trump earlier this week, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, remains convinced he wants to “work through” a decision by the Environment Protection Agency...
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Iowa Supreme Court takes appeal of Gov. Reynolds jet ride case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 12:20pm
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court will take an appeal of an Iowa attorney who challenged a 2017 flight Gov. Kim Reynolds and her family took on a private jet to a football game in...
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Iowa senators want whistleblower’s identity protected in Trump impeachment probe

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 11:27am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s United States senators are breaking ranks with some Republican colleagues who are calling for the name to be made public of the whistleblower whose complaint about...
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Buchanan County man with felony convictions pleads guilty to voting charge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 10:01am
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — A 68-year-old man with felony convictions who voted last November has pleaded guilty to election misconduct in eastern Iowa. Buchanan County prosecutors say William...
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One driver killed in crash involving semi truck in Jones County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 9:46am
A wreck Wednesday evening in Jones County left one motorist dead, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. According to the crash report, the motorist who was killed was driving a 2013...
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Marion police issue Quickfind for Alissa Bennett

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 9:13am
The Marion Police Department issued an Operation Quickfind for a 15-year-old girl Thursday morning. Alissa Katherine Marie Bennett was last seen at home before school Wednesday. She is 5 feet 4...
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University of Iowa bus commuters to be surveyed about Iowa City-North Liberty commuter rail line

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 8:51am
IOWA CITY — Bus riders coming to and from the University of Iowa campus will get a chance to weigh in on a potential Iowa City-North Liberty commuter rail line between now and the end of the...
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Operation Quickfind for Paige Coghlan of Marion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 7, 2019 - 6:59am
Marion police have issued an Operation Quickfind for a 14-year-old girl. Paige Coghlan has been missing since 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, last seen at her home. She is white, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140...
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