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Photos: Veterans Day salute in Cedar Rapids

November 11, 2019 - 7:17pm
Veterans Day services at the Veterans Memorial Building.
Categories: State/Local News

Grassley lauds Trump for keeping campaign vows

November 11, 2019 - 5:55pm
WILTON — Like Democrats running for president, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has a plan to grow the economy and strengthen the middle class: Re-elect President Donald Trump. Iowa’s senior...
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Iowa needs a serious review of bloated tax credits

November 11, 2019 - 4:04pm
Republicans who run the Statehouse are not serious about taking a deep dive into Iowa’s large, expensive pool of business tax breaks and credits, with hopes of finding what’s worth the...
Categories: State/Local News

Linn County, Cedar Rapids receive veteran-friendly ‘Home Base’ designation

November 11, 2019 - 3:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County and Cedar Rapids recently cleared the necessary bars to become Iowa’s newest “Home Base” communities, or “centers of opportunity”...
Categories: State/Local News

Julian Castro says Iowa shouldn’t be first in presidential nominations

November 11, 2019 - 2:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Julian Castro says he is committed to “speaking bluntly, and being bold and fearless” as he campaigns for support in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential...
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Safety violations found after attacks at Independence Mental Health Institute

November 11, 2019 - 12:25pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric...
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Is impeachment driving you to drink? Try these concoctions

November 11, 2019 - 10:25am
That U.S. House impeachment inquiry commences with real live public testimony this week. And the whole sordid, televised saga may drive some of you to drink. So here are some drink suggestions...
Categories: State/Local News

Surviving the new American farm crisis

November 11, 2019 - 9:37am
It’s always something on this land: withering summers, freezing winters, flooding springs, trade wars, and pesticides. One third of our residents live in rural areas and agriculture is one of...
Categories: State/Local News

14-year-old girl facing felony charges after Cedar Rapids police nab her in stolen vehicle

November 11, 2019 - 9:20am
A 14-year-old girl faces charges of felony theft and eluding police after officers allegedly caught her early Sunday morning driving a stolen vehicle. According to the Cedar Rapids Police...
Categories: State/Local News

Jackknifed semi blocks I-80 near West Branch

November 11, 2019 - 6:38am
IOWA CITY — A jackknifed semi is blocking portions of Interstate 80 Monday morning. According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, westbound I-80 is blocked between exits 254 and...
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Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation warns residents of phone scam

November 10, 2019 - 8:00pm
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa law enforcement officials are warning of a phone scam by people posing as Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation staff. The division says it has received reports from...
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Buttigieg releases plan to create better VA, honor military veterans’ service

November 10, 2019 - 5:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — On Veterans Day, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is proposing a “veteran-centric” Department of Veterans Affairs that will honor the service of the...
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Research finds police body-worn cameras fall short of expectations

November 10, 2019 - 5:19pm
For years, body worn cameras were lauded as the solution to strengthening police accountability and improving transparency, while serving as a tool to repair fractured relationships between law...
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Cedar Rapids man flew 53 missions as B-17 crew member in World War II

November 10, 2019 - 4:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Robert Clark flew 53 missions as a ball turret gunner on B-17 bombers in World War II — one of the most dangerous assignments with only a glass bubble protruding from the...
Categories: State/Local News

19-year-old Iowa man gets 100-year sentence for 8-month-old’s death

November 10, 2019 - 4:41pm
DES MOINES, Iowa — A 19-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 100 years in prison for the death of his 8-month-old daughter after he pleaded guilty to several charges. The Des Moines...
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With large Democratic field, campaign organization could be critical to Iowa caucus victory

November 10, 2019 - 4:20pm
MUSCATINE — With a historically large field of Democratic presidential candidates and a race that appears destined for a closely contested finish, campaign organization is poised to play a...
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Encouraging results for Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders within new Iowa poll

November 10, 2019 - 2:35pm
Maybe the Iowa caucus race is indeed a two-candidate contest, like Pete Buttigieg said recently (and then walked back shortly after). But is it a race between the surging Buttigieg and poll leader...
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No bull: Iowa defense got gored by Wisconsin

November 9, 2019 - 8:12pm
MADISON, Wis. — Understandably, there was no reason for Iowa football players to elegantly describe how it felt to lose the way they lost Saturday. Not when they dropped a must-win game to...
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Sanders & Ocasio-Cortez: Cost of inaction on climate exceeds policy costs

November 9, 2019 - 5:13pm
DES MOINES — The consequences of inaction are far more severe than the costs of prevention with climate change, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Saturday in...
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McKinkley Matters: What this principal prioritizes to keep the STEAM going

November 8, 2019 - 8:37pm
  CEDAR RAPIDS — Some things on Jason Martinez’s to-do list are crossed off quickly. Other items seem to live forever, appearing day after day on the white sheet of paper he prints every...
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