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Iowa senator pitches law allowing students to appeal grades influenced by political bias

4 hours 30 min ago
In response to a rising tide of complaints and concerns of political bias in the classroom, a Republican lawmaker in Iowa has proposed a measure requiring schools to establish appeal processes...
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Iowa City sex assault survivor was scared for her life but “never stopped fighting”

5 hours 46 min ago
IOWA CITY — A 20-year-old survivor of sexual assault said she was “stripped to my most vulnerable state” but now stands strong and confident and “will not be ashamed of my...
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Network news, advertising key sources of information for Iowa caucusgoers

6 hours 11 min ago
Democrats competing for support in Monday’s caucuses have had more than 2,200 campaign events in Iowa since the last presidential election. Some of them have drawn large crowds, like at a...
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Judge sides with University of Iowa accused of mishandling sex assault reports

6 hours 52 min ago
The University of Iowa on Monday was supposed to defend itself at trial against allegations it violated a student’s rights in its response to her sexual assault reports and then retaliated...
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Man convicted in a Cedar Rapids fatal shooting now is charged in Arkansas slaying

7 hours 19 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A former Fairfax man, who was convicted of lesser charges in a 2008 fatal shooting in Cedar Rapids, declined to waive extradition to Arkansas Monday for fatally shooting a...
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Jenn Draper to take over as Hawkeye Downs’ executive director, events manager

9 hours 6 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Days after its sale to a new owner, Hawkeye Downs has announced a new executive director and events manager. Jenn Draper, event planner with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic...
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EU to rule next month on UTC-Raytheon deal: report

9 hours 32 min ago
The European Union will decide by Feb. 28 whether the proposed “merger of equals” of United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon Co. can go ahead, news agency Reuters has reported. UTC,...
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Unstoppable? Iowa GOP caucuses will measure depth of Trump’s support

9 hours 51 min ago
Is it a death grip or a limp handshake? President Donald Trump’s grasp on the Republican Party grassroots will get its first big test of 2020 next month in Iowa. Iowa Republicans attending the...
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18-year-old killed over the weekend was a Metro High School student

10 hours 12 min ago
The 18-year-old man who was shot and killed Friday night in northeast Cedar Rapids was a Metro High School student, according to a Facebook post on the school’s page. “It is with great...
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Hy-Vee to buy former Shopkos in Eastern Iowa

10 hours 54 min ago
At least six former Shopko locations across Iowa in the near future will reopen as Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh stores. Hy-Vee on Monday announced purchase agreements for Shopko buildings in Cresco,...
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Coralville police investigating more shots fired on Boston Way

11 hours 25 min ago
CORALVILLE — Coralville police are investigating shots fired in the same block where a man was fatally shot last month. Coralville Police Chief Shane Kron said officers were called to the 900...
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Iowa City man faces numerous charges after leading police on chase

12 hours 9 min ago
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man was arrested after leading police on a chase Sunday morning. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 5:55 a.m. Sunday, 23-year-old Arturio D....
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Bettendorf man arrested in connection with 2017 robbery

13 hours 5 min ago
NORTH LIBERTY — A Bettendorf man has been arrested in connection with a 2017 robbery. According to a North Liberty police criminal complaint, 22-year-old Rahshi S. Woods entered Capanna Coffee...
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Dark money Stacy is so disappointing

16 hours 24 min ago
Stacy, just your average mom, has got a lot going on. In fact, “Stacy” is a mom, wife and teacher who apparently lives in 11 different congressional districts across the country. At...
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Jerry Owen’s birthday gift to the public: A free concert of his music

January 26, 2020 - 11:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Composing music is a self-proclaimed compulsion for Jerry Owen — spinning into an almost a daily habit. One he’s been honing since age 10, when he started...
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Elizabeth Warren vows anti-corruption policies as voters narrow their picks

January 26, 2020 - 8:20pm
By Michaela Ramm, The Gazette CEDAR RAPIDS — Just a week before the Iowa caucuses, as voters continue to narrow their options in the Democratic field, Elizabeth Warren emphasized her ability...
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Capitol Ideas: Democratic caucus field finally may be taking shape

January 26, 2020 - 6:03pm
A week on the campaign trail in Iowa with the leading Democratic presidential candidates suggested the field may be starting to solidify — finally. Iowa Democrats have been especially studious...
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Cedar Rapids native bringing Silhouettes back to ‘America’s Got Talent: Champions’

January 26, 2020 - 4:25pm
The Silhouettes are again stepping out of the shadows and into the spotlight of the world’s largest stage. The Denver-area dance troupe, created and directed by Cedar Rapids native Lynne...
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50-50 in 2020 campaign to elect women dissolving, working with others to continue mission

January 26, 2020 - 3:08pm
The job’s not done, but a group of women who set a 10-year goal of equal representation in Iowa’s state and federal elected representatives is dissolving. Two Iowa state senators formed...
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Trump defends Bernie Sanders, stoking Democratic divisions

January 26, 2020 - 3:02pm
WASHINGTON — As tensions between Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren rose earlier this month, Sanders found himself with an unusual ally: President Donald...
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