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Iowa City goes strawless, but only voluntarily

5 hours 1 min ago
My hometown has finally joined the civilized world in condemning a terrible scourge which has plagued the Earth for too long — plastic straws. Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton this week...
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Photos: Tornado rips through downtown Marshalltown

6 hours 22 min ago
On July 19, 2018  a Tornado touched down in Marshalltown, Iowa, causing severe damage to a number of buildings throughout the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. The tornadic winds hit at 4:55...
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Trump must change course on trade

7 hours 57 min ago
Back in Iowa recently, former governor and current U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said farmers caught in the crossfire of a widening trade war should take “the long view.”...
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Tornadoes cause injuries, severe damage in central Iowa

July 19, 2018 - 8:40pm
Tornadoes touched down Thursday evening in three Iowa communities, causing “catastrophic damage” in Marshalltown and injuries in Pella as the Vermeer equipment manufacturing plant took...
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Putin invited to US amid growing furor over Helsinki summit

July 19, 2018 - 8:16pm
WASHINGTON — The White House announced Thursday that Vladimir Putin has been invited to Washington this fall, even as leaders in Washington tried to fully understand what happened when...
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Some migrants separated from their children struggle with whether to let them stay in the US

July 19, 2018 - 8:15pm
LAS NUECES, Guatemala =-- The United States government separated their family at the border, leaving them with an agonizing choice. José Ottoniel was deported to Guatemala in June, a month into...
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Views from atop Mount Trashmore must wait

July 19, 2018 - 6:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Residents will need to wait a little longer to summit hiking and biking trails to an observation deck atop one of Cedar Rapids’ highest points — Mount Trashmore,...
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University of Iowa’s student paper, The Daily Iowan, turns 150

July 19, 2018 - 6:47pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa’s independent daily student newspaper, The Daily Iowan, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this weekend. The Daily Iowan, the first UI publication,...
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Election 2018: Hubbell outraises Reynolds in latest fundraising period

July 19, 2018 - 6:46pm
DES MOINES — Kim Reynolds raised less than half of her challenger’s haul, but she still has the financial edge in the race for Iowa governor. Iowa candidates for statewide and...
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Iowa farmers ‘can’t take optimism to the bank,’ Ernst says

July 19, 2018 - 5:24pm
Trump administration officials are telling Sen. Joni Ernst they expect to reach agreement on a trade deal with Mexico “soon, very soon.” Ernst said she has spoken to President Donald...
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Cedar Rapids Teacher: ‘misunderstanding’ over use of black baby doll should not have resulted in firing

July 19, 2018 - 4:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Tammy Ryan, the high school teacher the Cedar Rapids school district says inappropriately used a black baby doll in her classroom, said in a statement Thursday the incident was...
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Arbitrator: Rockwell Collins violated union contract by outsourcing custodial work

July 19, 2018 - 3:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Rockwell Collins violated its contract with a local union when it outsourced custodial work at its Cedar Rapids plant, an arbitrator has decided. In an arbitration award issued...
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Trump continues clashing accounts on Russia

July 19, 2018 - 3:39pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia is no longer targeting the United States, contradicting his top intelligence adviser’s warning days ago that “the...
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Crown Rally rolling exotic cars into downtown Cedar Rapids

July 19, 2018 - 3:29pm
More than 100 exotic cars will be on display in downtown Cedar Rapids Friday, requiring a number of road closures. The Crown Rally Block Party will begin at 4:30 p.m. on July 20, 2018 and run until...
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Iowa City sushi bar Takanami to become Mexican restaurant

July 19, 2018 - 3:06pm
Downtown Iowa City sushi restaurant Takanami will close temporarily as its new owner changes it to serve Mexican fare. Valentina Carrero, a recent University of Iowa graduate who acquired the...
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Tornado Warning: 'Catastrophic damage' reported in Marshalltown, tornado reported west of Tama Casino

July 19, 2018 - 3:05pm
Update 5:24 p.m.: These photos from Jesse Fox in Marshalltown show the tornado approaching, and the damage afterwards @KCCINews @KCCIWeather #iawx pic.twitter.com/rmbFXTbfwM — Andy Garman...
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Audit: University of Iowa dental college staffer misspent $57,000

July 19, 2018 - 2:14pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa has shored up its training and procurement practices after discovering a College of Dentistry administrative specialist amassed $57,313 in improper and...
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Burlington public records case goes to hearing

July 19, 2018 - 1:19pm
More than three years after Autumn Steele was fatally shot in her front yard by a Burlington Police officer, a judge Friday will hear the case over whether law enforcement agencies broke the law by...
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‘newbo evolve’ makes big push for volunteers

July 19, 2018 - 1:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Planners are making a heavy push for scores of volunteers to help ensure the new newbo evolve festival runs smoothly early next month. GO Cedar Rapids, the local tourism bureau...
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Tanager Place steps in to manage YPN

July 19, 2018 - 11:34am
CEDAR RAPIDS — As YPN continues to cope with the death of its executive director, another service agency has been appointed to manage the nonprofit as it continues to serve young parents in...
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