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Stormy day in Eastern Iowa leaves some damage behind

July 12, 2020 - 8:51pm
Two rounds of storms marched across Eastern Iowa on Saturday, the first bringing gusts about 65 mph near Independence and the second later in the day bringing gusts of 90 mph around the Quad...
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Iowa abortion numbers climb after plummeting for decades

July 12, 2020 - 3:54pm
DES MOINES — The number of women having abortions in Iowa climbed last year, a turnaround that critics blame on the state’s controversial decision to withdraw from a federally funded...
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Iowa arrest reviewed after handcuffed Black man has seizure

July 12, 2020 - 2:55pm
DUBUQUE — Authorities are investigating an Eastern Iowa arrest after video posted on social media showed a handcuffed Black man having a seizure and apparently struggling to breathe after...
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Cedar Rapids police seek man they think shot and wounded woman

July 12, 2020 - 12:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A woman was shot and injured Sunday morning and police said they were searching for the man they believe to be her assailant. Officers responded at 8:38 a.m. to a report of...
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Iowa surpasses 35,000 coronavirus cases

July 12, 2020 - 12:00pm
With 478 new coronavirus cases reported Sunday morning, Iowa has surpassed 35,000 people being infected in four months. One additional death — in Polk County — was reported in the...
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Cedar Rapids police investigating deadly shooting

July 12, 2020 - 7:32am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police investigating a report of gunfire early Sunday found a gunshot victim who later died, authorities said. At 3:54 a.m., police were called to the 100 block of Curtis Street...
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Kirkwood Announces $2,000 Grants For New Students

July 11, 2020 - 9:47pm
Kirkwood Community College has created a program aimed at helping new incoming students begin their college careers on the right foot this fall. The program, called Kirkwood Kickstart, combines...
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Police investigating shooting in southwest Cedar Rapids

July 11, 2020 - 4:30pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a shooting after a gunshot victim showed up Saturday at a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. According to a Cedar Rapids Police media...
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How to keep your garden fresh in the heat

July 11, 2020 - 3:04pm
During those dog days of summer, some parts of your garden may look stressed and tired. Even watering doesn’t correct the problem. There are various things that you can do now that will...
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What to do about the dreaded Japanese beetles

July 11, 2020 - 3:03pm
Q: When should I prune my grape vines? A: You need to prune vines in late winter or early spring. Don’t prune them now, in the summer. Q: Our neighbors had a tree cut down and shoots are...
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Iowa hits record daily high of new coronavirus cases

July 11, 2020 - 12:23pm
Iowa reported 769 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period ending Sunday morning — the state’s highest daily tally since the infection was discovered here four months ago. The record...
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Iowa isn’t so nice

July 10, 2020 - 7:18pm
In the thick of a summer of protest and plague, Marion is falling apart. The fight isn’t in the streets. In other places in America, anti-racist protesters and activists have come to blows...
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Two staff members injured at Coralville prison

July 10, 2020 - 6:44pm
CORALVILLE — Staff members at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center were injured Friday while attempting to restrain an inmate, according to state officials. A counselor was working with...
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Judge to rule on Linn County auditor’s complaint

July 10, 2020 - 5:21pm
DES MOINES — An Iowa district judge said Friday he hopes to issue a swift decision on Linn County Auditor Joel Miller’s challenge of a state commission’s decision to shoot down...
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Trump, Biden surrogates hype candidates’ economic plans

July 10, 2020 - 5:13pm
Surrogates for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden dueled over economic plans Friday, trying to make the case their candidate will lead the nation to post-pandemic prosperity...
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Iowa high school baseball and coronavirus: Timeline of events in unusual season

July 10, 2020 - 3:31pm
With no better way to describe it, this summer was an experiment. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa stepped to the forefront of sports competition with many eyes across the country focused...
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Massive UI budget cuts will affect Hancher, Harreld salary and thousands of employees

July 10, 2020 - 3:23pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld is taking a 50-percent pay cut for the rest of the year and the campus has enacted a pay freeze for about 4,200 employees, halted hiring...
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Aerospace project from BAE Systems will locate 650 jobs in Cedar Rapids

July 10, 2020 - 3:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — BAE Systems is looking to build a $139 million classified defense aerospace facility that would locate 650 jobs in Cedar Rapids, a project that city officials expect to be a...
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The Iowa GOP just threw up another barrier to voting

July 10, 2020 - 3:11pm
Barriers to voting have been opposed by Iowa House and Senate Democrats for many years. Voter suppression bills have been proposed and passed over the last four years by legislative Republicans....
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Judge resets trial to January for man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts

July 10, 2020 - 2:48pm
MONTEZUMA — The trial for the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, which will be two years ago next week, has been reset to January. The trial will also now be...
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