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Naig gets the nod for Iowa GOP agriculture secretary nomination

June 16, 2018 - 12:59pm
Mike Naig earned the Republican Party’s nomination for state agriculture secretary Saturday at the party’s state convention. It took three rounds of voting by the more than 1,000 party...
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Why plans to protect the children in ICE raids can take a backseat to other goals

June 16, 2018 - 11:34am
MOUNT PLEASANT — After Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers descended on the Midwest Precast Concrete facility on the outskirts of this quiet Eastern Iowa town, news of the dramatic...
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Cedar Rapids man arrested for attempted murder stemming from an altercation in a downtown bar

June 16, 2018 - 9:29am
A Cedar Rapids man has been arrested for his involvement in a shooting incident on May 23, 2018 following an altercation in a downtown bar. According to Cedar Rapids Police Spokesman Greg Buelow,...
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Project GREEN celebrating its 50th anniversary with garden walk

June 16, 2018 - 8:27am
IOWA CITY — Project GREEN celebrates its golden anniversary with its annual Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Three “walkable” neighborhoods close to downtown will be...
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How C.R.’s new rain garden program can reduce stormwater and save you money

June 16, 2018 - 7:41am
When I heard about a partnership between the City of Cedar Rapids and Green Iowa AmeriCorps to install rain gardens in Cedar Rapids, I jumped at the chance to apply. I already had a rain barrel, and...
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Time Machine: It started with ice cream but, after many detours, settled on bicycles

June 16, 2018 - 7:34am
The property at 419 Second Ave. SE, long known as the Coffits Building, has housed the Hall Bicycle Shop since 1976. But before then, it held ice cream, used pianos, a cafeteria, cars, a bar, a...
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News Track: Another Coralville Hy-Vee expected by fall

June 16, 2018 - 7:29am
BACKGROUND CORALVILLE — In 2010, Hy-Vee bought land for a second Coralville grocery store, with an adjacent gas station and convenience store. While the gas station and convenience store...
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Taste summer: Lemon could be official flavor of season

June 16, 2018 - 7:14am
Years ago, I was talking to a friend of mine about seasonal flavors. Pumpkin, for instance, means fall. Peppermint and hot chocolate scream winter, while strawberries mark the beginning of...
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At College Community, new chapter unfolding

June 16, 2018 - 7:03am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Last month, Doug Wheeler received his doctoral degree, turned 40 and “got a really great job.” As incoming superintendent of the College Community School District,...
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Hubbell picks rural state Sen. Rita Hart as running mate

June 15, 2018 - 10:26pm
DES MOINES - Democrat Fred Hubbell has chosen state Sen. Rita Hart to be his running mate in the race to recapture the Iowa governor’s office that has been occupied by Republicans for the past...
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Iowa astronaut Whitson retiring

June 15, 2018 - 7:27pm
Iowa-born astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, retired from NASA on Friday. Whitson, 58, was in Iowa in April to receive the 2018 Robert D. Ray...
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Trade war with China will be felt in Iowa

June 15, 2018 - 7:09pm
China’s vow to retaliate against President Donald Trump’s announced $50 billion worth of tariffs in the “same scale and the same strength” will be felt acutely in...
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Iowa’s ‘Stand-your-ground’ law faces another test

June 15, 2018 - 7:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s unclear “stand your ground” law presents another challenge to the court, this time in Linn County where a man charged with attempted murder is asking...
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‘Facilitated communication’ conference draws fire at University of Northern Iowa

June 15, 2018 - 7:07pm
A two-day University of Northern Iowa-based conference promoting, among other things, “facilitated communication” with disabled individuals will go ahead as planned next week, despite...
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Updated Marion library plan coming soon

June 15, 2018 - 5:25pm
MARION — More than a dozen people, mostly retirees and mothers with young children, wait in the Marion Public Library’s lobby one recent weekday for its 9:30 a.m....
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#oniowapod talks Iowa football recruiting, and your questions

June 15, 2018 - 4:14pm
Today’s episode starts with what The Athletic’s Scott Dochterman and I feel is an uptick in recruiting for Iowa football. It’s kind of convoluted and maybe a little jumpy, but I...
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Medical helicopter operators pushed to improve safety

June 15, 2018 - 4:01pm
Air ambulance transports can be more dangerous than other helicopter flights because of the urgency of responding to emergencies, such as car crashes, heart attacks or premature births. For-profit...
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Air rescues at UI Hospitals run on secret deal

June 15, 2018 - 3:23pm
IOWA CITY — Four years after the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics quietly outsourced its AirCare helicopter ambulance service to a for-profit corporation, the public hospital...
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Tails and Feathers Home Playcare pet sitting service began with family, friends

June 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When Sabrina Atkinson was a child, she and her aunt used to pet sit for friends while they were out of town. “She would have me feed them, let them out and take care of...
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Reports of the internet’s death greatly exaggerated

June 15, 2018 - 2:31pm
If you’re reading this, American civilization has survived its first days without net neutrality. Rejoice! The repeal of the federal government’s net neutrality rules took hold last...
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