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Can you pass this Iowa civics test?

March 8, 2018 - 8:21am
Iowa lawmakers are mulling a bill that would require the state’s high school students to pass a civics exam before graduating. Its future is uncertain. But I figured I’d suggest some...
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Heat Yoga Studio in Cedar Rapids helps stress drip away

March 8, 2018 - 7:31am
Headstands and sun salutations can be challenging enough at room temperature. Now, imagine doing them at about 100 degrees. At Heat Yoga, 3607 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, yoga classes of varying...
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Thursday morning read: How a trade war could hit Iowa, Orchestra Iowa brings Wonderland to the stage, Senate revamps Iowa's energy policies

March 8, 2018 - 6:59am
How a trade war could hit Iowa- An international trade war would be a “rolling disaster” for Iowa, two economists and an international business expert said this week. “Iowa is a net...
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Fans find Lucero on the road, coming to Gabe’s in Iowa City

March 7, 2018 - 8:22pm
Go to see Lucero play and you’ll likely find fans from all over the country. The Memphis bandmates have a dedicated following that will go anywhere to see them. Lucero is heading to...
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Supergroup ready to ‘Cry Cry Cry’

March 7, 2018 - 8:17pm
The past year has been busy for Dar Williams, and 2018 may be a repeat performance. She recently reunited with fellow singer-songwriters Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky to reform alt-folkie...
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Toeing the line in ‘Wonderland’ with Orchestra Iowa’s performance of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

March 7, 2018 - 8:13pm
Artistic director and choreographer Courtney Lyon is taking her Ballet Quad Cities dancers down a rabbit hole that’s a little more Johnny Depp than Disney for “Alice in...
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Something for everyone: Work continues on Sokol Building with new Hawks Nest bar

March 7, 2018 - 8:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With black and white couches and 110 square inches of screens showing sports behind the bar, new downtown Cedar Rapids bar Hawks Nest has a very different feel from it’s...
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Allies may get reprieve from tariffs: Exemptions would allow Trump to focus more on China

March 7, 2018 - 7:51pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected as early as Thursday to sign off on his controversial plan to slap stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, but in a surprise reversal the...
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Kim Reynolds kicks off campaign for governor

March 7, 2018 - 7:21pm
OSCEOLA — Gov. Kim Reynolds kicked off her election campaign Wednesday asking Iowans to join her effort to “pass on an Iowa greater than the one we inherited … where the norm is...
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Wrongful Birth, the Value of Capitol Bricks, Student Speech and Student Standardized Testing: Iowa Capitol Digest, March 7

March 7, 2018 - 6:14pm
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Wednesday, March 7, 2018: CAPITOL BRICKS: The bricks are flying off the shelves at the Capitol. Historic bricks from the Capitol dome,...
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Reynolds heads to ground zero of school funding inequity

March 7, 2018 - 5:46pm
Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to sign legislation Thursday committing $14.1 million to begin addressing funding inequities among Iowa school districts in the hometown of the superintendent her own...
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If you owe speed camera tickets in Cedar Rapids, your tax refund could be held up

March 7, 2018 - 5:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Motorists with unpaid tickets from Cedar Rapids’ automated speed or red light cameras have begun receiving notices this week saying their state income tax refunds are...
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Iowa hospitals add $7.1 billion to economy: study

March 7, 2018 - 5:12pm
Iowa’s hospitals add more than $7.1 billion to the state’s economy and generate more than 132,000 jobs, according to a new report from the organization that represents all the...
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Three local women who are making an impact: International Women’s Day celebrates achievements

March 7, 2018 - 5:07pm
There is a “war for talent” in Iowa that makes this a good time to support leadership and growth opportunities for women in the workplace and in the community, says Jo Miller, chief...
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Iowa Senate approves health benefit plan

March 7, 2018 - 5:02pm
DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate approved a health benefit plan Wednesday that primarily will be available to healthy farm families struggling to find affordable individual coverage — an...
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How a trade war could hit Iowa

March 7, 2018 - 4:40pm
An international trade war would be a “rolling disaster” for Iowa, two economists and an international business expert said this week. “Iowa is a net loser in terms of any trade...
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Q&A: TCR's 'Bent' explores other Nazi targets

March 7, 2018 - 4:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — While “The Diary of Anne Frank” plays out through March 25 in the Theatre Cedar Rapids auditorium, “Bent” offers a look at other populations persecuted...
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TCR play gives voice to Anne Frank's words

March 7, 2018 - 4:24pm
“Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor...
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Legislative response to shifting egg industry is a bit cracked

March 7, 2018 - 4:01pm
Iowa may soon deliver a historic victory for factory farms. If House File 2408 earns the governor’s signature, grocery stores now carrying “conventional eggs” would be required...
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How 5G became a political football in a merger between two of the world’s biggest chip makers

March 7, 2018 - 3:52pm
It’s easy to forget that many of the electronic devices we take for granted are actually made up of tiny components sourced from dozens of different companies. But now a merger attempt...
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