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Cedar Rapids City Council supports decision to delay zip line

June 12, 2018 - 6:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — City Council members stood behind a decision by the local tourism bureau to cancel plans for a zip line over the Cedar River this summer, after having advanced the project...
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Blues musician Kevin ‘B.F.’ Burt teaches harmonica skills at Coralville Public Library workshop

June 12, 2018 - 6:38pm
Blues musician Kevin “B.F.” Burt is teaching two-day harmonica workshop at the Coralville Public Library in Coralville. The workshop began on Tuesday and continues Wednesday. Workshop...
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Grant Wood inspiration marks huge homecoming

June 12, 2018 - 6:12pm
ANAMOSA — The rural residents depicted in Grant Wood’s famed “American Gothic” painting were installed Tuesday morning in the form of an oversized sculpture in Anamosa,...
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AFSCME union endorses Democrat Fred Hubbell

June 12, 2018 - 5:35pm
Fred Hubbell has received the endorsement of the AFSCME Council 61, the latest sign that Democratic-aligned forces are getting behind his candidacy for governor. Hubbell topped a five-person field...
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Reynolds plans to appoint new regent before August meeting

June 12, 2018 - 5:33pm
Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to replace Subhash Sahai on the Board of Regents before its next meeting in August, after Sahai — in the sixth and final year of his term — resigned last week,...
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Fruit products sold in Iowa linked to salmonella outbreak

June 12, 2018 - 4:24pm
National public health officials are warning consumers that fruit products sold in Iowa could be contaminated with salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently has added Iowa...
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University of Iowa Community Credit Union to change name

June 12, 2018 - 4:03pm
IOWA CITY — With lawmakers and regents twisting the metaphorical arm of the state’s largest credit union to drop from its name a reference to the unaffiliated University of Iowa, the...
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Governor unveils apprenticeship ‘playbook’

June 12, 2018 - 3:25pm
PELLA — A new online “playbook” is available to guide Iowa employers, high schools and students interested in establishing a registered apprenticeship program in their local...
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How to pay for permanent flood protection?

June 12, 2018 - 3:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The next two phases of the Cedar Rapids flood protection system are to begin late this summer, adding a level of protection near the Quaker Oats plant and Czech Village and...
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Cedar Rapids man will serve 11 years in federal prison on gun charge

June 12, 2018 - 2:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A felon, who had a gun and led police on a high-speed chase and was eventually Tased after he got out of his vehicle, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 11 years in...
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Iowa Bike Coalition plans to launch ‘dockless’ bike share in Coralville

June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
CORALVILLE — A small-scale dockless bike share program is being launched in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing District later this week or early next week. The white bikes come with...
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Cedar Rapids man arrested for sexual abuse

June 12, 2018 - 1:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jared Bell, 29, was arrested Monday for sexually abusing a woman at a southwest Cedar Rapids apartment. She reported the abuse to authorities, according to the Linn County...
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Cedar Rapids plans security cameras for Greene Square, Redmond Park and downtown

June 12, 2018 - 11:45am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police plan to install security cameras in Greene Square, Redmond Park and downtown as part of a “proactive policing” effort, Cedar Rapids Police...
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University of Iowa taking ‘seriously’ allegations of one man’s rampant harassment

June 12, 2018 - 10:29am
IOWA CITY — More than 1,200 Twitter users over the past few days have indicated they’ve been harassed by a University of Iowa student, and the university’s official Twitter...
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State commission approves five-year road and infrastructure plan

June 12, 2018 - 9:39am
The state’s transportation commission has approved a $3.4 billion Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2019-2023. On Tuesday, the Iowa Transportation Commission voted...
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Knife-twirling woman takes over Iowa City park gazebo

June 12, 2018 - 9:30am
IOWA CITY — A woman twirling daggers in College Green Park claimed a public gazebo as “her place” Monday evening, according to Iowa City police. Rose Yeager, 18, told other...
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We know what Fred Hubbell is against, but what is he for?

June 12, 2018 - 9:03am
Fred Hubbell wants you to know he is not Kim Reynolds. The Des Moines Democrat has spent the past several months promising to undo the policies championed by Republican policymakers over the past two...
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Trump-Kim summit: Trump says US will end its ‘war games’ with South Korea

June 12, 2018 - 6:00am
SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump said he “developed a very special bond” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their historic summit here Tuesday and proclaimed the start...
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Trump economic adviser Kudlow in good condition after heart attack

June 11, 2018 - 8:17pm
SINGAPORE — Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, a staunch defender of President Donald Trump’s tough stance on global trade, was in good condition in a Washington-area...
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Historic Trump-Kim summit begins in Singapore

June 11, 2018 - 8:16pm
SINGAPORE - President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un put aside years of broken promises and threats of nuclear warfare as they sat down to begin discussions that could open the...
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