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Iowa GOP starts to pick at Hubbell’s business record

June 11, 2018 - 7:32pm
DES MOINES — Iowa Republicans have opened a new front in the campaign for governor, charging Monday that Democrat Fred Hubbell is running from the truth about his time as chief executive of...
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Trump-Kim summit: Wide gaps remain as two leaders prepare to start historic talks

June 11, 2018 - 7:08pm
SINGAPORE - President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are on the verge of making history with a one-on-one meeting to size each other up and start discussions that could open the...
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North Liberty considers potential dog park

June 11, 2018 - 7:01pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Life soon may get a little less ruff for four-legged friends in North Liberty. The City Council is expected Tuesday to discuss reallocating money to buy land for a dog park. If...
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Cedar Rapids utilities stronger following 2008’s flood

June 11, 2018 - 5:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As the 10-year anniversary of the record-breaking crest of the Cedar River — and the massive power outage that came with it — approaches, those who make sure area...
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Hubbell: Reynolds not standing up for Iowa in trade conflict

June 11, 2018 - 4:54pm
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is shrinking from defending Iowa businesses in the face of a “nonsensical trade war,” her Democratic rival, Fred Hubbell, said Monday. In a news release, Hubbell...
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Benefit cap set for Medicaid dental plans

June 11, 2018 - 4:52pm
Dental benefits for Medicaid members will be capped starting July 1, state officials announced. Iowa Medicaid Enterprises will be accepting public comment through the end of June. This week, the...
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Seven Iowa counties declared disaster areas

June 11, 2018 - 4:48pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Monday for seven counties in response to flooding and severe weather that has occurred in Iowa since Thursday. The...
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Marion man to lead national regulators’ association

June 11, 2018 - 4:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Nick Wagner of Marion, a member of the Iowa Utilities Board, has been selected president of a national group representing state public service commissions. In his new role,...
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Long-delayed murder trial now set for October

June 11, 2018 - 3:44pm
Kenyauta Vesey-Keith of Cedar Rapids was 16 at the time he was charged with fatally shooting 21-year-old Brandon Johnson and seriously injuring Deaveon Gaudlin, 16, all of Cedar Rapids, on March 19,...
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Federal appeals court upholds three family members’ convictions for smuggling guns to Lebanon

June 11, 2018 - 3:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A federal appeals court Monday upheld convictions of three Cedar Rapids family members for smuggling 252 guns among skid loaders bound for Lebanon in 2014 and 2015. U. S. Court...
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IHOP’s name change is what happens when brands exploit the Internet outrage cycle

June 11, 2018 - 2:08pm
Apparently succumbing to the theory that any publicity is good publicity, IHOP announced Monday it is now IHOB. The swap was first teased last week on Twitter: “Dear Internet, we abbreciate...
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Second Avenue SE to close temporarily for railroad work

June 11, 2018 - 1:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Work installing new railroad safety gates will close down Second Avenue SE traffic at Fourth Street Tuesday. Second Avenue SE should reopen to westbound traffic only on...
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Health claims behind sex robots remain unproven

June 11, 2018 - 12:38pm
Health benefits claimed by marketers of sex robots — safer sex, therapeutic possibilities, and the potential to treat pedophiles and sex offenders — haven’t been proven, or even...
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Driving winds fan Colorado wildfire, 2,000 homes evacuated

June 11, 2018 - 12:36pm
Gusting winds and continued dry weather in southwestern Colorado helped to fan a largely uncontrolled wildfire that grew by nearly one-third to more than 22,000 acres on Monday, forcing the...
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Couple opens Office Evolution co-working space in NewBo

June 11, 2018 - 11:04am
A new Cedar Rapids business is the first Iowa franchise for a Colorado-based office space rental company. Office Evolution’s 44th location opened in Cedar Rapids’s NewBo neighborhood on...
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Cedar Rapids lifeguard Gemma Tursi looks out when you jump in

June 11, 2018 - 10:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Swimming pools are in full splash mode, now that temperatures are hitting squarely in the hot zone. And while the kids are at play, the lifeguards are on point, keeping watch...
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Iowa City doctor gives back locally, abroad

June 11, 2018 - 10:26am
Dr. Thomas Novak looks at his role as a doctor more as a vocation — a calling — than a job. Novak, a family practice physician at Mercy Family Medicine in West Branch, a clinic of Mercy...
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State director fired over sexual harassment allegations won’t get unemployment benefits

June 11, 2018 - 10:03am
An Iowa agency leader fired in March based on allegations of sexual harassment is not entitled to unemployment benefits, a judge has decided. David Jamison, who had led the Iowa Finance Authority...
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Patriotism, politics mix in Ernst’s Roast and Ride

June 11, 2018 - 8:53am
DES MOINES — Scores of motorcycle riders had ideal conditions of partly overcast skies and 80-degree temperatures for Saturday’s fourth annual Roast and Ride put on by U.S. Sen. Joni...
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Freedom Fest 2018 cedar rapids iowa june 14 the hotel at kirkwood center

June 10, 2018 - 8:42pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Overseas, in the gym and on the road, three area men have made an impact on the Cedar Rapids community and will be honored at this year’s Freedom Festival for their...
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