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Camp celebrates a century of Wapsie magic

June 10, 2018 - 7:54pm
Sunshine, laughter and the smell of s’mores set the scene for the 100th anniversary celebration at Camp Wapsie. Hundreds gathered Saturday at the camp near Coggon to mark the centennial....
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Naig goes into convention on top

June 10, 2018 - 7:35pm
DES MOINES — All bets are off. The race to be Republicans’ candidate for Iowa agriculture secretary is headed to the party’s state convention. Mike Naig secured the most votes in...
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Two teenagers transported to hospital after riding on the outside of an out-of-control vehicle

June 10, 2018 - 7:06pm
Two teenagers were transported to St. Luke’s Hospital Sunday after being thrown from an out-of-control vehicle as they rode on the bumper of the vehicle, holding on to the roof. At around 4:30...
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Iowa governor’s race will shatter spending record

June 10, 2018 - 2:57pm
DES MOINES — The job pays $130,000, but the application costs millions of dollars. The campaign to be Iowa’s next governor is poised to become the most expensive in state history,...
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Although not unions’ first choice, Hubbell predicts labor, Democratic unity in 2018 campaign

June 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Fred Hubbell stopped by a Cedar Rapids union hall Sunday afternoon to thank the people who helped deliver a record Democratic turnout in the primary election last week that gave...
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Faces of the flood: saving the timpani

June 10, 2018 - 10:23am
Alan Lawrence had been the principal timpanist for the Cedar Rapids Symphony for 11 years before his instruments — heavy kettledrums in varying sizes — were upgraded to a pristine,...
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A Day in the Life | Area Ambulance Service’s goal: 9 minutes 90 percent of the time

June 9, 2018 - 11:54pm
On any given day, Area Ambulance Service has six or seven advanced life support units stationed throughout its 250-square-mile service territory. When a 9-1-1 call comes in, a computer-aided dispatch...
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Linn County in the line for strong storms passing through northern and central Iowa

June 9, 2018 - 8:22pm
From the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities: enton IA-Linn IA- 942 PM CDT SAT JUN 9 2018 ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1030 PM CDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN BENTON AND LINN...
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The Cedar River speaks its mind again

June 9, 2018 - 7:18pm
It’s been 10 years since we last spoke, but the deep, muddy voice was unmistakable. “Long time, no talk, column guy,” said the Cedar River as I walked along its bank a few days...
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Cedar Rapids man dies after Greene Square altercation earlier this week

June 9, 2018 - 4:48pm
Cedar Rapids police have initiated a homicide investigation after a 38-year-old Cedar Rapids man has died as a result of an altercation in Greene Square last Tuesday. According to a media release...
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UI graduate Jennifer Croft wins Man Booker International Prize for translation of Polish novel

June 9, 2018 - 2:51pm
Jennifer Croft, a graduate of the Iowa MFA program in Literary Translation, has won the Man Booker International Prize for her translation of the Polish novel “Flights.” She is the...
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Ernst hosts fourth motorcycle Roast & Ride

June 9, 2018 - 12:38pm
DES MOINES — Scores of motorcycle riders had ideal conditions of partly overcast skies and 80-degree temperatures for today’s fourth annual Roast & Ride put on by Iowa Sen. Joni...
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Despite rules, interest in selling fireworks grows in Iowa

June 9, 2018 - 10:22am
MARION — Despite crackdowns in several Iowa cities over where and when fireworks may be sold and set off, authorities expect interest among vendors to swell this Fourth of July season —...
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Study: Drug use among workforce means big cost for some employers in Eastern Iowa

June 9, 2018 - 10:13am
A new nationwide analysis has found drug use among the U.S. workforce remains at its highest rate in more than a decade, increasing concern for many employers. Not only could it be dangerous for...
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Hubbell, Reynolds visions vary

June 8, 2018 - 9:02pm
SIOUX CITY —- Iowans now know the two major party nominees fighting to be the state’s next governor, and Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democrat Fred Hubbell will present differing...
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Iowa teen returns to Mexico — and his death

June 8, 2018 - 9:00pm
Mexico was an unfamiliar place for 19-year-old Manuel Antonio Cano-Pacheco. He was only 3 when his parents brought him to the United States without a visa. In 2015, as a teenager in Des Moines, he...
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RAGBRAI scouting party toasts Iowa City

June 8, 2018 - 8:11pm
KALONA — About 40 people have been touring Iowa by bike to get a preview of the 2018 version of RAGBRAI, a river-to-river bicycle ride across the state held at the end of July. On Friday, they...
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Photos of The Kolach Festival: Keep the kolaches coming!

June 8, 2018 - 6:55pm
Every year, members of St. Ludmila Catholic Church and other volunteers make thousands of kolaches, and the cars line up to buy the Czech pastry outside the church at 211 21st Ave. SW in Cedar...
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Iowa City announces RAGBRAI route through city for July 27 overnight stop

June 8, 2018 - 6:31pm
IOWA CITY — RAGBRAI riders this year will spend their final night of camping in Iowa City — the first time in 42 years the bike ride has stayed overnight in the city. The city announced...
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A record 84 women advance to Iowa’s general election

June 8, 2018 - 5:16pm
It remains to be seen if 2018 will be the year of the woman in electoral politics, but the primary election Tuesday certainly was a good day for female candidates. A record-breaking 84 Iowa women...
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