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Shareholder lawsuit attacks Musk’s pay, seeks to overhaul Tesla board

June 8, 2018 - 4:53pm
By Tom Hals, Reuters WILMINGTON, Del. — Elon Musk’s multibillion dollar compensation package should be rescinded and the board of Tesla Inc should be overhauled to better protect...
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Hubbell in no rush for state to embrace sports betting

June 8, 2018 - 4:50pm
JOHNSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to regulate sports betting, but Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell sees no reason for Iowa to the first to try and...
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Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana

June 8, 2018 - 4:42pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat...
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Hubbell critical of GOP tax cuts, but wants to keep sales tax expansion

June 8, 2018 - 4:30pm
JOHNSTON — Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell would have vetoed the “fiscally irresponsible” tax cuts the Iowa Legislature approved this spring, but he likes some of...
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Verizon names chief technology officer as new CEO

June 8, 2018 - 4:27pm
Verizon announced Friday that it is tapping a technology expert and recent newcomer to replace its longtime chief executive, who is retiring later this year. The move signals the company may be...
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Celebrating with pride: Iowa City Pride expands mission, festival

June 8, 2018 - 4:10pm
IOWA CITY — In two years, Iowa City Pride will turn 50 years old. That makes it one of the oldest Pride parades and festivals around — it launched just one year after the first Pride...
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Fox kit survives fire and infection, serves as educational animal at Indian Creek Nature Center

June 8, 2018 - 4:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Vesta bounds across her cage, stopping to bite down on an empty milk carton. She picks it up and eventually tosses it aside, taking a break to raise her nose at the baby...
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U.S. special counsel adds charges against Manafort, indicts Russian operative

June 8, 2018 - 3:24pm
By Nathan Layne, Reuters U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new criminal charges on Friday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort while also indicting a...
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Independent Iowa legislator exposed flaws in two-party system

June 8, 2018 - 3:19pm
State Sen. David Johnson had a lonely job in Des Moines the past two years. The northwest Iowa lawmaker left the Republican Party in 2016 in protest of Donald Trump’s presidential nomination,...
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Faces of the flood: Remembering the flood through elementary student's memory

June 8, 2018 - 2:18pm
Marcellis Gillis, a 7-year-old second-grader at the time of the 2008 flood, was one of the students immortalized in his elementary school gym 10 years ago. A massive mural, titled “You Are a...
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Regent Subhash Sahai’s absences about to force him off board

June 8, 2018 - 1:57pm
If Subhash Sahai, one of nine members of Iowa’s Board of Regents, misses the next board meeting in August, he’ll have been “deemed to have submitted a resignation,”...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks winners and losers of the June 5 primaries

June 8, 2018 - 1:09pm
This week On Iowa Politics talks winners and losers of the June 5 primaries. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when...
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Trial set for October in fatal garage assault of mother of three

June 8, 2018 - 12:40pm
A trial for a Cedar Rapids man, charged with killing a mother of three in April, has been set for October 15 in Linn County District Court. Timothy Evans, 38, pleaded not guilty in a written...
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With gift, Mount Mercy launches nursing college

June 8, 2018 - 12:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mount Mercy University this week is unveiling its first-ever college thanks to a “transformational” gift supporting its nursing and health programs. The...
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Comeback story: How does Cedar Rapids keep the momentum going?

June 8, 2018 - 11:46am
CEDAR RAPIDS — After working for just about every coffee shop in the Corridor — Capanna, Java House and Brewhemia, among others — to learn the coffee trade over the past five years,...
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WATCH: RAGBRAI director talks today's pre-ride

June 8, 2018 - 11:08am
Iowa cyclists will get a taste of RAGBRAI fever today at the RAGBRAI pre-ride from Sigourney to Iowa City. The Gazette was live before the ride started with TJ Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI...
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New Cedar Rapids Pilot Travel Center to open Saturday

June 8, 2018 - 10:21am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new truck stop on the southern end of Cedar Rapids is scheduled to open Saturday, bringing an Arby’s restaurant along with it. Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J...
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Merging art and politics

June 8, 2018 - 10:16am
If a new national campaign gets its way, some political advertisements in Iowa and across the nation this fall will be a little unusual. Iowans, with their first-in-the-nation fame, are accustomed...
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Accurate seclusion data key to thoughtful public debate

June 8, 2018 - 10:11am
If school districts have a legitimate need to restrain or isolate students, accurate data shouldn’t be an issue. Yet many districts haven’t been forthcoming about the number of times...
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Coralville’s interim fire chief recommended for permanent role

June 8, 2018 - 9:04am
Coralville’s interim fire chief should get the permanent job, the city’s administrator said this week. City Administrator Kelly Hayworth has recommended that Coralville Fire Prevention...
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