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Climate change affecting Iowans now

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 8:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — While the topic of climate change continues to be debated across the nation, scientists at an Iowa Ideas panel Thursday discussed how the global issue is affecting Iowans,...
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Ernst blames Democrats for health care impasse

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 6:05pm
CHARLES CITY — With a Senate vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill looming, that topic was the main focus of discussion Thursday afternoon for Sen. Joni Ernst and about 100 people at a...
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$200 million Apple deal debated during Iowa Ideas panel

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 6:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Chamber Alliance’s chief executive on Thursday defended the use of $200 million in financial incentives to lure an Apple data center to Waukee that will employ...
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Iowa’s human services director Foxhoven takes tough stand with Medicaid insurers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s human services chief took a tough negotiating stance Thursday, saying he will not ease the state’s oversight and accountability requirements for private...
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Studies: Health care proposal means trouble for Iowans — maybe

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 4:57pm
Depending on who you ask, Iowa would lose funding or gain it with the latest Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act. Over the past week, a blizzard of studies have come out trying to...
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ACLU files suit for transgender coverage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 4:41pm
The ACLU of Iowa on Thursday filed a lawsuit to challenge the Iowa Department of Human Services’s ban on Medicaid coverage for surgical care for transgender Iowans. Under current Medicaid...
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Iowa Public information Board won’t release tape to ombudsman

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 4:29pm
The Iowa Public Information Board won’t allow the state ombudsman’s office to review audio recording of a closed-session meeting to assess whether the board violated Iowa’s open...
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Lemi Tilahun, 27, announces bid for Cedar Rapids mayor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 4:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man who has been active in political campaigns is running for mayor. Lemi Tilahun, 27, said he is running to be involved in and inspire a new era of leadership...
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Puerto Rico economic crisis grows in wake of Maria’s human toll

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 3:33pm
All of Puerto Rico has lost electricity. Entire towns are swamped in the deluge. Streets have become rivers and trees have crushed homes. Hurricane Maria is Puerto Rico’s worst in nearly a...
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Mexico rescuers in race to find trapped survivors 48 hours after quake

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 3:28pm
MEXICO CITY — Rescuers toiled on Thursday to extract survivors, including Taiwanese workers, from collapsed buildings after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years, but the Navy said...
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Ex-NFL star Hernandez had ‘severe’ CTE brain disease: lawyer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 3:26pm
BOSTON — The daughter of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in April after being acquitted in his second murder trial, sued the league and the team on...
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For the first time, the Marine Corps plans to have a female infantry officer among its ranks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 3:24pm
The Marine Corps plans to assign a woman as an infantry officer, a historic first, following her anticipated graduation from the service’s grueling Infantry Officer Course, service officials...
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$5,000 being offered as Cedar Rapids police seek public’s help to gather info on Saturday homicide

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 2:47pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department is asking the public to help in its investigation of a fatal shooting Saturday in the Wellington Heights neighborhood. According to a news...
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What’s needed for autonomous cars to come to Iowa?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 1:47pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Autonomous vehicles have the potential to send waves of change through Iowa and the country, but the technology still is like a 16-year-old driver, an Iowa Ideas panel said...
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University of Iowa research vice president stepping down

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 1:04pm
IOWA CITY — The former Microsoft vice president who for the past five years has led the University of Iowa’s research and economic development endeavors will step down from that...
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‘Inheritors’ opening Friday at Starlighters: 1920s play parallels today

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 11:37am
Susan Glaspell isn’t a household name in her home state, despite writing more than 50 short stories, nine novels, a biography and 14 plays, including the 1931 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama,...
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My Biz: Mathnasium in Cedar Rapids helps things add up

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 11:27am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Ever since she was a child, Jeanne Giles has enjoyed math. “My parents were both teachers and my dad would always do fun matching and other math games with us,”...
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L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 10:53am
PARIS (Reuters) - French businesswoman and heiress of cosmetics giant L’Oreal Liliane Bettencourt, 94, has died, her daughter said on Thursday. The Bettencourt family, which founded...
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Home prices soar in disaster-prone areas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 10:39am
It’s been a bad few weeks for natural disasters. A series of hurricanes ripped through Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, killing hundreds and racking up hundreds of billions of dollars in...
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Cedar Rapids incentive program helping bank implement stormwater management project

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 21, 2017 - 10:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS — When finished, the plot of land at the corner of Sixth Street and First Avenue NE in downtown Cedar Rapids is likely to look like a simple parking lot. But beneath the surface...
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