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Cedar Rapids Trump rally postponed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 24 min ago
A rally in Cedar Rapids for President Donald Trump has been postponed, according to a media release. Trump was scheduled to appear at the DoubleTree By Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex in...
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Police: Multiple shots fired outside Iowa City apartment complex

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 41 min ago
IOWA CITY — Shots were fired outside of an Iowa City apartment complex early Saturday morning, police said. According to an Iowa City police news release, officers were called to Town &...
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Following $2.4 million renovation, Pleasant Creek open for business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 6 min ago
PALO — Though the lake still is six feet below normal on the eve of the year’s first holiday camping weekend, it will be “kind of business as usual” at Pleasant Creek...
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Hugs, maybe, but no body slams, new Iowa governor says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 9:29pm
By James Q. Lynch, The Gazette CEDAR RAPIDS — News reporters aren’t likely to be body slammed by Iowa’s Gov. Kim Reynolds, but she warned the media of another physical...
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Monster fish: Dubuque exhibit explores habitat, culture of world’s largest freshwater fish

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 7:35pm
DUBUQUE — ith prehistoric roots, monster fish still swim among us in freshwater lakes and rivers from Asia and the Amazon to the Mighty Mississippi in our own backyard. The stuff of legends...
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Iowa State expecting enrollment slowdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 4:50pm
Iowa State University’s decade of soaring enrollment is expected to level off this year, according to interim President Ben Allen, citing a drop in international applications and high school...
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Reynolds, Gregg introduce themselves to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 4:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s been quite a couple of days, “let me tell you,” Gov. Kim Reynolds told a cheering crowd that had come out to greet her Friday at the Eastern Iowa...
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Salutes and a folded flag at funeral for Bowie State student killed in possible hate crime

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
The stage beneath the blue-and-white church steeple in Maryland was not where Richard Collins III was to be celebrated this week. The young lieutenant, who had just been commissioned in the U.S. Army...
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Iowa shuts down No. 1 seed Nebraska in Big Ten baseball tournament

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 3:51pm
Iowa pitcher Ryan Erickson has Big Ten champion Nebraska’s number. After tossing six innings of six-hit, three-run (two earned) ball for his first career quality start in a 5-3 Iowa win April...
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UK police say they’ve arrested some key players behind Manchester bombing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 3:15pm
LONDON — British police have arrested a “large part of the network” behind this week’s Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country’s top...
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Rwandan man in federal prison gets probation for insurance fraud

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 2:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Rwandan man, who is serving 15 years in federal prison on immigration fraud charges, was convicted of insurance fraud Thursday in Linn County District Court. Gervais...
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A new kind of bridge for Johnson County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 2:39pm
IOWA CITY — About midway between Iowa City and West Branch on Lower West Branch Road SE, just south of Interstate 80, a crew of bridge contractors carefully lowered three large sections of...
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Cedar Rapids OKs expanded fireworks use

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 2:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Consumer fireworks can fly in Cedar Rapids beginning next Thursday after elected officials declined to heed the advice of public safety officials and continue a ban. The City...
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Guide to Memorial Day services around Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 1:42pm
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It originated as Decoration Day in 1868 after the Civil War. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the military men and women who...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Gov. Kim Reynolds' first days in office

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 12:29pm
This week on the podcast the reporters discuss Gov. Kim Reynolds' and her first few days in office. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that...
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Super Bowl champion Harry Sydney to speak at United Way annual meeting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 12:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Former NFL running back Harry Sydney, who won two Super Bowl rings as a player for the San Francisco 49ers and another as a running backs coach for the Green Bay Packers, is the...
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New University of Iowa vice president Melissa Shivers a ‘tremendous asset’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 12:17pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa’s next vice president of student life, who takes over for outgoing Tom Rocklin on June 30, is going to be an “immediate and tremendous asset...
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Iowa start-up SwineTech raises $1.3 million to help piglets live

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 11:16am
SwineTech, a start-up founded by University of Iowa graduates, has brought in $1.3 million in investment money for its mission to reduce piglet deaths. The New Sharon-based company has developed a...
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Lakes, rivers and streams seldom removed from list of impaired waters

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 10:59am
If you stand on the Chain Lakes Bridge near Palo, there’s no hint the Cedar River flowing underneath has gotten cleaner. But the 11.6-mile stretch from north of Palo to Ellis Park in Cedar...
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“JFK 100” exhibit explores Kennedy’s time as a high-school prankster

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 26, 2017 - 10:37am
BOSTON (Reuters) — Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome...
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