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Keep garden in top shape during hot July days

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 3:38pm
Each month, the Master Gardeners will provide some maintenance ideas for your annuals, perennials, vegetables, lawns, trees and shrubs. These gardening tips will help you to de-stress in nature while...
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How do health experts deal with coronavirus risks in their everyday lives?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 3:01pm
As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases...
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Manchester teen drowns at Lake Delhi

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 2:43pm
A Manchester teenager drowned Friday night at Lake Delhi, according to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Seventeen-year-old Teige Hunt jumped into Lake Delhi but didn’t resurface,...
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Iowa single-day increase in coronavirus cases tops peak 7-day rolling average

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 1:05pm
Iowa reported 568 new COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. Saturday for the previous 24-hour period. That marked a single-day total higher than the state’s peak rolling seven-day average of 559. One...
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Cedar Rapids shop owner stays busy during pandemic with her stitching

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 4, 2020 - 8:37am
Rachel Maker, 27, of Cedar Rapids, has prepared her whole life for keeping her hands busy during this pandemic. A seamstress who also does embroidery and screen printing, Maker has been creating her...
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Battle heats up over how Americans vote

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 10:31pm
DES MOINES — President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who have been...
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Cedar Rapids Black Freedom Rally brings message to mayor’s door

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 5:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Black Lives Matter protesters, livid over the city’s approach to one of its key demands for police reform, brought the frustrations Friday to Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad...
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Child sex abusers will get more prison time under new Iowa law

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 2:47pm
Two state laws enacted this week, which were proposed by the Iowa County Attorneys Association, will increase prison time for child sex abusers and for repeat offenders who endanger lives by fleeing...
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Businesses can pledge to be ‘COVID-conscious’ through Iowa City doctor’s initiative

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 2:33pm
David Krupp isn’t getting very much sleep these days. “I’ve been getting maybe four hours of sleep a night just trying to get all these endeavors taken care of,” he said....
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Heading to an Iowa state park? Make sure you get a passport

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 2:21pm
Heading out to an Iowa state park to enjoy some healthy, socially distanced outdoor activity over the weekend? Sunscreen? Check. Bug spray? Check Water? Check. Passport? Wait, what? To encourage use...
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Iowa passes 30,000 positive coronavirus cases; 7 UNI athletes test positive

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 1:16pm
The state reported 390 new positive cases for COVID-19 on Friday, for a total of 30,355 cases since the start of the pandemic. Three new deaths were confirmed, for a total of 720 COVID-19 related...
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Take this civics test that captures the chaos

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 11:01am
Stuck at home this holiday weekend? Socially distancing? Comforting your fireworks-rattled dog? Looking for something to pass the time? Same here. I was cruising around online and found a practice...
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Live: Black Freedom Rally in Cedar Rapids, noon-3 p.m. Friday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 10:20am
The group leading Black Lives Matter protests and pushing for police reform in Cedar Rapids is holding a rally today starting at noon. A Gazette reporter and photographer are covering the event live,...
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Shots fired, hit two cars late Thursday in northeast Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 3, 2020 - 10:10am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two vehicles were shot on Thursday night at an apartment complex in northeast Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids police responded to a call about a disturbance where a vehicle was shot...
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Attorney: Cedar Rapids has wrongly portrayed Lucas Jones

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 2, 2020 - 8:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two days before he shot and wounded a Black man during a traffic stop, then-Cedar Rapids police Officer Lucas Jones cut a break for a Black woman he stopped — evidence....
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Old Creamery Theatre in Amana cuts staff, cancels season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 2, 2020 - 7:59pm
The Old Creamery Theatre in Amana has suspended the rest of its 2020 offerings, including outdoor shows, tours and summer camps, and sent termination letters to 10 staff Thursday evening. General...
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Buoyed by Iowa’s primary turnout, auditors push absentee ballot requests

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 2, 2020 - 7:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Sure, the calendar says July. But for election officials, it’s already November. A month after a June 2 primary hit record participation, county auditors are completing...
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Iowa sees surge in drivers going over 100 mph

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 2, 2020 - 7:23pm
DES MOINES — Perhaps feeling empowered by fewer cars on the road during the coronavirus pandemic, or by the misguided belief that patrol cars were quarantined, excessive speeding on Iowa...
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Head to Columbia, Mo., for a socially distanced travel adventure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 2, 2020 - 6:53pm
For anyone who loves to travel, the COVID-19 quarantine has been especially frustrating. Now that restrictions are easing, my husband and I wanted an easy-to-reach destination that offers a variety...
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Fire up the grill and make turkey kefta kebabs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 2, 2020 - 6:43pm
Oh the joys of summer. Cities are semi opening up. You hear all the sounds of summer: The buzz of your neighbor’s lawn mower, children laughing as they ride bikes and run up and down the block...
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