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Legal expert: Iowa cities continuing to issue speed camera tickets ‘on very shaky ground’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 10 sec ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Legal professionals say the cities of Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Muscatine are on “very shaky ground” should they continue to issue tickets from automated...
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Mercy Iowa City-UnityPoint Health merger called off

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 17 min ago
Mercy Iowa City officials said Friday the hospital could become part of West Des Moines-based Mercy Health Network rather than UnityPoint Health as previously planned. Mercy Iowa City, with 234-beds,...
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Rezone Cedar Rapids effort addresses ‘missing middle,’ urban beekeeping, ‘snout houses’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 4 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — George Hanna was looking to downsize from his country home in Swisher where much of his free time was spent mowing the lawn. Early on, he caught wind of a new row house...
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U.S. Congress passes short-term bill to avert government shutdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Congress averted a U.S. government shutdown on Friday and gave lawmakers another week to work out federal spending through Sept. 30, with tricky issues like...
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Trump aims to expand US offshore drilling, despite low industry demand

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 58 min ago
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas that have been off limits - a move meant to boost domestic...
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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 2 min ago
SEOUL — North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, South Korea’s and U.S. militaries said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state’s...
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Economic growth stumbles to worst rate in two years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON — The economy stumbled at the start of 2017, expanding at its slowest pace in two years in a demonstration of the difficulty President Donald Trump will have in boosting growth to a...
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Camping World-led group wins bankruptcy auction for Gander Mountain

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 28 min ago
Camping World Holdings Inc and a group of liquidators won a bankruptcy auction for Gander Mountain Co on Friday, according to bankruptcy court filing. The value of the winning bid was about $390...
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Cedar Rapids firefighters rescue 80-year-old man from Thursday night fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 38 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids firefighters came to the to rescue of an elderly male trapped in a smoke-filled house after a kitchen fire was “unintentionally started” by a...
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Iowa Hawkeye head football coach Kirk Ferentz takes the stand in Jane Meyer trial

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 3 min ago
DES MOINES — Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz often talks about “doing your job” when it comes to his football players and coaching staff. On Friday, he was called to...
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Federal judge sentences Dubuque man for selling drugs near school

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 19 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Dubuque man was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in federal prison on a drug charge. Frank D. Washington Jr., 22, was convicted in U.S. District Court by a jury last...
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Panel: Autonomous cars will change insurance sooner, not later

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 56 min ago
DES MOINES — As his vehicle took a turn in “aggressive mode,” Josh Whitley’s hands hovered near the steering wheel but never touched it. The car, an autonomous research...
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Iowa City police: Robberies could be connected to Jonathan Wieseler death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 12 hours 24 min ago
IOWA CITY — Iowa City police are investigating whether a series of robberies — including one that happened a block away from where Jonathan Wieseler’s body was found on Sunday...
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On Iowa Politics talks Gov. Branstad to China and President Trump's first 100 days

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 12 hours 47 min ago
This week on the podcast the reporters discuss what Gov. Branstad should expect during his confirmation hearing, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynold's transition, and the first 100 days for President Donald...
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Farmers market season returns in Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 14 hours 22 min ago
Farmers market season is back, and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City markets are aiming for greater social responsibility. The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, put on by the Cedar Rapids Metro...
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U.S. economy expands at slowest pace in three years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 14 hours 33 min ago
The U.S. economy expanded at the slowest pace in three years as weak auto sales and lower home-heating bills dragged down consumer spending, offsetting a pickup in investment led by housing and oil...
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Jobless claims rise to four-week high

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 14 hours 40 min ago
Filings for unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a U.S. Labor Department report showed Thursday. Jobless claims increased by 14,000 to...
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Yellen may see risk in deficit-busting tax cuts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 14 hours 47 min ago
What President Donald Trump giveth to the economy with massive tax cuts, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may be tempted to taketh away with higher interest rates. With the economy already...
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Friday Morning Read: Traffic Camera lawsuit, Soules statement, Jane Meyer Trial

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 16 hours 20 min ago
Soules Statement - Attorneys for reality TV star Chris Soules, who faces a felony charge of fleeing a deadly Monday night crash, issued a statement Thursday urging “that members of the public...
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Iowa Republicans inch toward school choice

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 9:54pm
DES MOINES — A program allowing Iowa parents to use taxpayer money for putting their children in private, parochial or home schools is likely to be proposed when legislators return to work...
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