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Iowa Board of Regents push ‘reverse credit transfer’ in new collaboration

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 3 hours 5 min ago
The Iowa Department of Education on Thursday — together with the Board of Regents — announced efforts to help community college students who transfer to a four-year university before...
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Iowa Senate panel advances school savings accounts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 3 hours 14 min ago
DES MOINES — A plan to provide taxpayer-funded accounts for parents looking to enroll their kids in private schools was hailed Thursday as a viable option to spur educational choice while...
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$10,000 penalty proposed for Monona cattle facility for stormwater discharge into creek

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 13 min ago
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has proposed a $10,000 fine for the developer of a 10,000-head cattle feedlot and biogas operation near Monona after stormwater discharge into a popular...
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ImOn warns of phone scam

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 46 min ago
Customers of ImOn Communications should be wary of receiving phone calls from a company requesting personal information. The Cedar Rapids-based internet and TV service provider said Thursday it was...
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Iowa cropland values up even as farmers face pressure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 4 hours 50 min ago
After years of decline, the value of Iowa’s farmland has shown some strength during the past year and a half. Statewide, the average value of Iowa cropland rose by 2.9 percent between...
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Cedar Rapids cleans up its ‘junk yard’ after neighbors complain

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 20 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A city-owned “junk yard” set among homes and businesses in the Time Check neighborhood — a violation of the city’s own rules — is being...
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University of Iowa, Iowa State University respond to late-year cuts in latest Iowa budget adjustment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 23 min ago
IOWA CITY — Iowa State University and University of Iowa are poised to take the brunt of late-year funding cuts meant to balance the state budget, creating “an especially difficult...
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Operation Quickfind: Catherine Tasker

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 5 hours 57 min ago
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old girl. Catherine Tasker, 15, was reported missing Thursday morning after last being seen at...
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Trump administration eyes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 6 hours 31 min ago
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a presidential memorandum on Thursday to potentially slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports over forced transfer of intellectual...
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Linn, Johnson counties among fastest growing counties in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 11 min ago
Linn and Johnson counties are among the fastest growing counties in the state, but fall behind one in central Iowa that holds part of the Des Moines metropolitan area, new Census Bureau population...
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Ernst ‘appalled’ by lack of inclusion, DACA fix in $1.3 trillion budget deal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 13 min ago
DES MOINES — Sen. Joni Ernst is expressing frustration with the proposed $1.3 trillion budget deal Congress hopes to reach before a Friday night deadline, including the lack of a fix to...
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Ernst wants to move federal offices, jobs out of Washington ‘bubble’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 7 hours 50 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — At the same time Congress is struggling to reach agreement on a $1.3 trillion budget deal to keep the federal government’s lights on, Sen. Joni Ernst is proposing to move...
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PHOTOS: Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks in Manchester

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 8 hours 30 min ago
Gov. Kim Reynolds appeared at Aunt Emmy’s coffee and cupcake shop in Manchester Thursday morning as part of her “Unleashing Opportunity” event series. When she officially...
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Bootleggers rejoice: Iowa rethinking old-timey booze laws

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 8 hours 58 min ago
Iowans may soon have more options for getting tipsy in the comfort of their own homes. You may recall last year when the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division sent out an educational bulletin, warning...
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Congress scrambles to pass funding bill before Friday deadline

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 9 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Congress was racing on Thursday to approve a massive spending bill and send it to President Donald Trump for enactment before a midnight Friday government shutdown...
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Eastern Iowa theaters announce new seasons

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 9 hours 57 min ago
The curtain’s rising on new seasons on local stages, and for a new theatrical venture. THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS Theatre Cedar Rapids will launch its 85th season with “My Fair Lady,”...
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Adding on: Updating and expanding their West Branch home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 1 min ago
When Scott and Joanne Salemink bought their West Branch house more than 15 years ago, they thought they would make a few changes here and there. But a busy life, with two kids, got in the way and...
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At home: Finding creative space in Wellington Heights craftsman home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 19 min ago
Akwi Nji aims to live each day with intention. So it’s no surprise her Cedar Rapids home — which she shares with husband Chris Buesing and two tween-age daughters — is a space...
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You can’t get away from news, even on spring break

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 34 min ago
So did anything happen while I was on vacation? Of course, I know lots of stuff happened. I’m not one of those folks who is able to unplug from news while I’m on a break. I’ve...
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Ten musical acts to catch in Eastern Iowa this week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 51 min ago
CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO With a career spanning 16 years and 20 albums, Charlie Hunter has consistently upped his game as an innovative writer, bandleader and guitarist. He has worked with the likes of...
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