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Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich to retire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 10 hours 49 min ago
CLIVE — Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich, who has led the state gambling enterprise since February 2009, announced Thursday that he intends to retire in late 2018 or early 2019. Rich, 65, is only...
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Iowa Astronaut Peggy Whitson named to Time’s 100 most influential people

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 12 hours 2 min ago
Astronaut Peggy Whitson can add another line to her already impressive resume. Whitson, a Mount Ayr native, was named to Time magazine’s 2018 list of 100 most influential people. During her...
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11 musical acts to catch in Eastern Iowa this week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 14 hours 2 min ago
Shooter Jennings with the Cordovas American singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings has released seven albums and numerous EPs. He also has made multiple appearances and cameos in film. Jennings is...
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Food and drink events to tempt Eastern Iowans this week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 14 hours 16 min ago
Take a Bite Food Festival Taste your way through all the Amana Colonies have to offer at this celebration of both traditional Amana fare and international cuisine. Start on Friday with a village...
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Iowa City day care provider faces prison after infant death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - 15 hours 40 min ago
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City day care provider faces prison time after a 7-month-old child under her care died last year. According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, on Oct. 18, 2017,...
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University of Iowa non-tenure-track faculty organize, submit list of demands

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 8:23pm
IOWA CITY — They now are in the majority, at least at the University of Iowa, and they want UI President Bruce Harreld and his administration to know it — and act like it. Dozens of the...
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National Geographic diver to share deep water adventures at Paramount Theatre

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 8:04pm
Kenny Broad knows you don’t have to leave the planet to explore other worlds. Named National Geographic’s 2011 Explorer of the Year and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, he...
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Iowa budget, tax-cut talks progress further

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 7:38pm
DES MOINES — Top GOP legislators said Wednesday they and Gov. Kim Reynolds were making progress in deciding how best to deliver income tax relief to Iowans and that they hope to reach an...
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Old Dominion headlining Carver Haweye Arena concert benefiting the University of Iowa’s Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 7:35pm
Carver-Hawkeye Arena is trading basketballs for bands April 27, when Old Dominion bounces in to headline a concert benefiting the University of Iowa’s Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer...
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Younkers to close all its stores by August

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 7:23pm
Younkers, a chain of stores founded more than a century ago in Iowa, will close all its stores after a bankruptcy judge signed off on the liquidation of its parent company. The closures will affect...
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Wearing pearls for Barbara, a push for Marsy’s Law, youth straw poll coming soon: Iowa Capitol Digest, April 18

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 6:56pm
MARSY’S LAW PUSH: Victims and advocates for victims’ rights called on Iowa lawmakers to pass House Joint Resolution 2003 that would add victims’ rights to the state Constitution....
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Two Iowa alumni who originally penned ‘A Quiet Place’ enjoying the movie’s buzz

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 6:31pm
The box office statistics are screaming for “A Quiet Place,” originally penned by two University of Iowa graduates from Bettendorf. Forbes.com this week said the tension-filled flick is...
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Gazette, KCRG to partner on flood anniversary event

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 6:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Gazette is partnering with KCRG-TV9 for Epic Rebirth, a celebration of community spirit, designed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2008 flood, one of the most...
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Emotions run hot in Iowa hearing on prescription drug costs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 6:03pm
DES MOINES — An otherwise low-key legislative hearing turned red-hot when a pharmacist and a pharmacy benefits manager squared off over the difference between reimbursements to local...
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Hot-button legislation, such as abortion and school vouchers, still in play at Iowa legislature

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 5:20pm
DES MOINES — Simmering hot-button issues — such as imposing tougher abortion restrictions and authorizing taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend private schools — could approach a...
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‘Sanctuary’ law is political pandering, poor policy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 4:43pm
Iowa politicians sent a clear message to the rest of the world this month — immigrants are not welcome here. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation into law last week that aims to punish...
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“The Miracle Season” inspires volleyball players everywhere to #LiveLikeLine

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 4:28pm
The true story of “The Miracle Season” – the tragic death of Caroline Found and how the Iowa City West volleyball team honored her legacy en route to a second-straight state...
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Jury finds Keith Furne guilty in texting while in driving fatal crash 

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 4:04pm
NEVADA — A jury took about three hours Wednesday to convict Keith Furne, who was texting when he crashed his pickup truck into a stopped vehicle, tragically resulting in the deaths of two teen...
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Puerto Rico back in darkness after island-wide blackout

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 3:23pm
An island-wide blackout has struck Puerto Rico, plunging the U.S. territory of more than 3 million citizens back into darkness more than seven months after local and federal officials began working...
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St. Burch Tavern offers fresh twist on a classic concept in former Atlas location

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 2:57pm
IOWA CITY — Walk into St. Burch Tavern, the new restaurant in the former Atlas location in downtown Iowa City, and the first thing you’ll notice are piles of oysters and clams nestled...
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