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Iowa legislators plug gun permit glitch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 9:50pm
Before they went home last Saturday, lawmakers quickly amended the state’s gun permit law after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled sheriffs couldn’t ask questions about an applicant’s...
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Jane Meyer trial: Plaintiff attorneys rest case, University of Iowa’s defense to begin Friday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 7:14pm
DES MOINES — Eight days of testimony raising doubts about the University of Iowa athletic department’s leadership ended Thursday with a witness breaking down on the stand, recalling her...
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Grassley: Trump’s talk of NAFTA exit ‘posturing’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, says he thinks the reports Wednesday that the Trump administration was considering leaving the North American Free Trade Agreement comprised a negotiating tactic,...
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University of Iowa graduate, former Oprah Winfrey Show executive pitches giving

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 4:34pm
IOWA CITY — Although Oprah Winfrey is known internationally for giving millions to charity, Sheri Salata said the media mogul’s philanthropy isn’t about publicity. She...
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Chris Soules’ attorneys issue statement on fatal crash: ‘Do not prejudge’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 3:28pm
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 do not prejudge this...
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Judge: Iowa DOT has authority to turn off traffic cameras

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 2:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Polk County judge has ruled in favor of the Iowa Department of Transportation in a case over the removal of traffic cameras in Cedar Rapids and other cities around the...
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Iowa Board of Regents seek new approach to higher ed funding

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 1:56pm
IOWA CITY — With state support for higher education floundering, and more tuition increases looming, several lawmakers say they support and would be involved in a Board of Regents-led task...
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Iowa Democrats call 2017 ‘extraordinarily horrible’ legislative session

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 12:57pm
DES MOINES — Democrats on Thursday rehashed an “extraordinarily horrible” legislative session that Senate Minority Leader Rob Hogg called “far and away the worst”...
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Jane Meyer trial turns focus to firing of Hawkeye field hockey coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 12:48pm
DES MOINES — There was pressure from all sides to complete a 2014 inquiry into allegations of player mistreatment by former Hawkeye field hockey Coach Tracey Griesbaum, a former University of...
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Iowa City police: Dog in car at McDonald’s drive-through bit employee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 11:01am
IOWA CITY — Iowa City police are trying to identify a dog they say bit a McDonald’s employee Wednesday morning. Police said the dog was in a vehicle going through the drive-through at...
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Dinging, buzzing, vibrating cellphone is causing anxiety and so is its silence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 10:54am
Doug Ross, 31, wakes every morning to a screen full of notifications. He receives updates from news apps, chats from co-workers and emails from East Coast clients, all beckoning to be answered before...
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Preview: Could the Iowa Farm Bureau do more for water quality?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 10:31am
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, which will celebrate its centennial next year, is the alpha dog of agriculture, using its vast influence and money to “help farm families prosper”...
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$2 Million Powerball Prize won last July in Cedar Rapids claimed by Iowa City man

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 10:26am
Jeff Wolf of Iowa City has stepped forward to claim the $2 million Powerball prize won last July. The ticket was purchased at the Hawkeye Convenience Store, 2330 Wiley Blvd. in Cedar Rapids. Wolf...
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Quiz: Iowa Hawkeyes in the NFL Draft, how well do you know your history?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 9:21am
The 2017 NFL Draft begins tonight. There are multiple Iowa Hawkeye football players expecting to hear their names called over the course of the weekend. But before that happens, let’s take a...
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Iowa City benches become artists’ canvases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 8:58am
IOWA CITY — Public benches in downtown Iowa City have become canvases for local artists as part of the sixth installment of the University of Iowa Community Credit Union BenchMarks...
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‘Enormous progress’ in U.S.-Mexico ties: Mexican foreign minister

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 8:13am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Relations between the United States and Mexico have seen “enormous progress” during the first months of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump,...
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North Liberty man accused of fondling young boys

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 7:21am
NORTH LIBERTY — A North Liberty man is accused of sexually abusing several young boys when he served as a mentor and youth leader for a local church. According to North Liberty police criminal...
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Thursday Morning Read: Goose control, Grassley on Trump Travel, Jane Meyer Trial

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 27, 2017 - 5:49am
Jane Meyer Trial Continues - Dozens of University of Iowa student-athletes complained about verbal and mental abuse, with some even saying they experienced physical or sexual abuse in their time at...
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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson speaks on sexual harassment, need to address issue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 26, 2017 - 8:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Sexual harassment is not something women should face alone, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson says. Since 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies are run by men, “we...
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Oiling eggs latest strategy to control goose population in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 26, 2017 - 4:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Geese are back out in force around Cedar Rapids, chomping on grass along bike trails, wading in ponds and rivers and waddling across the street. Emma Adams, 76, of Nauvoo,...
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