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Judge to allow evidence showing hidden cameras, porn internet searches at Iowa City architect’s trial

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 3:27pm
IOWA CITY — A judge has ruled that evidence of computer and phone searches of pornography and research information on voyeurism and hidden cameras is relevant and will be allowed at trial for...
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Eddie Van Halen, guitar virtuoso with a shimmering sound, dies at 65

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 2:09pm
Eddie Van Halen, a guitar virtuoso whose pyrotechnic riffs and solos expanded the vocabulary of hard rock, inspired legions of headbanging imitators and propelled his band Van Halen to four turbulent...
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Pooling resources: Luther College, Decorah team up for outdoor choir rehearsals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 1:37pm
Choir rehearsals are going swimmingly at Luther College in Decorah, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Like everything else, the college shut down in mid-March, but music instructor Mark Potvin, who...
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Quonset huts provided married student housing after World War II

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 1:32pm
Quonset huts, used as temporary housing by the military during World War II, became student housing on college campuses after the war. The enrollments at colleges and universities surged when...
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1,400 Iowans have now died of COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 1:15pm
Iowa saw 534 new COVID-19 cases within the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, according to data analyzed by The Gazette. Additionally, the state had 13 new confirmed deaths, bringing the...
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Educator dies with COVID-19 as Iowa virus spread continues

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 1:09pm
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — An educator in a Des Moines suburb has died from complications of COVID-19, but authorities are unable to say whether she contracted the virus at school or...
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Child care, broadband top Gov. Reynolds’ Economic Recovery Advisory Board recommendations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 1:01pm
Child care availability and universal broadband access topped the list of 50-plus recommendations from Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Economic Recovery Advisory Board that Reynolds will use as the...
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Meskwaki casino lays off 100 employees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 11:57am
Around 100 employees have been laid off at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama. Casino General Manager Dan Stromer said the decision was made last week and is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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Vehicle damaged by gunfire in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 9:51am
IOWA CITY — A vehicle was damaged by gunfire in Iowa City Monday night. According to an Iowa City police news release, officers were called to the area of Mormon Trek Boulevard and Walden Road...
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Teacher, mentor, colleague: Judge Barrett will be an outstanding justice

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 6, 2020 - 8:44am
I’ve known Judge Amy Coney Barrett for 15 years. She’s been my teacher, my mentor and my colleague. And she will be a tremendous asset as a justice on the United States Supreme...
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One person seriously injured after shots fired at vehicle in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 10:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One person was seriously injured after shots were fired from one vehicle into another Monday evening. Cedar Rapids police said a person called to report being shot at while...
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2 die after vehicles collide with semi in Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 5:33pm
Two people died when their vehicles collided with a semi Monday afternoon just west of Cedar Rapids and south of Palo. Deputies who responded to the accident on Covington Road north of Gibney Road at...
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University of Iowa pausing diversity training after White House executive order

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 4:19pm
The University of Iowa is pausing for two weeks all of its diversity, equity, and inclusion training, workshops, and programming to evaluate whether any violate a new executive order from the White...
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‘Vast network of resources’ available for minority entrepreneurs in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 3:34pm
Rodney Lewis said, to his knowledge, he was the first Black restaurant owner in downtown Waterloo in 2017 when he opened Rodney’s Kitchen and Catering — which serves a variety of foods,...
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St. Luke’s to demolish part of historical building following derecho-related damages

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 3:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After sustaining significant damage from the derecho that tore through Cedar Rapids in August, UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital plans to tear down part of a building...
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Tickets available Friday for Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires at McGrath Amphitheatre

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 3:14pm
Singer-songwriters Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires are coming to the McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids for shows on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24. Tickets for the performances start...
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Seeing the pandemic as a workforce ‘opportunity’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 2:54pm
Before the coronavirus, Central Iowa Works’ training program was “riding high.” The program, which helps people recently out of prison find a quality job and stay out of prison,...
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Cedar Rapids student selected for Iowa Department of Education’s state equity committee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 2:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Kennedy High School student Rahma Elsheikh — a student leader in getting the Cedar Rapids school board to pursue anti-racism efforts — was one of seven Iowa...
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Tickets on sale Friday for comedian Jo Koy at Xtream Arena in Coralville

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 2:44pm
Stand-up comic Jo Koy has announced his Social Distance Tour is coming to Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, November 13, and tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. The show will be the...
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Iowa reports 371 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths Monday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 5, 2020 - 2:43pm
Iowa reported 371 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours ending 11 a.m. Monday, bringing the state’s total to 92,914, according to data from the Iowa Department of Health. It marked the second day...
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