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Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 3:06pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California combed through the debris of burned-out houses on Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in the state’s deadliest...
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U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal reviving Obamacare subsidies; direction backed by Trump

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON — Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump...
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Full Q&A: Cedar Rapids mayor and Iowa gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
What's on Ron Corbett's mind?  Everything from infrastructure and flood protection ("we've been making progress, piece by piece,") to demographics (Iowa is the only state that hasn't at least...
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United States backed force claims capture of Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital Raqqa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 2:43pm
BEIRUT — U.S.-backed forces in Syria claimed Tuesday that they had full control of the Islamic State’s onetime capital of Raqqa, heralding an end to the militants’ presence in...
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Sinclair said to seek TV station sales worth up to $1 billion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 12:37pm
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. received bids for as many as 10 television stations that could fetch up to $1 billion as it takes steps to win approval of its proposed merger with Tribune Media Co.,...
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Linn County considers $227,000 in voting equipment upgrades

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 11:42am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County officials say changes to state voter ID laws could cost the county more than $200,000 in equipment upgrades. Becky Stonawski, deputy commissioner of elections with...
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Holiday retail forecast: More sales, more hiring

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 11:10am
Despite department store woes, national retailers have started to seek seasonal help — and at levels close to those seen last year, according to some estimates. Many of the seasonal jobs are...
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Public asked to help welcome home Honor Flight veterans today

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 10:36am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Today marks a milestone for Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, the nonprofit organization that takes veterans from Cedar Rapids to Washington, D.C., for a day of viewing military...
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A student, a researcher, a Regent and a lawmaker weigh in on higher education funding

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 9:59am
  Audio: replay conversations from Iowa Ideas 2017 It's almost certain that tuition at Iowa's public universities will increase in the 2018-19 school year, with universities pitching hikes of up to...
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Update: Cedar Rapids city email, internal network restored

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 9:14am
CEDAR RAPIDS — An internet disruption that had email and internal networks down for the city of Cedar Rapids staff and services has been restored, city spokeswoman Maria Johnson said on...
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CenturyLink: Phone service restored in southeast Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 9:11am
CenturyLink has restored landline phone service for customers in the southeast part of Cedar Rapids after the service went down last week. A contractor working on the sidewalk of 20th Street SE and...
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Power outage hits 1,100 in southwest Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 8:32am
More than 1,000 Alliant Energy customers in southwest Cedar Rapids were without power Tuesday morning. Alliant expected power to be restored between 11 a.m. and noon Tuesday. Around 9 a.m. Tuesday,...
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Study: One in nine men infected with oral HPV

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 7:25am
Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study suggests. HPV is among the most common...
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Trump’s drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 7:16am
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy has withdrawn his name from consideration, the president said on Tuesday, after it was...
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North Liberty man accused of threatening woman with a gun

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 6:48am
NORTH LIBERTY — A North Liberty man is accused of a pointing a gun at a woman’s head and threatening to kill her. North Liberty police said the incident happened Oct. 16 around 4 a.m....
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Tuesday Morning Read: Cargill celebrates 50 years in Cedar Rapids; Blairs Ferry Road closed for railroad work; University of Iowa picks new health care leader

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 6:28am
TODAY’S WEATHER — Sunny, warm. High 70, low 46. CARGILL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN CEDAR RAPIDS — When it was just starting, the corn milling plant on Cedar Rapids’ southeast...
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‘Easy Rider’ generation has a higher risk of fatalities on motorcycles, AAA says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 9:04pm
The baby boomers who made motorcycles cool are also dying on them at a higher rate than other motorcycle riders, according to a new report from AAA. The organization, analyzing federal crash data,...
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EPA says higher radiation levels pose ‘no harmful health effect’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 9:01pm
In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new...
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Waiting to upgrade to the iPhone 8? You’re not alone.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 9:00pm
We all know the drill: Every year, Apple introduces a new iPhone, and eager buyers rush to pick it up. At least, that’s how it normally goes. But this year, the older model iPhone 7 is...
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Iowa universities cite evidence they’re economic engines

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 7:27pm
In arguing for a bigger slice of the state’s funding pie, Iowa’s public universities have painted themselves as economic engines that launch companies, create jobs, generate resources...
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