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Why there will be a helicopter flying low at 70 mph over Cedar Rapids and Linn County this week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 4:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A helicopter will be flying low above Cedar Rapids and Linn County this week towing a large cylindrical sensor to gather information about the city’s water supply....
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UI Greek community bans alcohol events after weekend student death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 3:10pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa’s Greek community on Monday announced a ban on all events with alcohol and all out-of-town formals after a fraternity member died over the weekend...
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One person killed, three wounded in University of Texas stabbings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 2:37pm
AUSTIN, Texas — One person died and three others sustained potentially serious wounds in a stabbing attack at the University of Texas in Austin on Monday, where one person has been taken into...
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Iowa regents to start taking public comment during meetings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 2:01pm
Fewer than two hours after being appointed president of Iowa’s Board of Regents, Mike Richards on Monday announced plans to start holding public comment periods during board meetings. That...
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Legal opinion: Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds can’t name a replacement when she becomes governor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 1:01pm
DES MOINES — When she ascends to the governorship likely sometime next month, Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds cannot appoint a new second-in-charge, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller concluded...
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Cedar Rapids-bound plane diverted due to smoke

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 12:45pm
A regional airliner bound for Cedar Rapids from O’Hare International Airport was diverted to a suburban Chicago airport Monday morning after smoke began filling the cockpit. Passengers aboard...
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Hundreds expected to celebrate life of Iowa motorcycle legend

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 12:36pm
ANAMOSA — A celebration of life for Iowa motorcycle legend John Parham is advertised as being for family and close friends due to limited seating. But Parham, founder of J & P Cycles...
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Former University of Iowa Deputy Athletics Director says he would have fired Jane Meyer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 12:16pm
DES MOINES — On Gene Taylor’s first day as deputy athletic director at the University of Iowa on Aug. 4, 2014, he witnessed Jane Meyer yelling at Athletic Director Gary Barta. Barta...
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Iowa regents pick Richards to succeed Rastetter as president

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 11:38am
Despite announcing last week a short 10-day campaign to become Iowa’s next Board of Regents president, Larry McKibben on Monday made a motion the board unanimously appoint Mike Richards as the...
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The Ground Floor: Running partners in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 11:32am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jim Dwyer and Clifton Smith hadn’t known each other long — just a few months — when they decided to become business partners. When Running Wild, the Cedar...
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New York zoo names giraffe calf Tajiri for ‘hope’ but means ‘rich’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 11:00am
Barbara Goldberg, Reuters NEW YORK — What’s in a name? Tajiri was picked as the winner of a naming contest for a baby giraffe whose long anticipated birth, hooves first, was watched...
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Former ‘Bachelor’ Soules asking for criminal case to be dismissed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 10:54am
AURORA — The attorneys for former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules have asked that their client’s case be dismissed based on the 911 call he made to authorities. In a nine-page...
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Planet X Fun Center closing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 9:13am
Planet X Fun Center has shut its doors. The company announced the closure on its website and Facebook page with a short message. Planet X, 4444 First Ave. NE, offered activities and event space for...
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Cedar Rapids police investigating crash on Fourth Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 8:29am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police are investigating a personal injury crash. The crash happened in the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue SE. Cedar Rapids spokeswoman Maria Johnson said she did not...
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Man accused of threatening to bring gun to University of Iowa ceremony

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 6:54am
IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa student faces prison time after threatening to bring a gun to a University of Iowa ceremony. According to a University of Iowa police criminal complaint,...
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Monday Morning Read: Branstad set for hearing, Latino immigrants uneasy, low-flying helicopters

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 1, 2017 - 6:43am
LATINO IMMIGRANTS UNEASY — As people across the country prepare for a day of demonstrations today designed to show what life would be like without immigrants, families in Iowa’s Latino...
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More than 200 attend forum on creation of pollinator habitat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 30, 2017 - 5:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County’s growing environmental movement gathered momentum over the weekend when more than 200 residents attended a forum intended to inspire and instruct them in the...
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Before the wall there were border fencing projects — and not all of them turned out well

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 30, 2017 - 5:46pm
SAN DIEGO — Competition to build President Donald Trump’s border wall is underway, with 467 companies nationwide submitting bids and designs to construct what was a centerpiece promise...
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Iowa’s Latino immigrants uneasy as deportations rise

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 30, 2017 - 1:39pm
As people across the country prepare for a day of demonstrations designed to show what life would be like without immigrants, families in Iowa’s Latino immigrant community are apprehensive as...
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Branstad set to face Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 30, 2017 - 1:37pm
DES MOINES — In 23 years as governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad has faced a farm crisis, economic recessions, natural disasters and political emergencies. On Tuesday, Branstad will face the...
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