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Summer camp in Iowa City held with immigrant children in mind

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 7:51pm
IOWA CITY — In Iowa City earlier this month, a room was a riot of noise as 25 immigrant children enjoyed a summer camp designed to offer fun and also support for them and their...
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Eastern Iowa Airport adds expedited TSA Pre Check option

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 5:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Eastern Iowa Airport has become the second facility in the state to offer travelers an expedited means to board their flight. On Thursday, officials with the Transportation...
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Peters plans to challenge Loebsack again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 4:59pm
Christopher Peters, a Coralville surgeon and business owner, will kick off a tour of Iowa’s 2nd District to announce he’s running for U.S. House. Peters, 57, is seeking the GOP...
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Update: Cedar Rapids finds second case of emerald ash borer in less than two years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 4:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The second case of emerald ash borer in city limits since fall 2015 has officials predicting a dramatic loss of ash trees within two years. The tree-killing pest could change...
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Five take-aways from the emerald ash borer’s return to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 4:45pm
1. City forestry workers noticed evidence of emerald ash borer while taking down a dying tree in the southwest quadrant between the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena and Jefferson High School on Monday. A...
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‘Thank you for saving my son’ Marrow donor, recipient connect six years later after UIHC match

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 4:30pm
16.Dec.11 “Dearest bone marrow donor, On September 16, my son received your bone marrow! It was one of my best day in my life when the nurse told me that your bone was in the airport. I cry of...
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Wisconsin man charged with sex exploitation of Iowa juvenile

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 3:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 26-year-old Wisconsin man, who authorities say traveled to Iowa to have sex with a juvenile male, was indicted Wednesday in federal court on charges of sexual...
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Man accused of killing Iowa City taxi driver is returned to Johnson County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 3:31pm
IOWA CITY – The father of Ricky Lillie had strong words Thursday for the man accused of killing his son. “I hope they rot in prison,” said Hubert Lillie. Iowa City police...
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Iowa Lottery has fourth-best sales year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 1:52pm
By Rod Boshart, Gazette Des Moines Bureau CLIVE — Without the lure of eye-popping, world record lotto jackpots, sales for Iowa Lottery tickets slipped by more than $14 million in the state...
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Fred Hubbell sees politics getting in the way of getting things done

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 1:40pm
CORALVILLE — In today’s environment, being a successful businessman with no experience in elected office may not seem like the best resume for a candidate. However, Fred Hubbell, the...
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Governor issues disaster proclamation for four Iowa counties

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 1:19pm
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday issued a disaster proclamation for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties in response to Wednesday’s severe weather. The proclamation allows state...
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‘Dented,’ but not ‘broken:’ EF-1 tornado strikes McGregor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 1:14pm
McGREGOR — Just hours after a tornado devastated downtown McGregor on Wednesday evening, volunteers swarmed to the small tourist town’s Main Street to help clean up. The National...
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University of Iowa issues call for employment practices review

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 12:51pm
IOWA CITY — Firms interested in helping the University of Iowa review its employment policies and practices — after the institution lost a high-profile discrimination case to the tune...
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Ophthalmologist gets O.K. to open outpatient surgery center

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 11:56am
After applying five times in more than a decade for state permission to open an outpatient eye surgery center in Cedar Rapids, ophthalmologist Lee Birchansky was given the go-ahead this week. The...
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Scott Walker backing Kim Reynolds in 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 10:55am
DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is getting help with her 2018 election bid from a border-state Republican ally. The Kim Reynolds for Iowa Committee announced Thursday the endorsement of...
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Iowa in ‘midst of workforce crisis,’ report says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 10:05am
There’s a stark message for Iowa in a new report from the state’s governor and workforce agency — Iowa is “in the midst of a workforce crisis.” “Iowans...
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Garage Band: Vinton company offers handcrafted kitchen items

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 8:53am
After years of watching her brother, Timothy “T.J.” Bowen, handcraft wood furniture, cabinets and intricate pieces in homes around Iowa, Alexa Schirm asked him to make a cutting board...
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Officials find Emerald Ash Borer in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 20, 2017 - 8:23am
CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials believe an ash tree within Cedar Rapids has been infected by Emerald Ash Borer, a devastating exotic beetle whose larvae eats away ash trees from within. The...
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Powerful storms rip through NE Iowa, damaging Spillville, McGregor, and other towns

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2017 - 8:19pm
Strong storms tore through northeast Iowa on Wednesday, leaving behind damage across the region. McGregor, in Clayton County on the Wisconsin border, was among the hardest hit areas. Photos posted...
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Trump scolds U.S. Republicans on healthcare; CBO projects 32 million uninsured if Obamacare is repealed without replacement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2017 - 7:56pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump took Senate Republicans to task on Wednesday for failing to reach agreement on overhauling Obamacare, as a new report showed 32 million Americans would...
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