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Residential real estate agents adjust to new ways to sell homes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 3:47pm
This time of year, from March through June, local residential real estate agents typically start to see business really pick up. And while business has not come to a halt, the home buying and selling...
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Tiffin’s first recreation director excited to ‘get in on the ground floor’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 3:24pm
TIFFIN — Frank Haege is used to building things from the ground up. He first did it as an arena football coach, leading the Quad City Steamwheelers to an undefeated season. Next up is leading...
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Iowa sending new rapid-test machines to rural hospitals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 3:03pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa officials are sending machines that can conduct rapid coronavirus tests to hospitals in rural areas, including some that currently have few confirmed cases. The office...
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Iowa’s rural economy takes another hit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 2:36pm
Joey Pagliai delivers pizzas most nights along with his servers, who no longer have customers to wait on in the Grinnell family restaurant. Demand for takeout and frozen pizzas remains strong, as...
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What happens to you happens to me

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 2:18pm
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Southern African concept of “ubuntu” lately. I spent a couple of years living and working in eSwatini, until recently called Swaziland, which...
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Iowa GOP accuses pro-Democratic group of politicizing pandemic

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 1:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa GOP has accused Democrats of politicizing the coronavirus pandemic by spreading a “double-barreled lie” about Sen. Joni Ernst’ record on protecting...
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Sheriff’s office mum on what led investigators to Coralville Lake in death investigation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 1:26pm
TIFFIN — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office found Noah Herring’s in the Coralville Reservoir, but is not commenting on what lead authorities to look there for the missing...
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Second suspect arrested in fatal Kum & Go shooting in northeast Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 1:09pm
Police say a second person has been arrested in connection with the death of Reginald Ward, a 27-year-old Illinois man who was fatally shot on Oct. 30 at a gas station in northeast Cedar Rapids....
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Cedar Rapids man arrested after pursuit in Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 12:14pm
A Cedar Rapids man was arrested early Thursday morning after he allegedly led Linn County deputies on a high-speed chase in Springville, heading toward Anamosa. According to the Linn County...
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‘Tiger King’ shows why a federal big cat law is needed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 11:29am
The Netflix docuseries “Tiger King” has grabbed the attention of many Iowans as we look for ways to occupy ourselves during the global crisis surrounding COVID-19. Countless tweets and...
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Iowa is failing to protect food chain workers against COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 11:20am
This month, two large meat-processing plants in Iowa closed their doors after large-scale outbreaks of COVID-19 at their facilities. Last week, Tyson Foods in Columbus Junction announced a closure at...
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Sen. Chuck Grassley calling for $250 billion more for small business paycheck protection

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 11:00am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Congress will have to put more money into the Paycheck protection Program, which already has committed $349 billion to help small businesses keep their employees on the payroll,...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds orders stricter steps in Northeast Iowa to fight coronavirus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 10:44am
JOHNSTON — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday ordered new, stricter mitigation standards for parts of Northeast Iowa, including Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases that has...
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Coronavirus in Iowa, live updates for April 16: Local artists do livestreams for charities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 8:39am
Local artists do livestreams for charities, starting tonight From Iowa Public Radio: Cedar Rapids’ White Sofa Records is curating a series of livestreams from area artists to raise money for...
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Weekly jobless benefit claims in Iowa up again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 7:34am
DES MOINES — Iowa experienced another strong wave of unemployment insurance claims last week with 43,862 filing for benefits but the total was down from the record posted earlier this month,...
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Gov. Reynolds, let dark money lead you to sunshine

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2020 - 6:50am
A sharp-eyed reader called to my attention that the group Americans for Prosperity has been actively pushing back against blanket shelter-at-home orders and broad business closures in some states. He...
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Drama, tears flow freely on ‘Survivor’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 15, 2020 - 8:37pm
Tears and hugs were the reward during the Loved Ones trip to Fiji on Day 24 of “Survivor: Winners at War.” The surprise visit brought the weary contestants to their knees on the beach...
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Time Machine: Holland Furnace

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 15, 2020 - 8:23pm
The Gazette’s page 1 headline on Jan. 2, 1917, said: “New Year Gift to Cedar Rapids.” The “gift” was that Holland Furnace Co. of Holland, Mich., had agreed to build...
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Five places to get carryout burgers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 15, 2020 - 8:14pm
In normal times, Chew on This focuses on restaurant openings and closings. These are not normal times, with restaurants closed except to carryout, curbside and delivery. We know these businesses...
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How state grants help Iowa businesses stay afloat (and how more could be needed, soon)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 15, 2020 - 8:13pm
Thanks to a $10,000 check she got in the mail Monday, Jennifer Goodlove, owner of the Farmer’s Daughter’s Market restaurant and shop in Hiawatha, said she will be able to give more...
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