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Iowa State Fair unveils new food offerings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2017 - 11:19am
UPDATE: If you’re an Iowa State Fair food aficianado, today was your day. Officials unveiled the list of new state fair foods at 1 p.m. today at the fairgrounds. Here's a list of the 39 new...
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Cedar Rapids man found with handgun, meth after high-speed chase on Interstate 380

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2017 - 10:23am
NORTH LIBERTY — A Cedar Rapids man was found to be carrying a loaded handgun and meth after leading a state trooper on a high-speed chase. According to Iowa State Patrol criminal complaints,...
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Concert series highlights Indian Creek Nature Center

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2017 - 9:28am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Attendance is up dramatically at Indian Creek Nature Center this summer, and an upcoming concert series aims to continue that trend. After opening its “Amazing...
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Indoor go kart track coming to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2017 - 9:25am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two local couples plan to open an indoor go kart track near Lindale Mall soon as they seek to bring new “family-friendly” entertainment to the...
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Republicans left scrambling after health bill sinks again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2017 - 6:50am
WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday were left scrambling to salvage their yearslong campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare after their latest plan sank in the Senate,...
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Iowa Supreme Court to consider 2 speed camera cases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 8:38pm
The Iowa Supreme Court gave new life to two legal challenges of speeding tickets issued by the automated traffic cameras on Interstate 380 in Cedar Rapids. The state ordered the cameras turned off or...
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Why it took more than a week to resolve the Verizon data leak

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 8:26pm
A communications breakdown and a vacationing employee were the reasons it took more than a week to close a leak that contained data belonging to 6 million Verizon customers, according to Chris...
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Two more Senate Republicans oppose health care bill, currently lacks enough support to pass

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 7:48pm
WASHINGTON — Two more Senate Republicans have declared their opposition to the latest effort to overhaul the nation’s health care system, leaving the measure without sufficient support...
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Federal research support slips at UI, ISU

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 7:08pm
Both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University brought in more money for research and scholarship from outside sources in the budget year that just ended than in the year before, but federal...
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Hubbell seeking Democratic governor’s nomination

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Retired Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell, who says he’s spent his life creating jobs and stepping up to fix troubled state agencies, is running for governor because he believes the...
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Registration drive set for voters with disabilities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 5:42pm
Special voter registration drives for voters with disabilities will be conducted by the Iowa Secretary of State on Tuesday and Thursday in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, respectively. Secretary of...
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Iowa abortion law goes on trial

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 5:28pm
DES MOINES — Pregnant women in Iowa could face medically unnecessary delays, higher costs, social stigmas and other obstacles to receiving legal abortions if a new state law requiring a...
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Auto loan defaults soaring

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 5:02pm
It’s classic subprime: hasty loans, rapid defaults and, at times, outright fraud. Only this isn’t the housing market circa 2007. It’s the auto industry circa 2017. A decade after...
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P&G faces board seat fight from Peltz’s Trian

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 4:59pm
Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund Management began a proxy fight to win a board seat at Procter & Gamble, characterizing the maker of detergents and diapers as a lumbering giant whose stock has...
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Sherman Hopkins arrested in Fairway Terrace robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 4:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police have arrested a man who was shot during a burglary last month on 424 Fairway Terrace SE. The incident also left the resident suffering from a gunshot wound. According to...
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Nathan Schloss pleads guilty, gets up to 10 years in prison

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 3:51pm
IOWA CITY — Nathan Schloss will spend up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to charges that he recorded himself sexually abusing a woman multiple times over the course of...
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Police seek public’s help to find owners of dog who bit person at dog park

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 1:59pm
IOWA CITY — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the owners of a dog that bit a person at an Iowa City dog park Saturday. According to a news release, the victim was...
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Two-way street conversion on Cedar Rapids’ Fifth Avenue begins Wednesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 1:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials are accelerating the conversion of Fifth Avenue SE, between Fifth Street and 19th Street SE, from one-way to two-way travel. Work will begin on Wednesday. The...
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DeltaV Code School filling a need in tech, software development sector

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 1:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In a blue and white room wedged into the corner of the first floor of the NewBoCo building on 12th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Jess Bertling and Keith Dahlby are conducting...
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Three caught in the middle of burglary in Marion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 17, 2017 - 12:07pm
MARION — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of breaking into a Marion home while two other people served as lookouts. According to the Linn County Attorney’s Office, on July 16, a witness...
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