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New tax guidelines will rely on workers to double-check their paychecks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 5:03pm
Millions of Americans will need to use a new Internal Revenue Service online calculator to ensure their new paychecks are accurate, Trump administration officials said Thursday as they issued...
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Medica won’t bid on Medicaid in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 3:49pm
Medica Health Plans will not bid to become an administrator of Medicaid plans in Iowa, a spokesperson told The Gazette this week. Greg Bury, spokesman for the Minnesota-based insurance company, told...
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White House: No deal yet on immigration; but senators keep talking

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 3:45pm
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators working to resolve the status of young undocumented immigrants, border security and restrictions on legal migration has offered an opening bid on an...
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Senate votes to debate key NSA surveillance program FISA after House passes bill

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 3:31pm
WASHINGTON — Senate leaders are planning to send to the president’s desk next week a bill to reauthorize the government’s authority to conduct foreign surveillance on U.S. soil,...
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Walmart hikes minimum wage, announces widespread Sam’s Club layoffs on same day

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 3:10pm
NEW YORK — Walmart will raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month’s major overhaul of the U.S. tax code and competes...
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Orr: Iowa National Guard in ‘high operations tempo’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 2:29pm
DES MOINES — Challenges at home and abroad are forcing the Iowa National Guard to “adapt and change” its mission to fight America’s wars, secure the homeland and build...
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Closing arguments in trial of teacher accused of failing to report child sex abuse in classroom

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 12:19pm
TOLEDO — A prosecutor in his closing argument told Tama County jurors that the case of a Marion teacher accused of failing to report child sexual abuse boils down to three words “Do...
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Cedar Rapids couple turn to keto diet for health reasons, embrace new religious mission

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 11:48am
When Mary and Joshua Haun began their relationship in 2013, they were together more than 160 pounds heavier than they are now. The couple, who were married in October 2017, has been committed to the...
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Iowa’s Board of Regents skip pay raises for university presidents

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 11:32am
After spending two days behind closed doors evaluating its university presidents and institutional heads, Iowa’s Board of Regents this week took no action to increase pay or offer new...
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Former Cedar Rapids city worker to be sentenced for City Services Center incident

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 10:38am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The former City of Cedar Rapids worker who brought a shotgun to the City Services Center last year will be sentenced next month. According to court records, Russell J. Howard,...
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Radio personality Simon Conway is lead plaintiff in new speed camera lawsuit against Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 10:27am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa conservative radio personality Simon Conway is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed on Wednesday contesting 221,000 notices for unpaid traffic camera tickets...
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Johnson County embarking on Solarize program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 10:01am
IOWA CITY — On the heels of Iowa’s first Solarize program in Linn County last year, officials in Johnson County plan to embark on their own program — which incentivizes private...
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Iowa City woman faces charges after pulling bat, knife during brawl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 9:39am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City woman faces multiple charges — including a felony — for her role in a brawl last month. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, officers were...
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Governor cancels Marion visit due to weather

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Gov. Kim Reynolds has canceled a visit to Marion today due to inclement weather. Reynolds had planned to bring her “Opportunity Unleashed” tour to Aurora Coffee in Marion, but changed...
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New CMS guidelines allow work requirements for Medicaid recipients

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 9:14am
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced new guidelines Thursday designed to help state implement work and volunteer requirements for “able-bodied” Medicaid...
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Thursday morning read: Rockwell Collins acquisition approved, Linn County supervisors set term lengths, Johnson County ready to lease

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 8:01am
Rockwell Collins shareholders vote to approve acquisition - The acquisition of Rockwell Collins took a significant, if not unsurprising, step forward Thursday. Shareholders in the Cedar Rapids-based...
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Rockwell Collins shareholders vote to approve acquisition by United Technologies Corp.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 7:45am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The acquisition of Rockwell Collins took a significant, if not unsurprising, step forward Thursday. Shareholders in the Cedar Rapids-based company approved United Technologies...
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Man suspected in two stolen vehicle cases arrested in Marion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 12:35am
The Marion Police Department arrested a man Wednesday who they believe may have been involved in the stealing of two local vehicles. According to a media release from the Marion Police Department,...
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In Congress, political sniping worsens in Russia probes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2018 - 8:33pm
WASHINGTON — With Democrats and Republicans accusing each other of going rouge on most congressional investigations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump added to...
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Flu season, already off to bad start, will get worse in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2018 - 7:16pm
This year’s flu season — one of the most severe in recent years that already has led to scores of people being hospitalized and contributed to six deaths in Iowa — is expected to...
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