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Competition heats up for electric vehicles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2017 - 11:09am
TOKYO — Automakers are shifting away from hybrid vehicles and pouring resources into electric vehicles in the race to develop the next generation of environmentally friendly automobiles. The...
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Podcast: 'On Iowa Politics' discusses farewells of the president and governor, plus what's on Erin's mind

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2017 - 9:20am
This week on the podcast, reporters discuss farewells for President Obama and Governor Branstad, and what's on reporter Erin Murphy's mind as he prepares to launch a new political column. On Iowa...
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Coralville man accused of assaulting another man, and threatening with a knife

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2017 - 6:27am
CORALVILLE — A Coralville man is accused of assaulting another man over his parking. According to a Coralville police criminal complaint, 34-year-old Abakr M.M. Amin went to the...
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Homeless man arrested after urinating on Iowa City City Hall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2017 - 6:23am
IOWA CITY — A homeless man was arrested for public intoxication after he was seen urinating on City Hall. According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, 57-year-old Russell S. Weston was...
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Study: Ethanol better for environment than thought

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 9:40pm
Gazette staff and wires WASHINGTON — Ethanol made from corn is better for the environment than previously thought, the U.S. government said Thursday in a study boosting the nation’s...
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Iowa lawmakers grapple with budget cuts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 9:38pm
DES MOINES — Legislative Republicans finished their first week in charge of the Statehouse on Thursday still working to hammer out an agreement with Gov. Terry Branstad on how best to manage a...
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Marion council sidesteps limits on RV parking

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 9:37pm
MARION — Owners of recreational vehicles, boats and vans showed up at the Marion City Council meeting Thursday evening to protest possible parking restrictions for recreational vehicles. The...
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Takata to pay $1 billion to settle U.S. air bag probe

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 6:06pm
NEW YORK — Japan’s Takata Corp is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its handling of...
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Congress to start undoing Obama-era regulations this month: leader

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 6:05pm
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers will begin voiding dozens of new federal regulations at the end of the month to fulfill their promise to undo Democratic President Barack Obama’s...
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Trump’s pick for CIA leader says he would refuse to restart enhanced interrogation techniques

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 5:59pm
WASHINGTON - Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., said Thursday he would “absolutely not” comply with any orders from Donald J. Trump to start using enhanced interrogation techniques again. During...
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Obama surprises Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 5:58pm
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a shocked Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday at the White...
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Judge won’t allow Oklahoma man convicted of distributing synthetic drugs to withdraw guilty plea

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 5:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A federal magistrate ruled Thursday that she won’t allow an Oklahoma man to withdraw his guilty plea made in October to charges of distributing synthetic marijuana to...
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New Effigy Mounds quarter to be unveiled next month

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 4:32pm
An ancient quarter-mile-long display of sacred public art has been memorialized in an image the size of a quarter. That took some doing, said Richard Masters, an Iowa native who designed the image...
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University of Iowa bracing for big cuts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 4:24pm
University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld has directed those in charge of each of his campus’ budget units to start prioritizing and to “be prepared,” in the face of potential...
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DeCosters appeal egg conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 2:40pm
Father-and-son egg executives have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court their Iowa conviction for selling adulterated food after eggs from their Iowa farms were linked to a 2010 salmonella outbreak...
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Strive for overall wellness with KT23Fit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 2:26pm
Kris Tiedt gets asked all the time “how she does it” — ‘it’ being: looking like a 20-something as a 37-year-old and maintaining high energy and positivity while...
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Iowa City’s Preucil legacy runs deep through Cleveland Orchestra, coming to Hancher

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 1:27pm
When a teenaged William Preucil needed a record to take to a party, he knew vinyl from his classical collection would never do. So he turned to the guy who ran the record store he frequented, and for...
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Cedar Rapids home perfect for work and play

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 1:18pm
Mary Zeran and Jeff Schipper have made a very lovely home for themselves — and their two Irish Terriers, Henry and Stella — in a craftsman style cottage on the southeast side of Cedar...
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Blessing of Cedar River takes place Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 12:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Four churches are joining forces to host an annual service blessing the Cedar River. The 30-minute service takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday on the First Avenue Bridge in downtown...
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Cedar Rapids woman faces prostitution charge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2017 - 12:39pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids woman has been charged with prostitution. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said 18-year-old Shayia L. Jackson is accused of posting an ad for...
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