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At the Iowa State fair, Reynolds hands out eggs on a stick, Corbett gives away biographies

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 19, 2017 - 8:08pm
DES MOINES — Among the livestock, amusement rides, food on a stick and cow made of butter, there is another staple of the Iowa State Fair: politicians. Even though this is an off year for Iowa...
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Farm leaders see ‘missed opportunity’ on trade

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 19, 2017 - 8:18am
DES MOINES — Agriculture in Iowa may not be hampered by shifts in international trade policy under President Donald Trump. But at least one trade decision made by the Trump administration...
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A ‘different’ Democrat comes to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 19, 2017 - 8:15am
DES MOINES — John Delaney says he’s “a different kind of Democrat.” “I work to pursue goals that I think the Democratic Party shares broadly, but I think about how...
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Time Machine: The total solar eclipse of 1918

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 19, 2017 - 7:02am
Total solar eclipses happen almost every year, but the shadows often fall on the ocean or less populated areas of the earth. They differ from annular eclipses, like the one that crossed the...
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Can a regional approach bolster the Corridor’s economy?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 19, 2017 - 6:48am
CEDAR RAPIDS — With the Corridor facing low unemployment rates and the attraction of people, not just jobs, at center stage, local economic development leaders have put their faith behind a...
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‘Once in a lifetime chance:’ Eastern Iowans hitting the road to view Monday’s solar eclipse

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 6:47pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Andy Carr isn’t particularly interested in astronomy, but he and his two teenage daughters are planning to drive upward of 10 hours on Monday to see the total solar...
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How Amana ended up on a hate map: Neo-Nazis met there last year for lunch — or did they?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 4:54pm
AMANA — Iowa County officials said this week they were shocked to learn that Amana is shown on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s nationwide map of hate groups, a designation that...
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Solar eclipse sparks celebrations, astrology readings in Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 3:49pm
On Monday afternoon, Cedar Rapids resident Sai Havock will experience heightened psychic abilities. A solar eclipse will be visible over Cedar Rapids that day, and Havock — who will hold...
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Corridor manufacturers receive state incentives for expansions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 12:24pm
Two manufacturers in the Cedar Rapids metro will receive state tax incentives to put toward expansions. The Iowa Economic Development Authority on Friday approved providing incentives to Highway...
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Trump decides to get rid of White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 11:45am
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has decided to dismiss his embattled chief strategist Stephen Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general election victory, in a major White House shake-up...
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Friday morning crash near Robins sends one to hospital

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 11:39am
ROBINS — One man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were called to a two-vehicle injury crash at County...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Sen. Joni Ernst's town hall meeting and Rep. Steve King's lack of comments on Charlottesville

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 10:53am
This week On Iowa Politics discussed Sen. Ernst's recent town hall meeting in Washington, Iowa, the race for the 2018 governor and Rep. Steve King's relevancy, and lack of comments on the...
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Garage Band: Daughter’s plant-based protein choice inspires local business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 10:10am
Having a daughter that prefers peanut butter over steak provided a Marion entrepreneur with the inspiration for a business. Brandy Vorhies owns Nutty Sisters, which makes freshly ground artisan...
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Clickstop acquires hot pepper seed company

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 10:01am
Clickstop, the Urbana-based e-commerce retail company, has acquired a distributor of pepper and chili seeds. The acquisition of Pepper Joe’s marks Clickstop’s first venture into the...
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Trump Unity Bridge float riles some in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 9:36am
IOWA CITY — A 30-foot-long parade float blaring “God Bless America” drew immediate attention in downtown Iowa City Friday morning. The Trump Unity Bridge, a trailer with dozens...
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Want to be governor?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 9:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS — In addition to a good head of hair, a firm handshake and a winning smile, running for governor takes money. A candidate for governor of Iowa should be prepared to raise upward...
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Pet stocks beat the market as animal owners open their wallets

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 9:14am
These stocks are no dogs. With Americans spending like never before on their animal companions, stock watchers have been betting on big returns from pet stocks. The Pet Passion index, a tracker...
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Friday Morning Read: Iowa City startup raises $2 million, Sinclair smokestack might make a comeback, UI denounces the KKK

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 18, 2017 - 7:03am
Business hour limitation on Tower Terrace Road removed - The Marion City Council voted 5-2 Thursday to extend the hours of operation in a commercial district along Tower Terrace Road, a move opposed...
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Marion Council votes to remove business hour limitation on Tower Terrace Road

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 9:04pm
MARION — The Marion City Council voted 5-2 Thursday to extend the hours of operation in a commercial district along Tower Terrace Road, a move opposed by those living in homes that abut the...
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U.S., Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 8:41pm
WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan will step up their defense cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the...
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