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“The Founder” shows shadowy view of McDonald’s past

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2017 - 10:33am
CHICAGO — Ray Kroc opened the first franchised McDonald’s restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines in 1955. More than six decades and 36,000 restaurants later, moviegoers will...
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Newstrack: Reducing size of Linn County board could bring redistricting vote

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2017 - 10:17am
CEDAR RAPIDS — After spending just a decade with a five-member Board of Supervisors, Linn County voters in November voted to reduce the board’s size to three representatives. Residents...
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Iowa’s GOP lawmakers see tax policy changes a 2017 must-do

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2017 - 10:11am
DES MOINES — For income tax-relief advocates in Iowa, opportunity apparently knocks once every 20 years. It has been two decades since a GOP-led Legislature passed and Gov. Terry Branstad...
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First-generation Americans feel caught in the middle of two cultures

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2017 - 9:40am
You’re becoming too Americanized, Nickie Nguyen’s parents told her when she didn’t speak Vietnamese as well as the other Vietnamese children around her in Des Moines. You’re...
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Investigators seek motive in deadly Florida airport rampage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2017 - 9:07am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The 26-year-old Iraq War veteran accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale airport was booked into jail for murder on Saturday, as investigators probed whether...
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Cedar Rapids man involved in fatal crash in Tama

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2017 - 6:31am
TAMA — Two men were killed late Friday night in an crash in Tama following a police chase. 31-year-old Troy C. Marvin of Cedar Rapids was fleeing from Tama police in a 2007 Chevrolet...
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Amber Alert: Morgan and Landon Griffin, 12 and 11, Des Moines area

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2017 - 12:31am
An Amber Alert has been issued for two brothers last seen in Des Moines. According to authorities Morgan Griffin, 12, and Landon Griffin, 11, may be with their biological mother Mary Purcell, 32,...
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Iowa Voter ID change part of broader balloting proposal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 6, 2017 - 7:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In the timing is everything category, Secretary of State Paul Pate thinks this is the ideal time for Iowa lawmakers to require voter IDs and institute other measures to increase...
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