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Report: Drainage districts key to reducing nitrate pollution in Iowa, nationwide

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 6:21pm
Drainage districts, one of the lowest tiers of Iowa government, could play a big role in addressing ag-sourced nitrate pollution that threatens well water, aquifers and the growing “dead...
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Reynolds touts apprenticeships in Hiawatha

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 5:58pm
HIAWATHA — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday tied Iowa’s pipeline of skilled workers to the state’s ability to build high-dollar economic development projects, such as data...
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Coalition challenges Iowa ‘ag gag’ law

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 4:27pm
A coalition of public interest groups has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Iowa’s so-called “ag gag” law that criminalizes undercover...
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Iowa ranked as fourth best state for aging

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 3:47pm
Iowa has been named the fourth best state for aging, according to an evaluation of all 50 states done by U.S. News & World Report. The list comes as a part of U.S. News’ expanding...
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Meet Ryan Russell, Cedar Rapids District 1 City Council Candidate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 3:36pm
Name: Ryan Russell Address: 1322 O Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids Age: 36 Seat seeking: District 1 Occupation: Operations Manager, LimoLink International Educational background: BA Political Science and...
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Meet Marty Hoeger, Cedar Rapids District 1 City Council Candidate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 3:36pm
Name: Marty Hoeger Address: 2655 Long Bluff Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids Age: 45 Seat seeking: District 1 Occupation: Business Development, Graham Construction Educational background: High School,...
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Operation Quickfind: Brianna Grassel

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 3:14pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department has issued an Operation Quickfind for 14-year-old Brianna Grassel, who has been missing since 9 a.m. Monday, October 9.   According to an Operation Quickfind...
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Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty drivers beware: Get ready for detours

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 2:46pm
Drivers in the Corridor may find themselves hard-pressed next year to avoid major roadwork. From North Liberty’s Highway 965 to Coralville’s main arterial streets directly off Interstate...
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Big dig along Interstate 380 kicks off years of major construction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 2:44pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Travelers passing alongside North Liberty on Interstate 380 likely have noticed heavy equipment moving earth recently. While not much to look at yet, those dirt paths near the...
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Coralville police seek public’s help in identifying man

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
CORALVILLE — Coralville police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man as part of a criminal mischief investigation. Authorities said the incident happened in the early...
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Teacher feature: Iowa City’s Lauren Arnot dedicated to young students in special education

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 12:42pm
IOWA CITY — A young Lauren Arnot noticed the teachers who positively impacted her little brother, who received special education services. “I’ve grown up with him, and when I was...
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‘A hell-storm of smoke and ash’: California wine-country wildfires force thousands to flee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 12:40pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — It wasn’t the smoke or heat, but the sound of a honking car horn that jolted Seth Knox’s family awake at 1:30 a.m. Monday. One of their neighbors —...
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Iowa Regents expect to name new executive director next week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 12:02pm
The Board of Regents at its meeting next week is expected to name a new executive director, replacing former director Bob Donley, who resigned over the summer. A regents “governance and...
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Iowa Regents won’t consider tuition next week, as planned

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 11:36am
Iowa’s Board of Regents on Tuesday was expected to make public long-awaited 2018-19 tuition rates in anticipation of its meeting in Cedar Falls next week. But the board is not ready,...
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Former Iowa State President Leath lures away Chief of Staff Lackey

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 10:30am
When former Iowa State University President Steven Leath started work in Ames in 2012, he brought with him longtime aid Miles Lackey to serve as chief of staff. Five years later, history...
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President Trump proposes ‘IQ tests’ faceoff with Secretary of State Tillerson

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 10:10am
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump proposed an “IQ tests” faceoff with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the nation’s top diplomat reportedly called the president a...
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Gary Barta to take medical leave for cancer treatment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 10:07am
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta will take a leave of absence to undergo treatment for prostate cancer, the UI confirmed Tuesday morning. “Gary Barta will...
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Iowa State’s third presidential finalist has deep agricultural engineering background

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 8:57am
An executive vice president and provost at the University of Central Florida with a strong academic and experiential background in agricultural engineering is the third finalist to become Iowa State...
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Hiawatha home catches on fire; gas grill suspected as cause

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 8:54am
HIAWATHA – No one was injured when a Hiawatha home caught fire Monday evening. According to the Hiawatha Fire Department, crews were called to the 2400 block of Wolf Creek Trail at 6:13 p.m....
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Grant to allow Cedar Rapids agencies to collaborate on mental health issues

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 10, 2017 - 8:45am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department and Foundation 2 will be partnering with the goal of diverting those experiencing mental health issues from jail, thanks to a federal...
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