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Grassley may subpoena Trump Jr. to testify to Senate panel

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2017 - 10:13am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A day after threatening to subpoena President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign manager, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he might subpoena the...
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Save Haven procedure used at Iowa hospital

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 13, 2017 - 9:34am
DES MOINES — Officials with the Iowa Department of Human Services said Thursday they have used the state’s safe haven procedures for the 28th time since the law went into effect in...
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Trump defends son over meeting with Russian lawyer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, in a White House interview Wednesday, said he did not fault his son Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential race...
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At under $4 million, a lower than usual year for state payouts in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 5:46pm
DES MOINES — The cost of settling claims and resolving disputes lodged against the state government for workplace misconduct, employee mistakes or other malfeasance topped $3.73 million in...
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Iowa family fights for Medicaid for daughter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 5:23pm
On the same day U.S. senators plan to release a revised version of their proposed health care bill, one Iowa family and physician will make their case to lawmakers — through the eyes of a...
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Eastern Iowa area nonprofits, experienced in disasters, examine emergency plans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 4:42pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids has been all too familiar with disaster. In order to better brace themselves, about 20 agencies from across Cedar Rapids participated in a daylong workshop...
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1st District race about who will lead, Ramsey says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 4:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The 2018 congressional contest in northeast Iowa isn’t just about Rep. Rod Blum, according to a Democrat who is joining the race to replace the GOP incumbent. Blum is...
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Iowa City self-defense class puts focus on techniques for Muslim women

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 4:28pm
IOWA CITY — In her two years living in the United States, Rania Omer has never felt anything but safe. But she said she hears an increasing number of stories of Muslim women in other parts of...
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‘American Idol’ finalist Crystal Bowersox shares positive message, songs at Camp Tanager

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 4:08pm
MOUNT VERNON — Nashville recording artist Crystal Bowersox had some advice to share with dozens of kids attending diabetes camp in Mount Vernon Wednesday: “Know that your attitude is...
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State regulators to hear 3 Cedar Rapids casino presentations Thursday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 3:14pm
Three applicants vying for a gambling license for a casino in downtown Cedar Rapids are slated to pitch their ideas to state casino regulators on Thursday. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission...
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Iowa agriculture in the global economy, explained in 7 charts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 2:08pm
The impacts of agriculture in Iowa reach around the world. $1,176 million in corn alone was exported in 2016.  Explore 7 charts below that help put Iowa's agriculture economy into the global context...
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Corbett rejects ‘D.C. swamp’ money for 2018 bid

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 2:06pm
DES MOINES — Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, a 2018 GOP candidate for governor, pledged Wednesday not to raise or accept “any D.C., special-interest swamp money” in his...
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Grassley may subpoena former Trump campaign chairman

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 1:35pm
Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he may subpoena the one-time chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign committee to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee what he knows about a meeting last year...
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Cedar Rapids homes sell for more, faster

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 1:15pm
Homes in the Cedar Rapids area sold faster and for more money this spring and early summer than during that same period a year ago. On average, homes for sale in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha and...
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Grassley: Hope for bipartisan health care bill based on ‘dreaming’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 1:04pm
He says he doesn’t want to be a naysayer, but the ongoing discussion on health care legislation isn’t making Sen. Chuck Grassley optimistic that Congress will reach a consensus on...
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Nicholas Luerkens to be retried in ex-girlfriend's fatal stabbing Dec. 4 

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 12:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge on Tuesday set the retrial of Nicholas Luerkens, convicted in the fatal stabbing of his former girlfriend in 2015, for Dec. 4 in Linn County District Court. 6th Judicial...
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Preliminary report released in fatal airplane crash in Monticello

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 11:55am
MONTICELLO — The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on a plane crash that killed a Scotch Grove man earlier this month. Jerry Naylor, 90, was fatally...
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Children learn skills, build confidence at Emergency Services camp

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 10:47am
IOWA CITY — When the Iowa City Fire Department organized its first ever Emergency Services Youth Summer Camp, they were hoping at least 20 kids would show up. Turns out, their concerns about...
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Fire at Cedar Rapids food processor quickly controlled

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 10:21am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids firefighters on Tuesday responded to the second industrial fire this month. Crews were called to J Rettenmaier USA, a food processing plant at 725 41st Avenue Dr....
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My Biz: Iowa City shop has been selling vinyl for 35 years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 12, 2017 - 9:23am
Working in a record store is pretty much a dream job for Record Collector employee Jordan Adams. Having visited the store to comb through records since she was 14, Adams officially became an employee...
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