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Trump in Iowa touts ethanol, farm policy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 7:59pm
DES MOINES — Campaigning Wednesday night in Iowa less than three weeks before the election, President Donald Trump touted his administration’s work in helping the ethanol industry and...
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Firearms cases remain priority for Iowa federal prosecutors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 7:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Federal prosecutors have made gun-related crimes their priority for the last few years and this year is no different: Statistics show that nearly half of all cases charged in...
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Alisabeth Von Presley finding new focus at Stillwater Coffee in Hiawatha

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 7:35pm
HIAWATHA — If all the world’s a stage, Alisabeth Von Presley is finding her newest performance space at Stillwater Coffee Co. in Hiawatha. The musician took over as manager of the cafe...
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Two ice cream shops opening in Marion: Scoopski’s and Frydae

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 6:17pm
Uptown Marion has a new ice cream spot, with another one planned to open this spring. Scoopski’s Uptown Creamery Ice cream parlor Scoopski’s opened at the beginning of October at 1144...
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Cedar Rapids Police find body of missing woman in Hiawatha

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 5:45pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department announced Wednesday that the body of a woman officers had been searching for had been found in a Hiawatha park. According to the police media release, the body of...
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World War II bomber returns to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 5:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — History is flying in to Cedar Rapids next week and the public is invited to experience it from the ground or in the air. The Experimental Aircraft Association is bringing its...
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Court tells FEC to take action on complaint against dark money group tied to Joni Ernst

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 5:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A U.S. District Court judge has entered a default judgment against the Federal Election Commission, ordering it to take action on a complaint involving a so-called dark money...
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University of Iowa fraternity, sorority on probation for COVID-19 violations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa this week placed on probation one of the fraternities and one of the sororities its been investigating for violating student organization policies and...
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Watch live: President Trump holds rally in Des Moines at 6 p.m.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 3:38pm
President Donald Trump will be in Des Moines on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. rally outside the airport. Watch Trump's rally live in the video player above starting at 6 p.m. Trump's appearance comes after...
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Iowa nears 1,500 deaths as total hospitalizations across the state reaches another peak

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 1:58pm
Nearly 1,500 Iowans have died from COVID-19 since March, when the coronavirus first appeared in Iowa, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. In the 24-hour period that ended at...
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Abby Finkenauer says she’s prioritizing federal investment in rural communities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — More federal investment in infrastructure, child care and student debt relief will be key to restoring Iowa’s economy, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus...
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Eastern Iowa schools see positive coronavirus cases, no indication of community spread

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 1:41pm
After about a month into the new school year, Eastern Iowa districts are reporting a rise in cases of COVID-19 among students and staff, but do not see indications of community spread on their...
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Dan Gable getting Presidential Medal of Freedom

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 14, 2020 - 9:45am
Dan Gable, a lifelong Iowan and an amateur wrestling icon as a competitor and coach, is being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. President Donald...
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Joni Ernst campaign says challenger takes the cake on special interest money

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 10:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — To mark Theresa Greenfield’s status as what Sen. Joni Ernst’s campaign says is the largest beneficiary of special interest money in Iowa campaign history,...
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Trump to hold first 2020 campaign event in Iowa — as coronavirus numbers spike

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 8:48pm
DES MOINES — The first presidential campaign visit to Iowa during the 2020 general election finally comes Wednesday in the form of Republican President Donald Trump. And it comes as...
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Iowa budget experts see revenue growth next year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 7:36pm
DES MOINES — State budget experts said Tuesday they expect state revenues to be about $1.9 million less than last year, revising their estimate to $7.91 billion. The forecasters also estimated...
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Curtain rises to COVID-19 precautions at Cedar Rapids venues

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 6:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids is gaining attention in the entertainment industry with the recent reopenings of the U.S. Cellular Center, the Paramount Theatre and the McGrath...
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Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart says he has recovered from COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 5:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayor Brad Hart, one of several Iowa mayors who has required people to wear masks to curb the spread of COVID-19, said Tuesday he has recovered after contracting the virus in...
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Grant will help University of Iowa museums and libraries spread art and programming even in pandemic

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 4:57pm
A collaboration between four University of Iowa-based institutions will soon help bring their programming to wider audiences who can’t access them during the pandemic. The Stanley Museum of...
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Former Ambassador Terry Branstad, Gov. Reynolds reunite to campaign for Joni Ernst

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 4:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Terry Branstad, former governor and U.S. Ambassador to China, was in Iowa Tuesday to stump alongside Gov. Kim Reynolds voicing support for the re-election of fellow Republican...
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