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University of Iowa student leaders call for prompt resumption of diversity training

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 4:45pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa student leaders have asked their campus to promptly reinstate diversity training it recently paused in response to a White House executive order threatening to...
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Time Machine: 3 presidents visited Cedar Rapids 25 years ago to dedicate the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 3:42pm
Twenty-five years ago, on Oct. 21, 1995, three presidents — U.S. President Bill Clinton, Czech President Vaclav Havel and Slovak President Michal Kovac — were in Cedar Rapids to...
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UIHC surgeon faced her own breast cancer diagnosis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
For years, Dr. Carol Scott-Conner performed breast cancer surgeries. And then one day, she was the breast cancer patient. It was 2013 when the senior breast cancer surgeon at the University of Iowa...
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Lifelong love of movies leads Karen Chappell to FilmScene legacy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:57pm
Growing up in Los Angeles, Karen Chappell remembers a weekend tradition. Every Saturday, her family would head to the movie theater and “sit in the way, way back.” “It...
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Parents, athletes rip Hawkeye Athletics for promotion featuring cut program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:51pm
IOWA CITY — Parents, supporters, and University of Iowa athletes who just learned their sports will be eliminated are outraged and appalled by a promotion over the weekend for the...
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Cedar Rapids school board president has spent her career advocating for students

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:50pm
Nancy Humbles grew up in Des Moines knowing that education — and giving back to your community — were important. “My father — he worked at a packing plant — would...
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You probably can’t get the rapid COVID test touted by Trump and Reynolds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:34pm
President Donald Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds are pinning their coronavirus response plans on new shipments of rapid COVID-19 tests. Reynolds at a news conference last week said the new tests would...
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University of Iowa engineering institutes must give ‘indirect’ research funds to college

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:18pm
The University of Iowa is changing the way three successful engineering institutes have been funded, cutting funds that added up to $6.3 million this year. The UI’s National Advanced Driving...
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A grim new pandemic milestone for Iowa as the state exceeds 100,000 positive COVID-19 cases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:10pm
More than 100,000 Iowans have now tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March. That’s roughly 3 percent of the state’s population. Iowa reported 438 new cases...
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Coralville introducing changes to bus routes and schedules next week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 12:43pm
CORALVILLE — The city of Coralville will roll out its revamped transit system next week. Beginning Oct. 19, Coralville Transit users will see new routes and schedules. Much like Iowa City,...
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Project Better Together: Iowa City area groups quickly unite to help businesses survive

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 12:36pm
Back in March, when the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, four economic development organizations in Johnson County pulled together with one goal — to help local businesses...
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Learning the ropes, and English, to become a successful restaurant owner

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 12:22pm
Maria Gonzalez, originally from Mexico, is now a proud entrepreneur and business owner in northwest Cedar Rapids. Together with her husband, Javier, Gonzalez owns El Super Burrito &...
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Local financial institutions continue to claim market share in the Corridor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 11:09am
When James Klein started at Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust in 2004, the three-year-old bank had one office and the seventh-largest market share in Cedar Rapids. Today Klein, the president since 2019,...
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Drunken driving down in pandemic, but will it last?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 11, 2020 - 10:03pm
IOWA CITY — Liquor sales surged at the beginning of the pandemic, but Iowans apparently are choosing to do their drinking while staying at home — and not getting behind the...
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In Judiciary Committee hearings, Joni Ernst says focus will be on nominee, not re-election

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 11, 2020 - 7:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Although it might affect her re-election effort, it will be “business as usual” for Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, when the Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings...
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Column: The VP debate was boring, as it should be

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 11, 2020 - 6:27pm
First we had a presidential debate that was equal parts carnival and a second-grade playground. A little more than a week later, we got a vice presidential debate that was much more subdued, focused...
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Sen. Joni Ernst’s supporters say they’re voting to protect a way of life

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 11, 2020 - 5:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The 2020 election is about more than just who they’re voting for, according to motorcycle riders who turned out to show their support for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst on...
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Senior voters, driving early voting, hold sway in election

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 11, 2020 - 3:34pm
The generation that led change on college campuses, in social life, the workplace and definitely in politics is poised to make its presence felt again at the ballot box. That’s because the...
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Watch: U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings start for Amy Coney Barrett

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 11, 2020 - 2:24pm
Confirmation hearing begin Monday morning for Amy Coney Barrett, who is President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Four days of hearings are set for the Senate Judiciary...
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USDA: Derecho crop acreage loss estimates in Iowa increase by 50 percent

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 11, 2020 - 1:16pm
DES MOINES — Crop loss estimates from a rare windstorm that slammed Iowa in August have increased by more than 50 percent, a new report shows. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said last...
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