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Alleged Iowa City Pancheros thief arrested in connection with McDonalds theft

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 8:30am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City woman accused of stealing more than $3,500 from Pancheros has been arrested in connection with another restaurant theft. According to Iowa City police criminal...
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Robins commission rejects zoning change for new development

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 8:20pm
ROBINS — The Robins Planning and Zoning Commission voted 2-4 Wednesday night not to recommend a proposed zoning change for a section of the Robins City Square. A zoning change is the first...
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Bret Michaels to headline rally for Cedar Crossing Casino

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 7:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels is slated to headline a rally and concert for Cedar Crossing, a casino proposed for downtown Cedar Rapids, days before state gambling...
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Follow up: Girl offender will remain in state after all

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 7:25pm
IOWA CITY — Juvenile court officers said Wednesday a 16-year-old Johnson County girl convicted of assaulting and injuring a treatment center employee would be sent to a facility in Boone...
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Strong-arm robbery at Capitol Street ramp triggers UI Hawk Alert

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 7:05pm
The University of Iowa has issued a Hawk Alert after the report of a strong-arm robbery that took place on campus. The alert, issued to students by the UI Police Department at 7:44 p.m., stated that...
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Preview: “Happy Hour” by Monica Bill Barns & Company, to kick off Hancher’s 45th anniversary season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 6:46pm
Audiences seldom sit passively at a Monica Bill Barnes & Company dance event. True to form, observers will be part of the action when the New York dancers bring their “Happy Hour”...
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Aroma Artisan Pizza opens in NewBo City Market

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 6:43pm
A Cedar Rapids family has turned its love of hosting backyard pizza parties into NewBo City Market’s newest eatery. Aroma Artisan Pizza opened Aug. 3, replacing Maggie’s Farm Wood-Fired...
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Union Pacific to layoff 750 U.S. employees amid broader cost-cutting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 6:02pm
Union Pacific Corp said on Wednesday it will cut roughly 500 management jobs and 250 railroad workers by mid-September as the No. 1 U.S. railroad continues broader cost-cutting. The layoffs, which...
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Trump to make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 6:01pm
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, but the announcement did...
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Entertainment plaza ‘Botown’ planned for NewBo

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 5:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new semi-permanent entertainment plaza is primed to open on the edge of the New Bohemia District in Cedar Rapids next month. Brett McCormick, who owns several properties along...
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Everybody Eats: Don’t settle for plain old s’mores, try these sweet s’more desserts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 5:12pm
There are certain words I try to avoid this time of year: Back. To. School. I have nothing against the start of another school year. It’s my daughter. She’s not a fan. My husband and I...
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Drainage issue prompts modifications to Mount Mercy athletic complex site

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 5:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Flash flooding has been a known issue along E Avenue NE for years, but design and construction of a new Mount Mercy University athletic complex has amplified drainage woes in...
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Corbett: Abolish Iowa’s Board of Regents

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 5:02pm
Days after Iowa’s public universities unveiled proposals to raise tuition by as much as 41 percent in five years, GOP candidate for Governor Ron Corbett said Wednesday that each of the...
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With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 4:54pm
BAGHDAD/DUBAI — It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi’ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of...
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Medica seeks rate increase of 56.7 percent

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 4:30pm
Medica — the only insurer selling statewide plans on the state’s individual market — filed rates Wednesday with the Iowa Insurance Division, asking for an increase of 56.7...
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New York multimedia artist leads Iowa City Witching Hour festival lineup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 4:24pm
IOWA CITY — The Witching Hour is returning Oct. 20 and 21, but this event has nothing to do with Halloween and everything to do with creativity. The program brings together creators pushing...
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Ribbon cut on new outdoor exercise station

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 4:22pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new outdoor exercise station in Cherry Hill Park took place Wednesday afternoon. The station includes elements for upper and lower body exercises...
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Southern states resist calls to remove Confederate memorials

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 3:10pm
WASHINGTON — Racial violence in Charlottesville has re-energized efforts to scrap Confederate statues and memorials, but many Southern states are moving in the opposite direction, enacting...
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Fed policymakers grow more worried about weak inflation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 3:07pm
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers appeared increasingly wary about recent weak inflation and some called for halting interest rate hikes until it was clear the trend was transitory,...
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Opioid overdoses leading to more ICU admissions and deaths

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 3:06pm
A growing number of Americans are needing intensive care for opioid overdoses and dying after receiving treatment for serious complications, a U.S. study suggests. Opioid-related overdose deaths have...
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