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Iowa State presidential finalist Dale Whittaker drops out

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 20, 2017 - 12:41pm
University of Central Florida Provost and Executive Vice President Dale Whittaker — who last week told the Iowa State University community he wants to serve as its president, in part, because...
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Toddville man who fell asleep in stolen car faces additional charges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 20, 2017 - 11:27am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Toddville man found asleep in a stolen car in September faces new weapons and theft charges. Timothy J. Meier, 39, was initially arrested by the Linn County Sheriff’s...
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Cedar Rapids mayoral candidate earns national honor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 20, 2017 - 11:22am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Lemi Tilahun, a candidate for mayor of Cedar Rapids, was named a 2017 Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which recognizes candidates from around the country...
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Frontier Co-op to expand in Benton County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 20, 2017 - 10:53am
Frontier Natural Products Co-op plans to construct a new storage building and “Innovation Center” in Benton County. The Norway-based natural foods company expects to spend about $3.4...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks fundraising in District 1, tax revenue, and the Renewable Fuel Standard

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 20, 2017 - 9:49am
On Iowa Politics discusses who is winning the fundraising battle for Iowa House District 1, whether a reported drop in tax revenue for the state will effect program funding, and the Renewable Fuel...
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String of serious Iowa City crimes, homicides put police, prosecutors to the test

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 20, 2017 - 9:39am
IOWA CITY — If Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly — who started with the department in January — had any questions about his new department’s ability to investigate major...
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Man who recorded women in Burge bathrooms violates probation, authorities find videos on phone

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 20, 2017 - 8:37am
CORALVILLE — A Coralville man who pleaded guilty last year to charges related to breaking into and entering University of Iowa dorm rooms and recording women in the showers was found with more...
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Daughter of Michael Olson, Cedar Rapids motorcyclist who died after hit and run, waiting for justice

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 20, 2017 - 6:41am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The daughter of the Cedar Rapids man who was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle had harsh words for the driver who fled the scene. “I wish you could feel even an...
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Friday Morning Read: Cedar Lake gets $5M gift, state tax collection estimate reduced, all inclusive playground opens

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 20, 2017 - 6:14am
Revenue estimate reduced -  State agencies appear to be in line for a new round of belt tightening after a panel Thursday scaled back estimated growth in tax collections by $133 million, likely...
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Ernst declares victory in Renewable Fuel Standard squabble with EPA

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 11:10pm
DAVENPORT — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, was declaring victory late Thursday, after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt notified her and other lawmakers it’s likely that volume requirements...
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Senate approves budget in crucial step forward for Republican tax cuts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 8:50pm
WASHINGTON — The Senate approved the Republican-backed budget Thursday night, a major step forward for the GOP effort to enact tax cuts. The budget’s passage will allow the GOP to use a...
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General Motors to pay Iowa $1.5 million in safety defect settlement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 6:38pm
General Motors will pay Iowa $1.5 million as part of a multistate settlement over whether the carmaker hid defects in its vehicles. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced the settlement...
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Downtown Salvation Army store to close

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 6:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Salvation Army Thrift Store and Donation Center that has operated for 35 years in downtown Cedar Rapids will be closing at 5 p.m. next Wednesday, Oct. 25. Capt. Alex Velasquez...
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Costs to operate Iowa DHS institutions drop: 3 state facilities have closed since 2013

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 6:36pm
DES MOINES — The yearly cost of operating Iowa Department of Human Services institutions dropped by more than $26 million since the state closed two mental health institutions in Clarinda and...
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Iowa teachers union loses round 1 in collective bargaining appeal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 6:34pm
A Polk County judge has denied the state teachers union’s motion for summary judgment in a case challenging the collective bargaining law approved by the Iowa Legislature earlier this...
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Iowa City Council passes tobacco ban at parks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 6:33pm
IOWA CITY — Residents can no longer smoke cigarettes, use e-cigarettes or chew tobacco in Iowa City’s parks. The City Council voted 6-1 this week to ban the products in all city parks...
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Estimate of Iowa’s revenue growth takes a hit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 6:31pm
DES MOINES — State agencies appear to be in line for a new round of belt tightening after a panel Thursday scaled back estimated growth in tax collections by $133 million, likely forcing Gov....
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Silent Witness Project at ICPL shines light on domestic violence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 4:54pm
IOWA CITY — On the second floor at the Iowa City Public Library, a laminated sign in the shape of a police badge shares the story of how a 29-year-old man died in 1996 after the woman he dated...
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Judge will allow taped interviews of child sex abuse victims at trial of Marion teacher accused of failing to report abuse

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 4:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge will allow the videotaped interviews of three children, who were sexually abused by a 15-year-old boy, to be played during the trial of a Marion teacher charged with...
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Let the coffee flow again: Riley’s reopens on First Avenue a year after fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 19, 2017 - 4:21pm
Just over a year since a fire closed the doors at Riley’s Cafe on First Avenue in Cedar Rapids, the coffee is flowing again. Riley’s reopened Oct. 9, and it was full of breakfast...
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