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Sexually transmitted diseases on rise in Iowa, new state data shows

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 3, 2020 - 2:12pm
Cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea rose statewide last year, continuing the trend of increasing rates of sexually transmitted diseases among Iowans that has been ongoing for nearly a decade. New data...
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‘Shop Iowa’ gives brick-and-mortar stores chance to sell products online

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 3, 2020 - 12:35pm
Brick-and-mortar stores in Iowa without an online presence now have a way to sell their products online. Iowa Economic Development Authority unveiled the Shop Iowa website Monday morning, which...
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Iowa reports 321 new coronavirus cases, five deaths

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 3, 2020 - 12:21pm
Iowa reported 2,307 coronavirus tests in 24 hours ending 11 a.m. Monday, the lowest daily test total reported in the last two weeks. Of those, 321 new positive cases were reported, for a 13.91...
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Retail rout continues as Men’s Wearhouse, others seek bankruptcy protection

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 3, 2020 - 9:50am
NEW YORK — Lord and Taylor, America’s oldest retailer, is seeking bankruptcy protection, as is the owner of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, lengthening the list of major retail...
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Hawkeye Area Community Action Program receives $539,476 federal grant

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 3, 2020 - 9:35am
Hiawatha-based not-for-profit Hawkeye Area Community Action Program will receive a $539,476 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Head Start services. Head Start...
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Longtime Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson announces retirement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 3, 2020 - 9:13am
Longtime Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson announced on Monday that he will retire from the Board of Supervisors. Oleson, who has served in his position since first being elected in 2008, said this...
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Cedar Rapids police issue Operation Quickfind for 13-year-old girl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 3, 2020 - 7:21am
The Cedar Rapids Police Department has issued an Operation Quickfind for a 13-year-old girl missing since yesterday afternoon. Alivia Ann Harris, 13, was last seen at Tanager Place, 2309 C St. SW, at...
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University of Iowa students say they’re ‘likely’ to wear masks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 2, 2020 - 11:12pm
IOWA CITY — The vast majority of recently surveyed University of Iowa students say they’re likely to wear masks in public when they return to campus this fall. But most are less...
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Capitol Ideas column: Kim Reynolds’ coronavirus response approval rating plummets

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 2, 2020 - 2:33pm
Gov. Kim Reynolds’ public approval rating for how she has handled the new coronavirus pandemic is the lowest of any U.S. governor, according to a new survey. Just 28 percent of Iowans said in...
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Iowa State, UNI begin welcoming back students

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 2, 2020 - 2:23pm
Lecture hall seats have been blocked off with tape. Plexiglass barriers are up. Tables have been moved or, in some cases, removed. Foot-operated doors are being installed in restrooms. Iowa State...
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Gun violence in Cedar Rapids surging so far this year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 2, 2020 - 2:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Even though the coronavirus pandemic has kept people close to home for months, the numbers of homicides and shots-fired incidents in Cedar Rapids already have exceeded last...
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Polling shows Iowa 2nd District open-seat race a dead heat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 2, 2020 - 1:35pm
DES MOINES — Slightly more than two months before Iowans begin voting, polling shows the open-seat race in the United States House 2nd District as a dead heat. In a live poll of 406 likely...
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Linn County reports second-highest daily coronavirus case count

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 2, 2020 - 1:23pm
Linn County reported 59 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Sunday, marking its second-highest daily new case total the novel coronavirus appeared in Iowa in March. That...
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Luka Garza stays with Iowa basketball for senior season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 2, 2020 - 11:15am
Luka Garza, the choice for the 2019-20 men’s basketball National Player of the Year honors by six national media outlets after last season, is remaining an Iowa Hawkeye. On Sunday, the...
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Father shot at boy’s funeral services in Davenport dies Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 2, 2020 - 7:36am
A father was shot and killed at his son’s visitation Saturday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, police said. Officers provided few other details. Possibly connected to the incident is...
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Iowa doctors call for statewide face mask mandate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 1, 2020 - 4:05pm
DES MOINES — Standing on steps at the Iowa State Capitol grounds, socially distanced and wearing their white lab coats and face masks, roughly two dozen medical and public health professionals...
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Campus Greek life: socially distant but still social

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 1, 2020 - 3:01pm
Long-held notions of Greek life on campus — house parties and activities, chapter tours and games and events celebrating new recruits — will be upended when fraternity and sorority...
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Surge in Iowa food stamp enrollment starts to show signs of slowing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 1, 2020 - 3:00pm
After a gradual but steady decline in the use of food stamp benefits in Iowa over the past two years, enrollment in the federal assistance program jumped this spring with the arrival of...
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Linn County passes 2,000 total coronavirus cases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 1, 2020 - 12:11pm
Linn County passed 2,000 total COVID-19 positive cases Saturday, with 29 new cases for the 24-hour period as of 11 a.m., for a total of 2,008. Overall, Iowa had 461 new cases, totaling 44,936, and...
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Cedar Rapids author’s new picture book shines spotlight on ‘Dinosaur Lady’ of the 1820s

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 31, 2020 - 6:52pm
Mary Anning made one of the most fascinating discoveries of her life — a discovery that changed science as we know it — when she was just a young girl. Now, thanks to local...
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