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Corridor Veg Week celebrates plant-based meals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 2:39pm
Corridor Veg Week, an homage to all things vegan, returns this Friday and runs through April 29, bringing with it special menus and events at restaurants around the Corridor. A sort of plant-based...
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Longtime Coralville Fire Chief David Stannard set to retire at end of week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 2:19pm
CORALVILLE — After serving as Coralville Fire Chief since 2002, David Stannard is ready to call it a career. According to a Coralville media release, Stannard is set to retire on April 20,...
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U.S. economic growth on track despite tariff concerns: Fed report

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 12:40pm
WASHINGTON — “Robust” business borrowing, rising consumer spending, and tight labor markets indicate the U.S. economy remains on track for continued growth, the Federal Reserve...
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Ben Carson to visit Cedar Rapids Thursday to discuss substance abuse

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 11:34am
CEDAR RAPIDS — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will travel to Cedar Rapids on Thursday for a visit focused on substance abuse. Carson, who visited Iowa numerous times...
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Iowa City police to offer community outreach, con queso

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 11:29am
IOWA CITY — Want to sit down and chat with an Iowa City police officer, but Coffee with a Cop isn’t your thing? The Iowa City Police Department has you covered — with cheese. On...
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Family Promise focuses on inclusiveness

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 10:20am
CEDAR RAPIDS — As the its name suggests, Family Promise of Linn County works to help families. “We want to see families be able to stay together in moments of crisis,” said John...
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“New economy” taxes are sneaky double taxation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 10:08am
While Americans are observing tax day this week, your state government is preparing a cruel gift - double taxation on some of your favorite goods and services. Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are...
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Waukon man accused of killing stepfather

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 9:03am
WAUKON — A Waukon man is accused of shooting and killing his stepfather on Monday. According to the Allamakee County Attorney’s Office, around 3:20 p.m. April 16, the Allamakee County...
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Alliant gets approval for latest 500 MW wind project

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 7:50am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Alliant Energy has been given the green light to increase the utility’s wind expansion efforts by another 500 megawatts. Combined with ongoing wind expansion in western...
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No need for feds to snip SNAP

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 7:24am
An interesting thing happened on the way to the 2018 farm bill. It turns out the “Food Stamp President” and his much-maligned nutrition policies were on the right track. Regardless, the...
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Wednesday’s winter weather forecast for Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 18, 2018 - 6:52am
Stay safe, Eastern Iowa, as a late-season winter storm could make commutes difficult throughout the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 7 p.m., with a...
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Woman escapes custody via work release, failed to report back

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 17, 2018 - 8:54pm
Amy Lorene McBride, 37, convicted of 2nd degree robbery in Johnson County has failed to report back to Gerald R. Hinzman Residential Center in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday morning. McBride is described as...
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Barbara Bush and Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 17, 2018 - 8:39pm
Barbara Bush was no stranger to Iowa, as befits a state with an outsized role in the presidential sweepstakes. She campaigned here with her husband and for her son, both of them destined to be...
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NewBo salvage store wins outside display

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 17, 2018 - 7:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids businesswoman has won her quest to display merchandise in the front yard of her salvage store, weeks after officials ordered her to clean it up. Owner Beth...
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Iowa speed camera legislation in limbo

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 17, 2018 - 6:58pm
DES MOINES — The future of legislation intended to ban or regulate traffic enforcement cameras was left idling in neutral in the Iowa Senate on Tuesday. Senators in February passed an outright...
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Autistic children meet first responders in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 17, 2018 - 6:50pm
IOWA CITY — Children on the autism spectrum may be more likely to seek or accept help from a police officer or firefighter if they’ve met emergency responders before in a friendly,...
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Iowa’s legislative budget and tax negotiations intensify

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 17, 2018 - 6:23pm
DES MOINES — Negotiations to reach a compromise on tax cut and budget differences intensified Tuesday as Senate Republicans issued spending targets close to House GOP numbers released a day...
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Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 17, 2018 - 6:03pm
Barbara Bush, who was the wife of one president and the mother of another and whose embrace of her image as America’s warmhearted grandmother belied her influence and mettle, died April 17....
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Iowa ranks in middle in handling health emergencies

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 17, 2018 - 5:35pm
A national study says Iowa is mostly prepared to handle an emergency that endangers public health. However, it also found the state’s preparedness level has decreased in recent years,...
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Capitol Chorus performs at morning invocation in the House, saying goodbye to retiring members, Iowa Department of Natural Resources offers pocket-size water trail brochures: Iowa Capitol Digest, April 17

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 17, 2018 - 5:32pm
CAPITOL CHORUS: The Capitol Chorus made up of lawmakers, lobbyists, pages and doorkeepers, offered the morning invocation in the House Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the 100th day of the legislative...
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