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Trump aides want new blood at Fed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 24, 2017 - 7:33am
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s candidacy for another term is encountering resistance from some Trump administration advisers who want a new leader at the U.S. central bank,...
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Heat and hail frustrate farmers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 24, 2017 - 7:30am
For many northern Linn County farmers, relief from a hot, dry early June turned out to be no relief at all. For them, the much-needed rain the evening of June 15 came with hail stones that damaged or...
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Reliance on ‘traveling’ nurses soars at University of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 24, 2017 - 7:25am
IOWA CITY — Facing a national nursing shortage that’s particularly taxing for the state’s largest hospital system, the growing University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics...
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Prosecutors hope extradition policy ends ‘a bet we simply do not have to wager’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 24, 2017 - 7:22am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Earlier this month, the Linn County Attorney’s Office launched a policy of asking 6th Judicial District judges to recognize pre-signed waivers of extradition for...
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New lease on life for Ladd Library

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 24, 2017 - 7:20am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Seventeen-year-old Jose Juarez sat in a Navy blue arm chair reading “The Dog Who Saved Christmas,” alternating chapters with Yolanda Hernandez, 11, who sat in the...
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Connecting Czech culture across Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 24, 2017 - 7:08am
CEDAR RAPIDS — When floodwaters swallowed the city in 2008, Sonya Darrow — a Czech-American artist splitting her time between her native Cedar Rapids and the Czech Republic —...
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Pro Publica: Nursing home workers still posting nude and vulgar photos of residents on Snapchat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 8:53pm
In the last year alone, employees of at least 18 nursing homes and assisted living facilities have posted unauthorized — and in some cases, vulgar and stomach-turning — photos and videos...
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‘City of Five Seasons’ inspires Portuguese artist

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 5:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids slogan, “City of Five Seasons,” inspired a Portuguese artist to create a mural that now brightens a downtown Cedar Rapids skywalk. Pedro...
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Cedar Rapids Firefighters respond to fire at Ingredion building

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 5:34pm
Cedar Rapids firefighters are working the scene of a fire in one of the buildings at the Ingredion Penford facility at 1001 First St. SW. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said the...
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Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, is out of ICU

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 2:58pm
WASHINGTON — Steve Scalise, the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a U.S. congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being...
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Health insurers says Senate bill’s Medicaid cuts to hurt states

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 2:57pm
NEW YORK — Health insurers are concerned about the U.S. Senate’s plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the...
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The History Center receives $400,000 challenge grant for Douglas Mansion renovation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 2:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A recent challenge grant from a Midwest historic preservation group has put The History Center over the halfway point toward its Douglas Mansion restoration fundraising...
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Google to remove private medical records from search results

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 1:54pm
Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly started removing a new category of online content — personal medical records — from its search results, a departure from its typically...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks President Trump's visit to Iowa and Ron Corbett's bid for Governor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
On Iowa Politics breaks down Trump’s visit to Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett’s formal announcement that he will be running for the GOP nomination for governor. On Iowa...
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Investigators took too long to file lottery charges, Iowa Supreme Court says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 11:49am
The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned the felony fraud conviction of a former lottery official, saying investigators took too long unraveling the case of who purchased a $14 million Hot Lotto ticket...
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London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 11:32am
LONDON — London police said Friday that a deadly fire last week that killed at least 79 people began in a refrigerator freezer — the first official confirmation of the cause of the...
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Protecting Iowa’s natural heritage: Iowa Master Naturalists program trains volunteers in conservation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 11:13am
Though Maya Ogren died in 2016 at the age of 60, her legacy lives on in the students and volunteers who have taken up her cause of caring for Iowa’s natural resources — resources like...
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Garage Band: Jewelry shows benefit hospitals, not-for-profits

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 10:19am
NORTH LIBERTY — A direct-to-market retailer has developed a successful business model that couples jewelry sales with fundraising for not-for-profit organizations. Lionne Designs hosts two-...
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UPDATE: Wednesday shooting ‘not a random act,’ authorities say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 9:46am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Wednesday’s shooting on Fairway Terrace was “not a random act,” public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said Friday. However, many of the circumstances of the...
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Marion airport hosts annual Fly-in, Drive-in Breakfast Sunday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 9:40am
MARION — A day of food, flying and fun awaits those who attend the 32nd annual Fly-in, Drive-in Breakfast in Marion. The event takes place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Marion Municipal...
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