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Iowa Board of Regents narrow executive director search to five

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 2:36pm
A Board of Regents committee has narrowed a pool of 42 applicants to become its next executive director down to five semifinalists — including an ethics and diversity director for Northern...
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Wells Fargo names highest-ranking woman in U.S. banking

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 2:19pm
Betsy Duke was working in a Virginia Beach dinner theater in the mid-1970s, struggling to make ends meet, when she applied for a job at a dry cleaner. It turned her down. Instead, she became a...
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CatVideoFest puts felines on big screen

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 1:58pm
First came the internet, then came cat videos. From live kitten cams to compilations of cats knocking things off tables, videos of our feline friends rule the web. And at Saturday’s...
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Cedar Rapids man accused of burglary, harassment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 12:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of breaking into a home and threatening to kill people inside. According to the Linn County Attorney’s Office, on Wednesday, Terry Hoskins...
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Trump says he’s ending two CEO advisory panels

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 11:40am
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump dismantled two CEO advisory panels on Wednesday as a growing number of chief executives announced their resignations following his response to a weekend of...
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Zyriah Schlitter to take plea in 2010 child abuse death of 18-month-old daughter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 11:36am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man, who was granted a new trial last year in the 2010 child abuse death of his 18-month-old daughter, will plead to a lesser charge Friday. Zyriah Schlitter,...
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My Biz: Hardware store offers flexibility

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 11:29am
When televised sporting events seem like marketing vehicles for the big home-improvement chains, how does the small, independently owned neighborhood hardware store compete? “We try to stay on...
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Forum tonight on Iowa City school bond

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 10:03am
IOWA CITY — The League of Women Voters of Johnson County host a forum concerning the Iowa City Community School District’s $191.5 million school bond issue from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the...
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White House braces for fallout from Trump remarks on Virginia violence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 9:04am
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump no doubt pleased part of his political base on Tuesday by passionately arguing that both right- and left-wing extremists were responsible for violence at a...
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Authorities investigating stabbing at Iowa State Fair

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 7:51am
DES MOINES — Authorities are investigating a stabbing that occurred Tuesday night at the Iowa State Fair. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the 21-year-old male victim was stabbed near the...
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VIDEO: Lincoln Memorial defaced with expletive

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 7:23am
WASHINGTON — The Lincoln Memorial in the U.S. capital was spray painted with expletive graffiti that was discovered on Tuesday, days after violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, over...
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Trump praises North Korean leader’s decision not to fire missiles toward Guam

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 16, 2017 - 7:11am
BEIJING/TOKYO — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a “wise” decision not to fire missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam and...
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Environmentalists oppose new Iowa water quality rule

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 6:18pm
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants to change the way it measures bacteria in recreational waters, a move some environmental groups say could cause more people to get sick after swimming...
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Iowa university leaders denounce Virginia ‘terrorism’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 5:59pm
The presidents of Iowa’s three state universities this week each denounced the racism and violence displayed last weekend in Virginia. As students started arriving for fall classes, Iowa State...
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Ernst, Reynolds condemn Charlottesville violence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 5:14pm
Two of Iowa’s top elected Republicans on Tuesday condemned last weekend’s racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., as “horrifying” and...
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Students inundate Iowa campuses as move in begins

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 5:13pm
IOWA CITY — Bunk beds, mini-fridges, microwaves and hangers. Parents filling bins with bags, stuffed with pants and sweaters. Roommates sorting mine from yours. Checking out the names on...
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On the Record Podcast: Safe Haven law explained, problems with juvenile justice system, and the Tait Purk ruling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 4:57pm
This week’s On the Record talks about the Iowa’s Safe Haven law, a juvenile that court officials are trying to place - now that the state training school for girls no longer exists - and...
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A new brewery taproom slated for Kingston Village

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 4:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new brewery and taproom is planned to open in Kingston Village by Thanksgiving. Travis Flenker is behind Thew Brewing, at 301 Second Ave. SW, which is the old Corner Pocket...
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Joni Ernst appreciates ‘calm, civil’ town hall meeting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 4:28pm
WASHINGTON, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst appreciated the “calm and civil” atmosphere that prevailed for most of her 65-minute town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon — a sharp...
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Bids for North Liberty interchange come back favorable

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 4:01pm
NORTH LIBERTY — The construction of an interchange at Forevergreen Road and Interstate 380 in North Liberty will cost the state about $4 million less than expected. The Iowa Department of...
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