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Reynolds reports $4 million in campaign funds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2018 - 12:07pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced raising more than $3.7 million last year. Reynolds, who faces two rivals for the Republican nomination for governor, reported the fundraising haul...
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Iowa governor hopeful Glasson launching TV campaign with call for universal health care

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2018 - 11:49am
DES MOINES — With her campaign arsenal stocked with nearly $2 million in support from fellow Service Employees International Union members around the country, Cathy Glasson is set to become...
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Animals being evaluated in Vinton hoarding case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2018 - 11:17am
VINTON — Authorities are assessing the animals seized from a Vinton home before determining whether charges will be appropriate. “We are waiting on the veterinarians to evaluate and...
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Ackerman’s Antiques in Iowa City launched when its founder was 15

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2018 - 11:14am
IOWA CITY — Bill Ackerman was sitting in the kitchen of his family’s Iowa City home one recent morning when he was asked about trends in the area’s antiques market. “Pick...
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Republicans eye another short-term bill to avert shutdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2018 - 10:13am
WASHINGTON — A deal on immigration as part of a new stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown appeared less likely on Wednesday after a Democratic senator said the White House is...
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Trump’s ex-aide Bannon strikes deal to avoid grand jury testimony: CNN

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2018 - 9:56am
WASHINGTON — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has struck a deal to be interviewed by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team rather than appearing before a grand jury, CNN...
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Oxford assault victim suffered broken bone, brain bleed, sheriff’s office says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2018 - 7:30am
OXFORD — An Oxford man is accused of assaulting someone to the point they suffered a brain bleed. According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene M. Beard, 37, of 1813 Lower...
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Corbett poll shows Iowans support legalizing sports betting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 17, 2018 - 7:09am
DES MOINES — GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ron Corbett says he’s not the only one who wants to legalize — and reap revenue from — sports betting, and he has a poll to back up...
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Some Cedar Rapids City Council members want bigger role for city in school plan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 9:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The city needs to have a more active role in a proposal before the Cedar Rapids school board to close eight elementary schools and rebuild or renovate the 13 others, some City...
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Republican wins Sioux City House seat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 9:36pm
SIOUX CITY — A Republican from Sioux City will be joining the Iowa House, giving the Republicans one more majority vote in that chamber. Jacob Bossman defeated Rita DeJong, the Democratic...
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Operation Quickfind: Damontie Haggstrom-Wells

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 7:50pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old who was last seen late Tuesday afternoon. According to an Operation Quickfind document...
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Paying fines via text, concealed guns in the capitol, deer harvest statistics: Iowa Capitol Digest, Jan. 16

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 6:26pm
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Jan. 16, 2018: 17 GUNS: The first week of the legislative session attracted big crowds to the Iowa Capitol for the Condition of the...
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Cost of Sinclair reclamation grows

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 6:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The cost of cleaning up the site of the old Sinclair meatpacking plant, damaged by floodwaters and then fire, keeps growing. Last week, the Cedar Rapids City Council quietly...
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Union donates $1.8 million to Glasson in Iowa governor’s race

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 6:03pm
The Service Employees International Union and several of its affiliates around the country have donated more than $1.8 million to Cathy Glasson’s campaign for Iowa governor, including $1.1...
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Organ transplants rise nationally, in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 5:08pm
IOWA CITY — For the fifth consecutive year, health care providers across the nation in 2017 set a record for the number of organ transplants, an increase that underscores the uptick in such...
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500 to 1,000 animals living among dead animals and fecal matter rescued from Vinton residence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 5:06pm
Animal rescue organizations are rushing to offer assistance as the Vinton Police Department investigates what appears to be a massive animal hoarding situation. According to a media release from the...
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Iowans seek to halt large-scale livestock buildings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 4:46pm
DES MOINES — Community activists and organizers flooded the Capitol rotunda Tuesday demanding more regulation and a halt to construction of large-scale livestock projects that are threatening...
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Iowa confident alert system won’t send false alarm

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 4:28pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she has been given assurance from her emergency management team that Iowa’s emergency alert system has built-in safeguards designed to avoid...
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Omaha man pleads guilty to threatening U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 4:25pm
An Omaha man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to making threats against U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst. Court documents show Robert W. Simet, 64, believed the senator was involved with Islamic State...
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Attorney General Tom Miller joins suit against net neutrality repeal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 3:18pm
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has joined 21 other state attorney generals in a federal lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission for its December vote to repeal net neutrality...
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