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University of Iowa officials eyeing campus reorganization

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 5:02pm
IOWA CITY — A small group of University of Iowa deans is investigating a possible campus reorganization that could involve relocating departments, changing the number of faculty in various...
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Study: Lowering sodium intake doesn’t reduce blood pressure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 4:59pm
In another blow against decades of accepted medical wisdom, one of the most prestigious, long-running studies reports that lowering sodium intake doesn’t reduce blood pressure. The study also...
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Federal judge in California halts part of Trump executive order cutting off funding for ‘sancturary cities’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 4:20pm
A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the...
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National DNA Day celebrates science, opportunities at University of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 4:01pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa students and faculty gathered in Iowa City on Tuesday to celebrate “National DNA Day,” commemorating completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003...
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Branstad set for Tuesday hearing on ambassador post

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 3:13pm
DES MOINES — The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday on Gov. Terry Branstad’s nomination to be ambassador to China. The 21-member committee will...
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C.R. business development program will focus on ‘non-traditional entrepreneurs’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 2:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new Wellington Heights-based business development initiative will focus on “breaking down barriers” for Cedar Rapids’ non-traditional entrepreneurs,...
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Police confirm identity of man found dead in bail bonds office as Jonathan Wieseler

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 2:41pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa City Police on Tuesday confirmed the identity of the man found dead in an Iowa City bail bonds office on Sunday. Police said the man is Jonathan Wieseler, 34. A day earlier,...
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Nation’s governors seek to modify National Guard act

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 1:47pm
WASHINGTON — The nation’s governors issued a statement Tuesday urging Congress to consider modification of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to allow the National Guard to...
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Mount Vernon firefighter set to run 24 hours for Relay for Life

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 1:26pm
MOUNT VERNON — By the time the Relay for Life event at Cornell College kicks off Saturday morning, Casey O’Connor plans to have warmed up with a few extra miles. At least 60 miles, if...
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Alliant Energy’s Marshalltown plant receives sustainability award

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 1:05pm
Less than one month into operations, Alliant Energy’s Marshalltown generation station has become the state’s first to receive national recognition from the Institute for Sustainable...
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Jane Meyer trial: Iowa AD Gary Barta recalls Meyer’s ‘disruptive’ behavior prior to reassignment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 12:33pm
DES MOINES — University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta began the final part of his testimony Monday in former UI senior associate athletics director Jane Meyer’s lawsuit...
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Iowa City pet groomer faces animal neglect charge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 12:22pm
IOWA CITY — The owner of an Iowa City pet grooming business faces an animal neglect charge. According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, on April 20, police responded to By George Pet...
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Meth, other drugs found after Cedar Rapids traffic stop, foot chase

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 10:58am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Meth and other drugs were found on a Cedar Rapids man following a traffic stop and foot chase. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said Cedar Rapids police saw...
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Bachelor star Chris Soules arrested for leaving scene of a crash

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 8:40am
INDEPENDENCE — Chris Soules — former star of The Bachelor — was arrested in Buchanan County. Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Wolfgram confirmed Tuesday morning that Soules, 35, was...
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Cedar Rapids police warn about dangers of leaving children in car

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 8:24am
CEDAR RAPIDS — As summer approaches and temperatures creep up, Cedar Rapids police are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave children unattended in a vehicle. Cedar Rapids public...
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Politics in play: Six of nine Cedar Rapids council seats, including mayor, are in state of flux

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 7:52am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A busy year in local politics — busier than a typical election year — could prove transformative for Cedar Rapids’ top policymaking board, and it might have...
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Tuesday Morning Read: Death considered homicide, lawsuit in police shooting, traffic camera windfall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 25, 2017 - 6:48am
DEATH CONSIDERED HOMICIDE — The death of a man found dead in an Iowa City bail bonds office — identified by friends as a local bail bondsman — is being treated as a homicide. While...
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Corbett releasing memoir: Book tour part of gubernatorial exploration

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 6:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett plans to release a memoir in the coming weeks followed by a book tour, which he acknowledges dovetails with his exploration of a run for governor...
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Sonny Perdue faces proposed deep budget cuts as new ag secretary

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was confirmed Monday as secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bringing into President Donald Trump’s cabinet an...
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Cedar Rapids, officer, deny allegations in police shooting lawsuit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 4:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones says he did not order his K-9 officer to “kill” Jerime Mitchell during a traffic stop last November that ended with Jones...
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