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Iowa counts 64 more deaths from coronavirus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2021 - 1:22pm
Iowa recorded 64 additional deaths related to the novel coronavirus as of Saturday morning, with more than 60 percent of those deaths — 41 people — for Iowans 80 and older. Eighteen of...
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Person tests positive after visiting Iowa Capitol

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 6:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Five days into the Iowa legislative session lawmakers and staff have been alerted that someone “associated” with the House has tested positive for COVID-19. Chief...
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Brucemore estate’s first capital campaign exceeds $5 million goal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 6:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite the pandemic and because of the derecho, the timing was perfect for Brucemore to not only meet, but exceed, a fundraising goal for the historic estate’s first...
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Create a terrarium using what you may already have at home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 6:10pm
If between the pandemic and the Iowa winter you’re going a little stir-crazy, here’s a bit of garden therapy to try: A terrarium. All you need is a clear container of some sort —...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 6:00pm
Here are some of the free events in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Cedar Rapids • Monday: 7 p.m. on Facebook Live, St....
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After tumultuous year, Iowa City, UI come together to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 5:55pm
Focusing on community was a hallmark of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In honor of that legacy, several organizations in Iowa City have put community at the heart of planning a weekslong...
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In Iowa City schools, online learning to continue even after pandemic

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 5:04pm
IOWA CITY — Accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, the Iowa City Community School District is launching a permanent online learning option next year. The program — Iowa City School...
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New trial for Marion man accused of fatally stabbing former girlfriend may not happen until fall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 4:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Marion man whose first-degree murder conviction was overturned last year may not be retried for his former girlfriend’s fatal stabbing until late fall. During a brief...
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Iowa judge tosses nine felony charges against Black Lives Matter leader

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 4:23pm
IOWA CITY — A judge has dismissed nine felony counts against a Black Lives Matter leader in Iowa who was charged with shining a laser pointer in the eyes of police officers during an August...
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Public debt in Iowa grows but still among nation’s lowest

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 4:05pm
DES MOINES — The outstanding debt for state and local governments topped $17.9 billion for the fiscal year that ended last June, the state treasurer reported Friday. That’s a 4.8...
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Iowa reports 1,317 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths, as global death toll exceeds 2 million

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 3:42pm
Iowa on Friday reported 1,317 new COVID-19 cases and six new confirmed deaths. The additions, reported at 11 a.m. Friday, bring the state’s total number of cases to 302,788 and the number of...
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Do you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine in Iowa? Check our chart to find out

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 2:32pm
"When can I get the COVID vaccine?" Many Iowans are asking this question. And while there are seemingly more unknowns than answers, here's what we know right now. Look at the chart below to find...
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The power of customer reviews

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 1:53pm
Reputation can mean everything, especially for business owners trying to attract and retain customers. You want to be able to tell customers that your business is trustworthy and transparent...
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Iowa AgriTech Accelerator to dissolve

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 1:24pm
The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator no longer will provide new programming, its executive director said in a news release Friday, as the organization dissolves. Businesses already receiving funds from the...
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Ousted Cedar Rapids Officer Lucas Jones appeals to judge after city panel upheld his termination

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 1:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Lucas Jones, the Cedar Rapids police officer who was fired last summer after the department said he violated policy and lied under oath, has appealed to a judge the decision...
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Iowa has room for all renewables – solar, wind and ethanol

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 12:27pm
A recent opinion piece in this paper by two University of Iowa professors (“Pull the plug on ethanol,” Jan. 10) made a curious case in favor of renewable energy but against ethanol....
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Teacher to Reynolds: Restore authority to schools during the pandemic

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 12:17pm
Gov. Kim Reynolds’ speech Tuesday scared me. As a teacher, I’ve spent most of this school year in a state of suspended terror. Will I be forced to go back to in-person school? Will I...
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First look: Marion’s new YMCA opens Monday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 11:24am
After months of building a new facility through a pandemic and a derecho, the brand-new Marion YMCA is set to open to the public on Monday. The $19.5 million facility, located at 3740 Irish Dr., has...
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Brick & Iron restaurant fires up brick oven, cast iron in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 10:47am
It was about two years ago that Don and Kathryn Allen started thinking about opening a restaurant. “My wife and I were on vacation, and we stopped off in (this) diner ... it was cute, and we...
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Rep. Ashley Hinson waiting to see details of Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2021 - 10:07am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Rep. Ashley Hinson, who has repeatedly called for targeted pandemic relief, is taking a wait-and-see approach to President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus...
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