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Trump blames ‘both sides’ for Charlottesville

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 3:42pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s planned infrastructure announcement unraveled into chaos as he all but erased any credit he got on Monday for condemning white supremacists for the...
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Solar trade case weighs whether protection will save or sink industry

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 3:04pm
Two solar manufacturers are begging the federal government for help, arguing that without protection from a flood of cheap imports, the United States risks losing its own domestic solar industry. But...
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‘No way’ Iowans can afford 7 percent tuition increase, Reynolds says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 1:18pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday joined a chorus of Iowans urging the state Board of Regents to take a cautious approach to raising yearly tuition for students enrolled at the three...
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Prichard suspends campaign for Iowa governor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 1:12pm
State Rep. Todd Prichard said Tuesday he is suspending his campaign for Iowa governor. He cited fundraising challenges among the reasons. Prichard, a Charles City Democrat, is one of eight who had...
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Sneaker expo coming to downtown Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 12:34pm
IOWA CITY — Growing up in Atlanta in the 1990s, Demetrius Perry can remember seeing a shoe store next to every grocery store. “My mom would go to the grocery store and I’d go to...
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Judge overturns murder conviction of Tama County man in fiancee's death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 11:46am
TAMA — A 6th Judicial District judge overturned the first-degree murder conviction of Tait Purk on Monday, ruling the verdict was contrary to the evidence and based on a lack of evidence...
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Marion City Council to review new language for demonstrations ordinance

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 10:45am
MARION — The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and the city of Marion have worked together to draft a new ordinance for public parades and demonstrations, and the Marion City Council will...
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After Charlottesville, Trump retweets — then deletes — image of train running over CNN reporter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 10:22am
President Donald Trump’s war with CNN went off the rails Tuesday morning after he retweeted an image of a Trump train running over a CNN reporter, then quickly deleted it after the meme sparked...
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WATCH LIVE: Joni Ernst holds town hall meeting in Washington County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 9:17am
The Gazette is live from Washington High School today, where U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is holding a town hall meeting as part of her 99 county tour.  
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After ambassadorship, Dandekar forms new consulting firm

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 9:03am
CEDAR RAPIDS — After 10 months as ambassador to the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Marion resident Swati Dandekar is back in familiar territory — both geographically and...
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Iowa City police: Gun used in attempted murder was stolen from Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 7:14am
IOWA CITY — The gun used in a shooting in Iowa City last month was stolen from Cedar Rapids, police said. Deondre J. Handley, 25, was arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred on...
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Woman killed after being hit by train in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 15, 2017 - 6:05am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A woman was hit and killed by a train Monday night. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, the Cedar Rapids police and fire departments and Area...
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Linn County sheriff’s office responds to ‘train-pedestrian fatality accident’ on Otis Road

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 9:56pm
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded this evening to a ‘train-pedestrian fatality accident’ near the intersection of Otis Road and Bertrim Road, according to the department's...
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Spirit pilots to cast strike vote

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 5:55pm
MIRAMAR, Fla. — Unionized pilots at Spirit Airlines are gearing up for a key vote starting Aug. 21 that could pave the way for them to strike if contract negotiations with the low-cost carrier...
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Netflix, Amazon investing billions in content

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 5:54pm
Shonda Rhimes, the creator behind television hits such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” soon will develop new shows for streaming giant Netflix, and the...
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Mattis leaves door open to some transgender service, says Pentagon is still studying issue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 5:51pm
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis left the door open Monday to some transgender service members continuing to serve in the U.S. military, three weeks after President Donald Trump said that they would not...
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‘I don’t like it when I don’t know how it ends’ C.R. girl convicted of assault doesn’t want to be sent out of state

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 5:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 16-year-old girl, who in a violent outburst sliced the neck of a Four Oaks treatment center employee earlier this year, says she feels bad about what happened and wants to...
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Blue-collar student debt trap snags unwary truck driver trainees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 4:26pm
Add Jim Simpson’s story to America’s heap of crippling student debt and tarnished hopes of a brighter future. For truck drivers. Simpson, 51, was working as a clerk in his wife’s...
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Vintage Porsche event coming to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 4:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Nearly 100 vintage Porsche automobiles from 23 states and Canada will be in Cedar Rapids Aug. 23-26 participating in the Porsche 356 Holiday in the Heartland. The four-day...
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Angry Birds set to lay golden egg with $2 billion IPO value

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:46pm
The angry birds at Rovio Entertainment Oy are set to lay a golden egg for the company's founders. The firm is planning an initial public offering as early as next month that could value the maker of...
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