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Iowa LGBTQ leader Donna Red Wing dies of cancer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 9:14pm
The leader of Iowa’s largest LGBTQ organization when the U.S. Supreme Court reached a landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Donna Red Wing died Monday after a monthslong fight...
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Tom Vilsack joins Rural Forward, a group focused on spreading the liberal message to rural America

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 8:47pm
Tom Vilsack has joined a nationwide effort to help spread the liberal message in rural America in advance of the 2018 midterm elections. Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture in the Obama...
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Loebsack holds big financial leads over rivals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 8:27pm
U.S. Rep. Dave Loeb-sack, D-Iowa, holds a large financial leads over his opponents in the 2nd Congressional District race, according to new campaign finance filings. Loebsack, who is seeking seventh...
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Search for Jake Wilson handed off to investigative team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 8:25pm
LA PORTE CITY — The large map is taped to the side of a firetruck inside the fire station here. Despite its size, one needs to get close to understand the scale of the search for Jake...
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Officer testified Keith Furne was going 60 mph without braking when he crashed into car, killing two teens

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 7:44pm
NEVADA, Iowa — An accident reconstructionist testified Monday that Keith Furne’s pickup was going 60 mph up to half of a second before impact with a Chevrolet Aveo, killing two teenage...
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Capitol Digest: Signs of Adjourn-Ment and Reynolds signs four bills

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 6:57pm
SIGNS OF ADJOURN-MENT: Several harbingers that adjournment of the 2018 session may be in the offing were evident Monday at the Statehouse. White packing boxes began to stack up in the Iowa House...
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Local physician inducted into Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 6:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids physician will receive a statewide honor this week for his work providing health care for those who otherwise can’t afford it. Dr. James Bell on Tuesday...
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Police investigate report of possible assault on Mount Mercy campus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 6:47pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police are investigating a possible assault last month on the Mount Mercy University campus. According to city public safety spokesman Greg Buelow, first responders...
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Iowa House GOP proposes 3.2 percent spending increase

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 5:43pm
DES MOINES — On the 99th day of a scheduled 100-day legislative session, the House Appropriations Committee on Monday released its $7.489 billion proposal for the fiscal 2019 budget that...
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Take 2 for downtown site near Paramount Theatre

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 4:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A key city-owned plot downtown soon will become available for redevelopment — likely a high rise — after an original plan for a $103 million, 28-story project,...
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Can you identify these Gazette photos?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 4:35pm
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City welcomes new employer, Tata Consultancy Services, to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 4:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids officials welcomed the city’s newest employer to town with hopes the company will stick around for the long haul. Tata Consultancy Services and the city held...
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Dee Baird takes Omaha post

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 4:28pm
Dee Baird, head of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance for more than four years, has been named as senior vice president of economic development for the Greater Omaha Chamber. Baird begins the...
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GOP tax plans could hit children hardest

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 4:26pm
DES MOINES — Proposed Republican tax cut plans would have major impacts but not necessarily to the benefit of all Iowans, according to analyses presented Monday at the Capitol. Children would...
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University of Iowa art museum sees leadership changes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 2:58pm
Turnover among the University of Iowa’s leadership ranks is continuing, with the campus’ School of Art and Art History director stepping in for former Congressman Jim Leach as acting...
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Des Moines Register wins Pulitzer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 1:54pm
Andie Dominick, an editorial writer at the Des Moines Register, on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. It’s the Register’s 17th Pulitzer Prize. Dominick was awarded the...
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One person hospitalized following crash in Marion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 1:08pm
MARION — One person was hospitalized following a crash at Dairy Queen Monday morning. According to a Marion Police Department news release, officers were called to Dairy Queen, 1101 Eagleview...
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Mount Mercy joins food pantry movement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 1:01pm
As a Tigers team captain at Iowa Wesleyan five years ago, Jamarco Clark helped ensure his football squad stayed fueled. “I had plenty of teammates who would go without their meals,”...
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House fire on Ellis Boulevard leads to road closure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 12:07pm
A house fire at 6304 Ellis Boulevard has been reported. Travel on Ellis between Bird Lane and Covington Road is currently closed, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. The Cedar...
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Willow and Stock stays close to home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 16, 2018 - 11:51am
IOWA CITY — Angela Barnett and Amber Neville were fortunate to get their first big gig before they even opened their new business on Sept. 1. In August, the owners of Willow and Stock were...
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