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Cedar Rapids police investigating suspicious death as first homicide of 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 3:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police are investigating their first homicide of 2018. Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said an autopsy was completed Tuesday on 18-year-old AnnaElise M....
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U.S. government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 2:40pm
WASHINGTON — Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the...
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White House doctor says Trump in ‘excellent’ overall health

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 2:39pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House...
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Iowa Auditor Mosiman offers new city council members advice on preventing fraud

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 2:17pm
DES MOINES — To reduce the potential for fraud at city halls statewide, Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman is distributing a video to educate new city council members about their financial...
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IPERS considering in-house management of retirement funds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 1:19pm
DES MOINES — IPERS officials told Iowa lawmakers it likely will be next year before they ask for legislative changes to allow in-house management the $30 billion public employee retirement...
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Special counsel Mueller subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: report

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 11:45am
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged...
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Iowa 1st District candidate Thomas Heckroth calls for more transparency from rival

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 10:55am
DES MOINES — Iowa 1st District U.S. House Democratic hopeful Thomas Heckroth’s campaign — asserting an opponent is “playing by a different set of rules” —...
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Rockwell Collins ending Cedar Rapids fabrication unit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 10:46am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Rockwell Collins will end its Fabrications Operations unit in Cedar Rapids that employs 105 people, the company said Tuesday. The fabrication unit focuses on machining and makes...
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Family of man fatally shot by police in 2015 is suing for use of excessive force, violation of rights

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 10:34am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A mother and wife of a man who was fatally shot by police in October 2015 are suing the City of Cedar Rapids, police department and individual officers for use of excessive...
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce to push Trump, Congress to raise federal gas tax to fund infrastructure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 9:48am
WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump and Congress turning their attention to infrastructure in the coming weeks, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is preparing for an uphill battle: a push to...
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Dow breaches 26,000 mark; bitcoin tumbles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 9:04am
Wall Street’s main indexes rose sharply on Tuesday, with the Dow hitting the 26,000 mark for the first time, as the fourth-quarter earnings season kicked into high gear. UnitedHealth rose 2.2...
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Iowa City police introduce new public information officer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 8:43am
IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Police Department has a new spokesperson. Sgt. Derek Frank took over on Sunday as the department’s public information officer. He replaces Sgt. Scott Gaarde,...
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13 siblings, some shackled and malnourished, rescued from California house, police say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 7:52am
The front yard of the house in the quiet neighborhood in Perris, California, was often overgrown with weeds nearly six feet tall. There were no toys, no bicycles in the front yard, neighbors said....
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Danish inventor’s killing of journalist on submarine was planned: police

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 7:45am
COPENHAGEN — Danish prosecutors will seek to have inventor Peter Madsen jailed for life for killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his home built submarine in a premeditated murder, possibly...
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Tuesday Morning Read: Quaker wall worries Time Check neighborhood; another sexual abuse lawsuit targets Marion school; on King Day, Iowans call for racial unity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 16, 2018 - 6:53am
TODAY’S WEATHER — Partly cloudy, cold. High 13, low -3. QUAKER WALL WORRIES TIME CHECK NEIGHBORHOOD — Plans for a $17 million flood wall near Quaker Oats has sparked concern for...
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Systemic racism exists in Cedar Rapids, community leaders say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2018 - 8:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids residents used Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an opportunity to discuss what systemic racism looks like and how it can be addressed. About 50 people attended a panel...
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50 senators endorse resolution to restore FCC net neutrality regulations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2018 - 6:57pm
WASHINGTON - Fifty Senate lawmakers have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats...
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On King Day, Iowans call for racial unity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2018 - 6:31pm
DES MOINES — Iowans used Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Des Moines to press for racial unity in the face of events, actions and words nationally that drive...
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Quaker flood wall sparks concerns for Time Check neighborhood

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2018 - 5:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Plans for a $17 million flood wall near Quaker Oats has sparked concern for residents of Time Check, the neighborhood immediately across the river that saw hundreds of homes...
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Marching for unity in Iowa City on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 15, 2018 - 5:53pm
IOWA CITY — Despite bitter cold temperatures with a subzero windchill, more than 100 people turned out Monday for a Color of Unity march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. in Iowa...
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