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Iowa City Public Library prepares Bookmobile for summer programming

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 4:25pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa City Public Library staffers have been preparing for the debut of the Book Mobile for more than a year — with some even driving around a small city dump truck for...
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Impasse on traffic cameras means windfall for Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 4:22pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Speed and red light traffic ticket cameras around Iowa aren’t going anywhere just yet, and it could mean an unexpected windfall for Cedar Rapids officials to spend. This...
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Chain-reaction collision being investigated by Mount Vernon Police

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 4:22pm
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Police responded to a multivehicle collision on Highway 30 just after 7:30 a.m. Monday morning after a driver’s quick braking started a chain reaction of...
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Branstad defends $150,000 transition request

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 2:44pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad played the gender card Monday to counter Democratic complaints over his $150,000 transition request for Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, saying they didn’t object...
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Branstad likely to sign Iowa medical cannabis law

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 1:38pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he likely will sign into law legislation to expand access to medical cannabis for more seriously ill Iowans, but first he wants to make sure the...
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The Ground Floor: Dining is more than eating for NewBo business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 12:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The owner of a new Cedar Rapids kitchen boutique admits she isn’t much of a cook. Instead, as a friend once told her, she is all about the “delight” in...
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Jane Meyer trial: Iowa AD Gary Barta defends firing of Tracey Griesbaum

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 12:39pm
DES MOINES — University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta continued his testimony Monday in the trial for former UI senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer’s lawsuit against...
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Kim Reynolds offers glimpse of 2018 Iowa legislative agenda

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 12:01pm
DES MOINES — Two days after bleary-eyed lawmakers adjourned their 2017 session and headed home, governor-in-waiting Kim Reynolds offered a partial agenda for an election-year session in...
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Friend: Man found dead, Jonathan Wieseler, was bail bondsman

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 10:32am
IOWA CITY — The man found dead at an Iowa City bail bonds office on Sunday worked there, a close friend said Monday. Brian Vakulskas, a Sioux City lawyer, said the subject of a suspicious...
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Astronaut Peggy Whitson from Iowa sets space duration record

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 10:26am
Iowa-born astronaut Peggy Whitson set a record early Monday for the most time an American has spent in space — and still has five months to go aboard the International Space Station. She set...
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Workforce, innovation priorities during Iowa Year of Manufacturing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 9:56am
DES MOINES — Addressing Iowa’s workforce issues is key to having something to celebrate during the state’s “Year of Manufacturing” that Gov. Terry Branstad kicked...
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Iowa City dog sitter accused of jewelry theft

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 6:57am
IOWA CITY — In the movies, cat burglars often make off with thousands of dollars in stolen jewelry. In Iowa City, it’s the dog sitter, police say. According to an Iowa City police...
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Man used shower, then assaulted woman in Iowa City apartment, police say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 24, 2017 - 6:57am
IOWA CITY — A homeless man is accused of assaulting a woman in her apartment. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 2 p.m. on Jan. 21, 28-year-old Charles A. Nuncio, a...
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Top of Iowa Republicans’ 2018 agenda: Tax reform

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 23, 2017 - 5:08pm
DES MOINES — What will Iowa Republicans do for an encore? Given complete state lawmaking control by voters in the 2016 election, Republicans used the recently completed 2017 session of the...
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Repeated flooding in southeast Cedar Rapids neighborhood has residents seeking answers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 23, 2017 - 4:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Rainey Manes left her home in Wisconsin at 5 a.m. Thursday to drive four hours to sift through damp wreckage at her property on Grande Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids. Manes, 37,...
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Good Neighbor Iowa to fight ‘perfect lawn mentality’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 23, 2017 - 1:02pm
“You kids get off my lawn!” — a catch phrase stereotyping elderly homeowners as cranky — may be good advice if the lawn in question, as with so many American lawns, is...
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Iowa motorcycle legend John Parham ‘touched a lot of people’s lives’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 23, 2017 - 12:46pm
ANAMOSA — Jill Parham says her husband was “one of those people that everybody just wanted to talk to.” “He had so many friends in so many states and so many countries. He...
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Student mural lends pride, stops damage in Iowa City school program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 23, 2017 - 12:40pm
IOWA CITY — Blank white walls in a room outside the principal’s office were a frequent target for kicks, punches or angry scrawls from students dealing with emotional outbursts at the...
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Iowa Dance Festival returns to Iowa City April 28-30

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 23, 2017 - 12:36pm
IOWA CITY — Dance has been part of Nora Garda’s life since age 5, when she began taking classes in her native Argentina. But with no prospects of leaping from stages in her smaller town...
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University of Iowa graduate studying health of refugees in Jordan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 23, 2017 - 12:26pm
A native of Jordan, Tala Al-Rousan attended medical school in Cairo, Egypt, later traveling across the Middle East and Africa to help citizens in war-torn countries as a member of Doctors Without...
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