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Lululemon to open Iowa River Landing store

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 8:17am
Athletic apparel store Lululemon Athletica will open a store in Iowa River Landing later this year. Director of Leasing Deanna Trumbull said the yoga-focused retail chain will open in the shopping...
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Iowa City woman arrested after bank thefts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 7:59am
NORTH LIBERTY — An Iowa City woman is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from North Liberty banks via a series of bogus transactions. According to North Liberty police criminal...
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Lawmakers push to understand soaring insulin price

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 7:34am
WASHINGTON — Two lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle have teamed up to ask three powerful health care industries to explain the rising cost of insulin, an essential treatment for people...
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Airbnb said to ready a premium tier to compete more with hotels

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 7:30am
Airbnb is close to launching a new service that will match guests with quality-inspected home and apartment rentals. The product is intended to attract higher-paying travelers who have yet to use...
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Friday Morning Read: Senate's new healthcare bill, Jok undrafted, UI raising faculty pay

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 23, 2017 - 6:05am
Study the new bill - Iowa’s pair of Republican senators have not yet come out in support or opposition of the U.S. Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as...
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Sens. Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley say they want to study the newly released healthcare bill

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 6:05pm
Iowa’s pair of Republican senators have not yet come out in support or opposition of the U.S. Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, released...
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Thomas Zinkula installed as ninth bishop of Diocese of Davenport

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 6:04pm
BETTENDORF — In a ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance and lasting two and a half hours, Mount Vernon native Thomas Zinkula was installed as the ninth bishop of the Roman Catholic...
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Touring B-17 provides historic flights in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 5:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With a belch of white smoke, the four 1,200-horsepower propeller engines of the Boeing B-17 rumbled to life. Moments before the more than 70-year-old World War II bomber, named...
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University of Iowa putting nearly $5 million toward faculty pay raises

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 5:32pm
IOWA CITY — After telling the Board of Regents this month that University of Iowa colleges in the new budget year will have enough money to raise faculty salaries to nearer the median of their...
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Hiawatha Public Library officials to announce expansion plans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 4:36pm
HIAWATHA — Officials from the Hiawatha Public Library on Monday plan to announce details of a capital campaign to renovate and expand the library. Details of the “Make Room for...
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Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, fate uncertain

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 3:40pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate leaders on Thursday unveiled a draft of legislation to replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and reduce aid to the poor to cut...
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Factbox: Where key U.S. Republican senators stand on healthcare bill

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 3:38pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans offered a bill on Thursday to overhaul Obamacare, the next phase in the party’s long war against the 2010 law enacted by then-Democratic President...
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‘Pizzagate’ gunman sentenced to four years in prison, as prosecutors urged judge to deter vigilante justice

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 3:33pm
The North Carolina man who commandeered a pizza restaurant at gunpoint in Northwest Washington, D.C., to investigate a false Internet rumor of a pedophile ring there was sentenced to four years in...
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Tech start-ups founded by women have twice the number of female employees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 2:22pm
Start-ups with at least one female founder wind up building companies in which nearly half the staff are women, a new study finds. With an average of 48 percent female workers, women-led businesses...
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John Norris to kick off Iowa gubernatorial campaign with ‘barn-raising’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 2:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — John Norris is hosting a “barn-raising” July 9 to kick off his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor. The kickoff potluck takes place from 4 to 6:30...
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Wife of Cedar Rapids banker convicted of embezzling funds from former employer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 1:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The wife of a Cedar Rapids banker was convicted last week in Marshall County for embezzling funds from a Marshalltown manufacturing company since 2006.  Marcy A. German,...
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Apple Music wants to pay labels less

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 12:50pm
In the two years since its release, Apple Music has been gunning for Spotify’s top spot atop the music streaming world, playing the upstart as it rushes to occupy territory as an ambitious,...
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Trump says he doesn’t have tapes of his conversations with Comey

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he doesn’t have recordings of his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey, capping weeks of speculation about whether such tapes...
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Grocery store owners struggle as groceries become cheaper

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 11:33am
It’s a rough time to be a grocery store, with competition from new rivals squeezing margins on all sides. But it’s a killer time to be a grocery store shopper. They’ve never had...
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Protester arrested outside President Donald Trump’s rally, accused of throwing an egg

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 22, 2017 - 10:34am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A protester outside of President Donald Trump’s campaign rally is accused of throwing an egg at and assaulting a man. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow...
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