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Patio fever: Prepare your outdoor living space for warmer months ahead

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2017 - 11:41am
The weather might be indecisive lately — tornadoes and a snowstorm in the same week — but spring is right around the corner, and once it warms up, you’ll probably want to be out on...
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A new sport for Dan Gable: Author

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2017 - 11:32am
Wrestling legend Dan Gable is thrilled his book — “A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable” — has been picked up as this year’s Linn Area Reads...
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Garage Band: Putting up walls, building a business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2017 - 10:46am
Kathy Kyle was waiting for a child to be seen by a doctor in an emergency room when she started thinking about, of all things, the walls. “They had these temporary walls while there was some...
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Safer rail cars gather dust as ethanol trains grow longer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2017 - 10:44am
NEW YORK — While crossing a small wooden bridge March 10 near Graettinger in Palo Alto County, about 20 rail tank cars in a milelong train transporting ethanol flew off the tracks, sending...
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Man shot dead at Paris airport after attacking soldier

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 18, 2017 - 8:04am
PARIS — Security forces shot dead a man who tried to seize a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport on Saturday, forcing the evacuation of the busy airport and putting security back in the...
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Cedar Rapids St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 Awards

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 7:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Awards presented to entries in the St. Patrick’s Day parade Friday included these honors: Best Performing Musical Entry: first place — Z102.9 Schulte and Swann...
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First opioid prescriptions influence the likelihood of chronic drug use

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 6:13pm
The first prescription that patients get for opioid painkillers has a large influence on their risk of long-term use, according to a new report published Friday. Prescribing fewer opioids to be taken...
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Pieta Brown, born of songwriting royalty, carries on tradition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 5:57pm
Pieta Brown was in her 20s when she got serious about a career in music. She admits she was extremely nervous the first time she played a couple of her songs for her father, the esteemed folk...
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Some worry net metering changes would throw shade on Iowa solar industry

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 5:53pm
Installing solar panels on a home or business to save on energy bills — by using net metering — could become less appealing for some Iowans. That’s what solar and environmental...
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GOP proposals would dramatically change Medicaid

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 5:45pm
WASHINGTON — A contingent of House Republicans is trying to push the nation’s health insurance program for poor and vulnerable Americans deep into conservative territory, past a...
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Cedar Rapids area acting troupes plan big for new seasons

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 4:08pm
Something familiar, something peculiar — something for everyone is what several area arts organizations are hoping they’ve programmed for their 2017-18 seasons. THEATRE CEDAR...
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Bring it on, zombie apocalypse: Ushers Ferry Zombie Survival camp teaches wilderness survival and disaster planning

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 4:04pm
In the event of a zombie apocalypse, no town is better prepared than Cedar Rapids. At least, that’s what Ann Cejka, program coordinator at Ushers Ferry Historic Village, says — and she...
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Despite crowd’s hostility, Ernst gratified by town hall in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 3:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite people shouting “you lie,” waving signs telling her to not “castrate health care” and accusing her of “declaring war on average...
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Iowa State Rep. Kaufmann considering U.S. House race

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
DES MOINES — Political observers looking at potential challengers to Iowa 2nd District Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack may have the right family, but the wrong generation. Recently Republican...
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J.C. Penney names four Iowa stores to close

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 1:58pm
As part of its previously announced plan to close 130 to 140 stores nationwide over the next several months, J.C. Penney on Friday listed four stores it would close in Iowa. They are in Decorah, Fort...
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Semi rollover reported in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 1:11pm
IOWA CITY - Authorites have responded to a semi rollover south of downtown Iowa City. Iowa City Police Lt. Kevin Heick said officers were called to the rollover at the intersection of Kirkwood...
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Cedar Rapids man claims $2 million Powerball prize in St. Patrick’s Day surprise

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 12:11pm
Karl Krumbholz, 63, of Cedar Rapids has stepped forward to claim a $2 million Powerball prize. Krumbholz liked the idea that his lottery luck might have some relationship to his Irish heritage,...
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Caterpillar to close Elkader plant, affecting 75 workers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 11:58am
Employees at the Caterpillar plant in Elkader were notified Thursday that the plant would close by the end of the year. The company manufactures earthmoving equipment and manufactures various types...
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Conference for health care providers, administrators to focus on legislative changes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 11:26am
It’s no secret. There’s a lot happening in Washington, D.C., right now affecting health care. The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the American Medical Association are...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Rep. Steve King's latest comments and the 2018 election cycle

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 10:21am
This week on the podcast, reporters discuss Rep. Steve King's latest comments regarding Western Civilization, as well as the 2018 Election cycle. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis...
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