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Minnesota man gets 15 years in federal prison for distributing meth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 4:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Minnesota man, who has racked up more offenses that impact prison time than a judge had seen, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Wednesday for his role in...
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Iowa regents look to change review of program accreditation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 3:55pm
Iowa’s Board of Regents is considering nixing a mandate that all accreditation reports affirming university programs meet national standards come before one of its committees and thus be...
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Mark Braun sole finalist for Iowa Board of Regents executive director

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 3:50pm
After nearly two decades in the Iowa Board of Regents system — including stints as a University of Iowa lobbyist, chief of staff, and vice president — Mark Braun is the sole finalist to...
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AFSCME says prison assaults at Iowa State Penitentiary linked to white supremacists

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 2:43pm
The Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison was locked down Wednesday after an offender assaulted a correctional officer, the second assault of Fort Madison staff in less than a week. Danny Homan,...
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Everybody Eats: It’s not a home meal delivery kit, but it’s a balanced meal ready for any busy weekday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 2:29pm
I’ve been curious about home meal delivery kits for a few years now. A friend of mine, who is single, is an avid supporter. She purchases three meals a week. At two servings per meal, she...
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Report: Trump tells EPA to side with ethanol amid Iowa uproar

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 1:41pm
WASHINGTON — White House officials have directed the Environmental Protection Agency to stand down on efforts to weaken a federal biofuel mandate after pressure from Iowa politicians seeking...
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What the health care executive orders mean for Iowa employers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 1:30pm
President Donald Trump issued two executive orders late last week shaking up the Affordable Care Act, and one could create issues for small businesses. The order gaining the most attention was...
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Shipping containers in high demand

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 1:26pm
While some may consider Iowa a flyover state, there’s no arguing it’s a drive-through state. That’s especially true when considering the amount of freight product — $260...
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Northbound I-380 exit ramp at Boyson Road to be closed Thursday night

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 1:24pm
The Iowa DOT has announced that the northbound exit ramp on I-380 at mile marker 25, Boyson Road near Hiawatha will be closed Thursday night. The closure comes at the completion of construction to...
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Victim involved in Oct. 1 Cedar Rapids hit and run dies

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 1:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A motorcyclist involved in what police are calling a hit and run earlier this month has died. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow confirmed on Wednesday that...
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For many older Americans, the rat race is over. But the inequality isn’t.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 12:44pm
While the rat race ends with retirement, one of its principal features extends well past a person’s last day of work. Income inequality in the United States spills over from the job into the...
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Cedar Rapids man faces weapons, drug charges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 11:34am
HIAWATHA — A Cedar Rapids man was found with a stolen gun Wednesday morning, authorities said. According to the Linn County Attorney’s Office, Isaiah D. Patterson, 19, was found by...
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North Liberty Geek City Games store offers comics, games and more

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 11:18am
NORTH LIBERTY — On any given work day, you might just find Jason Clark and Josh Karau playing games or reading comics while on the job. Anywhere else, that might get you fired. But not at Geek...
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Conference replay: The future of Medicaid in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 11:12am
Audio: replay conversations from Iowa Ideas 2017 Nearly one in four Iowans relies on Medicaid for health care coverage, and that number is only expected to grow. Medicaid is projected to serve...
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Watch live: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recounts conversation with Trump

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 11:03am
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she spoke Wednesday morning with President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt and will reveal details of the conversations at a news...
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Monica Lewinsky to speak at University of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 9:20am
Social activist Monica Lewinsky will speak on the University of Iowa campus next week in a message titled, “The Price of Shame,” the UI Lecture Committee announced Wednesday. Lewinsky,...
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New doughnut shop, Donut Experiment, coming to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 8:10am
Prepare your stomachs, Cedar Rapids. A new doughnut shop will come to the city later this year. Jen Bentley, a Cedar Rapids resident, plans to open a Donut Experiment franchise in the Fountains, at...
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Nearly $1.7 million from Koch Foundation going to Iowa State University

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 8:08am
Iowa State University has announced it will accept nearly $1.7 million from the Charles Koch Foundation for a program of study on Midwest markets and entrepreneurship, finalizing a deal that’s...
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Muscatine man accused of shooting two vehicles in Lone Tree parking lot

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 7:50am
LONE TREE — A Muscatine man is accused of shooting two vehicles at his workplace. According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, around 2 p.m. Oct. 16, a witness saw 21-year-old...
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North Liberty man who threatened woman with gun faces additional charge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 7:33am
NORTH LIBERTY — A North Liberty man accused of pointing a gun at a woman’s head and threatening to kill her faces an additional firearms charge. North Liberty police responded to the...
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