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Death at Iowa City bail bonds office suspicious, police say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 23, 2017 - 12:03pm
IOWA CITY – Iowa City police are investigating an unattended death at a local bail bonds office. The death is considered suspicious, said Sgt. Paul Batcheller. Batcheller said police were...
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Now it’s Keystone XL pipeline’s turn to face opposition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 23, 2017 - 11:13am
Neligh, Neb. — When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive...
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OPERATION QUICKFIND: Ashley Marie Wilson

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 11:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An Operation Quickfind has been issued for a missing Cedar Rapids girl. Police say Ashley Marie Wilson, 15, was last seen at 12:30 p.m. at Lindale Mall. She’s described...
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North Liberty firefighters battle large brush fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 11:06pm
North Liberty firefighters responded to a large brush fire around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The fire was at a residential property on 270th Street NW, just east of Jasper Ave NW and west of Interstate 380....
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Hundreds advocate for evidence-based policies at Iowa City March for Science

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 4:27pm
IOWA CITY — More than 400 gathered at the March for Science in Iowa City on Saturday afternoon to push for policymaking based on scientific evidence. Similar marches took place across the...
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Building resiliency against adverse childhood experiences

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 2:11pm
In his seventh-grade English class, Jeremiah Zhorne showed his teacher an essay he’d written for homework. Maybe, he told her, he should start over. Maybe he should have picked a different...
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What they’re thinking: Pat Shey

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 12:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Pat Shey, a local lawyer focused on corporate law, has announced he will not seek re-election after 15 years of political office, serving one and a half terms in the Iowa House...
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Child sex abuse ‘No. 1 hardest crime to prosecute’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 12:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When a Linn County jury last year acquitted a man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl for more than a year, the teenager within weeks transformed from being...
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United Fire Group’s downtown expansion taking shape

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 12:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids’s original skyscraper is taking shape as new space for homegrown insurance company United Fire Group. Contractors have gutted the inside of the American...
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In Iowa: Holocaust survivor returns to Corridor with message of hope

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 12:19pm
He was born in Poland, lost his family in the Holocaust, raised his children in Cedar Rapids and now, after decades away, Dr. Jacob Eisenbach returns to the Corridor. At age 93, he is the guest...
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News Track: Mercy Iowa City eliminates 20 jobs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 12:16pm
Background IOWA CITY — Mercy Iowa City officials announced in December they were considering joining the UnityPoint Health network, which would allow the small Catholic hospital to operate...
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Time Machine: The UI’s Scottish Highlanders

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 12:06pm
When Army Col. George Frederick Ney Dailey was assigned to the University of Iowa’s Department of Military Science and Tactics in 1934, he wanted to form a marching unit. At first, he settled...
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In King's fading hometown, friends understand

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 11:47am
KIRON — Russell Paulson had already heard by the time he arrived at the Quik Mart for his afternoon coffee. Walt Miller had died. “Died last night, huh?” someone was saying as...
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Trouble with hogs in northeast Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 11:22am
LIME SPRINGS — A few miles southeast of this Howard County town, rural dwellers attracted by sparkling creeks, stately bur oaks and harmonious neighbors fear the quality of their air and water...
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University of Iowa Alumni Association president fought merger with Foundation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 10:58am
IOWA CITY — Hours after University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld in March announced plans to merge the institution’s 150-year-old Alumni Association with its fundraising foundation,...
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Iowa lawmakers work all night, then adjourn

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 22, 2017 - 8:06am
DES MOINES — Majority Republicans capped off a marathon legislative shutdown Saturday morning by putting in place a $7.245 billion state budget and setting the framework for a medical cannabis...
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Legislative score card: What passed and what didn’t in the 87th Iowa General Assembly’s 2017 session

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 21, 2017 - 11:08pm
Here is how some issues fared in the 87th Iowa General Assembly’s 2017 session: DID Rewrite Iowa’s collective bargaining law for public employees (HF291) Legalize the limited sale of...
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Summaries of major legislation in 2017 Iowa legislative session

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 21, 2017 - 11:06pm
Here are capsule summaries of the major work of the 2017 legislative session as it nears its close Saturday: LABOR Significant, conservative legislation was passed throughout the past four months,...
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Iowa Legislature shuffles toward adjournment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 21, 2017 - 8:33pm
DES MOINES — After 20 years of split control at the Iowa Capitol, Republicans this year used majorities in both the House and Senate to pass landmark legislation for a GOP governor to...
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Iowa Politics Today: Winding things down to the end here

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 21, 2017 - 7:17pm
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Friday, April 21, 2017: MORE BILL SIGNINGS: Gov. Terry Branstad continued his bill-signing marathon Friday, putting his signature on 20...
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