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Joni Ernst campaign says challenger takes the cake on special interest money

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 10:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — To mark Theresa Greenfield’s status as what Sen. Joni Ernst’s campaign says is the largest beneficiary of special interest money in Iowa campaign history,...
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Trump to hold first 2020 campaign event in Iowa — as coronavirus numbers spike

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 8:48pm
DES MOINES — The first presidential campaign visit to Iowa during the 2020 general election finally comes Wednesday in the form of Republican President Donald Trump. And it comes as...
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Iowa budget experts see revenue growth next year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 7:36pm
DES MOINES — State budget experts said Tuesday they expect state revenues to be about $1.9 million less than last year, revising their estimate to $7.91 billion. The forecasters also estimated...
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Curtain rises to COVID-19 precautions at Cedar Rapids venues

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 6:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids is gaining attention in the entertainment industry with the recent reopenings of the U.S. Cellular Center, the Paramount Theatre and the McGrath...
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Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart says he has recovered from COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 5:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayor Brad Hart, one of several Iowa mayors who has required people to wear masks to curb the spread of COVID-19, said Tuesday he has recovered after contracting the virus in...
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Grant will help University of Iowa museums and libraries spread art and programming even in pandemic

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 4:57pm
A collaboration between four University of Iowa-based institutions will soon help bring their programming to wider audiences who can’t access them during the pandemic. The Stanley Museum of...
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Former Ambassador Terry Branstad, Gov. Reynolds reunite to campaign for Joni Ernst

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 4:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Terry Branstad, former governor and U.S. Ambassador to China, was in Iowa Tuesday to stump alongside Gov. Kim Reynolds voicing support for the re-election of fellow Republican...
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USDA invests $5.4 million into high-speed broadband in Johnson and Iowa counties

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 4:53pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest $5.4 million for broadband service for thousands of people and businesses in Johnson and Iowa counties, the department announced Tuesday afternoon. The...
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For public workers, a different election is also shaping Iowa this fall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 4:33pm
Turn on the TV and it’s impossible to ignore the election coming up Nov. 3. But there’s another election in Iowa that starts this week, and it also will have a big impact on the future...
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Theresa Greenfield talks health care as she casts her vote

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 4:29pm
DES MOINES — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield expressed frustration and disappointment Tuesday with the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic that appears to be...
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New COVID-19 cases at University of Iowa stay low, even as bars reopen

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 4:29pm
IOWA CITY — Even as police responded to reports of parties and other health emergency violations over the weekend — and as regulators ended a downtown bar’s ability to serve...
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Iowa City classroom quarantined after positive COVID-19 case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 3:55pm
A classroom in the Iowa City Community School District is in quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus last week. A classroom of less than 10 students were exposed to COVID-19, and have been...
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Oncologist helps women feel ‘fearless’ in fighting breast cancer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 2:56pm
Dr. Ann Stroh draws inspiration from the women she treats for cancer. “Women tend to be pretty tough. They want to go after their cancer and meet it head-on,” said Stroh, a medical...
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Helping women look and feel beautiful after breast cancer surgery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 2:46pm
During what can be the most unexpected and challenging time of a woman’s life — recovering from breast cancer treatment — Cheryl Schlote is there to help. A certified mastectomy...
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Police looking for missing woman last seen in northeast Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 2:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are looking for a 54-year-old woman who was last seen early Sunday in northeast Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids police said Sharon Hangartner last was seen between midnight...
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Regents name co-chairs for University of Iowa presidential search

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 2:04pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa’s Board of Regents has chosen committee co-chairs to lead a search for a new University of Iowa president — allowing the board to forge ahead in choosing a...
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What Iowa could learn from Kamala Harris about reducing prison populations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 1:52pm
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris played up the “progressive prosecutor” myth during her debate last week with Vice President Mike Pence. She touted her experience as...
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Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs unveils online resources for students and lifelong learners

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 1:49pm
As Iowans adapt to a challenging new school year, they have more tools than ever to learn about art, history, film and culture. The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has unveiled an array of free...
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Coronavirus hospitalization numbers still rising in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 12:58pm
Iowa’s coronavirus hospitalization number is still higher than it’s ever been. On Tuesday as of 11 a.m., 463 people across the state were in the hospital due to the virus according to...
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University of Iowa needs a transparent search for new president, unlike the last one

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 9:50am
Once again the University of Iowa begins its search for a new leader. But this search will be like no other, not only because it is happening in the midst of a pandemic, but because it happens in the...
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