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Watch Live: Sen. Joni Ernst holds a town-hall meeting at Coe College in Cedar Rapids at noon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 10:06am
CEDAR RAPIDS — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst is holding a town-hall meeting in Cedar Rapids today at the Sinclair Auditorium at Coe College, 1220 First Ave. NE. The meeting is scheduled to start at...
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#SaPaDaPaSo: Follow along live with Cedar Rapids St. Patrick's Day festivities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 8:24am
Downtown Cedar Rapids streets will be filled with green today for the 42nd annual SaPaDaPaSo St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Find all the route details here, or follow along below for tweets about...
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Friday Morning Read: Trump's Budget, Workers' Comp Bill, SaPaDaPaSo Parade

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 17, 2017 - 6:07am
Private University Donors? - Whether the names of potential university donors are public information was considered by the Iowa Public Information Board on Thursday.Whether the names of potential...
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Iowa Capitol Digest: Steady fuel prices, SupCo road trip, proper parking law

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 8:47pm
FUEL PRICES: Iowans saw generally steady prices for heating and motor fuels over the last week, with the exception of a 46-cent spike in price they paid for natural gas, according to weekly report...
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How Trump’s proposed budget cuts could impact Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 8:06pm
In a proposal many say will never pass Congress as it stands, President Donald Trump outlined priorities Thursday for remaking the government: vastly increasing military spending and making a down...
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Should prospective Iowa university donors’ names be private?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 7:26pm
DES MOINES — Whether the names of potential university donors are public information was considered by the Iowa Public Information Board on Thursday. The issue arose as part of a complaint to...
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Mayor, council openings on North Liberty special election ballot

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 7:23pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Residents of North Liberty will now vote for two city officials April 25. The city council held a short special telephonic meeting Thursday to discuss how to fill a vacant...
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Proposed USDA cuts worry Iowa lawmakers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 7:12pm
President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which impact the rural communities that helped him win election last fall, drew bipartisan concern Thursday even...
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Iowa Politics Today: How dependent is Iowa on guns?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 6:06pm
Staff report COVER CROPS: Twenty percent of Iowa farmers used cover crops on their fields in 2015 and 33 percent said they might use them in the future, according to results of an Iowa State...
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Senators pressure Trump to reject ethanol change

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON — More than 20 Republican and Democratic U.S. senators pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday to reject requests from oil refiners — including from one of his own...
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Green invasion: St. Patrick’s Day parade steps off today

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 5:07pm
Downtown Cedar Rapids streets will be filled with green today for the 42nd annual SaPaDaPaSo St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It looks like Mother Nature is going to make parade viewing and...
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Republicans push overhaul of workers’ comp through Iowa House

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 4:52pm
DES MOINES — The Iowa House on Thursday approved an overhaul of the state’s 104-year-old workers’ compensation law that majority Republicans said was needed to rebalance a...
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Gun rights bill clears Iowa Senate committee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 4:01pm
DES MOINES — House-passed legislation to significantly expand firearm rights in Iowa came out of a Senate committee without a mark Thursday, and the bill’s sponsor predicted it...
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Cargill selling its petroleum business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 1:12pm
Cargill Inc., with facilities in Cedar Rapids, on Thursday said Sydney, Australia-based bank Macquarie Group Ltd. will buy its petroleum trading business. The transaction, for an undisclosed price,...
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Falling beef prices could make for prime grilling season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 12:47pm
CHICAGO — Brush the snow off that grill and get ready for a grilling season that could be prime for butchers and beef eaters alike. Retail beef prices on average have been slowly but steadily...
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Auxiant begins expansion project of Cedar Rapids office

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 12:39pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Auxiant, a third-party administrator of benefits plans, is revamping the first floor of its downtown office. The project, which began last week, will focus on a complete...
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Crisis Intervention Training coming to Johnson County next week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 11:21am
IOWA CITY — Nearly two years since Johnson County law enforcement agencies began sending deputies and officers to learn about Crisis Intervention Training, the students are becoming the...
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Private-label booze helps warm Costco’s spirits

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 11:01am
The holidays didn’t go well for Costco Wholesale, whose profit during the period missed analysts’ projections by the most in at least a decade. But there was something to raise a glass...
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CRFD responds to gravel bin fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 10:35am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids firefighters responded to an industrial fire Thursday morning. According to a fire department news release, crews were called to Forterra Pipe & Precast, 3921 J...
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Richard Bice awarded for shining light on darkness of Alzheimer's disease

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 16, 2017 - 10:30am
MARION — Certificates of appreciation and congratulations for jobs well-done from the Optimists, Toastmasters and politicians line the walls of Richard Bice’s Marion home. Nearby...
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