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Uber founder resigns as CEO

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 21, 2017 - 1:21pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick stepped down as chief executive of the ride-hailing giant Uber on Tuesday, the culmination of several tumultuous months and a shareholder revolt. Kalanick, who...
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Linn County deputies now wearing body cameras

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 21, 2017 - 11:41am
CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been outfitted with body cameras. According to a sheriff’s office news release, 65 Panasonic Arbitrator Body Worn Cameras were...
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My Biz: Big Jim’s Extreme Auto’s philosophy of car maintenance ‘Do the whole thing’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 21, 2017 - 10:20am
CEDAR RAPIDS — When Jim Reiner opened his southwest Cedar Rapids shop, the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera was among the most popular new cars. You can’t buy a new Cutlass — or any...
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Supporters and protesters begin to gather for President Trump's Cedar Rapids rally

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 21, 2017 - 10:04am
A line of supporters have begun to form outside of the U.S. Cellular Center in advance of President Donald Trump's first visit to Cedar Rapids following his victory in November. The free event is...
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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis retires at 60 but doesn’t say why

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 21, 2017 - 8:24am
Daniel Day-Lewis has a tendency to disappear. For the select few films he starred in, the British actor would shed his own persona — or as he once said, “drain” himself —...
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More women push for detailed labels on feminine care products

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 21, 2017 - 7:54am
The list of ingredients on a box of tampons is typically brief, including a shortlist of materials the product “may contain.” And menstrual pads often don’t come with any...
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Overdose victim helps police capture Iowa City heroin dealer Lorenzo Seals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 21, 2017 - 7:45am
IOWA CITY — On the afternoon of March 9, a man sat slumped behind the wheel of gray Chevrolet Impala, which had come to rest in a row of bushes next to a home on Kirkwood Avenue. He was...
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Wednesday Morning Read - Corbett for Governor, Trump to Cedar Rapids, Guns banned in Courthouses

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 21, 2017 - 6:09am
Corbett for Governor - Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett formally declared Tuesday his Republican candidacy for governor, saying he is poised to shake up the 2018 race with a “new game plan”...
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Iowa Supreme Court issues statewide firearms ban for courthouses

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 9:55pm
The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order Monday that bans weapons in all 99 courthouses and justice centers across the state. The policy prohibits guns from all courtrooms, court-controlled spaces and...
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UI Alumni Association moving on with merger

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 8:49pm
IOWA CITY — The soon-to-be defunct University of Iowa Alumni Association is now focusing on making a plan to merge with the UI Foundation after UI President Bruce Harreld told them to do so...
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Trump voters in Iowa satisfied with how he's done so far, frustrated by divided country

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 6:48pm
As President Donald Trump returns to visit Cedar Rapids Wednesday, we wanted to catch up with some of the people who voted for him to see how they felt he's done so far.The response from them was...
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An open letter to President Donald Trump upon his return to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 6:43pm
Welcome to Cedar Rapids, Mr. President. The last time you visited us, you were a candidate for the presidency. Now, you’re the commander in chief. And you’ll no doubt be happy to know...
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Corbett faces steep climb to GOP nomination

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 5:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa Republican political consultants sound like investment advisers when they talk about the prospects of Ron Corbett winning the GOP nomination for governor: past performance...
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Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett to run for governor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 5:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett formally declared Tuesday his Republican candidacy for governor, saying he is poised to shake up the 2018 race with a “new game plan for...
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Watch Live: Mayor Ron Corbett announces his future gubernatorial plans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 4:47pm
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will announce whether he will seek the Republican nomination for governor today. The announcement event was scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday at NewBo, 1100 Third St....
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Cedar Rapids tweens on mission to spread kindness this summer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 2:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Magic wands have begun popping up in places frequented by tweens in the Cedar Rapids area. Spotted at local playgrounds and parks, public pools, coffee houses and popcorn shops,...
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Riverside Casino plans $10 million remodel

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 2:17pm
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside will go through a $10 million remodel starting later this year. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission recently approved the casino’s remodeling...
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What to know for the President’s visit to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 1:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — If you have tickets to attend the rally for President Donald Trump in Cedar Rapids — or plan to be downtown — here are some things to keep in mind. Sources:...
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President Bush set to headline Iowa humanitarian fundraiser

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 12:26pm
Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to appear at an Oct. 14 fundraiser for Trailhead International Builders at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Bush has been involved in many...
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Reynolds ready to lobby Trump for health insurance plan, export markets

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 10:49am
CEDAR RAPIDS — She’s been on the job less than a month, but Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to make the most of an opportunity to lobby President Donald Trump for help achieving her priorities...
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