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Marion will drop “Indians” mascot after the 2020-21 school year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 9:29am
MARION — Farewell, Marion Indians. In a 5-2 tally, the Marion Independent School District board of education voted Monday night to change the school’s mascot, effective July 31,...
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Operation Quickfind issued for missing Cedar Rapids boy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 13, 2020 - 7:47am
Cedar Rapids police issued an Operation Quickfind for a 12-year-old boy missing since Sunday evening. Melvin D. Makor, 12, was last seen in the 100 block of 19th Street NE at 5 p.m. October 11....
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How to stop those tiny black bugs with a mean bite? It’s not bug spray but what you wear

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 6:18pm
If you’ve spent any time outside the past couple weeks, you’ve probably had some run-ins with tiny black and white bugs that pack a shockingly painful bite given their minuscule size....
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REVIEW: ‘No Child’ textbook look at classroom challenges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 6:17pm
The transformative power of caring steps into the classroom in “No Child ...” Riverside Theatre’s second virtual presentation of its fall season features a collaboration between...
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Iowa hits monthly record of sports betting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 5:34pm
DES MOINES — A “perfect storm” of overlapping professional and college sports in September helped drive sports wagering to a record month in Iowa and aid state-licensed casinos...
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Iowa students get back into habit of learning after almost 6 months out of school

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 5:14pm
First-graders in Stacy Yanda’s class at Madison Elementary School in Cedar Rapids are learning how to be students again. As kindergartners last year, they missed out on about three months of...
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His Hands clinic closed temporarily for derecho-related repairs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 4:47pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — His Hands Free Medical Clinic will be closed for the next two weeks to repair damage to the building as a result of the derecho. The clinic, 1245 Second Ave. SE, will be closed...
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University of Iowa student leaders call for prompt resumption of diversity training

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 4:45pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa student leaders have asked their campus to promptly reinstate diversity training it recently paused in response to a White House executive order threatening to...
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Time Machine: 3 presidents visited Cedar Rapids 25 years ago to dedicate the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 3:42pm
Twenty-five years ago, on Oct. 21, 1995, three presidents — U.S. President Bill Clinton, Czech President Vaclav Havel and Slovak President Michal Kovac — were in Cedar Rapids to...
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UIHC surgeon faced her own breast cancer diagnosis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
For years, Dr. Carol Scott-Conner performed breast cancer surgeries. And then one day, she was the breast cancer patient. It was 2013 when the senior breast cancer surgeon at the University of Iowa...
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Lifelong love of movies leads Karen Chappell to FilmScene legacy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:57pm
Growing up in Los Angeles, Karen Chappell remembers a weekend tradition. Every Saturday, her family would head to the movie theater and “sit in the way, way back.” “It...
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Parents, athletes rip Hawkeye Athletics for promotion featuring cut program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:51pm
IOWA CITY — Parents, supporters, and University of Iowa athletes who just learned their sports will be eliminated are outraged and appalled by a promotion over the weekend for the...
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Cedar Rapids school board president has spent her career advocating for students

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:50pm
Nancy Humbles grew up in Des Moines knowing that education — and giving back to your community — were important. “My father — he worked at a packing plant — would...
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You probably can’t get the rapid COVID test touted by Trump and Reynolds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:34pm
President Donald Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds are pinning their coronavirus response plans on new shipments of rapid COVID-19 tests. Reynolds at a news conference last week said the new tests would...
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University of Iowa engineering institutes must give ‘indirect’ research funds to college

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:18pm
The University of Iowa is changing the way three successful engineering institutes have been funded, cutting funds that added up to $6.3 million this year. The UI’s National Advanced Driving...
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A grim new pandemic milestone for Iowa as the state exceeds 100,000 positive COVID-19 cases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 1:10pm
More than 100,000 Iowans have now tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March. That’s roughly 3 percent of the state’s population. Iowa reported 438 new cases...
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Coralville introducing changes to bus routes and schedules next week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 12:43pm
CORALVILLE — The city of Coralville will roll out its revamped transit system next week. Beginning Oct. 19, Coralville Transit users will see new routes and schedules. Much like Iowa City,...
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Project Better Together: Iowa City area groups quickly unite to help businesses survive

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 12:36pm
Back in March, when the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, four economic development organizations in Johnson County pulled together with one goal — to help local businesses...
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Learning the ropes, and English, to become a successful restaurant owner

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 12:22pm
Maria Gonzalez, originally from Mexico, is now a proud entrepreneur and business owner in northwest Cedar Rapids. Together with her husband, Javier, Gonzalez owns El Super Burrito &...
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Local financial institutions continue to claim market share in the Corridor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 12, 2020 - 11:09am
When James Klein started at Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust in 2004, the three-year-old bank had one office and the seventh-largest market share in Cedar Rapids. Today Klein, the president since 2019,...
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