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White House: Wall Street Journal misquoted Trump as saying he has a good relationship with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 14, 2018 - 10:55am
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that the Wall Street Journal deliberately misquoted him as saying he probably has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong...
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Hopes for immigration deal fade

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 14, 2018 - 10:22am
WASHINGTON — Prospects for a bipartisan agreement to protect young immigrants from deportation and prevent a government shutdown later this week faded Sunday as key lawmakers traded sharp...
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Iowa paranormal investigator holds classes at The Granger House

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 4:53pm
Sarah Hyatt is looking to peek into the past of some of Iowa’s most historically-significant buildings, and she’s doing it through paranormal investigation. Like many, Hyatt, of Marion,...
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Errors, redundancies plague Iowa’s family planning database

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 4:50pm
  Wade Aldous, disease control director for the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, isn’t sure how the lab known for confirming cases of West Nile virus, influenza and food...
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Democratic rivals fault Reynolds’ speech

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 4:34pm
DES MOINES — It is the speech they one day hope to deliver. So several of the Democratic candidates for governor offered their perspectives on the Condition of the State address given Tuesday...
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Iowa’s chief justice worries a funding crises in near

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 4:32pm
DES MOINES — Mark Cady this year reaches 20 years of being on the Iowa Supreme Court, selected by the other members as its chief justice in 2010. In his annual State of the Judiciary speech to...
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Protesters picket Bill Dix’s house

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 4:31pm
SHELL ROCK — In a protest whose unusual venue brought protestations of its own, dozens of demonstrators Saturday banged drums and carried signs on the snow-covered sidewalk outside the home of...
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Cedar Rapids police investigating suspicious death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 4:29pm
Cedar Rapids police are investigating a suspicious death that was reported at 316 Jacolyn Drive SW, Shamrock Apartments. According to a statement made by police spokesperson Greg Buelow, police...
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Iowa nursing homes feeling budget pinch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 3:52pm
As the population increasingly ages, government programs that many rely on to pay the high cost of long-term care are not keeping pace and even then sometimes get delayed — often leaving...
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Cedar Rapids schools trying to make life better for subs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 2:46pm
A lack of substitute teachers in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area left Corridor districts with 1,700 unfilled teacher absences during the first half of the 2016-2017 school year. That shortage often...
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Time Machine: The Bachman building goes from Cedar Rapids saloon to bank to Hawaiian music to parking ramp

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 10:54am
In 1893, the Mittvalsky and Bachman building stood near the northwest corner of First Street and Third Avenue SE where CRST International’s parking garage now sits in Cedar Rapids. It was a...
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One year in, Marion police chief ‘relentless’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 10:50am
MARION — One night earlier this month, the Marion Police Department staged a takeover of City Hall, training its officers on handling a barricade situation. The temperature was 19 degrees...
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Kitchen fire damages two Iowa City apartments

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 10:49am
Two families have been affected after an Iowa City apartment caught fire and caused smoke damage to the neighboring residence. The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a report of a kitchen fire at...
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Coralville Fire Department ranks high on national scale

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 10:08am
CORALVILLE — The Coralville Fire Department recently received a Public Protection Classification of 2 from the national Insurance Services Office. Fire Chief Dave Stannard explained how the...
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Expanding tax-free tuition plans in Iowa comes with cost

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2018 - 9:19am
In her first Condition of the State address to lawmakers last week, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds made brief mention of “529 plans” — the tax-free college savings accounts Iowa...
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Trump’s vulgarity overshadows shift in GOP immigration policy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 9:25pm
WASHINGTON — The furor over President Donald Trump’s vulgar language on immigration has partially obscured the substance of what he was demanding and the profound shift among...
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Hold off on more campus construction, Reynolds urges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 7:58pm
Construction cranes that often dot the skylines at Iowa’s public university campuses could be seen less often under a budget proposal made this week by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Keep constructing a...
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Questions about Cedar Rapids schools facilities plan? School representatives to be at Wednesday public forum

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 7:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Superintendent Brad Buck and two members of the Cedar Rapids school board — which is poised to decide whether to close eight and rebuild 10 of the...
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Reynolds wants federal tax reform to get to Iowans (and is not absorbed by state taxes)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 5:58pm
DAVENPORT — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she wants to make sure the savings Iowans see in their federal income tax are not absorbed by state income taxes. “We need to be sure and act so...
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Facebook changes News Feed; investors click on ‘sad’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 5:05pm
Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 4 percent on Friday and were on track for their worst session in more than three months after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes that he said...
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