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UPDATE: Missing Iowa City woman located

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 6:27am
UPDATE: Police say Hoffman has been located. ---------------- IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Police Department is looking for a missing woman. Police said Kelsey Hoffman, 27, was last seen walking...
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Robins residents air concerns about possible zoning change, development in city square

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 13, 2017 - 4:51pm
ROBINS — Residents in Robins have concerns about a potential mixed-use development near their homes, and they said they plan to ask the city Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday not to...
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Alleged driver of car that plowed into Charlottesville crowd was a Nazi sympathizer, former teacher says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 13, 2017 - 4:36pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — An explosion of violence turned deadly in this normally bucolic university town on Saturday as hundreds of white supremacists clashed with counterprotesters in the...
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For Iowa's girl delinquents, no good options

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 13, 2017 - 10:27am
As court officials debate where to put a 16-year-old Johnson County girl who slashed a treatment center employee, Iowa’s new Department of Human Services director says a training school for...
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Psychiatrist shortage felt nationwide — and in VA system

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 13, 2017 - 8:59am
DES MOINES — A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists has created a similar shortage in the U.S. Veterans Affairs department, which can amplify the department’s challenge in having...
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‘This means a lot:’ 2017 Kid Captains honored at University of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 13, 2017 - 8:29am
IOWA CITY — When the senior members of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team ran onto the Kinnick Stadium field Saturday, 11-year-old Laurel Schaul ran with them. It wasn’t long ago that...
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Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 13, 2017 - 8:22am
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency. The violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white...
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Iowa City ped mall art aims to create community

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 6:49pm
IOWA CITY — They’re iconic, dotting Iowa’s rolling hills for more than a century: American foursquare homes. Hallmarked by their boxy style inside and out, the homes...
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WATCH: tour of the new Liberty High School in North Liberty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 12:14pm
The Gazette was live with Scott Kibby, principal of Liberty High School, to tour the new facility.
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Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Friday night crash

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 12:09pm
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday night crash between a passenger vehicle and motorcyclist. According to a Linn County Sheriff’s Office news release, emergency...
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Despite limited time and expense, some pool enthusiasts jump at chance to own a pool

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 11:28am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Diane McGinnis grew up with a pool. So it only made sense that when she was looking to buy a house several years ago that it had to meet one of two criteria: the house had to...
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University of Iowa Hospitals flag ‘disruptive’ patients

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 11:19am
IOWA CITY — With her arm outstretched for a blood draw at a University of Iowa clinic, Tara Armstrong focused her attention on something appearing on the phlebotomist’s...
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At Camp Wapsie, it’s off the grid but in the moment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 11:17am
COGGON — Children took turns scaling a towering structure — climbing a ladder, then straddling hanging ropes and finally grabbing mounted grips to pull themselves to the top. On the...
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With back-to-school approaching, some tips to prepare

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 11:12am
CEDAR RAPIDS — As parents and children prepare for the upcoming school year, it’s important to focus on keeping healthy, establishing academic year routines and conveying values as kids...
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Author profile: History professor’s new book focuses on the success of the Iowa State Fair, its future

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 8:32am
While Simpson College history professor William Friedricks may have grown up in California, he’s fully embraced his adopted state — he currently serves as director of the Iowa History...
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Frankfort, Kentucky: The little capital that could

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 8:29am
With 27,000 people, Frankfort, Ky., is one of the smallest of the nation’s capitals. Only Vermont’s Montpelier, South Dakota’s Pierre, and Maine’s Augusta have fewer...
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Looking for ‘city’ living in the suburbs?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 8:27am
From the rooftop terrace of their new town house, Keisuke and Idalia Yabe take in their suburban Maryland neighborhood — a staid, 1970s-era office park of glass office buildings and concrete...
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Iowa DOT sees many automated cars in I-80’s future

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 8:23am
By 2040, at least a fifth of the traffic on Interstate 80 in Iowa will be highly automated, a new Iowa Department of Transportation study predicts, and planners need to take into account the changes...
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Did Iowa’s special election have a special result? Maybe not

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 8:20am
By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau It would seem to be the special election heard ’round the world. But as pundits attempt to forecast the next presidential election and control of...
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In Iowa: New hope for the monarch takes flight

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 8:13am
The pleasure afforded by the shade of the giant bur oak overhanging my garden is more than doubled these days by the flitting of monarch butterflies. As they flutter from milkweed to corn tassel to...
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