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Chief Justice Susan Christensen says Iowa justice may look different, but didn’t succumb to COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2021 - 9:52am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa judicial system has been “turned on its head” because of the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Justice Susan Christensen told lawmakers, but the system has...
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Reynolds’ thank you to Iowa public schools: Mandates and vouchers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2021 - 9:27am
Gov. Kim Reynolds lavished praise on Iowa’s public schools during her Condition of the State address Tuesday night, using a string of anecdotes pointing out how districts have gone the extra...
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Watch live: U.S. House debates and votes on impeaching President Donald Trump

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 13, 2021 - 7:46am
The House of Representatives on Jan. 13 will vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump for inciting the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. The articles charge Trump with...
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Cedar Rapids firefighters, paramedics rescue two dogs from Oakland Road apartment fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 9:02pm
Cedar Rapids fire crews extinguished a kitchen fire in an apartment Tuesday and two dogs were rescued and revived at the scene. According to an incident report from the Cedar Rapids Fire Department,...
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Man died after being run over by skid loader east of Marion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 8:46pm
A man died Tuesday after being run over by a skid loader in rural Marion. According to a media release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, at 1:18 p.m. Linn County emergency responders were...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds proposes $8.1 billion budget

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 7:46pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday proposed an $8.1 billion state spending plan for fiscal 2022, a 3.7 percent increase that would fund priorities in broadband expansion, K-12 and...
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GOP support for Trump starts to crack

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 7:02pm
WASHINGTON — The push for an unprecedented second impeachment of President Donald Trump took a bipartisan turn Tuesday when several senior House Republicans joined the Democratic effort to...
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Iowa public safety aide says riot at U.S. Capitol ‘had to happen’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 5:20pm
IOWA CITY — An Iowa Department of Public Safety worker who traveled to Washington, D.C., to support President Donald Trump’s push to overturn the election says she understands the rage...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds: ‘No shortage of character in the people of Iowa’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 5:16pm
DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, during her condition of the state address Tuesday night, pledged to further the cause of social justice while also protecting Iowa’s law enforcement...
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QAnon backer from Iowa was among first to breach Capitol

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 5:11pm
IOWA CITY — A right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa was among the first to break into the U.S. Capitol during last week’s deadly pro-Trump insurrection, chasing and menacing a Black...
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Mount Mercy and University of Iowa following similar presidential search timelines

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 4:40pm
IOWA CITY — Four months after Mount Mercy University’s short-lived president resigned after just two months on the job — in the midst of a pandemic and massive derecho cleanup...
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Iowa settles discrimination case with former University of Iowa animal caretaker

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 4:11pm
Iowa’s Appeal Board on Tuesday agreed the state should pay a former University of Iowa employee $175,000 to settle a lawsuit in which he accuses his former employer of disability...
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Iowa marks 175 years of statehood, celebrating throughout 2021

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 3:47pm
DES MOINES — Before President James Polk went to bed on Dec. 28, 1846, he dipped his quill pen in ink and wrote in his diary: “Nothing much happened today.” However, Iowans may...
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North Liberty plans for new city hall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 3:42pm
NORTH LIBERTY — When the city of North Liberty bought land at Cherry and Main streets, the plan was to build a civic campus at the heart of the growing city within three to five years. That...
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Hear from local legislators in forums hosted by Linn, Johnson League of Women Voters

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 3:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The League of Women Voters in Linn and Johnson counties will host legislative forums starting Jan. 23 to provide opportunities for dialogue between legislators and...
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Which Iowans will get the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1B priority guidelines?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 3:31pm
Here is the list of populations who qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1B of the state’s distribution plan: • Individuals aged 75 years and older • Individuals with...
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COVID-19 vaccine available to next priority population by Feb. 1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 3:25pm
Older adults, those with underlying medical conditions and certain essential workers could receive the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the beginning of next month, state officials say. Officials...
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Cedar Rapids City Council backs ‘keystone’ $52 million project on ‘Banjo Block’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 2:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The long-vacant property at the heart of downtown on what is known as the “Banjo Block” will be the site of what City Council members expect to be a...
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Democracy is no spectator sport

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 2:23pm
On Feb. 14, 2014, Donald Trump told Fox, “When the economy crashes, when the country goes to total hell, and everything is a disaster, then you’ll have riots to go back to where we used...
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Judge denies bail for man accused in 2019 Christmas Day fatal shooting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2021 - 1:53pm
IOWA CITY — A judge Tuesday denies the defense’s request to lower a more than $1 million bail for a man who fled the state after a fatal Christmas shooting in 2019. A lawyer for Elijah...
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