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Iowa universities cite evidence they’re economic engines

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 7:27pm
In arguing for a bigger slice of the state’s funding pie, Iowa’s public universities have painted themselves as economic engines that launch companies, create jobs, generate resources...
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Tweaks to Iowa voter ID law bring praise

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 7:20pm
DES MOINES — Although they remain dismayed by Iowa’s new voter identification law, groups that advocate for voters’ rights said Monday they are encouraged by tweaks being...
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Section of Blairs Ferry Road in Cedar Rapids closed this week for railroad crossing work

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 6:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A portion of Blairs Ferry Road NE has closed for the week while Canadian National Railroad crews replace a crossing. A segment of 42nd Street is slated to close next week for...
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Democratic Secretary of State candidate plans listening tour

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 6:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Deidre DeJear, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Iowa Secretary of State, is planning a listening tour to hear Iowans’ concerns on changes in the state...
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At least 276 killed in Mogadishu truck bombing, dozens still missing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 6:01pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll in a weekend truck bombing in Mogadishu has risen to 276, the Somali government said Monday, with 300 others injured and dozens of people...
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Desperate Puerto Ricans line up for water - at a hazardous waste site

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 5:51pm
DORADO, Puerto Rico — Every 10 minutes or so, a truck or a van pulled up to the exposed spigot of an overgrown well, known as Maguayo #4, that sits not far from a bustling expressway and...
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Patchwork of destruction left by deadly California wildfires; at least 41 people dead

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 5:49pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Californians on Monday picked through the debris of homes and businesses incinerated by the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history while firefighters hoped to...
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Cargill marks 50 years of Cedar Rapids corn mill

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 5:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When it was just starting, the corn milling plant on Cedar Rapids’ southeast side processed just 9,000 bushels of corn a day — about 40 football fields. Five...
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Loebsack continues fundraising lead

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 5:13pm
U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa City, raised more than $235,000 in the third quarter, outpacing the Republican who wants to run against him again next year. Loebsack raised $135,196 from individuals...
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Marion police seek information on robbery of Verizon Wireless store

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 4:15pm
The Marion Police Department is seeking public assistance in its investigation of a Monday morning robbery of a Verizon Wireless story on 7th Avenue. According to a media release from the Marion...
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Sexual harassment isn’t just a Hollywood problem. Here are 6 ways parents can help stop it among teens.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 3:45pm
In the spring of 2016, a group of students at a Boston-area high school staged a walkout to protest what they said was daily misogyny and sexual harassment at school, including instances of sexual...
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Trump holds Cuba responsible for sonic attacks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 3:41pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is holding Cuba responsible for the bizarre sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana that have affected as many as 25 people. The comments, which came...
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U.S. police deaths on duty spiked in 2016: FBI

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON — Sixty-six police officers were killed on the job by felons in 2016, up about 61 percent from 41 deaths a year ago, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday. The...
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Netflix subscriber adds beat estimates as original shows lure viewers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 3:09pm
Video-streaming pioneer Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected in the third quarter as original shows such as the latest season of “Narcos” helped attract more viewers. The...
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Rick Pitino officially fired by Louisville amid federal corruption probe

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 2:57pm
In an expected move, the University of Louisville Athletic Association’s Board of Directors on Monday voted unanimously to fire men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. The decision came 19...
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Successful fundraiser lands Marion school principal up on the roof

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 2:54pm
MARION — St. Joseph Catholic School Principal Casey Kettmann spent the day Monday working from the roof of the school, located at 1430 14th St. in Marion. It was all for a good cause. Kettmann...
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2020 voters may want more than disruption

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 2:50pm
JOHNSTON — Donald Trump is being Donald Trump and, for the most part, Mike Johanns is fine with that. Trump wasn’t the first choice for the former GOP Nebraska governor and U.S....
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Acclaimed AIDS researcher to lead sprawling UI Health Care University of Minnesota’s J. Brooks Jackson will replace Jean Robillard

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 2:37pm
IOWA CITY — An internationally known AIDS researcher from Minnesota will be the University of Iowa’s next vice president for medical affairs, leading the UI’s $1.4 billion-a-year...
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Coralville congregation goes green with new church building

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 2:22pm
CORALVILLE — Officials with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City are preparing to open their new church next month, which they say will be “one of the greenest churches in...
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Cedar Rapids police help Anamosa teen replace collection of law enforcement items

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 1:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police have helped an Anamosa teen replace a collection of police-related items after the teen’s father, an Anamosa officer, was killed in a traffic accident...
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