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Cedar Rapids families have till Aug. 5 to decide on virtual or in-school learning

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 7:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Community School District leaders are hopeful enough families will choose online learning so ratios for in-person learning will range from 12 to 15 students per...
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Cedar Rapids partners with Des Moines nonprofit to create jobs ‘pipeline’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 6:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With living wages and better career opportunities, parents wouldn’t need to come home from work stressed about how to make ends meet, Cedar Rapids native Izaah Knox...
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Coronavirus outbreak hits Iowa boys detention center in Eldora

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 6:11pm
ELDORA, Iowa — Authorities reported an outbreak of the new coronavirus at Iowa’s detention center and school for male juvenile offenders in Eldora. Twelve students and five staff...
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Iowa teen’s online musical helping spread awareness of hemophilia

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 6:03pm
Diagnosed at birth with severe hemophilia A, Asa Kelley, 17, doesn’t focus on the things he can’t do. He takes aim at the ones he can. Contact sports are out, but archery is his thing,...
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COVID-19 suspected in inmate’s death at Coralville prison

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 5:44pm
CORALVILLE — An Iowa Medical and Classification Center inmate died Monday potentially from COVID-19 and preexisting medical conditions. Timothy L. McGhee Jr., 48, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday at...
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Why Trump is quicky losing rural support

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 4:18pm
Rural voters are growing tired of Donald Trump. Recently, the Iowa Poll put Vice President Biden one point ahead of President Trump and Iowa moved from “Likely Republican” to...
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Second lady Karen Pence visits HACAP in Hiawatha, praises efforts to address food insecurity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 3:53pm
HIAWATHA — Second lady Karen Pence on Tuesday praised food bank efforts to fight hunger in Eastern Iowa, especially for those who newly find themselves food insecure during the coronavirus...
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Acne — It’s no joke for many young people

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 2:59pm
“I would almost say acne is a universal problem for teens,” said Dr. David Knutson, a dermatologist and owner of Dermatology Clinic of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. “Most people will get...
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What is a pulse oximeter, and does the coronavirus pandemic mean you need one?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 2:52pm
Typically clipped over a finger (though a toe or ear lobe works, too), a pulse oximeter transmits light from sensors on one side of the device through the body part to sensors on the other side. In...
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Stay at Iowa or go pro: Luka Garza will announce Sunday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 2:01pm
Luka Garza will make a decision Sunday that sounds like a jump ball right now. The Iowa men’s basketball All-American and reigning Big Ten Player of the Year will choose between playing his...
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Jane Boyd Community House receives $100,000 grant

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 1:54pm
A Cedar Rapids program that provides the basics of what an entrepreneur needs to launch or grow a business has received a substantial financial boost. Jane Boyd Community House has been awarded...
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University of Iowa hospitals rank nationally in four specialties; fewer than years past

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 1:47pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics again has placed No. 1 in Iowa in the newest iteration of the oft-cited U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals —...
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Do ‘blue lives matter’ in Iowa?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 12:10pm
A  few hundred people gathered in Marion this past weekend to proclaim the obvious — police lives matter. The “Back the Blue/Back the Green rally” was staged in support of...
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Johnson County reports two new coronavirus deaths, nine in the state

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 11:55am
Johnson County reported two coronavirus deaths by 11 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the total number of Johnson County residents who have died from the novel coronavirus to 12. Nine Iowans’ COVID-19...
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Judge gives Alburnett man deferred judgment for sexual abuse conviction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 11:22am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The father of a 15-year-old girl, who was sexually abused in January, said Tuesday during a victim impact statement that she was “changed forever and not for the...
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Wells Fargo permanently shutters branch in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 28, 2020 - 8:40am
Wells Fargo will not reopen its branch on 1880 First Ave. NE and plans to sell the building. The branch was already temporarily closed since March as part of Wells Fargo’s nationwide reduction...
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Advocates for Social Justice unveils recommendations for Cedar Rapids citizens’ police review board

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 27, 2020 - 11:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Citizens chosen to serve on a board overseeing the police force should have broad powers including the authority to subpoena witnesses and hire and fire the police chief, a...
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Grocers make deals with recycler to still turn away empty bottles and cans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 27, 2020 - 11:52pm
Customers lugging empty cans and bottles back to grocery stores to reclaim deposits are finding in many cases they still can’t refund empties there even though an exemption for retailers...
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University of Iowa plans new Nonfiction Writing Program home in historic house

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 27, 2020 - 11:48pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa City is hoping to give — at no cost — the University of Iowa a $1 million sliver of property in exchange for a campus commitment to use the land to save the...
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Building in downtown Cedar Rapids that saw partial facade collapse Friday is being evaluated, city says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 27, 2020 - 11:44pm
A portion of Third Street SE and its sidewalk in downtown Cedar Rapids remain closed Monday as contractors investigate what caused the partial collapse of a building at the corner of Fourth Ave....
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