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Iowa Republicans, except King, distance themselves from Trump immigrant comments

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 5:02pm
Top Iowa Republicans distanced themselves from comments President Donald Trump reportedly made Thursday about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, along with Sens. Chuck...
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U.S. holiday spending surges to 12-year high, helped by tax cuts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 4:07pm
CHICAGO — U.S. holiday spending jumped 5.5 percent - its biggest gain since 2005 - spurred by stronger employment, rising consumer confidence and expectations of higher wages and bonuses after...
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Trump issues ultimatum to ‘fix’ Iran nuclear deal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 3:17pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday gave the Iran nuclear deal a final reprieve but warned European allies and Congress they had to work with him to “fix the terrible...
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10th annual WinterFest coming to Iowa River Landing District

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 2:30pm
For cold-weather fun, head to Coralville on Sunday for the city’s 10th annual WinterFest in the Iowa River Landing District. Join in on the indoor snowball fight, ride in a horse-drawn...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the Corridor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 2:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — African American Museum of Iowa free admission, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. In addition to free admission to the “If Objects Could...
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Forbidden Planet to close, reopen as The Dandy Lion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 2:17pm
Downtown Iowa City restaurant Forbidden Planet Pizzeria & Video Arcade will close next week. Owner Thomas Connolly said the restaurant, open since Nov. 2015 on the Ped Mall, will reopen later...
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Name of Atalissa shooting suspect released

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
ATALISSA — A man faces attempted murder and assault on police charges after shooting at motorists and police Thursday. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, at 2:24 p.m. on...
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Eight more flu-related deaths reported in Iowa this week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 11:48am
Eight more influenza-related deaths were reported by state health officials Friday, underscoring the seriousness of this year’s strain to those most vulnerable to it. The Iowa Department of...
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Iowa City bookshop vandalized, graffiti alleges sexual misconduct by employee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 11:01am
IOWA CITY — The owner of an Iowa City bookshop targeted by a vandal accusing her of employing a “sexual abuser” said she doesn’t know why her business was...
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Adviser urges urgent reform of Iowa Statehouse sexual harassment policies

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 10:41am
By Rod Boshart, Gazette Des Moines Bureau DES MOINES — A former state senator with human relations expertise issued a set of recommendations Friday to help legislators better address...
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Coralville woman accused of abusing son

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 10:39am
IOWA CITY — A drunken Coralville woman is accused of assaulting her son. Iowa City police were called to 2640 Whispering Prairie Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of a woman assaulting...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Condition of the State address, voter ID laws, and President Trump's comments on immigration

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 10:23am
On Iowa Politics discusses how Gov. Kim Reynolds did during her first Condition of the State address, the impending test of Iowa's Voter ID laws, and President Donald Trump's recent comments on...
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No news yet on UnityPoint negotiations with Amerigroup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 10:14am
There’s no news yet from UnityPoint and Amerigroup Iowa, which set today as the deadline for reaching an agreement over a new contract or severing ties. UnityPoint Health, one of the...
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Transamerica shifting almost 900 Cedar Rapids jobs to different company

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 8:46am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Transamerica will move almost 900 of its Cedar Rapids employees to a different business. The insurance and investment company announced Thursday that it will outsource...
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Man arrested in connection with Coralville robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 7:31am
CORALVILLE — Coralville police have arrested a man in connection with a December robbery that left one person with a gunshot wound. According to a Coralville police criminal complaint, around...
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Friday Morning Read: Terex to The Fountains, Iowans support water quality sales tax, Hawkeyes top Illini

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 12, 2018 - 6:07am
Terex to The Fountains - Terex Corp. has signed a multiyear lease to move its remaining 35 local employees to The Fountains in northeast Cedar Rapids this spring, a little over two years after a deal...
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Work in exchange for Medicaid coming to some states; Iowa to review

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 7:34pm
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration cleared the way Thursday for states to impose work requirements on many Americans who depend on Medicaid, the mammoth government health insurance program...
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Terex heading to The Fountains after all

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 7:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Terex Corp. has signed a multiyear lease to move its remaining 35 local employees to The Fountains in northeast Cedar Rapids this spring, a little over two years after a deal...
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Democrats say Reynolds’ rhetoric doesn’t reflect ‘reality on the ground’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 7:15pm
HIAWATHA — A wintry storm may have prevented Gov. Kim Reynolds from bringing her “Opportunity Unleashed” tour to the Cedar Rapids area Thursday, but ice and snow didn’t...
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Poll: 69 percent of Iowans support sales tax for water quality

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 11, 2018 - 6:55pm
A coalition pushing for an increase in the state sales tax to pay for water quality initiatives says a new poll shows that nearly 7 in 10 Iowans back the idea. Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy, a...
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