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Time Machine: The early years of the C.R. teacher headed to the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 8:12am
Jane Boyd, a “modern saint” who left her mark on Cedar Rapids and on the lives of countless women and children, will be posthumously inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame...
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News Track: State swimming pool licenses to be online by February

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 12, 2017 - 7:28am
Background Linn County became the first county in the state in May 2016 to post swimming pool inspection records online. The database of more than 70 swimming facilities allows users to research the...
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Trump threatens Venezuela with unspecified ‘military option’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 9:03pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J., — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington’s response to Venezuela’s political...
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16th Avenue extension contractor must hit completion milestones or face fees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 6:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A construction contractor could face fees if the company misses upcoming completion milestones for a Cedar Rapids road project that was pegged to start no later than June 26 but...
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Work begins on small, but critical, 16th Avenue extension in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 6:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After years of on-again, off-again, on-again planning for a 16th Avenue SE extension from its end at Fourth Street SE to the front of St. Wenceslaus Church on Fifth Street SE,...
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North Liberty continues work on new $13.5 million water treatment plant

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 6:26pm
NORTH LIBERTY — In building a new water treatment plant, North Liberty city officials are planning ahead to accommodate expected population growth in the future. The plant, under construction...
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Trump Says military options “Locked, Loaded” on North Korea

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 5:22pm
U.S. President Donald Trump delivered another warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday that the U.S. is ready with a military response to any attack after a week of rising tension that...
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After losing city contract to Illinois company, Cedar Rapids business owner spurs change

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 4:22pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Losing a city contract can be a big blow to the bottom line of a small business. When the contract goes out of state, the sting of defeat bites that much more, a local business...
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Total of 46 NCAA minor violations last year for UI, ISU and UNI

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 4:21pm
Iowa State University reported fewer than half the NCAA violations in 2016-17 it had the previous year, but that wasn’t the goal for Kurt Hunsaker, ISU’s new compliance...
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Hawkeye swimmers’ clothing line causes NCAA violation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 4:17pm
IOWA CITY — Chris Dawson and Tom Rathbun launched their company, Trailheads Apparel, Feb. 2, followed a few days later with a GoFundMe page that raised $645 in two days. Not bad for college...
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Board of Regents to whittle down list of candidates for executive director

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 3:57pm
Iowa’s Board of Regents plans to meet next week to identify semifinalists to replace the board’s former Executive Director Robert Donley — one month after officially launching a...
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In spirit of state fair, Corbett offers ‘books-on-a-stick’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 3:40pm
We’ll see how this does compared to the deep-fried candybars. Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett is promoting his bid for governor at the Iowa State Fair. And at the event where nearly everything...
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Grey Area Music Festival: 20 local bands set to take the stage at new music fest

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 2:53pm
The first-ever Grey Area Music Festival, taking place near Iowa City next weekend, is sure to be a “good vibes situation” with a “down-home Iowa” feel, if all goes...
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Senate leader: Foxconn should get deadlines on job returns

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 2:48pm
Taiwanese manufacturing company Foxconn should have a deadline to create the 13,000 jobs it has promised to bring to Wisconsin in exchange for a $3 billion incentive package funded by state...
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Senator Grassley not expecting imminent Supreme Court vacancy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 2:38pm
WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Senate committee that handles Supreme Court nominees said on Friday he no longer expected an imminent court vacancy, bolstering assumptions that Justice...
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Davenport woman Hautzenrader convicted of abandoning newborn boy in a trash can, who later died

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 2:27pm
IOWA CITY — A Davenport woman, who left her newborn boy in a trash can at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics last year, pleaded guilty Friday in Johnson County District Court to...
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Under Armour’s challenge: Reaching women

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 2:21pm
BALTIMORE — After a second consecutive quarter of losses, Under Armour again is talking about remaking itself from a predominantly men’s brand into a business with broad appeal across...
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Despite split with Disney, Netflix discussing keeping Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ movies

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 2:20pm
LOS ANGELES — Netflix is in “active discussions” with Walt Disney about keeping Marvel and “Star Wars” movies after 2019, when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop...
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Loebsack, Peters unsure of ‘Trump effect’ in Iowa’s 2nd District

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 2:11pm
IOWA CITY — Chris Peters is looking for another chance in the 2018 Iowa 2nd District congressional race. Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack is hoping for another term. Peters, a Coralville surgeon,...
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Rock the Chalk underway in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 1:26pm
IOWA CITY — The second Rock the Chalk event is underway in Iowa City with chalk artists busy creating works on the sidewalk and musical acts taking the stage. Hosted by MidWestOne Bank, the...
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