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Fundraiser Monday to benefit Anamosa fire victims

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 10:27am
ANAMOSA — Months after a fire ravaged a downtown Anamosa building and destroyed the work of dozens of artists, the Anamosa community has rallied to support those impacted by the fire. The...
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Damage estimate for Bowen Science Building fire triples

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 9:54am
IOWA CITY — Damaged to the University of Iowa Bowen Science Building — which caught fire June 11 — is now estimated at $1.5 million. The total cost of the fire and clean up is...
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Pet of the Week: Junior

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 9:53am
Described as an “old soul,” Junior is laid back and easy going. He is a black, short haired, 8 to 9 year old cat at Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control. He is declawed, neutered and...
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Fireworks blamed for Cedar Rapids house fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 6:19am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Fireworks are being blamed for a two-alarm fire in southeast Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to 3455 Dalewood Ave. SE around 6:40 p.m. for a report of a...
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Iowa City police investigating robbery in parking lot

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 20, 2017 - 6:11am
IOWA CITY — Iowa City police are investigating an early morning robbery. According to a department news release, officers were called to the area of 831 Cross Park Ave. around 1:27 a.m....
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Tweaked Section 8 rules move forward

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 7:34pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Rule changes for the federal rental assistance program known as Section 8 are being tweaked after a legal organization criticized proposals as creating “significant...
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Corbett named to panel to shape Trump infrastructure plan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 7:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett has been selected to serve on the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Infrastructure Task Force, which is charged with helping develop President...
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Why you need to know about mice, ticks, warm temperatures and Lyme disease

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 7:05pm
Twice in the same week, Lois Wood woke to find ticks crawling over her bare leg in her New Hampshire home. A few nights later, she spotted a mouse running across her bed. A mother of seven, Wood...
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Iowa schools start serving free breakfast, lunch for the summer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 6:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A long line of children looped through Madison Elementary’s cafeteria Monday morning. Even though the school year ended weeks ago in Cedar Rapids, they loaded cartons of...
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NewBoCo introduces summer batch of start-ups

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 5:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — NewBoCo’s Iowa Startup Accelerator program named three companies for its summer batch of 2017 cohorts. Accepting up to 10 companies throughout the year, NewBoCo announced...
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Clive medical supply owner convicted of filing false Medicare, Medicaid claims

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 5:32pm
The owner of an orthotics medical supply store in Clive was convicted of submitting false Medicare and Medicaid claims Monday in federal court. James T. O’Connor, 64, of West Des Moines and...
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Cedar Rapids skyline sees return of ‘Roosevelt’ lighted sign

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 5:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Still overlooking the city is the iconic Hotel Roosevelt sign, except now with better lighting. After a nearly three- month restoration, the Roosevelt sign’s old neon...
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Medica to stay in Iowa, sell marketplace plans in 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 4:45pm
Minnesota-based Medica — the last remaining insurer selling individual insurance plans in a majority of Iowa counties — said Monday it will sell plans for the 2018 coverage...
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Mayor Ron Corbett to announce gubernatorial plans at Tuesday event

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 4:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — NewBo City Market is slated as the site where Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will announce whether he will seek the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday. The...
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Trump adds Kirkwood visit ahead of Wednesday’s rally

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 3:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — President Donald Trump has added a tour of Kirkwood Community College to his “Technology Week” visit Wednesday to Cedar Rapids. Trump will tour agricultural...
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Iowa Medicaid insurers see financial losses for fourth consecutive quarter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 3:26pm
The three private insurers managing Iowa’s Medicaid program again saw millions of dollars in financial losses — ranging from nearly 12 percent to 19 percent — during the first...
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Judge rules Marion teacher’s trial will be moved out of Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 2:03pm
A judge ruled last week to move the trial of a Marion teacher, accused of failing to report sex abuse of children in her classroom, to another county based on extensive pretrial publicity involving...
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PCI shareholders approve MedQuarter expansion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 11:33am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Shareholders for Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa have approved the medical group’s expansion about two months after the project was first announced. The approval means...
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How a math formula could decide fate of endangered U.S. species

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 11:25am
The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could effectively let some plants and animals become extinct so cash-strapped agencies can use more of their funds to save others. At a...
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City of Ely boil advisory lifted

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 10:15am
A boil advisory for the City of Ely has been lifted, officials announced Monday. Ely officials announced Friday that the city was under a boil advisory until as late as Tuesday, based on a...
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