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U.S. says it has proof on deadly gas attack

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 7:15pm
WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Friday blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, President...
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Furne Trial: Data shows Furne sent text 7 seconds before first 911 call

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 5:58pm
NEVADA, Iowa — A Linn County Sheriff’s officer testified Friday that the last text message Keith Furne sent on Nov. 3, 2016 — before his pickup crashed into a car, killing two...
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Search for Jake Wilson focusing on creek, river

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 5:04pm
LA PORTE CITY — Authorities have released a new tool in the hunt for a missing La Porte City teen with autism. On Friday, officials announced they have set up a website where people can submit...
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A sincere thanks to Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 4:57pm
Thank you to all the citizens of Linn County. I have been a Linn County engineer for 40 years and the Linn County engineer for the past 20 years. Thank you to those that cooperated in making the Linn...
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Michael Daugherty brings world premiere to hometown Cedar Rapids church

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
The water is wide in the Mississippi River, and the talent is wide in the Daugherty family. The twain shall meet April 22 when Michael Daugherty, eldest son of the late Willis and Evelyn Daugherty...
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University of Iowa graduate was just a toddler when he survived Auschwitz

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 4:40pm
When Michael Bornstein was just 4 years old, he stuck his arm out to show his identification tattoo to the Soviet soldiers who were liberating Auschwitz. One of the youngest recorded survivors of the...
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New stage for Old Creamery Theatre at Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 4:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As the name suggests, the Old Creamery Theatre Company has a history of turning unlikely places into performance spaces. That’s about to change. The professional troupe...
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Grassley’s ‘civics lesson’ sidesteps his record

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 4:27pm
In the April 6 article “Grassley’s aim: more civics, less cynicism” U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is quoted as saying, “Having greater understanding of the judicial systems...
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Postville raid 10 years later: We can’t forget

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 4:21pm
As Cedar Rapids prepares for the 10-year anniversary of the worst flooding in its history, let us remember another disaster that occurred 10 years ago. This other disaster was human-caused, not...
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Hawkeye man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing three minors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 3:28pm
A Hawkeye man has been accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing three children, all under the age of 11, in the city of Oelwein. According to a news release, at approximately 11 p.m. on Thursday...
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Indian Creek Nature Center reaches energy milestone

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 2:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Over the course of a year, the Indian Creek Nature Center’s Amazing Space facility generated more energy than it used. From March 1, 2017 to February 28 of this year,...
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Few policy disagreements in state’s hottest primary

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 2:28pm
The Democratic race in Senate District 37 is one of the biggest primary showdowns in Iowa. It’s the only one of 25 Iowa Senate primaries this June with four candidates. No Republicans and one...
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Gubernatorial hopeful Sen. Nate Boulton touts plan to end private managed care

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 2:23pm
Iowa should end its failed experiment managed care and improve Iowan’s access to health care, gubernatorial hopeful Nate Boulton said Friday. Boulton, a state senator from Des Moines and one...
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Trade war: Time for Iowa GOP to cash in political chips

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 2:22pm
A common approach to politics is to cozy up to election winners in hopes of earning influence. Sure, it’s more than a little cynical, but also pragmatic. Iowa Republicans have spent plenty of...
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No fooling new DNA test on smoking, alcohol

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 1:52pm
CORALVILLE — When it comes to admitting how much they smoke or drink, people aren’t always the most truthful. “People lie like rugs,” said Dr. Robert Philibert, founder...
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Time-lapse: Watch Forevergreen Road overpass installation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 1:33pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Motorists traveling along Interstate 380 during the overnight hours this week may have had to stop briefly for ongoing construction of the Forevergreen Road overpass near North...
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Sinclair TV defies originalism

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 1:33pm
Sinclair Communications holds the most TV station licenses of any broadcaster. It wants more, reaching over 70 percent of American homes. To put this power grab in context, there’s a useful...
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Three injured in “significant disturbance” at Marion Four Oaks facility

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 1:14pm
MARION — A juvenile and two employees were injured during an incident at Four Oaks in Marion. According to the Marion Police Department, eleven officers and a Linn County Sheriff’s...
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Rain and snow in store for Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 12:34pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A trifecta of nasty weather — rain, hail and snow — is expected to descend on parts of Eastern Iowa over the next few days. With uncertainty over weather patterns...
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