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Iowa’s call to curtail coronavirus comes too late, critics say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 22, 2020 - 1:18pm
DES MOINES — As public service campaigns go, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ one encouraging all Iowans to do their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 is a solid entry. However, the governor has...
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Record voter turnout masks Iowa schism

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 22, 2020 - 1:05pm
It’s a positive sign for democracy that nearly 1.7 million Iowans participated in the 2020 general election, but Paul Lasley worries the results highlight a growing dichotomy between rural and...
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Iowa Democrats should look to experienced candidates

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 22, 2020 - 10:13am
So former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver gave me a call this past week. He had “read with interest” last Sunday’s column on how Democrats might rebuild support in rural areas. One...
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5-year-old’s idea to rock her sister’s world goes viral, bringing the world to their Iowa home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 22, 2020 - 9:56am
Corrine “Cora” Salls has her very own rock garden underway at her new Iowa City home. These aren’t just any rocks. They are hand-painted by rock enthusiasts across the United...
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In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pennsylvania

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 22, 2020 - 8:57am
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign’s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down...
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Iowa’s long-term care facilities face shortages in pandemic

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 21, 2020 - 8:33pm
DES MOINES — Long-term care facilities were among the hardest-hit this past summer during COVID-19’s first surge. Now, with the coronavirus spreading through Iowa exponentially worse...
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No. 17 Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0: ‘A positive step,’ but Cyclones won’t say perfect

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 21, 2020 - 7:30pm
AMES — Iowa State and Kansas State traditionally play football games that end with margins that are within one score. That didn’t happen Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. No. 17 Iowa...
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Iowa 41, Penn State 21: Hawkeyes win third straight, sending Lions to 0-5

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 21, 2020 - 7:20pm
Turns out it really does add up. The talk this week from the Iowa football camp was about how Penn State’s winless record coming into Saturday’s game at Beaver Stadium didn’t...
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Iowa sees decline in new coronavirus cases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 21, 2020 - 1:12pm
New positive tests in Iowa for the novel coronavirus reported as of Saturday morning declined from the day before, as did the number of hospitalizations, according to data recorded by the Iowa...
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Texas workers helping with derecho recovery will be paid

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 21, 2020 - 12:56pm
Workers from Texas who said they had not been paid for nearly a month of construction work in Cedar Rapids will be paid by a Colorado company overseeing the project. BluSky Restoration Contractors,...
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Iowa’s ‘Van Allen of the Humanities’ recounts women’s rights career

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 7:17pm
IOWA CITY — A branch on a family tree of feminists, albeit unassuming ones, University of Iowa professor emeritus Linda Kerber has established herself as the “Van Allen of the...
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Schools plead: Help students stay safe over Thanksgiving

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 7:13pm
As Thanksgiving approaches, Eastern Iowa schools are asking families to consider students when making their holiday plans by staying home, social distancing and wearing masks to help slow the spread...
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Trump to pardon turkeys from Walcott

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 7:13pm
Two turkeys from a Walcott farm’s “presidential flock” are headed to Washington, D.C., to be pardoned by President Donald Trump. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig stopped...
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Iowa investigator receives national service award for work on largest sex exploitation case, involving former youth basketball coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 5:58pm
DES MOINES — The U.S. Attorney General’s Office on Friday presented the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing to Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation...
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Fact Checker: How does Iowa’s COVID-19 testing stack up?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 5:00pm
Iowa’s response to the spread of COVID-19 is once again in the spotlight as infections surge across the United States. Gov. Kim Reynolds in a Nov. 10 news conference said of the state’s...
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Sioux City police to ticket violators of governor’s partial mask mandate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 4:58pm
SIOUX CITY — Mayor Bob Scott is warning Sioux City residents that police officers will start citing individuals and businesses that fail to comply with Gov. Kim Reynolds’ new public...
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Cedar Rapids doctor traces family back to 20 Mayflower passengers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 4:53pm
In 1620, a group of 102 passengers on the Mayflower landed in what would later become the United States. Four hundred years later, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants estimates there are...
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Iowa medical providers prepare to get coronavirus vaccine ‘within weeks’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 4:50pm
News of potential success for a COVID-19 vaccine offered some hope this past week as new cases of the novel coronavirus surged and hospitals across Iowa scrambled to care for a record number of...
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Complaint alleges sex abuse decades ago at Boys State Training School in Eldora

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 4:45pm
A former Iowan convicted of child sex abuse in Wisconsin alleges he was sexually abused himself as a teenager in the early 1990s by adults who worked at the State Training School for Boys in...
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Jeff Kaufmann seeking to keep Iowa GOP chairmanship

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 20, 2020 - 3:59pm
DES MOINES — Fresh from sweeping 2020 GOP election wins in Iowa, Jeff Kaufmann says he plans to stay on for another two years to help Republicans keep the governorship and a U.S. Senate seat...
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