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Experiment in the kitchen with quindim, a sweet Brazilian custard

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2020 - 3:13pm
As I began conceptualizing recipes for this month’s column, images of impressive holiday dessert displays danced in my head. I wanted to share something sweet and decadent — that would...
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Tyson suspends Iowa plant managers after claim surfaces they had betting pool on how many workers would catch COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2020 - 1:25pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Foods suspended top officials at its largest pork plant on Thursday and launched an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would get...
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Ban on youth sports amid COVID-19 surge in Iowa causes confusion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2020 - 1:17pm
Youth sports programs, halted last spring because of COVID-19, have again been put on hold under a new proclamation from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. But some non-contact sports, including gymnastics,...
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Casey’s plans larger northwest Cedar Rapids store on Edgewood Road

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
Casey’s General Stores is moving ahead with plans for a much larger convenience store and car wash in northwest Cedar Rapids. The Ankeny-based company plans to replace a 33-year-old store and...
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Iowa approaching 200,000 coronavirus cases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2020 - 12:50pm
Iowa added another 4,193 COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Thursday marks the ninth day in a row that new coronavirus cases were over the 4,000 mark according to data analyzed by The Gazette. The total...
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University of Iowa picks names interim to business dean post after national search

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2020 - 12:15pm
IOWA CITY — After considering six finalists in two waves over the last year to replace former University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Dean Sarah Gardial, the administration has chosen...
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More than 60,000 Iowans impacted by Mercy Iowa City data breach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2020 - 9:30am
IOWA CITY — Mercy Iowa City are notifying more than 60,000 patients that their personal information may be at risk after an unauthorized user gained access to an employee’s email...
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Changing advice about masks increasingly says: Wear them

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 5:00pm
A lot of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 comes down to a seemingly simple concept: Wearing a mask. But the issue has proved a thorny one. Health authorities have changed their guidance on...
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Iowa marijuana regulators consider DEA waiver, ‘food truck’ model for distribution

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 4:46pm
Iowa’s medical marijuana program, signed into law in 2017, is more restrictive than many other states, but legislation passed earlier this year made some changes to the program. Sarah...
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Mark Smith makes it official: He’s stepping down as Iowa Democratic Party chairman

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 4:42pm
Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Mark Smith made it official that he will step down from the post he has held since his predecessor resigned after the party’s February caucuses. Although the...
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Iowa universities will keep tuition frozen for spring, expect fall increases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 4:37pm
IOWA CITY — After couching this fall’s coronavirus-compelled tuition freeze with the caveat that rates could go up in the spring, Iowa’s Board of Regents announced Wednesday...
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Operation Quickfind: Makayla Hyche, 14

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 4:35pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 14-year-old Makayla Hyche. According to the an Operation Quickfind document released by police on Wednesday...
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Chew on This: Popoli closing, White Star seeks new owner

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 4:35pm
Two downtown Cedar Rapids restaurants are closing. Read more in this week’s Chew on This: Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan’s Bar closing Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan’s Bar in...
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University of Iowa shares ‘heartening’ vaccine news, as pandemic pressure mounts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 3:57pm
IOWA CITY — Despite reaching a new high of treating 100 COVID-19 patients and revealing plans to next week launch the second phase of a surge plan, University Iowa Health Care scientists...
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Some Cedar Rapids area businesses discourage holiday travel for employees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 3:54pm
As many Iowans ponder whether to travel for Thanksgiving, some businesses either are advising employees to stay home or implementing quarantine procedures for when they return. Business leaders...
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Rapid Creek Cidery merges with food delivery platform

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 3:41pm
IOWA CITY — Rapid Creek Cidery and Iowa Delivery has merged, the companies announced Wednesday. Katie Goering, the co-owner of Rapid Creek Cidery and Wilson’s Orchard and Farm, also...
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Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ lead increases a bit in Scott County recount

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 3:39pm
DAVENPORT — Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks saw her lead grow slightly Wednesday as more counties began the slow process of recounting, reviewing and examining ballots in...
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Reynolds’ new order is not the real mask mandate Iowa needs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 3:17pm
In televised remarks this week, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced stronger mask and public gathering restrictions meant to impede the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state. Speaking directly to Iowans...
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U.S. Marshals: Arrest El Salvador teen in Marion who is wanted in Nebraska on terrorist and burglary charges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 3:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An 18-year-old El Salvadoran, who U.S. marshals believe was in Iowa working with construction crews doing derecho repairs, was arrested Wednesday in Marion on terrorist and...
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Iowa reports 39 COVID deaths in 24 hours, a new record high

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 1:22pm
39 more Iowans died from COVID-19 between 11 a.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday, marking the most deaths recorded in a 24-hour period since the start of the pandemic. According to data from the Iowa...
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