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Lee Enterprises buys Quad Cities paper

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 9:53am
News organization Lee Enterprises plans to purchase an Illinois newspaper that serves parts of the Quad Cities. Lee announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to buy the Dispatch-Argus...
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The Ground Floor: Walford woman making an impact in embroidery business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 9:37am
An impulse buy led to Renae Gibson’s home-based embroidery and screen-printing business in Walford. As Gibson’s children prepared to leave home for college, her husband, Brian,...
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About 200 attend first Refugee Summit in Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 7:50am
IOWA CITY — About 200 refugees, immigrants, service providers and advocates filled Iowa City West High on Friday and Saturday for the first Refugee Summit in Eastern Iowa. Information...
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Fallen tree closes portion of Burlington Street in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 7:45am
IOWA CITY — An eastern portion of Burlington Street in Iowa City has been temporarily closed for a fallen tree. Crews have closed Burlington Street between Muscatine Avenue and Summit Street...
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Van strikes crowd near London mosques in ‘terrorist attack’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 19, 2017 - 6:06am
LONDON - A van plowed into a group of Muslim worshipers after prayers at a pair of north London mosques early Monday, leaving one person dead and injuring 10 others in what is being called a...
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Van strikes crowd outside mosque in London; one person is arrested

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 18, 2017 - 7:35pm
LONDON — Police said early Monday that there were “a number of casualties” and that one person was arrested after a van struck a crowd of pedestrians in London. The incident...
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Iowa City’s Pride Festival celebrates 47 years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 18, 2017 - 5:55pm
IOWA CITY — Nathan Kelley hoped that when community members walked through the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City on Saturday that they realized at least one thing: people in the LGBTQ community are...
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Balloon Glow grounded in Freedom Festival tradition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 18, 2017 - 5:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Ballooning is in the family for Adam Magee. His mother, who fostered his interest in the hobby when he was 5 years old, took him on his first flight at the age of 6. Decked out...
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CPR training, quick action saves Coralville woman’s life

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 18, 2017 - 4:42pm
CORALVILLE — It was something she hoped she would never have to do, but on a fateful day in May, Ashley Neece put her CPR training to use. And she saved a life. May 18 started as a simple day...
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Juneteenth celebrated over weekend

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 18, 2017 - 4:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — “No more shackles, no more chains. No more bondage, I am free.” Singing under a large green-and-white striped tent Saturday afternoon, the 11-member Johnston STEAM...
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Finkenauer scores Emily’s List endorsement in Iowa’s 1st District

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 18, 2017 - 4:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — State Rep. Abby Finkenauer was the first to announce plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Rod Blum and now she’s scored the first major endorsement of the race. The Dubuque...
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Register now for National Night Out in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 18, 2017 - 9:48am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department is encouraging residents to register now to take part in the 18th annual National Night Out event in the city. National Night Out is an annual...
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Pay your Cedar Rapids parking tickets in blood

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 18, 2017 - 9:43am
CEDAR RAPIDS — This summer, people with Cedar Rapids parking tickets can pay them off by donating blood. The Citation Forgiveness Blood Drives allow those with Cedar Rapids parking violations...
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Iowa City police warn of potential Craigslist scams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 18, 2017 - 8:59am
IOWA CITY — Iowa City police have noticed a recent uptick in reports of scams associated with the online selling site Craigslist. These particular scams involve out-of-state buyers trying to...
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Carrie Fisher’s death shines a light on an underrated health problem

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 17, 2017 - 8:03pm
Actress Carrie Fisher was unabashedly vocal about her lifelong battles with mental illness and drug abuse. She once defiantly told ABC News, “I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not...
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Drones to fly alongside fighter planes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 17, 2017 - 5:40pm
A Pentagon effort to incubate businesses in Silicon Valley may be bearing some of its first fruit, as a San Diego company rolls out a set of new drones it says could accompany human-piloted fighters...
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One of the most prestigious brands jumps into Obamacare

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 17, 2017 - 5:37pm
At a time when many health insurers are exiting the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act or thinking about it, one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country is leaping in — and doing...
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On Father’s Day, skip the fake dads for real life

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 17, 2017 - 5:27pm
Maybe you heard about some guys in Washington state who posted an ad on Craigslist seeking a “generic father for backyard BBQ.” “The Boys,” a large group of...
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Subway aims to fix low-tech image, battle way out of slump

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 17, 2017 - 5:21pm
Subway Restaurants, facing one of the worst slumps in its history, is hoping to win back customers by losing its low-tech image. The sandwich chain is introducing touch-screen ordering kiosks and a...
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UPDATE: Cedar River drowning victim identified

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 17, 2017 - 4:23pm
MOUNT VERNON — A man who drowned Friday afternooon in the Cedar River has been identified as Jeffrey Fordyce of Dike. Fordyce, 68, was found unresponsive after police responded to the report...
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