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Marion Police Department investigating Friday night burglaries

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 12:11pm
Four suspects have been charged after Marion Police Department responded to reports of suspicious subjects near 44th Street and 29th Avenue in Marion. According to a news release, police were...
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Cedar Rapids police requesting assistance identifying theft suspect

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 10:39am
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in the identification of a theft suspect. According to a news release, the suspect is allegedly using stolen credit...
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NewBoCo launches inaugural intrepreneur academy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 10:26am
Seeking to spark innovative change within their organizations, six teams representing government, for-profit and not-for-profit entities have joined NewBoCo’s inaugural Intrapreneur Academy....
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks outbursts during the legislative session, Gov. Kim Reynolds' new campaign ad, the trade tariffs' possible effects on Iowa workers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 9:54am
This week’s show includes discussion on Gov. Reynolds' first campaign ad, Iowans' concerns of more tariffs and Sen. Mark Chelgren's outburst. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis...
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Friday Morning Read: Lindale Mall Sears to close, day 5 in the search for Jake Wilson, University of Iowa construction freeze

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 6:46am
Lindale Mall Sears, last in Corridor, to close- The last Sears store in Cedar Rapids and the Corridor will close later this year. Sears Holdings plans to close the Lindale Mall Sears, 4600 First...
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Ill-timed tax cut plan should be shelved

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 6:40am
Republicans who run the Iowa House have given Iowans the weekend to consider a $1.3 billion package of tax cuts they unveiled this week. This is what passes for public input in a Statehouse where the...
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Cedar Rapids police investigating stabbing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 6:32am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police are investigating a stabbing. According to a news release, officers were called to the area of 14th Avenue and Second Street SW at 6:20 p.m. Thursday for a...
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Cedar Rapids police investigating robbery at KFC

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 13, 2018 - 6:31am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A fast-food restaurant was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday, police said. According to a Cedar Rapids police news release, officers were called to KFC, 1341 First Ave. SE, at 6:44...
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Testimony in Furne trial: Sun not a factor in causing fatal accident

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 8:10pm
NEVADA, Iowa — An accident reconstructionist testified Thursday that, based on his investigation, the “sun played no role” in visibility when Keith Furne crashed his pickup truck...
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Tuition variances to increase among Iowa universities, students

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 6:27pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS — A tuition proposal the Board of Regents discussed Thursday would further differentiate rates between the public universities and within groups of students. Costs are going up...
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Day 5 in the search for Jake Wilson

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 6:22pm
LA PORTE CITY — It was midmorning Thursday in La Porte City, and Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson was a mix of exhausted and invigorated — much like the dozens of local, state...
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University of Iowa construction freeze could last longer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 6:17pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS — A five-month University of Iowa moratorium on new campus construction — including athletics and hospital projects — could extend longer depending on the...
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Nominee becomes collective bargaining ‘casualty’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 5:45pm
DES MOINES — In a carry-over from last year’s bitter legislative fight over an overhaul of Iowa’s collective bargaining law, minority Democrats on Thursday rejected the...
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Iowa Senate unveils ‘bold but prudent’ tax cuts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 5:43pm
DES MOINES — Senate Republicans unveiled a new plan Thursday to cut Iowans’ individual state income taxes by 8 percent across-the-board next year as part of a phased-in overhaul to...
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Explore: Iowa Children’s Museum works to expand inclusivity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 4:31pm
At the Iowa Children’s Museum, children play and learn about everything from pizza to physics. They make art, explore make believe farms, and take to the imaginary skies in flight...
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Lindale Mall Sears, last in Corridor, to close

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 3:31pm
The last Sears store in Cedar Rapids and the Corridor will close later this year. Sears Holdings plans to close the Lindale Mall Sears, 4600 First Ave. NE, in July, a spokesman for the company...
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Especially For You race registration open

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 2:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Registration for the 2018 Especially For You Race Against Breast Cancer is now open. Mercy Medical Center’s annual 5-kilometer walk and run, a breast cancer prevention...
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Grassley, Senate’s 2nd oldest, understands Facebook better than most

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 1:57pm
Federal politicians are showing Americans what little they understand about social media. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week participated in two days of testimony before U.S. House and Senate...
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ICR Iowa partners with employer group on workforce needs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 1:40pm
ICR Iowa, the economic development organization representing seven Eastern Iowa counties, has partnered with a local group of employers focused on workforce diversity. Under the partnership, the...
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Emanuel Ax begins residency with a flurry and flourish

Cedar Rapids Gazette - April 12, 2018 - 12:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As more than 1,000 middle school students gathered in the Paramount Theatre on Thursday morning, the cacophony of chattering children began to drown out Emanuel Ax warming up on...
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