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Linn County closing buildings to public due to rising COVID-19 numbers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 1:04pm
Most Linn County buildings will be closed to the public, beginning on Thursday, in response to the county’s rising COVID-19 numbers. The Linn County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in...
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14-year-old Ely boy charged in adult court for armed robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 12:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 14-year-old Ely boy initially charged in juvenile court was waived into adult court and charged Tuesday for an armed robbery of a liquor store in September. Treyton Spies is...
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Linn County Supervisors approve countywide face-covering regulation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 12:34pm
The Linn County Supervisors voted to approve a face-covering regulation recommended by the Linn County Board of Health. The Supervisors unanimously voted to approve the regulation during its formal...
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State approves new rules for school seclusion and restraint

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 10:27am
The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved new rules for school seclusion and restraint, marking a compromise between civil liberty advocates and teachers. The ACLU of Iowa, which filed a...
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Iowa’s ‘Live with it’ governor wants us to take COVID-19 seriously

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 8:30am
“Live with it,” is out. “This is serious!” is in. “If Iowans don’t buy into this, we lose,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a prime-time address to Iowans...
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Cedar Rapids Subway robbed at gunpoint

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 7:41am
A Subway in southwest Cedar Rapids was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night. At 8 p.m., police were called to 555 Gateway Place SW, where Subway employees reported the store was just robbed at gunpoint,...
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Iowa City Council approves first reading of racial profiling ordinance

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 18, 2020 - 7:07am
IOWA CITY — Calling it an important step in addressing racial inequities in the city, the Iowa City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that will make...
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Cedar Rapids City Council proceeds with plans for development at former Terex site

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 7:47pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials on Tuesday backed a proposal for commercial and residential space in the College District at the former Terex property that they hope will spur further...
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Reynolds again implores Iowans to fight COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 7:46pm
JOHNSTON — Gov. Kim Reynolds continued her pleas Tuesday for Iowans to take the proper steps in helping slow the exploding spread of COVID-19 in the state. Just hours earlier on Monday...
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As Eastern Iowa schools turn to remote learning, day cares struggle to help

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 6:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As College Community School District students this week pivoted to virtual learning, the Kids Inc. day care in Cedar Rapids scrambled to assist its elementary-school-age...
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Scott County Auditor: Iowa 2nd Congressional District recount could take days

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 6:39pm
With more than 93,000 ballots to review and examine in the state’s third-largest county, it could take days to complete a recount in Iowa’s still uncalled 2nd Congressional District...
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Iowa City’s Eastside Artists moving to art crawl, online market formats

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 5:27pm
IOWA CITY — Puppet-maker Monica Leo co-founded Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre 45 years ago, when she found herself surrounded by “big puppets nobody wanted to buy.” These days,...
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16-year-old tells sexual abuser, who worked as C.R. schools custodian, she’s a “survivor” not a victim

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 4:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 16-year-old girl, who was sexually abused, said Tuesday she has lived day by day “full of anxiety and fear knowing that people are good...
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How to assess the risk of your family’s Thanksgiving plans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 3:50pm
Data scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a tool to allow people like you and me to assess how risky our holiday plans may be, using the number of COVID-19 cases over the past 10 days in each...
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State law officers seek wage hike

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 3:28pm
DES MOINES — The union representing state law enforcement employees is seeking higher wages in recognition of the risks they take to protect the public and carry out state laws. Negotiators...
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Iowa State rejects calls to punish College Republicans for Tweet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 3:19pm
Iowa State University is not going to amend its Student Code of Conduct or discipline its College Republicans, despite demands last week from students, faculty, and staff following a postelection...
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Iowa’s COVID-19 deaths climb over 2,000

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
Over 2,000 Iowans have died because of COVID-19. The death toll rose a day after Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued new requirements for wearing masks indoors, part of new orders issued as COVID-19...
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Anamosa man caught driving stolen truck in NE Cedar Rapids, police say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 11:58am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested an Anamosa man during a traffic stop Sunday after it was determined he was driving a stolen vehicle in northeast Cedar Rapids. According to the Cedar Rapids...
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McGrath sells collision business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 11:41am
The McGrath Family of Dealerships said Tuesday it has sold its Collision Center business in Cedar Rapids to Lewisville, Texas-based Caliber Collision Centers. Caliber Collision is largest auto body...
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34-year-old woman seriously injured in hit-and-run wreck; police looking for driver

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 17, 2020 - 9:47am
Police are seeking information regarding a hit-and-run wreck that occurred early Monday morning, November 9, in southwest Cedar Rapids. According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, firefighters...
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