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Supervisors to consider Linn County face covering regulation on Monday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 4:31pm
The Linn County Supervisors will consider a face-cover regulation at its Monday meeting as COVID-19 numbers rise in Linn County. The Board of Supervisors will discuss whether or not to issue the...
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Backyard woodlands: An important forest resource

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 4:30pm
The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should con-sider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The...
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Contact tracers struggle as Iowa’s coronavirus cases surge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 4:27pm
As coronavirus cases in Iowa reach totals not seen before in the pandemic — driving an alarming number of patients into hospitals and raising concerns about further spread during the upcoming...
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Gov. Reynolds’ tax swap plan to hike sales tax, lower income tax will test Iowa’s GOP mandate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 3:49pm
DES MOINES — Statehouse Republicans say Iowa voters this month gave them a mandate to continue their conservative agenda, but that may not extend to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Invest in Iowa...
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The GOP is a party without a leader; now it can be a party of ideas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 3:24pm
What lessons should Republicans learn from the 2020 elections? On one hand, Republicans gained seats in the U.S. House and potentially held control of the U.S. Senate, pending runoff elections in...
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Iowa Democrats could try offering rural voters a real choice

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 2:59pm
Back in the spring of 2017, your columnist humbly argued that Iowa Democrats might want to think about tapping a gubernatorial nominee who is not from Des Moines. Gov. Chet Culver, hailing from Des...
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What the Biden agenda means for Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 2:54pm
President-elect Joe Biden faces considerable political obstacles to enacting the most ambitious pieces of his agenda. The biggest hurdle, pending the outcome of two Georgia runoff votes, would be a...
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Iowa reports more than 5,000 positive COVID-19 cases in 24-hours, hospitalizations continue to climb

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 2:54pm
More Iowans were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24-hours than in any previous 24-hour period since the start of the pandemic. According to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health, the...
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Iowa State students, faculty, staff condemn administrative response to College Republicans tweet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
Iowa State University administrators have and are continuing to face pressure from multiple sides to both act and not act after its “College Republicans” student group tweeted a call to...
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University of Iowa has jump start on logistical challenges of COVID-19 vaccine

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 1:45pm
On Nov. 9, Pfizer pharmaceutical company announced promising preliminary results from clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. This was welcome news, as we have all been eagerly awaiting a...
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Marion cancels programming and facility rentals due to rising COVID-19 numbers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 1:43pm
MARION — As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise throughout the state and in Eastern Iowa, the city of Marion is taking additional measures to help curb the spread. On Friday, the city announced...
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Iowa utility has a plan to save money and the climate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 1:12pm
Last week, Alliant Energy announced it would retire its coal-fired Lansing Generating Station by the end of 2022 and convert its coal-fired Burlington Generating Station to natural gas in 2021....
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18-year-old Cedar Rapids man convicted in third carjacking

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 1:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An 18-year-old Cedar Rapids man, who was on probation for two armed carjackings he committed at age 15, was convicted Thursday of a third armed carjacking. Tywun Moore,...
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Court overturns murder conviction of Marion man who stabbed ex-girlfriend 26 times and concealed her body in roll of carpet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 12:53pm
In a 4-3 split ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned a first-degree murder conviction of a Marion man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend 26 times and then concealed her body in a roll of...
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Hinson calls for more coronavirus testing, no national lockdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 13, 2020 - 12:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Congresswoman-elect Ashley Hinson, who is isolating at home because she tested positive for COVID-19, does not support another lockdown at this time, but is calling for...
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