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Warriors for Good: Cedar Rapids alumni reuniting for education fundraiser

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 8, 2020 - 4:06pm
What began as a fundraising program for causes championed by the Cedar Rapids Washington High School Class of 1980 is going public this year. Incorporating the school’s mascot name, Warriors...
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North Liberty police move into new $5.7 million home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 8, 2020 - 2:04pm
Background NORTH LIBERTY — In April 2019, the city of North Liberty broke ground at the corner of Cherry and Main streets on a new station for the city’s growing police department....
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Iowa teachers ‘working feverishly’ to create online curriculum in time for start of school

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 8, 2020 - 2:02pm
Educators in Eastern Iowa have spent their summer creating virtual classrooms for students enrolled in online learning to avoid exposure to COVID-19 in schools. While online education in the spring...
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It’s a ‘whole different’ fall for dorm advisers in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
IOWA CITY — At the end of last year, when University of Iowa senior Matt Fuelberth applied to be a first-time resident assistant this fall in Burge Hall, students were still meeting in...
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Iowa caregivers face low wages but high coronavirus risk

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 8, 2020 - 1:43pm
Being a health care worker during a pandemic comes with a fair amount of paranoia. Sherri Siegel, 48, of Cedar Rapids, who works for Right at Home, went into quarantine earlier this spring when her...
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Johnson County reports three additional deaths due to coronavirus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 8, 2020 - 11:14am
Three Johnson County residents died of the novel coronavirus in the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Saturday, bringing the death toll in the county to 19. There were 13 more deaths reported in Iowa...
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Iowa football program and those who cover it need open eyes, ears

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 8, 2020 - 9:13am
It was just a sliver in the external review of the University of Iowa’s football program culture. It was something I admittedly skimmed right past on July 30 while hurriedly unpacking...
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Amid pandemic, Legion Arts stages comeback

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 8:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Legion Arts, the pioneering arts and culture organization that owns CSPS Hall in NewBo, had a “vibrant and exciting” spring season planned before COVID-19 swept...
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$26 million coming Iowa student internet connections

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 6:17pm
DES MOINES — About $26 million in federal aid is now available to K-12 public schools, private schools and colleges and universities in Iowa, primarily to increase internet connectivity for...
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Iowa casino revenue inching back

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 5:14pm
DES MOINES — Up and running but coping with the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Iowa’s 19 state-licensed casinos took in less revenue and saw attendance plummet in July compared with a...
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In open letter, Kim Reynolds urges Iowans to keep up fight against COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 4:57pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday urged Iowans to stay vigilant in their efforts to keep coronavirus in check and prevent a resurgence in COVID-19 infections that forced her to close...
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Gov. Reynolds: We can’t let COVID-19 deter or divide us

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 4:36pm
Tomorrow marks five months since we learned of the first positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa. Since then, our lives have been disrupted in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Schools and businesses...
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Jerry Burns sentenced to life for killing Michelle Martinko in 1979

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 4:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Martinko family lived without answers for 39 Christmases. “Shock, anguish and horror” permeated the family them they first learned that 18-year-old Michelle...
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Suspects arrested after pulling a gun at JW’s Pub and Grub, stealing vehicle, and leading police on chase

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 4:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested two people Friday afternoon after it was reported they brandished a gun and stole a vehicle from a bar in Cedar Rapids. Officers were notified shortly after 1...
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Gov. Reynolds, don’t blame the media for your mess

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 3:58pm
Just weeks after a White House report declared Iowa a hot spot for the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Kim Reynolds blamed the media for overhyping the reality of the virus. When asked by AP reporter...
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Vaccinations for other viruses dropped “significantly” in Iowa during pandemic, particularly among adolescents, teens

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 2:55pm
The number of Iowa children receiving vaccinations dropped by more than half during the novel coronavirus pandemic when compared to last year, according to a new state public health report out this...
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Iowa State finds 66 students with COVID-19 upon move-in

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 1:56pm
Of the more than 3,000 students Iowa State University has tested for COVID-19 in its first week of residence hall move-in, 66 have tested positive — half of whom are isolating in reserved...
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Linn County has second straight day of more than 60 new coronavirus cases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 12:10pm
Linn County reported 60 new coronavirus cases by 11 a.m. Friday, the second straight 24-hour period of more than 60 new cases for the county. This increased the rolling seven-day average from 42 to...
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Police investigating letters left at southeast Cedar Rapids homes as possible hate crime

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 11:55am
Police are investigating a possible hate crime after it was reported Thursday that letters containing “a fascist symbol and ‘White Pride’ verbiage,” were found at four...
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University of Iowa student governments urge fall shift to virtual learning

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 11:46am
IOWA CITY — Despite the oft-cited sentiment driving a fall return to campus that students want the traditional college experience, the University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate student...
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