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Gov. Reynolds delivers a victory for voting in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 11:10am
As promised back in June, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order this week automatically restoring voting rights to thousands of felons who have completed their sentences in prison and on parole...
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Corporate greed soars but workers are grounded

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 11:06am
The AFL-CIO has completed its annual CEO’s Paywatch and, once again, CEOs were drastically overpaid in the United States and workers drew the short straw. In 2019, CEO’s of S & P...
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Reynolds should let schools, teachers and parents decide what’s best

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 10:27am
Iowa schools are rebelling against Gov. Kim Reynolds mandate that schools meet in-person. As the unchecked spread of the virus has taken over our counties and cities, some schools have decided to...
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Watch: Jerry Burns sentencing in Michelle Martinko murder at 1:30 p.m.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 8:54am
On Friday, Jerry Burns of Manchester will be sentenced in the death of Michelle Martinko. The trial will be livestreamed on this page, and Gazette reporter Trish Mehaffey will cover the sentencing...
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Clothing, footwear purchases in Iowa exempt from sales tax Friday, Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 7, 2020 - 8:41am
Iowa’s sales tax holiday for clothing and footwear — when purchases of less than $100 are exempt from the sales tax — is this Friday and Saturday. The holiday will include online...
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West High reopens inquiry into teacher for inappropriately messaging student

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 11:28pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Community School District is reopening an investigation into a complaint that a West High School teacher inappropriately messaged a student over social media in...
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Linn County park’s name could change from trope to tribute

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 10:56pm
MARION — Named 55 years ago for the creek that runs through it, Squaw Creek Park — as well as the creek — may soon get new names as concern grows that the label is offensive and...
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Cedar Rapids survey seeks input on citizens’ police review board

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 10:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — City residents will be asked for input about how the city should structure a citizens’ police review board. Residents can take the survey online through Aug. 31 or by...
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Local restaurant recipes star in Marion student’s recipe book for kids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 6:25pm
Elizabeth Low has grown up watching her mother cook. Seeing her whip up food like bread, stir fry and dumplings for her and her three older brothers inspired her own love of cooking and led her to...
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Harvest those vegetables from your garden and make gazpacho

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 6:14pm
Here we are in the dead heat of summer, and those Victory Gardens are bursting with life. Leafy herbs like basil and parsley are flush. Tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers are coming into fruit...
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University of Iowa spent hundreds of thousands on searches for recently departed leaders

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 6:01pm
IOWA CITY — For the searches that netted the University of Iowa’s recently departed diversity head, provost and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean — all of whom started...
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Vice President Mike Pence returning to Des Moines next week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 5:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Vice President Mike Pence will return to Des Moines on Aug. 13 to talk about the Trump administration’s “Fight for America” campaign, the White House...
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$21 million in COVID-19 aid goes toward Iowa computer system

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 5:31pm
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has transferred $21 million intended for Iowa coronavirus relief to help pay for a computer system already in the works before the pandemic. As of July 31, Reynolds has...
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Sen. Joni Ernst suggests Trump accept nomination from Des Moines

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 5:25pm
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst has an idea for where President Donald Trump can deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination: Des Moines. “That makes total sense to...
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Marion City Council votes to establish community equity working group with Marion Alliance for Racial Equity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 5:23pm
MARION — The Marion City Council voted to establish a community equity working group with the Marion Alliance for Racial Equity at its meeting on Thursday night. The motion to direct staff to...
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Metal Supermarket opens in Cedar Rapids for manufacturers, artists

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 6, 2020 - 3:48pm
In manufacturing, they are referred to as metals warehouses — giant structures that stock vast amounts of giant sheets of steel, stainless steel, aluminum and copper — often with...
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