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Governor Reynolds, Iowa GOP leaders continue tax-cut negotiations

2 hours 56 min ago
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and top Republicans in the House and Senate held private talks again Thursday at the Statehouse, but did not reach agreement on plans to cut state income taxes...
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More guidance needed on firings, demotions, Iowa board says

2 hours 59 min ago
DES MOINES — The Iowa Public Information Board wants to give government agencies clear directions of what information they need to provide about fired or demoted employees to comply with a new...
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Iowa to allow non-ACA compliant plans for another year

3 hours 3 min ago
The Iowa Insurance Division will allow non-compliant insurance plans to exist through calendar year 2019. Following federal approval, the state agency announced Thursday that individuals and small...
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Younkers going-out-of-business sales start Friday

3 hours 35 min ago
Going out of business sales at Younkers and other Bon-Ton Stores Inc. locations will start Friday, the company has announced. The sales will take place in 212 stores and online for stores that...
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Seeing Cedar Rapids from above: Tours for new Mount Trashmore slated for Saturday at EcoFest

3 hours 37 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Residents can get a sneak peek at the newly refined top of Cedar Rapids’ favorite trash heap, affectionately dubbed Mount Trashmore, on Saturday as part of EcoFest...
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The heartbeat of progress: St. Luke’s new heart procedure first of its kind in Cedar Rapids

3 hours 48 min ago
Denice Mcquiston really did not want a scar. Eating healthy and exercising has been a priority for her. She bikes up to 28 miles on a good day and participates in the summertime group rides every...
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Millions spent on University of Iowa clinic that’s still mostly vacant

3 hours 52 min ago
IOWA CITY — More than a year after University of Iowa Health Care wrapped up construction of a state-of-the-art clinic on the city’s east side — spending millions to build and...
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Iowa labor federation endorses Boulton for governor

4 hours 11 min ago
DES MOINES — Democratic state Sen. Nate Boulton has won the backing of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO in his race for the Democratic nomination for governor. Boulton, a freshman senator...
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Carson pushes opioid initiatives during Cedar Rapids visit

4 hours 50 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Addressing the national opioid crisis is “going to take all of us,” Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said during a...
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Ottumwa man threatens to kill a federal judge for second time

6 hours 25 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — An Ottumwa man, already serving time in a state prison for robbery and burglary and for threatening to kill former president Barack Obama and a federal judge, pleaded not guilty...
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Talking taxes, impaired driving, fuel prices and more: Iowa Capitol Digest for April 19

6 hours 36 min ago
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Thursday, April 19, 2018: TALKING TAXES: “We’re still talking, we’re still working … and that’s how...
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Marion man convicted for having stolen gun after assaulting woman

6 hours 48 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Marion man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court for illegally having a stolen gun after being arrested for assaulting a woman with the gun and forcing his way into a...
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Shadowboxers and more local acts joining newbo evolve fest

6 hours 56 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Locals and local ties will be in the spotlight during the newbo evolve festival Aug. 3 to 5. The Shadowboxers, featuring Cedar Rapids native Adam Hoffman on vocals and guitar,...
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Marion man charged in breaking-and-entering murder at Shamrock Apartments in Cedar Rapids

7 hours 33 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police have made an arrest in a January homicide. According to a media release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, a suspect has been arrested in the shooting...
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NewBo Fong’s Pizza names opening day

8 hours 19 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — In slightly more than two weeks, Cedar Rapidians will be able to grab a Crab Rangoon pizza from Des Moines’ own Fong’s Pizza. Fong’s Pizza will open its...
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‘Weetail’ consignment sale relocates this year

8 hours 52 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — A boost in rent at Hawkeye Downs prompted a semi-annual children’s clothing consignment sale to relocate this year. “There was a rent increase at the former venue,...
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Justice Department watchdog to report on Clinton-related FBI leaks

9 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON — A long-awaited U.S. Justice Department internal watchdog report on former FBI chief James Comey’s public disclosures on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email...
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Probe into Prince’s opioid death brings no criminal charges

9 hours 21 min ago
CHASKA, Minn. — A two-year investigation into the death of “Purple Rain” singer Prince failed to determine where he obtained a counterfeit painkiller laced with fentanyl,...
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Trump attorney Michael Cohen withdraws libel lawsuits over Russia dossier

9 hours 25 min ago
Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen have withdrawn defamation lawsuits against BuzzFeed and the political research firm Fusion GPS related to a dossier that...
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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee gives 19-2 vote for CJ Williams to become next Iowa district judge

10 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chief Magistrate CJ Williams received a 19-2 vote from the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, sending him on his way to becoming the next district judge in the...
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