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Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission delays fired officer’s appeal

4 hours 9 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission on Wednesday decided to delay the appeal hearing for fired police officer Lucas Jones until Sept. 22 and 23. But commissioners warned...
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University of Iowa rehires five of 15 laid-off lecturers

4 hours 13 min ago
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa’s largest college has rehired five of 15 lecturers it cut earlier this summer as part of the former dean’s efforts to trim $15 million to $25...
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2 Iowa store employees fired after refusing to serve police officer

4 hours 41 min ago
DES MOINES — Two former doughnut franchise employees were fired after refusing to serve a Des Moines police officer, the shop’s corporate headquarters said. Sgt. Paul Parizek, a...
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TV series will spotlight Michelle Martinko murder case on Sunday

4 hours 42 min ago
The investigation into Michelle Martinko’s murder will be featured at 9 p.m. Sunday in the cable TV series “On the Case” with Paula Zahn on the Investigation Discovery...
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Grassley rips Democrats for blocking extension of unemployment benefits

5 hours 31 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Compromise can’t be one-sided, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is accusing congressional Democrats are playing election-year politics with coronavirus...
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Trump campaign uses unauthorized and altered Gazette photo to criticize Biden

5 hours 33 min ago
A new ad from President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign uses a manipulated version of a news photo taken in Coralville by a Gazette photographer to inaccurately depict presumptive...
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What we know about the Beirut explosions

6 hours 16 min ago
Explosions in Beirut left more than 100 people dead and more than 4,000 injured Tuesday, according to the Lebanese Red Cross. Across Lebanon’s capital, people captured the stunning moment on...
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Polk, Linn and Johnson counties report highest COVID-19 case increases in Iowa

8 hours 13 min ago
Polk, Linn and Johnson counties saw the three largest single-day increases in new coronavirus cases in the state Wednesday by 11 a.m., reporting 103, 45 and 36 new cases, respectively. This was Linn...
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Linn County leaders call on Kim Reynolds to allow local control for mask mandates

8 hours 42 min ago
Linn County leaders officially issued a proclamation calling on Gov. Kim Reynolds to allow local control for issuing mask mandates on Wednesday. During a joint Linn County Supervisors and Board of...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds gets good marks in poll despite voter disagreement with state pandemic policies

9 hours 58 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Although they don’t always agree with her — and they don’t, Iowa voters give Gov. Kim Reynolds high marks for her job performance. Nearly three-fifths...
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs order restoring felon voting rights

10 hours 39 min ago
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds made good Wednesday on a promise by signing an executive order that automatically restores many felon voting rights. During a ceremony in her formal Capitol...
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Donald Trump, Joni Ernst have slight leads in poll of registered Iowa voters

11 hours 3 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — In Iowa, Republicans President Donald Trump and Sen. Joni Ernst are leading, but their races are within the margin of error in a new poll of registered voters. Both the...
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Iowa Freedom Riders want $5 million from Iowa City police budget for community response model

11 hours 15 min ago
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Freedom Riders have called for $5 million from the Iowa City Police Department’s budget to go toward the implementation of new model to address concerns in the...
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Some school districts reject Iowa in-class requirements

11 hours 35 min ago
JOHNSTON, Iowa — At least two school districts in Iowa are refusing to follow the governor’s demand that they return students to classrooms, rebuffing the idea that the state can...
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Unpopular Reynolds launches a late summer blockbuster. “School Wars”

12 hours 21 min ago
Todd Dorman So Gov. Kim Reynolds resumed her twice-weekly coronavirus pandemic briefings this week. They’re back by unpopular demand. Since Reynolds ended her televised briefings back in...
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Iowa football schedule: Hawkeyes open Big Ten season on Sept. 5

13 hours 26 min ago
The Hawkeyes will open the COVID-19 football season in Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 5, the Big Ten released this morning. The league unveiled a 10-game conference-only schedule on the Big Ten Network on...
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America’s uteri are too important to Fail

13 hours 59 min ago
When U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, wanted to increase funding to support endometriosis research, she knew exactly who to go to: women. Finkenauer was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of...
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Abby Finkenauer calls more coronavirus relief ‘imperative’; criticizes Reynolds pandemic response

August 4, 2020 - 7:25pm
DES MOINES — Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer hopes to convince congressional leaders of the urgency of another coronavirus relief package by sharing stories about how COVID-19 has affected her...
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Johnson County Board of Health approves mask regulation

August 4, 2020 - 6:52pm
IOWA CITY — Johnson County is one step closer to enacting a countywide face mask mandate. The Johnson County Public Health Board on Tuesday approved a resolution to enact a face mask...
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Marion looks to form working group to address racial equity in city

August 4, 2020 - 6:52pm
MARION — The Marion City Council is working on forming a working group to address and find solutions to racial equity issues within the city. During a work session Tuesday night, the City...
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