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Fast-moving snowstorm snarls traffic

9 hours 53 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Saturday’s fast-moving snowstorm dropped at least 1 inch of snow and reduced visibility in Eastern Iowa, snarling traffic and leading to crashes and lane closures on...
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Profile: Oral surgeon serves low-income patients in Cedar Rapids clinic

11 hours 54 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — For years, Dr. Jeffrey Link has made service a part of his livelihood. And with his new position at the Eastern Iowa Dental Center, he’s making that mission local. Link...
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Farmers and consumers lack clear data on antibiotics for hogs

12 hours 1 min ago
Heidi Vittetoe wants consumers to put the use of antibiotics on livestock into perspective. “A lot of times you hear things that would imply that we shovel antibiotics at livestock, and...
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Study: Economic impact of improving Iowa water quality $30 million a year

12 hours 19 min ago
Improving water quality in Iowa would increase recreational benefits to Iowans by about $30 million per year, according to a new study from Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and...
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Restaurants, retail are alive at a crossroads of districts

13 hours 25 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — The intersection of Eighth Avenue SE and Fifth Street SE in Cedar Rapids is a heavily trafficked one. It’s a tiny pocket of Cedar Rapids that falls at the crossroads of...
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Bever Building demolition put on hold

16 hours 28 min ago
The Skogman family of companies wants to demolish three buildings on First Avenue in downtown Cedar Rapids to make way for a new office building. The three buildings include the former spots for...
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Iowa City police report armed robbery at Walgreens

17 hours 5 min ago
A suspect displayed a handgun before fleeing from a store with an undisclosed amount of money early Saturday morning, according to a media release from the Iowa City Police Department. At 2:37 a.m....
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Indictment: Russian troll farm cast Clinton as fraudster during Iowa Democratic caucus

February 16, 2018 - 8:42pm
One of the ways a Russian online troll farm meddled in the 2016 presidential election was to claim on Facebook that Hillary Clinton committed voter fraud in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses, a...
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Food truck feedback: After first year with revised city mobile vendor license in Cedar Rapids, vendors and officials take stock

February 16, 2018 - 5:31pm
Phoebe Rios is looking forward to March, when warmer weather brings hungry people outdoors to find local food trucks. She isn’t looking forward to renewing her mobile food vendor license,...
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Ommen: More Iowans dropping ACA coverage

February 16, 2018 - 5:04pm
More Iowans are dropping individual health insurance plans than the state initially anticipated, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said. The state’s insurance division said that, as of...
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Supporters of Iowa traffic camera ban eyeing victory this year

February 16, 2018 - 4:14pm
A ban on speed and red light cameras in Iowa has stronger support this year than ever, a Republican lawmaker said on Friday. State Rep. Jake Highfill, R-Johnston, said he believes he has the votes to...
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Live: Iowa City firefighters respond to fire at City Carton Recycling

February 16, 2018 - 3:49pm
The Iowa City Fire Department and other emergency responders are at the scene of a fire at City Carton Recycling at the intersection of E Benton and Capitol Streets in Iowa City. The Iowa City...
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Bills enforcing competitive bidding for universities and local governments still alive in Iowa Statehouse

February 16, 2018 - 3:29pm
Two bills in the Iowa Statehouse aimed at how public universities and local elected bodies bid out large capital projects have survived funnel week. However, both bills — which seek to add...
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Superintendents Murley, Speer finalists for top job at Grant Wood AEA

February 16, 2018 - 2:47pm
Iowa City schools Superintendent Stephen Murley and College Community School District Superintendent John Speer are finalists for the chief administrator role at the Grant Wood Area Education...
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FAA approves change for Cedar Rapids Land and Air Super Park

February 16, 2018 - 2:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Prospective tenants of the Cedar Rapids Land and Air Super Park will be able to negotiate longer, more attractive lease terms because of a decision by the Federal Aviation...
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Mitt Romney makes it official: He’s running for Senate in Utah

February 16, 2018 - 2:42pm
Mitt Romney on Friday announced his long-expected Senate bid in his adopted state of Utah with a low-key rollout intended to duck roiling Republican divisions and avoid signaling that he will play...
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A window into history: Tom Brokaw’s special collection, exhibit opens at UI

February 16, 2018 - 2:34pm
When Elizabeth Riordan found a pile of small rocks at the bottom of a bag of tangled press passes, she almost threw them away. But something made her pause. She was cataloging more than 50 years of...
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Schedule released for free movie series in Iowa City

February 16, 2018 - 2:31pm
IOWA CITY — There will be superheroes, animated darlings and 1980s classic characters on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside Macbride Hall this summer. The Summer of the Arts released...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks funnel week, Sen. Grassley's rating, and Democrats travel to Iowa

February 16, 2018 - 1:18pm
On Iowa Politics discusses the Iowa Legislature's Republican agenda as funnel week ends, Sen. Chuck Grassley has dropped in a new Iowa Poll behind Sen. Joni Ernst in popularity, and some well known...
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FBI says it did not properly follow-up tip on accused Florida shooter

February 16, 2018 - 12:35pm
PARKLAND, Fla. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it mishandled a January tip that the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the potential to carry...
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