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Corridor manufacturers receive state incentives for expansions

August 18, 2017 - 12:24pm
Two manufacturers in the Cedar Rapids metro will receive state tax incentives to put toward expansions. The Iowa Economic Development Authority on Friday approved providing incentives to Highway...
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Trump decides to get rid of White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon

August 18, 2017 - 11:45am
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has decided to dismiss his embattled chief strategist Stephen Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general election victory, in a major White House shake-up...
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Friday morning crash near Robins sends one to hospital

August 18, 2017 - 11:39am
ROBINS — One man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were called to a two-vehicle injury crash at County...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Sen. Joni Ernst's town hall meeting and Rep. Steve King's lack of comments on Charlottesville

August 18, 2017 - 10:53am
This week On Iowa Politics discussed Sen. Ernst's recent town hall meeting in Washington, Iowa, the race for the 2018 governor and Rep. Steve King's relevancy, and lack of comments on the...
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Garage Band: Daughter’s plant-based protein choice inspires local business

August 18, 2017 - 10:10am
Having a daughter that prefers peanut butter over steak provided a Marion entrepreneur with the inspiration for a business. Brandy Vorhies owns Nutty Sisters, which makes freshly ground artisan...
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Clickstop acquires hot pepper seed company

August 18, 2017 - 10:01am
Clickstop, the Urbana-based e-commerce retail company, has acquired a distributor of pepper and chili seeds. The acquisition of Pepper Joe’s marks Clickstop’s first venture into the...
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Trump Unity Bridge float riles some in Iowa City

August 18, 2017 - 9:36am
IOWA CITY — A 30-foot-long parade float blaring “God Bless America” drew immediate attention in downtown Iowa City Friday morning. The Trump Unity Bridge, a trailer with dozens...
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Want to be governor?

August 18, 2017 - 9:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS — In addition to a good head of hair, a firm handshake and a winning smile, running for governor takes money. A candidate for governor of Iowa should be prepared to raise upward...
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Pet stocks beat the market as animal owners open their wallets

August 18, 2017 - 9:14am
These stocks are no dogs. With Americans spending like never before on their animal companions, stock watchers have been betting on big returns from pet stocks. The Pet Passion index, a tracker...
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Friday Morning Read: Iowa City startup raises $2 million, Sinclair smokestack might make a comeback, UI denounces the KKK

August 18, 2017 - 7:03am
Business hour limitation on Tower Terrace Road removed - The Marion City Council voted 5-2 Thursday to extend the hours of operation in a commercial district along Tower Terrace Road, a move opposed...
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Marion Council votes to remove business hour limitation on Tower Terrace Road

August 17, 2017 - 9:04pm
MARION — The Marion City Council voted 5-2 Thursday to extend the hours of operation in a commercial district along Tower Terrace Road, a move opposed by those living in homes that abut the...
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U.S., Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea

August 17, 2017 - 8:41pm
WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan will step up their defense cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the...
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U.S. digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis

August 17, 2017 - 8:37pm
SAN FRANCISCO — A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were...
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Marion looks to researchers for better policing

August 17, 2017 - 8:07pm
MARION — University of Iowa researchers will be embedded with the Marion Police Department for half a year to help the force get ahead of crime trends and decide where its resources are most...
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IPERS accuses big banks of conspiracy

August 17, 2017 - 7:45pm
Six Wall Street investment banks are conspiring to control the little-known — but lucrative — market for lending stocks, according to a federal lawsuit being led by Iowa’s...
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Suspected second terrorist attack in Spain thwarted, suspected terrorists shot in nearby Cambrils

August 17, 2017 - 7:12pm
MADRID — Spanish police early Friday said they had killed the alleged perpetrators of a suspected terrorist attack in the town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona. The news came hours after police...
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Johnson County supervisors pass resolution condemning hatred

August 17, 2017 - 6:53pm
IOWA CITY — The Johnson County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Thursday in support of Charlottesville residents and others oppressed by racist groups. The board unanimously voted to...
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‘Anonymous’ turns up heat on Congress: It claims to post private GOP numbers including Grassley’s

August 17, 2017 - 6:52pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group affiliated with the online activist group Anonymous posted Thursday what it says are the private cellphone numbers and email addresses of 22 Republican members of...
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Trucker could face death penalty in smuggling case

August 17, 2017 - 6:48pm
A federal grand jury in San Antonio has indicted a truck driver for his alleged role in the smuggling deaths of 10 undocumented immigrants found in the trailer of a truck that had been driven from...
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Pedestrian bridge group wants to recreate ‘iconic’ Sinclair smokestack

August 17, 2017 - 5:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The old 193-foot-tall Sinclair smokestack — a landmark in Cedar Rapids for more than a century and one of the tallest smokestacks in Iowa — could be replicated as...
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