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Plans unveiled for new Riverside Roundhouse in Cedar Rapids

2 hours 31 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Plans were unveiled Wednesday for a new development in Czech Village that fundraisers hope brings a piece of the past back to the future. Renderings of a restored $1.5 million...
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Gorsuch hearings Day 3: Supreme Court pick grilled; confidence grows for GOP

2 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON — Democratic senators more aggressively questioned Judge Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday in hopes of drawing him out on his potential independence from President Donald Trump, while...
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Willis Dady asks for public’s help funding shelter expansion

2 hours 55 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Willis Dady Emergency Shelter officials are well on their way to expanding their Cedar Rapids facility after having raised more than two-thirds of the money the project...
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CAFO law would hurt recourse, organization says

3 hours 28 min ago
A law under consideration in the Legislature threatens to further limit the recourse of Iowans suffering the ill effects of neighboring livestock confinements, the Iowa Policy Project warned on...
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Iowa lawmakers grill regent appointees on funding, tuition, openness

4 hours 37 min ago
DES MOINES — Members of Iowa’s Senate Education Committee on Wednesday pressed three appointees to the Board of Regents on issues of government openness, rising tuition and the funding...
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Newly discovered home color movies show White House grounds, Hoover family

4 hours 39 min ago
WEST BRANCH — Researchers at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum-Library in West Branch have discovered what are believed to be the earliest color films of the White House grounds and of...
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C.R. cop changing her game for ‘Survivor: Game Changer’

5 hours 17 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police investigator Sarah Lacina was strong before entering “Survivor.” She’s even stronger for having played the popular TV test of physical,...
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Pear Deck raises $4 million

6 hours 39 min ago
With a boost of $4 million, co-founders of Pear Deck, an Iowa City education technology company, said they plan to expand staff, hire more software developers and bolster their marketing...
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Senate committee advances ban on local minimum wage hikes

6 hours 41 min ago
DES MOINES — Majority GOP senators advanced a bill Wednesday prohibiting local governments from setting minimum wages higher than the state’s $7.25 hourly rate, but did not rule out...
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20-week abortion ban advances in Iowa House GOP lawmaker: ‘I don’t think it will be easily passed’

8 hours 26 sec ago
DES MOINES — There’s a “lot of work to be done” to win House approval of a Senate-passed bill that would bar doctors from performing abortions after the 20th week of a...
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More cancer projected in Iowa this year

8 hours 24 min ago
Researchers project 17,400 new cancer diagnoses in Iowa this year — up from an estimated 16,600 last year, according to a new State Health Registry of Iowa report released Wednesday. The...
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Judge Edward McManus remembered for decades of service

10 hours 33 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Judge Edward McManus spent more than seven decades serving his country and state. The Northern District of Iowa judge spent more than 50 years on the bench, served as lieutenant...
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Marion home sustains heavy fire damage

10 hours 42 min ago
MARION — A Marion home sustained considerable fire damage Wednesday morning. Marion Deputy Fire Marshall Shawn Fluharty said crews were called to 966 13th St. at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday for a...
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One dead, ‘catastrophic’ injuries after parliament attack in London

10 hours 59 min ago
LONDON — One woman has died and other people are being treated for “catastrophic” injuries after an attack near parliament on Wednesday, British news agency Press Association...
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No, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant, the play is not called ‘A Streetcar Naked Desire’

11 hours 15 min ago
In the pantheon of “Wheel of Fortune” fails, one contestant’s missed answer Tuesday night was pretty epic. With two blank spaces remaining, a player named Kevin guessed...
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Sears warns of ‘going concern’ doubts

14 hours 51 min ago
Sears Holdings Corp, once the largest U.S. retailer, warned on Tuesday about its ability to continue as a going concern after years of losses and declining sales. “Our historical operating...
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Wednesday Morning Read: Ellis Boulevard extension, fireworks legalization advances, Blum no on AHCA

15 hours 12 min ago
ELLIS BOULEVARD EXTENSION? — A short but potentially transformative extension of Ellis Boulevard NW is on the table in Cedar Rapids. The extension would connect Ellis, which ends in a...
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Senate votes to legalize fireworks in Iowa

March 21, 2017 - 8:41pm
DES MOINES — Fireworks enthusiasts launched their effort Tuesday to bring legal pyrotechnics to Iowa on a limited basis, lighting up the Senate’s vote display board with 34 green lights...
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CommonBond seeks ‘successive application’ for Crestwood Ridge Apartments

March 21, 2017 - 8:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Backers of an affordable housing project with five units reserved for the chronically homeless say plans have changed enough to warrant a second look by the Cedar Rapids City...
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Utilities board proceeds with Alliant net-metering pilot

March 21, 2017 - 7:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite complaints that Alliant Energy’s proposed net-metering pilot program could hinder Iowa’s solar growth, the state utilities board has indicated it’s...
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