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Sanders brings tax plan protest to Cedar Rapids

February 16, 2018 - 12:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Bernie Sanders, the former presidential candidate and independent senator from Vermont, is scheduled to return again to Iowa next week as part of his national “Repeal the...
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West Des Moines woman sues Fareway over salmonella sickness

February 16, 2018 - 11:51am
A West Des Moines woman is suing Fareway based on the claim she became sick from salmonella this week after eating chicken salad from the grocery store chain. Kati Huffman, 31, bought prepared...
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U.S. grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals, three entities in alleged election meddling

February 16, 2018 - 11:32am
WASHINGTON — A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the U.S. election campaign from 2014 through 2016 in a multi-pronged effort with the aim of supporting...
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Virtual career fair coming to Corridor

February 16, 2018 - 11:11am
Jobseekers in the Corridor will have a chance to meet-and-greet with local employers without the need to leave their homes next month. Corridor Development, a joint venture between the Cedar Rapids...
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Deere raises sales forecast amid signs of farm recovery

February 16, 2018 - 10:11am
Deere & Co., the world’s largest farm machine maker, raised its full-year sales forecast, and there’s reason to believe that good news will keep coming. After a prolonged slump for...
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Iowa Supreme Court sides with Cedar Rapids couple in surrogacy dispute

February 16, 2018 - 9:13am
The Iowa Supreme Court Friday affirmed a district-court decision that a Cedar Rapids couple are entitled to keep an 18-month-old child born to a surrogate mother from Muscatine, in a case that pits...
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Iowa City man faces prison time for alleged knife threat

February 16, 2018 - 7:21am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces prison time for allegedly threatening people with a knife during a dispute in December. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 1:20 p.m....
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Second suspect arrested in Iowa City theft investigation

February 16, 2018 - 7:00am
IOWA CITY — Police have arrested the second suspect in a string of thefts from an Iowa City apartment complex. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, 21-year-old Mariah D. Arneson...
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Friday Morning Read: Iowa lawmakers pull gun bill after Florida deadly shooting, sales tax extension clears hurdle, will success of alternative energy sources hurt the power grid?

February 16, 2018 - 6:54am
Iowa lawmakers pull gun bill after Florida deadly shooting- Shockwaves from a deadly shooting at a Florida high school shook the Capitol on Thursday, where lawmakers halted plans to change the...
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Semi truck loses load of corn, results in single car crash

February 16, 2018 - 5:52am
CEDAR RAPIDS – A semi crash caused a corn spill and a subsequent single-vehicle crash on Highway 30 early Friday morning. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, Mount...
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Accused Florida school gunman led life of warning signs

February 15, 2018 - 8:45pm
PARKLAND, Fla. — The stranger’s message on YouTube couldn’t have been clearer. “Im going to be a professional school shooter,” a person identifying himself as...
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U.S. Senate rejects immigration bills, leaves Dreamers in limbo

February 15, 2018 - 8:30pm
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate rejected a series of bills to protect “Dreamer” immigrants on Thursday, leaving in limbo the future of 1.8 million young adults brought to the United...
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Dead or Alive: What measures did — and didn’t — clear Iowa Legislature hurdle?

February 15, 2018 - 7:26pm
Here is a sampling of how some issues are faring so far in the 2018 Iowa legislative session: ALIVE Expand water quality efforts (SF512) Signed by governor Ban automated traffic cameras/enforcement...
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Survey seeks opinions about city services in Cedar Rapids

February 15, 2018 - 6:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids wants to hear from you. The city is participating in the National Citizen Survey, a scientific survey of resident opinions on a range of community issues, and...
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Iowa lawmakers pull gun bill after Florida deadly shooting

February 15, 2018 - 6:32pm
DES MOINES — Shockwaves from a deadly shooting at a Florida high school shook the Capitol on Thursday, where lawmakers halted plans to change the state’s gun permitting law and directed...
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Trump budget proposes to cancel Iowa passenger rail funds

February 15, 2018 - 6:31pm
The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposes canceling $53.4 million in passenger rail money, with the bulk of it likely coming from funds set aside for a connection between...
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Banishing a sluR, looking past the funnel, taking a breath: Iowa Capitol Digest, Feb. 15

February 15, 2018 - 5:10pm
SPREAD THE WORD: Special Olympics and Best Buddies were at the Capitol on Thursday to promote the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign to end the use of the word “retard.” The...
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Iowa Legislature seeks more requirements for state-sponsored assistance

February 15, 2018 - 4:33pm
Republican legislators are seeking to implement more oversight on public assistance programs in Iowa by way of legislation being pushed to the Senate floor this week. The Senate Labor and Business...
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End of funnel week in sight: Iowa House approves 20-year extension of school infrastructure tax

February 15, 2018 - 3:54pm
DES MOINES — The end of funnel week at the Iowa Capitol is marked by sleep-deprived lawmakers checking smartphones to see where they are supposed to be, legislative staffers burdened down by...
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Trial reset fifth time for Marengo man accused of shooting his friend in 2016

February 15, 2018 - 2:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An attempted murder trial for a Marengo man accused of shooting his friend in southeast Cedar Rapids in 2016 was reset Thursday to May 21 due to a defense attorney coming down...
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