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Woodworking job spawns Cedar Rapids business

November 22, 2017 - 10:48am
Four years ago, Travis Murray started a job at a Cedar Rapids company that created a new career focus and led to the launch of Hawkeye Yard Games. “I went to work for Morgan Meredith on Mount...
Categories: State/Local News

Linn County redistricting plan heads to state for final approval

November 22, 2017 - 10:29am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Plan 2, Linn County’s potential new redistricting map for a three-member Board of Supervisors, is heading to the state for final approval. The Linn County Board of...
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Cedar Rapids Fire Department responds to early morning house fire

November 22, 2017 - 10:19am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to a fire early Wednesday morning. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said crews were called to 838 14th St. SE at 12:42...
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Iowa Department of Natural Resources encourages all to ‘take it outside’ this holiday season

November 22, 2017 - 9:59am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Rather than reach for a second — or third — slice of pumpkin pie after Thanksgiving dinner, take a hike. That’s the advice of the Iowa Department of Natural...
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Nickelodeon rewards Iowa girl’s relief efforts

November 22, 2017 - 9:10am
Whenever Raegan Junge of rural Keystone hears about a natural disaster via the news or Facebook, she springs into action. “I will pack up a box with personal items — little items like...
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Cedar Rapids police investigating unattended death

November 22, 2017 - 8:00am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police are investigating an unattended death. Sgt. Phil Hansen said police were called to the alley in the 500 block of 10th Street SW at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday....
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Wednesday morning read: Mayoral forum sheds light on candidates' views, no switching to Amerigroup for Iowans, 'Kinnick Wave' wins Disney award

November 22, 2017 - 7:30am
Mayoral candidates Vernon and Hart face off in Tuesday forum - Mayoral candidates Monica Vernon and Brad Hart differed on approaches to address a shortfall of affordable housing during a forum...
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Cedar Rapids teacher plans kidney donation to Rockwell Collins employee

November 22, 2017 - 6:43am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Dave Gosch, 55, looked around Tricia Weber’s classroom at Grant Wood Elementary School last week and recalled his own days as a student there, many years ago. And he...
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Vernon, Hart differ on affordable housing at Cedar Rapids mayoral forum

November 21, 2017 - 10:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayoral candidates Monica Vernon and Brad Hart differed on approaches to address a shortfall of affordable housing during a forum Tuesday night at the Cedar Rapids Public...
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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate, a potential boost to tax overhaul

November 21, 2017 - 8:42pm
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Tuesday she supports repealing the Affordable Care’s Act individual mandate, potentially providing a boost to GOP efforts to overhaul the tax...
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David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ Star, Dies at 67

November 21, 2017 - 7:34pm
LOS ANGELES — David Cassidy, pop culture idol of the 1970s, died Tuesday in a Florida hospital. The musician and actor was 67. His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement...
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Cedar Rapids Japanese teacher Julie Cain takes top national honor

November 21, 2017 - 5:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Enrolling in a high school Japanese class is a scary decision for many students, says Washington High School teacher Julie Cain. “There are so many people who want to...
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WATCH LIVE: Cedar Rapids Mayoral Candidate forum

November 21, 2017 - 5:48pm
The Gazette is live from tonight’s mayoral candidate forum at Cedar Rapids Public Library’s Whipple Auditorium. Where candidates for Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart and Monica Vernon will...
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Prosecutors say the law required Chris Soules to stay at the fatal crash to talk with law enforcement ‘face-to-face’

November 21, 2017 - 4:59pm
INDEPENDENCE — Prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday saying “Bachelor” star Chris Soules, who crashed his vehicle into a tractor that resulted in the death of an Aurora farmer,...
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FCC plan to nix ‘net neutrality’ would give internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use

November 21, 2017 - 4:50pm
WASHINGTON — Federal officials took aim at a signature Obama-era regulation Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would give internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online...
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Grassley backs NAFTA negotiations, but not at expense of Iowa agriculture

November 21, 2017 - 3:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite warnings from Canada that the future of NAFTA is in jeopardy unless the Trump administration backs off its most controversial proposals, Sen. Chuck Grassley remains...
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FBI agents testify Waterloo man admitted sending threatening tweets to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst

November 21, 2017 - 2:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Federal Bureau of Investigation agents testified Tuesday that a Waterloo man admitted to sending three tweets “that could be perceived as threatening” to U.S. Sen....
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Plan ahead, arrive early if you’re traveling this week

November 21, 2017 - 2:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Whether it’s by plane or automobile, those traveling during the holiday weekend will want to allow for extra time during a peak traffic week. That extra travel time...
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Mount Vernon and Lisbon ready to ring in the holiday season

November 21, 2017 - 1:33pm
The cities of Mount Vernon and Lisbon are preparing the ring in the holiday season with a pair of events — the first set for Nov. 30 in Mount Vernon and the second taking place Dec. 9 in...
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Iowa Medicaid enrollees won’t be able to switch to Amerigroup

November 21, 2017 - 12:46pm
Hundreds of thousands of enrollees in Iowa’s privately managed Medicaid program will not be able to choose between the two remaining providers after AmeriHealth Caritas of Iowa’s...
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