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Iowans offer to house Miami peacocks

November 5, 2017 - 8:23pm
MIAMI — The solution to Miami’s polarizing peacock problem could be a man known as Mr. Peacock who has generously offered to adopt the unwanted birds at his four-acre farm in Iowa corn...
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Iowa DOT begins clearing path for $225 million Highway 30 project

November 5, 2017 - 7:53pm
TAMA — Motorists traveling along Highway 30 between Cedar Rapids and Tama may have noticed trees coming down. Crews with the Iowa Department of Transportation have begun grubbing and clearing...
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No recommendation, but Iowa agriculture secretary Northey has discussed his replacement with Reynolds

November 5, 2017 - 7:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has discussed his replacement with Gov. Kim Reynolds, but has not recommended who should succeed him if his nomination to be a USDA...
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Two hurt in fire at Marion apartment complex

November 5, 2017 - 5:14pm
MARION — Two people were taken to hospitals after a fire at a Marion apartment complex Sunday morning. Firefighters were called to a three-story complex at 121 Southview Drive at 6:02 a.m....
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More than two dozen killed in South Texas church shooting

November 5, 2017 - 5:13pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — A gunman shot and killed more than two dozen people and injured many others Sunday inside a small community church here in South Texas, and he was found dead...
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Debate over ‘ban the box’ laws continues in Iowa

November 5, 2017 - 2:43pm
DES MOINES — Advocates for criminal justice reforms have sought laws that prevent an employer from asking, on job applications, whether an applicant has a criminal record. So- called...
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Reports: Multiple people shot at Texas church

November 5, 2017 - 1:40pm
Several people were shot Sunday inside a church in South Texas, not far from San Antonio, authorities said. The incident occurred at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town more than...
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Social Hall latest addition to NewBo in Cedar Rapids

November 5, 2017 - 11:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new social hall is the Jelinek family’s latest addition to the New Bohemia District in Cedar Rapids. The Jelineks’ restoration of the 1914-built Ideal Theatre...
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Iowa 55, No. 6 Ohio State 24 — The Jewells knew

November 4, 2017 - 8:07pm
IOWA CITY — You saw that scrum. It was a lot like the one last year when the quarterback lost his helmet and it ended up being passed around in downtown Iowa City bars. Nate Stanley’s...
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On anniversary of Jerime Mitchell shooting, advocates continue push for change

November 4, 2017 - 4:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — On the night of Oct. 31, Louise Johnson said she spent the evening along Coe Road NE, standing on the corner where her son was shot a year ago. It was cold, it was raining and...
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Iowa campuses fight sexual violence amid uncertainty

November 4, 2017 - 3:57pm
Iowa’s public universities, among those across the nation struggling to address the prevalence of sexual violence on campus, say they are not waiting for the U.S. Department of Education to...
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Cedar Rapids house fire displaces two residents

November 4, 2017 - 3:29pm
Two people have been displaced after a fire broke out in the basement of their Cedar Rapids home. Cedar Rapids Fire Department was dispatched to the home, located at 4202 Old Oak Dr. NE, at 12:44...
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Stingless wasps in Iowa are the buzz in halting EAB onslaught

November 4, 2017 - 1:32pm
DES MOINES — State and federal insect experts say it likely will be next year before they will be able to tell whether a swarm of stingless wasps introduced in Iowa are helping suppress a...
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Why HR doesn’t always protect harassment victims

November 4, 2017 - 1:25pm
In an ideal world, anyone who experiences harassment at work would head directly to the human resource department. That’s where a sensitive, well-trained professional would conduct an...
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Author profile: written history meant for family members turns into memoir about serving in Vietnam

November 4, 2017 - 1:21pm
After graduating from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids and attending Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Douglas Beed found himself unable to afford more schooling. In the late 1960s,...
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Travel: Taking tea on Vancouver Island, Canada’s most British city

November 4, 2017 - 7:18am
As I departed baggage claim at Victoria International Airport, I overheard a man asking the tourism desk: “Where am I? When I booked this trip in Orange County, I thought I was going to...
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Iowa’s health coverage plans shift cost to state workers

November 4, 2017 - 7:05am
DES MOINES — Thousands of state employees, many who no longer are allowed to bargain collectively for benefits, face significantly higher health care costs starting Jan. 1 under a plan that...
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds laying groundwork for 2018

November 4, 2017 - 7:02am
On a recent cool autumn Saturday, Gov. Kim Reynolds made a pair of stops in Northern Iowa to speak at Republican Party gatherings. She gave brief remarks at both events, but also took time while...
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Time machine: The history of governing Cedar Rapids

November 4, 2017 - 6:59am
On the eve of city elections, let’s look back at how Cedar Rapids has been governed in the past century-and-a-half. Cedar Rapids was incorporated in 1849 when it was granted a town charter by...
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Homeowners look to nearby Solon for safe water

November 4, 2017 - 6:56am
SOLON — One of 14 homeowners in a development nestled next to Lake Macbride Golf Course, Mark Steiger just wants safe drinking water for his family. Untreated, the water in his...
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