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Cedar Rapids eyes new home lending program

February 15, 2018 - 2:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After years of development, city officials are confident a new loan program for buyers of older Cedar Rapids homes is close at hand. “We’re at the point now where...
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FBI was warned about accused Florida school gunman but was unable to locate him based on info

February 15, 2018 - 12:53pm
PARKLAND, Fla. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned last year about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was...
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White House rejects bipartisan Senate immigration plan

February 15, 2018 - 12:50pm
WASHINGTON — The White House rejected on Thursday a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young “Dreamer” immigrants and tighten border security, saying it would weaken...
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‘E-waste’ recycling innovator faces prison for trying to extend life span of PCs

February 15, 2018 - 12:48pm
Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics. He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a test. He launched what he thinks is the first...
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Kinnick Stadium snow removal crew creates #SnowWave

February 15, 2018 - 12:23pm
A crew tasked with removing snow inside Kinnick Stadium today has had some fun with the task. A gigantic hand with hashtag #FTK (For the Kids) inside the palm has been shoveled in the snow...
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Linn County makes moves to fortify cyber security defenses

February 15, 2018 - 12:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As national debate over cybersecurity and the ubiquitous threat of hacking persists, officials in Linn County are taking steps to fortify their own defenses. On Wednesday, the...
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Rockwell Collins claimed one-fifth of Iowa’s R&D tax credits last year

February 15, 2018 - 11:53am
Cedar Rapids’s largest employer made one-fifth of the claims for Iowa’s research-and-development tax credit in 2017, a new report shows. Rockwell Collins claimed more than $13.9 million...
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Planned Parenthood sues Trump administration

February 15, 2018 - 10:41am
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and eight other organizations and local governments filed separate lawsuits today against the Trump administration for defunding a teen pregnancy program. The...
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House education leader gives up on ‘voucher’ plan — for this year

February 15, 2018 - 8:51am
DES MOINES — House Republican legislation to establish education savings grants, often called vouchers, for K-12 students in Iowa has been quashed — at least for this year. House...
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Paul Ryan: Florida shooting shouldn’t threaten right to own guns

February 15, 2018 - 7:39am
WASHINGTON — Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, in a round of interviews with conservative radio shows on Thursday, said the Florida school shooting that killed at least...
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DCI warns about scammers posting as agents

February 15, 2018 - 7:18am
DES MOINES — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Iowa State Patrol are warning citizens about scammers posing as state agents. According to the Department of Public Safety, the...
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Iowa City man faces sexual abuse charge for 2016 incident

February 15, 2018 - 6:55am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces up to 10 years in prison for a sexual assault alleged to have occurred nearly two years ago. According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, on...
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Coralville man arrested in connection with Iowa City thefts, burglaries

February 15, 2018 - 6:42am
IOWA CITY — A Coralville man is accused of taking more than $12,000 worth of items from an Iowa City apartment complex over the course of several months. According to Iowa City police criminal...
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Cedar Rapids woman injured in rural Linn County crash

February 15, 2018 - 6:13am
MIDWAY — A Cedar Rapids woman was injured when the truck she was riding in crashed into a ditch. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, the Monroe Township Fire...
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Iowa lawmakers make hectic march to pass bills as funnel date approaches

February 14, 2018 - 8:35pm
DES MOINES — For those who like to compare the legislative process to making sausage, Wednesday was a grinder at the Iowa Capitol. Legislators in the House and Senate held nearly 50...
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Iowa bill holds doctors harmless for not warning of birth defects

February 14, 2018 - 7:56pm
DES MOINES — Parents would have no cause of action to sue a doctor who failed to inform them their child might be born with birth defects under a bill approved on a party-line vote Wednesday...
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Pickups as school buses in Iowa? Bill comes with caveats

February 14, 2018 - 7:22pm
DES MOINES — Pickup trucks as school buses? That’s what the title of Senate Study Bill 3186 says. But a panel of senators said Wednesday said they are narrowing the legislation so it...
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Iowa House and Senate disagree on state budget cuts as end of fiscal year looms

February 14, 2018 - 6:58pm
DES MOINES — Iowa House and Senate Republicans are inching closer but have yet to reach agreement on how much they’ll cut from the state budget for the remaining four-and-a-half months...
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Cedar Rapids absorbs Quaker’s flood deductible leading to low bids for flood wall

February 14, 2018 - 6:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Bids for the Quaker Oats section of the Cedar Rapids flood protection system — the latest and thus far largest component — came in less than expected. That...
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Linn County joins growing statewide discussion on access centers

February 14, 2018 - 6:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County Supervisors have earmarked $3.5 million in levy funds for a crisis intervention facility — also known as an access center — to house mental health and...
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