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Witching Hour: DJ Spooky on remixing the sounds of Explorer, Space, and the Van Allen belts

October 19, 2017 - 4:18pm
Music was a hobby that “sprawled out of control” for composer Paul D. Miller — all the way to outer space. Through a University of Iowa commission, he spent about a year finding...
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On love, beautiful music, and a Stradivarius: Joshua Bell to bring celebrated violin to Hancher Friday night

October 19, 2017 - 3:59pm
Theirs is a love affair that bridges the centuries and makes audiences swoon, whether they’re zipping past in a subway or seated in one of the world’s most magnificent concert halls. It...
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Des-Moines labor group urges Iowa regents to reject Knutson following ‘deficient’ work on Old Capitol

October 19, 2017 - 3:41pm
A group of laborers in a variety of construction trades is imploring the Board of Regents not to hire Knutson Construction Services for any of its projects while the University of Iowa is engaged in...
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All-inclusive playground in Cedar Rapids is ‘gift to the community’

October 19, 2017 - 3:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The sun was shining Thursday morning on the gleaming new playground equipment in Noelridge Park. Dozens of parents and children gathered around as a group of officials from the...
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Iowa Board of Regents hire Mark Braun as executive director with incentive to nearly double capped salary

October 19, 2017 - 3:28pm
As predicted, the Board of Regents on Thursday hired its Chief Operating Officer Mark Braun to fill its vacant executive director job, agreeing to supplement the position’s Legislative-imposed...
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Riverside parents who found 17-month-old dead in her crib charged with child endangerment resulting in death

October 19, 2017 - 2:31pm
RIVERSIDE — The parents of a 17-month-old girl who was found unresponsive in her crib in November have been charged in her death. Ambrashia Marie Chrzan, 29, and Anthony Lamont McCoy, 36, were...
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Bill Northey USDA nomination advances to full Senate

October 19, 2017 - 2:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The nomination of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to be an undersecretary at the USDA was approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday and sent to the full...
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Anamosa woman arrested after driving wrong way on I-380

October 19, 2017 - 12:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An Anamosa woman faces charges after police say she drove the wrong way on Interstate 380 while intoxicated. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said officers were...
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University of Iowa hospitals report progress in overcoming deficit

October 19, 2017 - 11:52am
After ending the last budget year with an operating income nearly 50 percent under budget and starting the new budget year with a $7.2 million deficit, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is...
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Apache Inc. to be acquired by Motion Industries

October 19, 2017 - 11:17am
Cedar Rapids-based Apache Inc. will be acquired for an undisclosed amount. Motion Industries, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Genuine Parts Co., announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement to...
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Hall-Perrine awards $5M to Cedar Lake-pedestrian bridge project

October 19, 2017 - 10:55am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Hall-Perrine Foundation on Thursday awarded $5 million to a long-in-the-making endeavor to reclaim Cedar Lake and a newer concept to construct a pedestrian bridge over the...
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Lebeda Mattress Factory plans move for southwest Cedar Rapids store

October 19, 2017 - 10:43am
CEDAR RAPIDS — After more than 20 years in leased space, Lebeda Mattress Factory will move in late February to a new building it will own on Edgewood Road SW near Highway 30 in Cedar...
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‘Alt-right’ leader Spencer isn’t wild about voting but backed Democrat Kerry, as well as Trump

October 19, 2017 - 10:19am
DALLAS — Dallas native and white supremacist leader Richard Spencer has expressed his disdain for voting, especially by women. But he has voted in Dallas County and in at least two other...
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The private life of Sgt. La David Johnson, the slain soldier ensnared in a Trump controversy

October 19, 2017 - 7:02am
To most of the country, Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson was an American service member killed in action in West Africa. But to his family and his Miami Gardens, Florida, community, Johnson was known...
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In the ‘Me too’ campaign, men must help stop sexual harassment, advocates say

October 19, 2017 - 7:01am
RALEIGH, N.C. — As Wake Forest minister John Pavlovitz watched his Facebook and Twitter feeds fill up in recent days with the proclamations of friends, family and acquaintances that they had...
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Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

October 19, 2017 - 6:47am
Former president Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor’s races that could...
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Thursday Morning Read: Corbett calls for more mental health services; Iowa State gets Koch Foundation gift; Lewinsky speaking at University of Iowa

October 19, 2017 - 6:28am
TODAY’S WEATHER — Partly cloudy, warm. High 71, low 51. CORBETT CALLS FOR MORE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES — In the wake of a report critical of measures used to restrain unruly boys at...
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Corbett calls for more mental health services during visit to State Training School in Eldora

October 18, 2017 - 6:50pm
ELDORA — In the wake of a report critical of measures used to restrain unruly boys at the Eldora State Training School, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ron Corbett is calling for more resources for...
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New North Liberty elementary school’s designs revealed

October 18, 2017 - 5:42pm
NORTH LIBERTY — The planned construction of a new elementary school in North Liberty will “depart from the traditional school” design and play on the site’s natural slopes,...
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Judge sentences leader in ice meth trafficking ring to 15 years in prison

October 18, 2017 - 4:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The last defendant in a large-scale ice methamphetamine trafficking ring in Eastern Iowa was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison, which was less time than he...
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