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Plan your Galena trip

September 19, 2017 - 10:52am
WHERE TO STAY Galena abounds with picturesque bed-and-breakfasts and historic hotels. Here are a few within on or near Main Street; find more lodging options at...
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In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’ and threatens to ‘totally destroy North Korea’

September 19, 2017 - 10:03am
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces “great peril” from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and...
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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight canceled due to fog

September 19, 2017 - 9:02am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Due to heavy fog this morning, organizers of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight canceled today’s trip to Washington, D.C. The flight was to depart this morning from The...
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United Fire Group selling its life insurance division

September 19, 2017 - 8:41am
United Fire Group will sell its life insurance subsidiary to an Illinois-based insurance holding company, UFG announced Tuesday. Kuvare US Holdings plans to acquire United Life Insurance Co., the UFG...
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Ames man accused of starting fire in Iowa City apartment

September 19, 2017 - 6:39am
IOWA CITY — An Ames man is accused of intentionally starting a fire inside an Iowa City apartment. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 2:49 p.m. Monday, 19-year-old David...
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Cedar Rapids man accused of breaking into North Liberty business, taking vehicle

September 19, 2017 - 6:35am
NORTH LIBERTY — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of breaking into a North Liberty business and taking a company vehicle. According to North Liberty police criminal complaints, at 8 a.m. on Sept....
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Two arrested after armed robbery at Coral Ridge Mall

September 19, 2017 - 6:28am
CORALVILLE — Two men are accused of committing an armed robbery at Coral Ridge Mall Monday evening. According to Coralville police, the robbery happened around 7:35 p.m. in the mall parking...
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Layoffs expected at Mercy Iowa City

September 18, 2017 - 7:26pm
IOWA CITY — Mercy Iowa City will cut 115 positions -- with 65 people expected to be laid off or have their hours reduced Tuesday -- amid financial struggles that have been ongoing, despite the...
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Police: Truck leaves scene of accident after colliding with 13-year-old pedestrian in Iowa City

September 18, 2017 - 5:48pm
Iowa City Police are looking for information on a semi truck that left the scene of a truck versus pedestrian accident that resulted in injuries requiring hospitalization. According to a media...
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Iowa’s senators weighing new Obamacare plan

September 18, 2017 - 4:17pm
A last-minute attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Senate has not yet won the endorsement of Iowa’s two Republican senators, but the plan could be headed for a vote. A new...
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Democrats urge full review of Republicans’ 11th-hour attack on Obamacare

September 18, 2017 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that legislative analysts examine both the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a last-ditch effort by Republicans to...
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Searches for Iowa State, Board of Regents leadership advance

September 18, 2017 - 3:42pm
A 21-member search committee charged with sifting through the 64 candidates to become Iowa State University’s next president will interview eight semifinalists Sept. 26 and 27 at the Hilton...
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Rep. Blum: ‘We’ll be watching’ Rockwell Collins acquisition

September 18, 2017 - 3:39pm
U.S. Rep. Rod Blum will “always be very worried about” the acquisition of Rockwell Collins, he told The Gazette Monday. “We’re now part of a bigger company. We lose some...
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Iowa regulators reject news rules for livestock operations

September 18, 2017 - 3:35pm
DES MOINES — Over loud protests, state regulators voted unanimously Monday to reject proposed changes to rules governing large-scale livestock feeding operations in rural areas that advocates...
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Russian bombing of U.S.-backed forces being discussed at ‘highest levels’ -Mattis

September 18, 2017 - 3:33pm
WASHINGTON —U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that Russia’s bombing of U.S-backed fighters in Syria was being discussed at the highest levels and while a communication...
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Factbox: Some 371,000 customers still without power in Florida after Irma

September 18, 2017 - 3:30pm
Florida utilities said on Monday they restored power to over 95 percent of the 7.8 million homes and businesses knocked out by Hurricane Irma, leaving some 371,000 customers still without...
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Painkillers for your pet? The vet may need to check your prescriptions.

September 18, 2017 - 3:27pm
Some states are taking the war on opioids into veterinarians’ offices, aiming to prevent people who are addicted to opioids from using their pets to procure drugs for their own use. Colorado...
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Western powers urge Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to push for end to violence

September 18, 2017 - 3:16pm
NEW YORK — Britain, France and Australia urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to push for an end to military violence against Rohingya Muslims, while her national security adviser...
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Chipotle stumbles after failed queso debut, stock sinks 3 percent

September 18, 2017 - 3:05pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill sank more than 3 percent on Monday as customers on social media turned up their noses at the burrito seller’s new “queso”...
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Iowa sends Every Student Succeeds Act plan to U.S. Department of Education

September 18, 2017 - 2:59pm
DES MOINES — Iowa officials submitted their plan to meet new education standards under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act to the U.S. Department of Education on Monday. The Every Student...
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