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U.S. to appeal ruling blocking Trump funding cuts on sanctuary cities

September 18, 2017 - 2:53pm
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it would appeal a court order blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to restrict federal funds for...
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Coralville’s Laurie Goodrich running for second City Council term

September 18, 2017 - 2:36pm
CORALVILLE — Laurie Goodrich is seeking a second term on the Coralville City Council. Goodrich, 62, was elected to the council in 2013. She announced Monday she is running for re-election in...
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Brucemore historic site hosts upcoming Hired Help tours

September 18, 2017 - 2:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Join a costumed interpreter for a tour exploring the lives of Brucemore’s domestic servants in the early 20th Century. The Hired Help tours take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m....
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For Equifax, stock sales prior to notice of massive security breech said to be focus of criminal probe

September 18, 2017 - 2:32pm
The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into whether top officials at Equifax Inc. violated insider trading laws when they sold stock before the company disclosed that it had...
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Names released in Cedar Rapids homicide

September 18, 2017 - 1:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police have identified the two people shot inside a Cedar Rapids home Saturday night. Public safety spokesmen Greg Buelow said Kenneth L. Everett, 33, and Gabriel...
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The Ground Floor: Eastern Iowa portal designed to help, one cause at a time

September 18, 2017 - 1:27pm
Ed Luebe said his new business aims to help each of what he calls the three pillars of the community — individuals and not-for-profit and for-profit businesses. Luebe is the founder and...
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Iowa regents asking for $12 million solely for resident, undergrad aid

September 18, 2017 - 1:21pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa’s public universities typically ask lawmakers for “general” fund resources to be used for “general” purposes — which they usually...
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Glasson calls for restoring Iowa union rights, higher school funding

September 18, 2017 - 12:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The number one job of the governor is to “raise wages and improve the standard of living for all working people,” Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Cathy Glasson...
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County Attorney: Bat, claw hammer used in Cedar Rapids assault

September 18, 2017 - 11:43am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of assaulting another man with a variety of weapons, including a baseball bat and a claw hammer. According to the Linn County Attorney’s...
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McGuire gets Iowa governor endorsement from former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean

September 18, 2017 - 10:19am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Former presidential hopeful and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is endorsing Andy McGuire — “a proud, passionate progressive with a record of...
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Emmys: Diversity reigns over Trump

September 18, 2017 - 7:15am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) — Against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s assaults on the media, women, and people of color, two feminist dramas and America’s most powerful...
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More than 80 arrested as riot police break up St. Louis protest over officer’s acquittal

September 18, 2017 - 6:09am
ST. LOUIS — More than 80 people were arrested on Sunday night as protests in St Louis over the acquittal of a white policeman who had shot a black man turned violent for a third night...
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September 17, 2017 - 8:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An Operation Quickfind has been issued for a missing Cedar Rapids girl. Police say 13-year-old Jasia Swentkofske was last seen at 1513 E Ave. NE on Sunday. She is described as 5...
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President’s supporters: Tell UN that America comes first

September 17, 2017 - 5:57pm
WASHINGTON — They want him to scrap the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran. They want him to bring American service members home. And they want him to stop sending money to help out other...
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North Liberty man injured in rollover crash near Bertram

September 17, 2017 - 4:16pm
BERTRAM — A North Liberty man suffered non-life threatening injuries in a rollover crash Sunday afternoon near Bertram. According to a news release from the Linn County Sheriff’s...
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Eastern Iowa private colleges find encouraging news in fall enrollment reports

September 17, 2017 - 3:26pm
Even as the University of Iowa and Iowa State University look to slow years of record-setting enrollment growth, many of Iowa’s private colleges continue the pursuit for more students —...
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Been ‘Equihacked’ in the Equifax data breach?

September 17, 2017 - 3:20pm
More than 1 million Iowans are believed to be among the 143 million people whose personal information kept by the Equifax credit reporting agency was compromised by hackers. The information, Equifax...
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Iowa City considers tobacco ban in all city parks

September 17, 2017 - 2:42pm
IOWA CITY — City leaders could expand Iowa City’s smoking ban to include all city parks. On Tuesday, the Iowa City Council is slated to vote on an amendment to the city’s Smoke...
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Monster storms change coastlines, not minds on climate change

September 17, 2017 - 2:26pm
WASHINGTON — Back-to-back hurricanes fueled by warm Atlantic waters may have altered the coasts of Texas and Florida, but there’s no indication they are shifting the politics of climate...
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Haiti relief organization hosts annual fundraiser Sept. 23

September 17, 2017 - 10:56am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Coralville-based organization is hosting an event this weekend to raise money so it can continue providing health services in rural Haiti. The Community Health Initiative,...
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