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Courts part of oversight in protecting children in Iowa’s foster care system

November 18, 2017 - 5:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — From local to state to federal levels, the Iowa Department of Human Services has many eyes on the decisions it makes. One such oversight are the courts. Various steps in a child...
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Democrats Hubbell, Boulton take early lead in Iowa’s race for governor

November 18, 2017 - 5:15pm
DES MOINES — It was a good week for Fred Hubbell and Nate Boulton. They are the early front-runners among seven Democrats seeking to become their party’s nominee in the Iowa...
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Cedar Rapids seeks solution to sewer surges

November 18, 2017 - 11:19am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Every few years, when rain falls the heaviest, residents along Grande Avenue and Blake Boulevard SE deal with sewage backing up and flooding their basements. It’s...
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Four Iowa businesses allowed to send beef to China

November 18, 2017 - 11:18am
For the first time in 14 years, China began allowing imports of U.S. beef in late June. Beef producers in the United States, including in Iowa, had long awaited the opening of that door. China had...
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Gas tax hike pumps half a billion into Iowa road projects

November 18, 2017 - 11:16am
DES MOINES — When they pull into the gas station and fill up their tanks, drivers pay 10 cents more per gallon to the state than they did only a few years ago. That tax hike, approved by a...
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Iowa City prepares for no-sort curbside recycling

November 18, 2017 - 11:15am
IOWA CITY — The city next month will introduce a “single stream” recycling system — meaning residents no longer must sort their curbside recycling. Iowa City’s...
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University of Iowa alum stretches her yoga boundaries, all the way to Cambodia

November 18, 2017 - 11:14am
AMANA — Lily Allen-Duenas may turn into a mermaid on a Cambodian beach after Dec. 1. Or perhaps a downward-facing dog or a warrior or something even more exotic, when the marketing manager...
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Cedar Rapids police searching for suspect in several armed robberies

November 18, 2017 - 10:52am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating three armed robberies that have occurred since Sunday, November 12th and is asking the public for help identifying the...
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Time Machine: Iowa City’s Close House

November 18, 2017 - 10:27am
Iowa City industrialist Chalmer D. Close built a showplace home on the corner of Gilbert and Bowery streets in 1874. A century later, the Close House at 538 S. Gilbert St. was named to the National...
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Water quality deal lacks allure in swath of Iowa

November 18, 2017 - 8:29am
Relatively few farmers in the Des Moines River watershed are seeking state money to plant cover crops intended to improve water quality, according to a Gazette analysis of grants made in 2017 by the...
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Video: First female drum major for the Hawkeye Marching Band since 1940s takes attention in stride

November 17, 2017 - 8:09pm
It may be a surprise to Analisa Iole, but people have taken notice of her presence as the drum major for the Iowa Hawkeyes Marching Band. Even though Iole, a human physiology major from...
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Watch: Week 12 college football picks on On Iowa Gameday, including Iowa-Purdue

November 17, 2017 - 8:04pm
Iowa is a 7.5 point favorite for Senior Day against Purdue at Kinnick Stadium. After an unusual two weeks that saw the Hawkeyes beat Ohio State 55-24 before losing at Wisconsin, 38-14, what’s...
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Hawkeye Marching Band leader directs his swan song

November 17, 2017 - 7:39pm
IOWA CITY — Among all the saxophone players in the 260-person University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band, Melissa Myers assumed she’d be just another bobbing yellow plume. She, like many...
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Key NAFTA talks open in Mexico amid complaint of U.S. inflexibility

November 17, 2017 - 6:45pm
MEXICO CITY — A key round of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact formally opened on Friday, but within hours Canada was complaining about inflexibility by the United States, which is...
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Trump says decision to allow big game trophy imports put on hold

November 17, 2017 - 6:43pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of big game trophies on hold until he can “review all conservation...
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Running with a little star power: Girls on the Run celebrates 10 years in Eastern Iowa

November 17, 2017 - 6:30pm
Grace Fincham is in fourth grade, and she loves to run. Specifically, the 10-year-old, who attends Lincoln Elementary School in Iowa City, loves to run with her teammates and coaches at Girls on the...
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‘12 steps’ justice talks progressing: NAACP, Justice Alliance seeking mediation by DOJ

November 17, 2017 - 6:23pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Talks are progressing between local officials and advocates on Cedar Rapids law enforcement and judicial practices and are, officials say, likely to result in a formal agreement...
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Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

November 17, 2017 - 5:53pm
WASHINGTON — In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses...
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J.B. Hunt orders Tesla’s electric truck, others wait and see

November 17, 2017 - 5:51pm
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc was the first major U.S. trucking company to back Tesla Inc’s new “Semi” electric trucks on Friday, saying it had reserved multiple vehicles for...
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Purdue Pharma is said to approach states, proposing settlement of opioid claims

November 17, 2017 - 5:30pm
WILMINGTON, Del. — Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma is proposing a settlement in an attempt to end state investigations and lawsuits over the U.S. opioid epidemic, according to people familiar...
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