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Iowa City business owner who accused customer of being a terrorist receives probation

February 13, 2018 - 8:13am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City business owner arrested last month after accusing a customer of being a terrorist has been sentenced to probation. According to court records, Chad A. Cermak, the...
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Iowa City women accused of breaking into University of Iowa dorm

February 13, 2018 - 6:54am
IOWA CITY — Two Iowa City women are accused of breaking into a University of Iowa dorm room and stealing items. According to UI police criminal complaints, at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 8, 21-year-old...
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Semi tips, spills corn on Highway 13

February 13, 2018 - 6:46am
CENTRAL CITY — The driver of a semi was hospitalized Tuesday morning after he crashed south of Central City. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, the Central City...
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Taking some of the sting out of school travel costs, extending the school sales tax, police data standardization: Iowa Capitol Digest, Feb. 12

February 12, 2018 - 8:21pm
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest: SCHOOL AID: A House Appropriations subcommittee approved an amendment to legislation that would make $11.2 million available to school...
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Mayor: Cedar Rapids flood project ‘on the radar’ at the White House

February 12, 2018 - 8:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids officials left a meeting Monday with President Donald Trump at the White House feeling, at minimum, that the city’s flood control needs are on the radar...
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Trial on track in 2016 crash that killed two teens

February 12, 2018 - 7:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The trial of a man charged with vehicular homicide in a crash that killed two teens in 2016 is on schedule to begin April 10. Keith Furne, 35, is charged with reckless driving...
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Iowa civics test may not make the grade

February 12, 2018 - 7:33pm
DES MOINES — Legislation to require Iowa students to pass a civics exam to get a high school diploma might not make the grade ahead of the Friday “funnel”...
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Community remembers Tom Walz and his role in Bill Sackter story

February 12, 2018 - 7:05pm
IOWA CITY — Decades ago on a trip in rural Mexico with some of his students, University of Iowa social work professor Tom Walz spotted a man weaving baskets from reeds. He was a man few would...
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Authors of new guide, dubbed ‘the Google for black boys,’ in Iowa City this week

February 12, 2018 - 6:29pm
Black boys regularly find themselves in the classrooms of white women — who often have little or no knowledge of their cultures, backgrounds or communities. That’s the issue Eddie Moore...
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Has Hallmark lost its emotional heart online?

February 12, 2018 - 5:58pm
PHILADELPHIA — Hallmark turned 108 years old this past month. With more than a century as an emotional connector, the conglomerate with $4 billion in annual sales creates 10,000 new and...
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Stocks climb as Dow adds 409 points

February 12, 2018 - 5:56pm
U.S. stocks surged Monday recovering from some of the wreckage left by two weeks of brutal trading that wiped out trillions of dollars in market value. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 409...
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Ground Floor: Cedar Rapids counselor focuses on links between eating disorders, anxiety

February 12, 2018 - 5:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Brandis McFarland knows what it’s like to be a young person with an eating disorder. “I struggled with anorexia from age 12 to 23,” McFarland said....
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Religious freedom bill advances out of Iowa Senate Subcommittee

February 12, 2018 - 5:18pm
DES MOINES — Business groups argued the pros and cons of legislation that cleared a Senate subcommittee Monday and that backers say is designed to bring Iowa in line with federal standards in...
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Trump infrastructure plan would speed up pipelines, cut environmental reviews

February 12, 2018 - 5:13pm
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal released on Monday would speed up the permitting of U.S. natural gas pipelines, including by cutting Congress out of the...
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Your newbo evolve questions answered

February 12, 2018 - 5:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The new Eastern Iowa festival called newbo evolve has generated a number of questions about different aspects of the event. The three-day festival scheduled for Aug. 3 to 5 in...
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Death penalty bill advances out of Iowa Senate subcomittee

February 12, 2018 - 4:50pm
DES MOINES — A Senate subcommittee voted 3-2 Monday to support reinstating a limited death penalty in Iowa after an hour-long debate of Biblical proportions. And there were indications the...
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Linn County to consider center for mental health and substance abuse

February 12, 2018 - 4:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County could put mental health and substance abuse intervention services in a new center that — like one under consideration in Johnson County — would give...
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Cedar Rapids garage a ‘total loss’ after Monday fire

February 12, 2018 - 4:34pm
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to reports of a garage fire at 3:15 p.m. Monday in southeast Cedar Rapids. After the flames were subdued the detached garage was deemed a “total...
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CROP Hunger Walk planned for Iowa City, to benefit Crisis Center of Johnson County

February 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
IOWA CITY — An organization created to help war-torn Europe after World War II now is working to aid food insecurity in Johnson County. The CROP Hunger Walk, an international effort to curb...
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Corbett calls on Gov. Kim Reynolds to demand larger school aid increase

February 12, 2018 - 2:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Republican candidate for governor Ron Corbett called Monday on his rival, Gov. Kim Reynolds, to veto the 1 percent state funding increase for K-12 schools legislators are...
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