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Marion district faces sixth lawsuit over sexual abuse by class volunteer

February 12, 2018 - 1:58pm
The Marion Independent School District and teacher Diane Graham face yet another lawsuit from a parent of a Starry Elementary kindergartner over allegations of sex abuse by a teenage classroom...
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Man responsible for series of sexual assaults on UI campus sentenced to 7 years

February 12, 2018 - 1:35pm
IOWA CITY — A man who entered Alford pleas last year to charges stemming from a series of attacks at and near the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2015 was sentenced Monday to seven...
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Trump budget cuts domestic programs, favors military and wall

February 12, 2018 - 12:01pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic programs and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican...
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Ford expands ‘Do Not Drive’ warning to 33,000 more pickup trucks

February 12, 2018 - 11:57am
WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co on Monday warned an additional 33,000 owners of older pickup trucks in North America to stop driving them until potentially defective Takata Corp air bag inflators...
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Tire tracks lead police to Cedar Rapids bicycle burglary suspect

February 12, 2018 - 11:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mother Nature provided Cedar Rapids police with an assist in a burglary investigation. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said officers were called to Hall Bicycle...
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Iowa football player Brandon Snyder pleads guilty to drunken driving

February 12, 2018 - 10:44am
IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa football player arrested in December for drunken driving has pleaded guilty, according to court records. Court records show that Brandon Snyder, 22, a junior...
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Washington to Amazon: How urban do you want to be?

February 12, 2018 - 10:20am
Many locals cheered when the Washington, D.C., area claimed three spots on Amazon.com’s shortlist of regions still in contention to host a second headquarters and its 50,000 jobs. The...
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Police: Iowa City man assaulted 8-year-old

February 12, 2018 - 8:39am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man is accused of assaulting an 8-year-old boy. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, the assault occurred Feb. 10 at a home in the 1100 block of Ash...
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Monday morning read: Mixed reviews for Iowa energy bills, Vinton fire investigation continues, Blues 'n' Buffett Chili Challenge inspires local cooks

February 12, 2018 - 7:01am
Iowa energy bills receive mixed reviews- A pair of duplicate bills in the Iowa Statehouse aim to change the way some energy rates are managed by utilities — as well as how some rates are...
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We asked 5 contestants at the Blues 'n' Buffett Chili Challenge 'what makes your chili special?'

February 11, 2018 - 7:18pm
The smell simmering chili and an abundance of spices wafted into the lobby of the Cedar Rapids Marriott on Sunday, as eager contestants of the annual Blues 'n' Buffett Chili Challenge served up...
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Iowa energy bills receive mixed reviews

February 11, 2018 - 7:11pm
A pair of duplicate bills in the Iowa Statehouse aim to change the way some energy rates are managed by utilities — as well as how some rates are approved by the Iowa Utilities Board. Whether...
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Vinton fire investigation continues as last of flames are stifled Sunday

February 11, 2018 - 5:42pm
An investigation into the cause of a Thursday night fire that destroyed three downtown Vinton businesses continues as the Vinton Fire Department extinguishes final remaining flames on Sunday. The...
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Schools brace for small budget increase

February 11, 2018 - 5:04pm
A new school is set to open in the Solon school district this August, but Superintendent Davis Eidahl doesn’t expect to have the budget to make any new hires to staff it. The Solon district...
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Bill in Iowa Legislature takes on campus free speech

February 11, 2018 - 4:27pm
IOWA CITY — On the heels of a high-profile lawsuit pitting a Christian student group against the University of Iowa, the Republican chair of Iowa’s Senate Education Committee has...
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Time Machine: Big windows, skylights marked new Cedar Rapids store in 1897

February 11, 2018 - 12:32pm
Three men from St. Louis — August C. Reps, Herman N. Craemer and Adolph H. Jungk — turned their eyes to the north and decided to open a dry goods store on Feb. 18, 1893, in the...
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More sun, more wind — But will their success hurt the power grid?

February 10, 2018 - 7:33pm
North of Kalona, near the unincorporated Johnson County community of Frytown, a small electric cooperative has established itself as a solar energy leader. Farmers Electric Cooperative’s 3,373...
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Are Iowa's doctors doing enough to stop opioid use?

February 10, 2018 - 6:59pm
As Ann Aschoff thumbs through the photos on her computer, she thinks aloud how she will never forget what her son looks like. In her Coralville home in early January, Aschoff clicks through a...
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Funnel deadline approaching; tougher penalties for animal abuse

February 10, 2018 - 12:25pm
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest: THE “FUNNEL” COMETH: Friday marks a significant mile-marker in the session with the arrival of the first...
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Murphy: More key state lawmakers stepping down

February 10, 2018 - 12:18pm
DES MOINES — A remake of the Iowa Legislature continued last week with a couple more significant retirements. Reps. Guy Vander Linden and David Heaton, Republicans who lead the Iowa...
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In Iowa: Family planning services thin under Iowa GOP program

February 10, 2018 - 12:15pm
Despite Republican promises to the contrary, changes to family planning services has resulted in less access that will cost Iowans more. Last spring, Iowa Republicans crafted a new family planning...
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