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U.S. House tax bill would hit not-for-profits hard

November 17, 2017 - 5:18pm
Hospitals, university buildings and affordable housing projects could become much more expensive to develop if the tax plan approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled House becomes law. The plan...
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Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

November 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
NEW YORK — The head of Puerto Rico’s indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory’s...
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Loebsack, Blum say no tax dollars to settle harassment claims

November 17, 2017 - 4:08pm
JOHNSTON — An Iowa member of Congress will work to change U.S. House rules to require members and their staffs to pay settlements with people who accuse them of sexual...
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Cedar Rapids tour emphasizes importance of federal historic tax credits

November 17, 2017 - 4:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — While the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit faces an uncertain future in the U.S. House and Senate tax reform bills, a Cedar Rapids group is hosting a tour to highlight...
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Curtis Jones, charged with killing Iowa City cabdriver, withdraws all pending motions

November 17, 2017 - 2:58pm
IOWA CITY — With new lawyers representing him, a man accused of fatally shooting an Iowa City cabdriver in June withdrew all his pending motions during a hearing Friday, including one that...
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Early voting in Cedar Rapids runoff election starts Monday

November 17, 2017 - 2:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Voting starts Monday for the Cedar Rapids mayoral and District 5 City Council runoff elections. For mayor, former City Council Mayor Pro Tem Monica Vernon faces attorney Brad...
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Submit your questions for Tuesday's Mayoral Candidate Forum

November 17, 2017 - 2:47pm
The Gazette is hosting a mayoral candidate forum with CBS 2 / FOX 28 on Tuesday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Rapids Public Library's Whipple Auditorium. If you are interested in attending, please...
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Rejection of casino proposals prompts new questions in Cedar Rapids

November 17, 2017 - 1:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When state gambling regulators closed the door — at least for now — this week on a casino in Cedar Rapids, they set in motion discussion on a number of items,...
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Iowa's social workers see growing foster care caseloads

November 17, 2017 - 12:06pm
As a social worker and a foster parent, Emily Steeples sees foster care’s shortcomings up close. Steeples is a foster and adoptive family connections specialist for Four Oaks in Cedar Rapids,...
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Swisher’s Cedar Ridge Distillery expansion a sign of future plans

November 17, 2017 - 11:51am
An expansion of Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery will double its whiskey production, which also could be a sign of things to come for the Swisher-based company. “We’re growing very...
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Community Thanksgiving service in Cedar Rapids aims to offer a warm welcome

November 17, 2017 - 11:34am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Representatives of the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County are hoping their annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service furthers their mission to foster a welcoming community....
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Iowa City police investigating slashed tires

November 17, 2017 - 11:21am
IOWA CITY — Iowa City police said they’ve seen a rash of slashed tires this week. According to a department news release, officers have responded to more than 20 incidents of slashed...
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Former Kansas Medicaid leader hired in Iowa

November 17, 2017 - 10:41am
DES MOINES — Michael Randol, who formerly led the Kansas privately managed Medicaid program, has been appointed to direct Iowa’s Medicaid Enterprise, officials with the state Department...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Democrats running for governor, Medicaid, and more

November 17, 2017 - 10:15am
On Iowa Politics discuss the seven Democrats running for their party's 2018 nomination for governor, UnityPoint Health's decision to not renew its contract with Amerigroup of Iowa, and Iowa Senate...
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‘Annie’ full of sugar and spice and everything nice for the holidays

November 17, 2017 - 10:02am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Miss Hannigan and her 13 “rotten” ragamuffins will steal your heart the way the steal the show. Add in an adorable little pooch named Ralph in real life, and...
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Minor in custody after Instagram threat to ‘shoot up’ Liberty High School

November 17, 2017 - 7:02am
NORTH LIBERTY — A juvenile was taken into custody Friday morning for making threats that prompted the cancellation of classes at Liberty High School in North Liberty on Friday. North Liberty...
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Friday Morning Read: Cedar Rapids casinos denied, arrest made in hit and run death, Josey Jewell's Iowa Life

November 17, 2017 - 6:19am
Casino Denied - Three years later, same result. State regulators called it a difficult decision. They believed a casino would benefit Cedar Rapids. There were high quality applications. But three...
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Two face attempted murder charge after Cedar Rapids shooting

November 17, 2017 - 6:17am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two men face attempted murder charges after a shooting incident Thursday evening. According to a Cedar Rapids police news release, officers were called to 2925 Johnson Ave. NW...
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Marion resident reports finding grenade during house cleaning

November 16, 2017 - 8:06pm
Well that’s not something you find every day cleaning house. According to a media release from the Marion Police Department, officers were called Thursday evening at just before 5 p.m. to the...
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Man charged in Cedar Rapids fatal shooting claiming self-defense

November 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A man charged in the fatal shooting of Andrew Meeks Jr. on July 2 will claim self-defense, his attorneys said Thursday. Quarzone E. Martin, 25, is charged with first-degree...
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