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74 take citizenship oath during annual naturalization ceremony at Herbert Hoover Library

September 15, 2017 - 5:29pm
WEST BRANCH — At 7, she sold pencils on the street in Mexico. At 16, she lost a baby because of a lack of health care. Friday, alongside her 22-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Bernal became a...
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Rockwell Collins, UTC CEOs speak with Grassley about acquisition

September 15, 2017 - 4:54pm
The chief executives of Rockwell Collins and the avionics company’s proposed acquirer reassured Iowa’s senior U.S. senator this week there should be minimal job losses from the...
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In setback for Trump initiative, judge rules Justice Department can’t keep grant money from uncooperative sanctuary cities

September 15, 2017 - 4:52pm
A federal judge on Friday blocked the Justice Department from withholding grant funds from places that don’t provide immigration authorities access to local jails or give advance notice when...
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Iowa State Senator urges stronger state role in child protection

September 15, 2017 - 4:42pm
JOHNSTON — In the wake of the starvation deaths of two adopted girls, policy changes and more money are needed to revamp Iowa’s system for recruiting and retaining parents who adopt...
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Judge hears arguments over Iowa’s collective bargaining law

September 15, 2017 - 4:21pm
DES MOINES — A district judge heard arguments Friday from attorneys representing the state and its largest public employee union over Iowa’s new collective bargaining limits. Judge...
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Nicholas Luerkens asks court to move his murder retrial out of county based on pretrial publicity

September 15, 2017 - 4:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Nicholas Luerkens, who will be retried in the 2015 fatal stabbing of his former girlfriend, is asking the court to move this trial out of Linn County based on “pervasive...
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Write-in candidate Diana Zrudsky wins Marion school board seat

September 15, 2017 - 4:06pm
MARION — Diana Zrudsky, a 67-year-old retired teacher with more than 35 years of experience in the classroom, was elected to the Marion Independent School Board on Tuesday. Because she was a...
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Demolition of Cooper's Mill begins

September 15, 2017 - 3:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Demolition work on the once popular old Cooper’s Mill began on Friday. An excavator began tearing down exterior features, including the carport awning where hotel guests...
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After new N. Korea missile test, U.S. says it has military options

September 15, 2017 - 3:37pm
WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS — The United States said on Friday it had military options to deal with North Korea, signaling its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang fired a...
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Intercultural Festival at Kirkwood College highlights immigrant stories

September 15, 2017 - 3:05pm
When Bhim Magar first moved to the United States in 2011, the transition wasn’t easy. “I spoke little English. I felt lost in America at the time,” he said. Originally from...
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Diaper drive for Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank launched

September 15, 2017 - 2:29pm
About 2,000 children aged 5 and under live in poverty in Linn County. And a month’s supply of diapers can cost between $75 and $125 — which can come down to the parent deciding to pay...
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Average American spent more than 9 days getting to, from work last year

September 15, 2017 - 1:04pm
Seem like it takes longer to get to work? You’re not alone. The average American commute edged up to 26 minutes and 36 seconds last year — up 12 seconds from last year — says the...
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Cedar Rapids man faces robbery, theft charges

September 15, 2017 - 12:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man faces robbery and theft charges for two incidents alleged to have occurred this week. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said officers were...
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Cedar Rapids man leads police on chase, crashes into tree

September 15, 2017 - 12:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen truck after he was found passed out behind the wheel. According to the Linn County Attorney’s...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Twitter war between Trump and King, legislative recess and more

September 15, 2017 - 11:20am
On Iowa Politics discussed Rep. Steve King's Twitter spat with President Donald Trump, the end of the congressional recess, and the appointment of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to a...
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‘Grease’ full of slick moves, sounds

September 15, 2017 - 11:12am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Roll up your jeans, slick back your hair and get ready to shake, rattle and roll with the kids from Rydell High in “Grease.” The boogie back in time opened to...
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Gender pay disparities, women in leadership and women-owned businesses worse in Iowa than many other states

September 15, 2017 - 9:29am
Working at Best Buy, a world of jumbo flat screens, GPS devices, game systems and computers, Meegan Hofmeister was the only woman on the sales floor. “A lot of the male customers doubted I...
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Words from working women: 8 local business women share their experiences

September 15, 2017 - 8:04am
The Gazette interviewed female business leaders in Iowa about their experiences in the workforce, career negotiations and advice for other working women. Check out Sunday’s Gazette to see why...
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The Cassini spacecraft crashes into Saturn

September 15, 2017 - 6:53am
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA scientists just received their last-ever message from the Cassini spacecraft, which plunged into Saturn early Friday morning. Those final bits of data signal the end of...
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Friday Morning Read: Nathan Schloss sentenced, Iowa State Patrol trooper numbers down, rally for workers in Iowa City

September 15, 2017 - 6:05am
Nathan Schloss sentenced - Sixth Judicial District Judge Chad Kepros sentenced Schloss, 26, to 10 years in prison during a hearing Thursday in Johnson County District Court. He must also be listed on...
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