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Key to agriculture, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory faces uncertainty

February 10, 2018 - 11:43am
AMES — Every year, the state puts $4 million toward running its only fully-accredited animal diagnostic lab — the busiest of 14 like it in the nation that the farming industry relies...
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Iowa school funding debate goes beyond numbers

February 10, 2018 - 11:33am
DES MOINES — As it is again this year, the state’s investment in Iowa’s public K-12 schools has been a point of contention among state lawmakers for years. Since 2011, when...
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Iowa Hospital Association proposes a move from managed care

February 10, 2018 - 11:19am
Nearly two years after the system switched to private management — and despite top state officials asserting there’s no going back — many legislative leaders and health care...
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Former Coe student — arrested in connection with failed mall shooting — to be sentenced in April

February 10, 2018 - 10:57am
Former Coe College student Lindsay Souvannarath was arrested Feb. 13, 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canadian authorities said Souvannarath, then 23, was one of three people who had plotted online to...
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Table to Table leader spreads the food and the word

February 10, 2018 - 10:38am
IOWA CITY — As the executive director of a food rescue organization. Nicki Ross faces challenges at work aren’t like those others have. For her, problems mean getting 8,000 pounds of...
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Efforts to curb opioid abuse focus on monitoring database

February 10, 2018 - 6:12am
DES MOINES — As opioid overdoses continue to be on the rise in Iowa, health care professionals across the state are looking to this year’s legislative session to stem the...
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Butler County man pleads guilty to child porn charge

February 9, 2018 - 8:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A tip sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to a Butler County man’s arrest and this week to a guilty plea for receiving child pornography...
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Iowa family planning spending, participation way down

February 9, 2018 - 7:53pm
Iowa has spent only 6 percent of its budget in the first half of the year for a new Family Planning Program, which family planning advocates say is a clear sign women aren’t getting the...
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New estimate: Iowans to reap $1.8 billion from fed tax cut

February 9, 2018 - 7:34pm
DES MOINES — State revenue experts now project Iowans will see their individual federal income taxes decrease by nearly $1.8 billion in the 2018 tax year. But the federal changes could mean...
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Never too old to play: Eastern Iowa Circus Collective teaches circus arts

February 9, 2018 - 6:56pm
In one corner of the room at Studio Reserved, a former church turned into a photography studio, a group practiced juggling skills, while in another, people balanced on each other’s shoulders...
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Party leaders: Postponing Iowa caucuses not an option

February 9, 2018 - 6:36pm
By Ed Tibbetts, Quad-City Times Iowa’s off-year precinct caucuses were thrown a curve earlier this week when Mother Nature dumped 4 to 7 inches of snow on the state. And while the storm led...
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John Marshall, who helped found Teleconnect, dies

February 9, 2018 - 5:01pm
A former Cedar Rapids salesman who clashed with “Ma Bell” and helped found a locally based telecommunications company died late last month. John Marshall, the son of former Gazette...
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Big Grove Brewery reaches out to winter cyclists

February 9, 2018 - 4:47pm
IOWA CITY — A snowy winter bicycle ride is just what Eastern Iowans need to fight cabin fever and blow off a little steam. At least, that’s the theory of staff at Big Grove Brewery. Big...
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House Bible bill not a priority for 2 GOP leaders

February 9, 2018 - 4:34pm
JOHNSTON — An effort to enact legislation to allow the Bible to be taught in Iowa high schools to provide students with “knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry, and...
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Judge sets hearing on immunity issue for man convicted in Ped Mall fatal shooting

February 9, 2018 - 4:19pm
IOWA CITY -A judge on Friday set a hearing for later this month to determine if an Iowa City man who fatally shot one man and injured two others should be granted immunity under the state’s...
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Flu death total reaches nearly 100 in Iowa after 20 more Iowans died this week

February 9, 2018 - 2:54pm
Twenty more Iowas died this past week due to influenza, bringing the statewide total to 97 deaths this flu season. The figure is according to the Iowa Department of Public Health flu report released...
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Is the current snowfall too late in the season for some businesses?

February 9, 2018 - 2:27pm
Eastern Iowans hadn’t seen a lot of snow to speak of this winter. And then they did. Snowfall across the eastern portion of the state ranged from one and a half inches to almost 10, according...
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Your Honey Creek questions answered

February 9, 2018 - 1:41pm
When The Gazette posted to Facebook its story about Honey Creek Resort, Iowa’s only state-owned resort, struggling to lure visitors, more than 40 people commented and asked questions. We...
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Can Cedar Rapids weather a wave of mergers and acquisitions? Almoayed thinks so Economic development director makes sure Cedar Rapids puts its best foot forward

February 9, 2018 - 12:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The pending acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies Corp. has made the most headlines, and dreams of landing Amazon or Toyota captured imaginations. But another...
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Photos: Thursday night Vinton fire still burning Friday morning

February 9, 2018 - 11:52am
Inside Michael & Dowd Furniture and Appliances, 102 E. Fourth St., where the blaze was first reported Thursday, flames continued to shoot up at the front of the store Friday morning. The...
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