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U.S. House passes GOP tax bill, upping pressure on struggling Senate effort

November 16, 2017 - 2:13pm
WASHINGTON - The House passed its version of the Republican tax overhaul Thursday, notching a key win for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. But obstacles remain in the...
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‘Al Franken kissed and groped me without my consent,’ in 2006 Tweeden says; senator apologizes

November 16, 2017 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON — Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Al Franken “forcibly kissed” and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, two years before the Minnesota...
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Woman arrested in connection to October fatal hit-and-run in Cedar Rapids

November 16, 2017 - 2:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids woman has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident — as well as theft and forgery — in connection to a fatal hit and run...
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VIDEO: Corbett reacts to Thursday's casino decision

November 16, 2017 - 1:52pm
Reaction from Cedar Rapids mayor Ron Corbett on Thursday's casino decision CORBETT: New approach needed   ISLE OF CAPRI’S TODD CONNELLY: Protecting licenses key   CEDAR CROSSING’S...
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Popular YouTuber visits University of Iowa driving simulator

November 16, 2017 - 12:13pm
The University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator is getting some international exposure from a popular YouTuber who filmed a segment there about whether vlogging while driving is...
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Cedar Rapids Holiday Inn sold

November 16, 2017 - 12:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A hotel in southwest Cedar Rapids has been sold, marking the latest one acquired on the hotel strip along 33rd Avenue SW. Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Bird Dog Equity Partners bought...
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Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission rejects Cedar Rapids casino proposals

November 16, 2017 - 11:55am
DUBUQUE — 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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Police say Cedar Rapids woman stabbed man

November 16, 2017 - 11:45am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids woman is accused of stabbing a man. Cedar Rapids police said the assault happened around 3:40 a.m. Thursday at 1215 20th Ave. SE. Police said 37-year-old Athena...
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Younkers parent company to shut 40 stores

November 16, 2017 - 11:15am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The parent company of department store Younkers plans to close 40 stores. York. Penn.-based Bon-Ton Stores announced Thursday it will shutter the stores through 2018. It did not...
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Water boil advisory lifted in North Liberty

November 16, 2017 - 10:39am
NORTH LIBERTY — A water boil order for a portion of North Liberty has been lifted after samples taken this week, including Thursday morning, tested negative for contaminants. The boil order,...
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Time Inc. in talks with Des Moines-headquartered Meredith Corp. again

November 16, 2017 - 9:21am
Time Inc. is in talks with Des Moines-headquartered Meredith Corp. again to sell itself in a potential deal backed by billionaire brothers Charles Koch and David Koch, the New York Times...
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Linn County Sheriff, Cedar Rapids police participating in seat belt enforcement project next week

November 16, 2017 - 9:05am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office and Cedar Rapids Police Department are among the agencies taking part in a traffic enforcement project that kicks off on Sunday. The Iowa...
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WATCH REPLAY: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission denies all three Cedar Rapids casino proposals

November 16, 2017 - 7:33am
Watch a replay from The Gazette of the Iowa’s Racing and Gaming Commission’s decision to deny all three Cedar Rapids casino applications 3-2, when it met at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the...
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Thursday morning read: University of Iowa honors veterans, passenger rail not enough for I-380, coffee meets protein in Marion

November 16, 2017 - 7:02am
Regulators undecided on Cedar Rapids casinos - Heading into a vote Thursday, state regulators remain undecided about granting a gambling license for a Cedar Rapids downtown casino. “I’ve...
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Mexico to propose NAFTA review mechanism to counter U.S. sunset clause

November 15, 2017 - 9:01pm
MEXICO CITY — Mexican negotiators will propose that the North American Free Trade Agreement be rigorously reviewed every five years rather than the U.S. idea of automatic expiration, an...
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University of Iowa honors Nile Kinnick, Hayden Fry, other veterans

November 15, 2017 - 7:38pm
IOWA CITY — They may be two of the Hawkeyes’ biggest football names, but Nile Kinnick and Hayden Fry were honored by the University of Iowa for a different kind of role Wednesday...
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Caffeine with a healthy kick at Marion’s ‘Innovative Protein & Coffee Bar’

November 15, 2017 - 6:59pm
Going on a diet is never easy. Add in giving up coffee drinks, and for some it can feel impossible. That’s where Innovative Protein & Coffee Bar hopes to help. The coffee shop, owned by...
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Director, principals relishing roles bring ‘Annie’ to TCR stage

November 15, 2017 - 6:56pm
Regardless of the weather forecast, the sun will come out tomorrow, and every weekend through mid-December, as Theatre Cedar Rapids brings back “Annie” for the holidays. It’s the...
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Study: Passenger rail not enough to offset I-380 needs

November 15, 2017 - 5:56pm
IOWA CITY — Preliminary ridership estimates for a proposed passenger rail service between Iowa City and North Liberty will not offset the future need for improvements to the nearby —...
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Ad campaign targets Loebsack, Bustos on taxes

November 15, 2017 - 5:53pm
A conservative group is targeting Reps. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., on the U.S. House tax bill that was heading to a vote Thursday. American Action Network, a Washington advocacy...
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