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Labor union endorses Corridor city council candidates

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Hawkeye Area Labor Council has announced a wave of endorsements for Corridor City Council elections in 2017.For Cedar Rapids City C ...

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‘Alt-right’ leader Spencer isn’t wild about voting but backed Democrat Kerry, as well as Trump

DALLAS - Dallas native and white supremacist leader Richard Spencer has expressed his disdain for voting, especially by women.But he has voted in Dall ...

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Anamosa woman arrested after driving wrong way on I-380

CEDAR RAPIDS - An Anamosa woman faces charges after police say she drove the wrong way on Interstate 380 while intoxicated.Cedar Rapids public safety ...

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In the ‘Me too’ campaign, men must help stop sexual harassment, advocates say

RALEIGH, N.C. - As Wake Forest minister John Pavlovitz watched his Facebook and Twitter feeds fill up in recent days with the proclamations of friends ...

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Apache Inc. to be acquired by Motion Industries

Motion Industries, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Genuine Parts Co., announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cedar Rapids-based ...

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Iowa Board of Regents hire Mark Braun as executive director with incentive to nearly double capped salary

CEDAR FALLS - As predicted, the Board of Regents on Thursday chose Chief Operating Officer Mark Braun to fill its vacant executive director job, agree ...

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Thursday Morning Read: Corbett calls for more mental health services; Iowa State gets Koch Foundation gift; Lewinsky speaking at University of Iowa

TODAY'S WEATHER - Partly cloudy, warm. High 71, low 51. CORBETT CALLS FOR MORE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - In the wake of a report critical of measures ...

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Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

Former president Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Dem ...

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Iowa City Council passes tobacco ban at parks

IOWA CITY - Residents can no longer smoke cigarettes, use e-cigarettes or chew tobacco in Iowa City's parks.The City Council voted 6-1 this week to ba ...

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Bill Northey USDA nomination advances to full Senate

CEDAR RAPIDS - The nomination of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to be an undersecretary at the USDA was approved by the Senate Agriculture ...

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Labor group urges regents to snub Knutson construction

CEDAR FALLS - A group of laborers in a variety of construction trades is imploring the Board of Regents not to hire Knutson Construction Services for ...

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University of Iowa hospitals report progress in overcoming deficit

After ending the last budget year with an operating income nearly 50 percent under budget and starting the new budget year with a $7.2 million deficit ...

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Wal-Mart sights set on virtual reality

Wal-Mart has spent billions buying up websites such as Jet.com and ModCloth, and investing in new technology as it goes head-to-head with Amazon.com. ...

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All-inclusive playground in Cedar Rapids is ‘gift to the community’

CEDAR RAPIDS - The sun was shining Thursday morning on the gleaming new playground equipment in Noelridge Park. Dozens of parents and children gathere ...

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Judge will allow taped interviews of child sex abuse victims at trial of Marion teacher accused of failing to report abuse

CEDAR RAPIDS - A judge will allow the videotaped interviews of three children, who were sexually abused by a 15-year-old boy, to be played during the ...

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