TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly sunny, warm. High 49, low 32.
CEDAR RAPIDS LOOKS TO SUBSIDIZE RAMP IN ‘OVER-PARKED’ MEDQUARTER — Cedar Rapids taxpayers are being asked to help underwrite a 450-stall parking ramp for an expansion of Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa in an area a 2013 study said is flush with parking — but that, officials say, is inconvenient for this project. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2oCJ0Ft
EASTERN IOWA HEALTH CENTER MARKS 10 YEARS — On Friday, Mary Lawshea visited her primary care provider. Lawshea is one of thousands of patients who have received care at the Eastern Iowa Health Center, a Cedar Rapids provider that offers health care for an underserved population across Eastern Iowa. The center celebrated its 10-year anniversary in November. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2zgn9am
IOWA CITY RETAILERS CAUGHT SELLING TOBACCO TO MINORS — Nine Iowa City businesses failed a tobacco law compliance check earlier this month by selling tobacco or other nicotine or vapor products to underage buyers. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2otU485
IOWA WOMEN ROLL OVER PANTHERS — Lisa Bluder is well into her 50s, but can still move when the need arises. And when your starting point guard lands in a heap and doesn’t get up, that qualifies. “I was nervous,” Bluder said in reference to Tania Davis’ knee injury in the first half of Iowa’s 71-47 women’s basketball win over Northern Iowa in front of 3,008 Sunday afternoon at the McLeod Center. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2CyPdEz
QUOTABLE — “(President Trump) seems overwhelmed by the task. I didn’t vote for him, but I was hoping some things would change. I don’t think anything’s really changed — for the better, anyway.” Nick Ford of Cedar Rapids, responding to a Des Moines Register poll on the president’s job performance