Monday Morning Read: Golf budget still in the red; Democrats shake up leadership; two hurt in downtown shooting

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TODAY’S WEATHER — Partly cloudy, seasonal. High 60, low 42.

GOLF BUDGET STILL IN THE RED — Don’t expect a revival of plans to close the Jones Golf Course anytime soon, although shrinking Jones from 18 to nine holes to save money remains on the table, according to a top Cedar Rapids official. Read more:

DEMOCRATS SHAKE UP LEADERSHIP — Iowa Senate Democrats heaped praise on Sen. Rob Hogg after replacing him as Minority Leader Sunday afternoon. “I can’t say enough good things about Sen. Hogg,” said Sen. Janet Petersen of Des Moines, who was elected to be the caucus’ new minority leader. Read more:

TWO HURT IN DOWNTOWN SHOOTING — Two people showed up at Cedar Rapids hospitals Sunday morning with gunshot wounds. According to Cedar Rapids police, officers were called to the 300 block of Second Avenue SE around 12:16 a.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. Officers found “evidence of a shooting” in an alley nearby, police said. Sunday morning’s incident marks the second reported shooting in the city over the weekend. Read more:

CYCLONES BREAK IN TO TOP 25 — Iowa State was receiving Top 25 votes ever since it beat Oklahoma on the road two weeks ago. Now, for the first time since 2005, the Cyclones are ranked in the Associated Press poll. Read more:

QUOTABLE“It’s vulgar, but if it works, and it does, then we are obliged to use it lacking any other avenue of argument or path to decency on this topic.” David Swenson, a community and regional economist at Iowa State University and a lecturer in the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning, regarding discontinuation of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — or DACA. Read more:

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