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Monday Morning Read: Iowa legislative session opens today; judge won't dismiss charge against Marion teacher; how will the Collins Aerospace headquarters be chosen?

The Grand Stairway at the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
The Grand Stairway at the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly sunny. High 33, low 16.

IOWA LEGISLATIVE SESSION OPENS TODAY — Majority Republicans return today to the Statehouse ready to deliver “chapter two” of a conservative agenda that Senate leader Bill Dix said would “change Iowa for the best” by creating an environment with tax cuts and other enticements for more investment and growth. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2D6E3Zm

JUDGE WON’T DISMISS CHARGE AGAINST MARION TEACHER — A judge will not dismiss the case against a Starry Elementary School teacher whose trial starts Monday in Tama County on charges of failing to report sexual abuse of three children. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2EiZ7ep

HOW WILL THE COLLINS AEROSPACE HEADQUARTERS BE CHOSEN? — As United Technologies Corp. seeks to finish its acquisition of Rockwell Collins this year, Cedar Rapids is left unsure about whether it will remain the home base for the Collins name. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2CZyZGb

MCCAFFERY EJECTED, HAWKS FALL TO MARYLAND — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery drew two technical fouls and was ejected with 44.9 seconds left in the first half and the Hawkeyes fell apart defensively and lost, 91-73, in physical Big Ten Conference play. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2FgO9HF

QUOTABLE — “This is a vibrant functional sustainable organization for the most part, except this one issue. It would be a shame to lose the organization because we can’t find a place.” Brian Loring, board president for the Iowa City Bike Library, which is in search of a new location for the third time in three years. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2Ejeljv

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