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Monday Morning Read: Some lawmakers lack sexual bias training; don't give up on flood funding, Loebsack says; historic church completes $4.5 million renovation

Exterior view of the Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday Jan. 31, 2012. (Steve Pope/Freelance)
Exterior view of the Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday Jan. 31, 2012. (Steve Pope/Freelance)

TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly sunny, warm and windy. High 54, low 33.

SOME LAWMAKERS LACK SEXUAL BIAS TRAINING — As the fallout from sexual harassment allegations and a $1.75 million settlement continues at the Iowa Capitol, lawmakers are trying to determine the best path forward. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2jD32xB

DON’T GIVE UP ON FLOOD FUNDING, LOEBSACK SAYS — Although it’s been nine years since historic floods caused more than $5 billion in damage to Cedar Rapids, U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, believes there is “a chance” the city will get flood mitigation funds it is seeking. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2hNpx2A

HISTORIC CHURCH COMPLETES $4.5 MILLION RENOVATION — After years of planning, fundraising and construction, congregants at a historic Cedar Rapids church celebrated their building’s $4.5 million face-lift on Sunday and now have further restoration efforts in mind thanks to a national grant. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2jHmn0F

PANTHERS GET HOME PLAYOFF GAME — Northern Iowa now knows who and where it will play in the FCS Playoffs. Monmouth (9-2, 4-1 Big South) will travel to Cedar Falls on Saturday for a 4 p.m. first-round matchup with the Panthers (7-4, 6-2 MVFC) at the UNI-Dome. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2zj74SL

QUOTABLE“People like to hear that we have a variety of faith communities. I think people like the opportunity to hear them because normally you’re just hearing one.” Charles Crawley, president of the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County, regarding tonight’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2B7JCFw

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