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Thursday Morning Read: Five answers on Cedar Rapids school plan; Woody Harrelson plans first U.S. screening at University of Iowa; House panel advances ban on traffic cameras

Steve Graham, Chief Financial Officer for the Cedar Rapids Community School District, addresses the audience during a Gazette forum on the school district's facilities plan in Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Steve Graham, Chief Financial Officer for the Cedar Rapids Community School District, addresses the audience during a Gazette forum on the school district's facilities plan in Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

TODAY’S REVENUE — Mostly sunny, warming. High 36, low 21.

FIVE ANSWERS ON CEDAR RAPIDS SCHOOL PLAN — The Cedar Rapids school board could decide as soon as Monday whether to set in motion the closure of eight elementary schools and reconstruction of the remaining 13. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2mHEAsU

WOODY HARRELSON PLANS FIRST U.S. SCREENING AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA — One year ago, actor Woody Harrelson set out to break new cinematic ground by broadcasting live, in real time, an entire movie that was shot in one take with one camera. Next week he’ll show it again — for the first time in the United States — on the University of Iowa campus. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2DJHmpO

HOUSE PANEL ADVANCES BAN ON TRAFFIC CAMERAS — An Iowa House panel approved a measure Wednesday that would ban automated traffic cameras — including those in Cedar Rapids — and end what one legislator called “legalized grifting.” Read more: http://thegaz.co/2rgycyr

RUTGERS BURIES IOWA — For the second straight game, the Iowa men’s basketball team was in a double-digit deficit at halftime. Only this time the Hawkeyes weren’t able to overcome it, losing to Rutgers 80-64 on Wednesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2DgSBF7

QUOTABLE“As an intensive care nurse, I’ve seen it up close and I believe in my heart that health care is a fundamental human right.” Cathy Glasson, Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2DdMWj8

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