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Tuesday morning read: App offers virtual support for cancer patients, Caucusgoers in Linn and Johnson County get their say, Chris Soules waives right to speedy trial

Joseph Brisben of Iowa City participates in Iowa City Democratic precinct caucuses at City High in Iowa City on Monday, February 5, 2018. The City High location presented comprehensibility and accessibility issues for Brisben, who needed help parking his car in the icy parking lot and was late to his precinct meeting. (KC McGinnis / The Gazette)
Joseph Brisben of Iowa City participates in Iowa City Democratic precinct caucuses at City High in Iowa City on Monday, February 5, 2018. The City High location presented comprehensibility and accessibility issues for Brisben, who needed help parking his car in the icy parking lot and was late to his precinct meeting. (KC McGinnis / The Gazette)

Despite snow, caucusgoers in Linn and Johnson County get their say - Across the state, about 6,500 delegates were being elected Monday night to county conventions.

Precinct caucuses were not required to arrange those who attended into preference groups for candidates, but could if the caucus leaders called for it.

Midterm caucuses do not have the allure of presidential caucuses, but they afford an opportunity for individuals to get involved in the basic level of politics. And this year, particularly on the Democratic side, they could make a difference. Read more...

New app 'Cancer Really Sucks!' from Cedar Rapids-based entrepeneur offers virtual support for cancer patients, families - Gems of Hope has licensed an app developed by a Cedar Rapids-based entrepreneur to offer cancer patients and their families a virtual support group during their treatment and recovery.

Gems of Hope is a Cedar Rapids not-for-profit organization that was “founded with the mission of inspiring hope in cancer patients and their families,” said Executive Director Norah Hammond.

And Levi Bostian’s app fits right in with that mission, she said.

Gems of Hope licensed Cancer Really Sucks!, a brand within Bostian’s mobile platform called Your Circle that he developed three years ago. Read more...

 

Chris Soules waives right to speedy trial - Reality TV star Christopher Soules will not go on trial for his part in a crash that killed a Buchanan County farmer until sometime after April.

In a brief hearing Monday in Black Hawk County District Court, Soules, 36, of rural Arlington, waived his right to a speedy trial.

The waiver means the state does not have to be prepared to prosecute him on the charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash within one year of his arrest. Read more...

State settles Iowa State dispute over sex discrimination, harassment with former employee - The state has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a yearslong dispute with a former Iowa State University employee who accused the institution of, among other things, sex discrimination, harassment, retaliation and mismanagement.

James Coppoc — who was a senior lecturer in ISU’s American Indian Studies program, where his wife also was a lecturer — in 2015 filed a lawsuit against the university and program director asserting interference with their “intimate marital and sex lives.” Read more...

Kanen Storr speaks out, Iowa State wrestling wants to move forward - Kanen Storr’s departure from Iowa State’s wrestling program hasn’t been a quiet one.

It’s involved alleged tampering, a tweet alleging wrong-doing on Iowa State’s part and a lot of “he said, she said” stuff.

On Monday, Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Dresser was asked about associate head coach Mike Zadick’s alleged role in all of this. Read more...

 

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