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Tuesday Morning Read: Quaker wall worries Time Check neighborhood; another sexual abuse lawsuit targets Marion school; on King Day, Iowans call for racial unity

Reese Dawson of Coralville listens as Johnson County Supervisor Mike Carberry reads a proclamation during a program in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day at Grant Wood Elementary School in Iowa City on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The MLK Alliance Group, a collaboration of Iowa City-area community groups, coordinated weekend events culminating in a unity march, service activities and town hall forum. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Reese Dawson of Coralville listens as Johnson County Supervisor Mike Carberry reads a proclamation during a program in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day at Grant Wood Elementary School in Iowa City on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The MLK Alliance Group, a collaboration of Iowa City-area community groups, coordinated weekend events culminating in a unity march, service activities and town hall forum. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

TODAY’S WEATHER — Partly cloudy, cold. High 13, low -3.

QUAKER WALL WORRIES TIME CHECK NEIGHBORHOOD — Plans for a $17 million flood wall near Quaker Oats has sparked concern for residents of Time Check, the neighborhood immediately across the river that saw hundreds of homes wiped out during the 2008 flood. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2D6l6VS

ANOTHER SEXUAL ABUSE LAWSUIT TARGETS MARION SCHOOL — Another Marion elementary teacher, along with the school district, is being sued by parents who claim their child was sexually abused by a classroom volunteer in 2015. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2DzwWc5

ON KING DAY, IOWANS CALL FOR RACIAL UNITY — Iowans used Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Des Moines to press for racial unity in the face of events, actions and words nationally that drive division. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2DBJIqr

IOWA WRESTLERS MOVING UP IN POLLS — Iowa posted a big win against third-ranked Oklahoma State. The victory is already impacting the perception of the Hawkeyes, who jumped to fourth in the last WIN dual and tournament rankings. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2mBq2es

QUOTABLE — “Cedar Rapids has long been known as a place that’s good for families, but that success makes it difficult for us to acknowledge that not everyone shares in that equally.” Jasmine Almoayed, economic development manager for the city of Cedar Rapids, regarding disparities in housing in the community. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2D86mFW

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