Tuesday Morning Read: 'Roosevelt' sign re-lit, Trump adds Kirkwood visit, Marion teacher's trial moving
TODAY’S WEATHER — Slightly warmer, sunny. High 81, low 59.
‘ROOSEVELT’ SIGN RE-LIT — Still overlooking the city is the iconic Hotel Roosevelt sign, except now with better lighting. After a nearly three- month restoration, the Roosevelt sign’s old neon tubes have been replaced with light-emitting diodes, and the new sign now will light up the downtown skyline every night from sunset to sunrise — the first time the sign has been turned on in years. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2rx5G75
TRUMP ADDS KIRKWOOD VISIT — President Donald Trump has added a tour of Kirkwood Community College to his “Technology Week” visit Wednesday to Cedar Rapids. Trump will tour agricultural facilities at the southwest Cedar Rapids campus before heading to a 7 p.m. campaign-style rally at the U.S. Cellular Center. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2rwMNRW
MARION TEACHER’S TRIAL MOVING — A judge ruled last week to move the trial of a Marion teacher, accused of failing to report sex abuse of children in her classroom, to another county based on extensive pretrial publicity involving this case, another criminal case and lawsuits filed against the teacher and the Marion Independent School District. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2sPKQDP
BAD NIGHT FOR IOWA’S DAILEY — Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has long been a supporter of his players being individuals, having a voice and speaking out on issues when they feel it’s right. So it makes sense that when Hawkeyes guard and sophomore-to-be Maishe Dailey made a post on Twitter earlier this month in Cleveland about an incident with police in which he said he and a group of his friends were “slammed to the ground,” McCaffery made a phone call. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2sw5hDs
QUOTABLE — “Rate increases of 43 percent are not sustainable long term. We know this will impact people who do not currently receive a subsidy particularly hard. The bottom line is that the individual market still needs reform.” Geoff Bartsh, Medica vice president of individual and family business, in announcing Medica will continue to sell plans in Iowa’s Affordable Care Act marketplace