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Wednesday Morning Read: Rockwell Collins' Iowa future, Children's Hospital 'wave' catching on, Iowa sees fewer beach advisories

Irrigation work is underway at the 35th Street NE Rockwell Collins plant in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Irrigation work is underway at the 35th Street NE Rockwell Collins plant in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly cloudy, cool. High 67, low 43.

ROCKWELL COLLINS’ IOWA FUTURE — Local and state officials are cautiously optimistic about the future of Rockwell Collins in Iowa, even as the status of Cedar Rapids as its headquarters is undecided. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2vI0hk3

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ‘WAVE’ CATCHING ON — With the Hawkeyes kicking off their first football season since the university opened its new 14-floor, $360 million children’s hospital, fans via social media months ago began circulating the idea of a coordinated midgame wave to the children watching over their collective shoulder. The idea spread, and now it’s gained national attention. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2wFAiGU

IOWA SEES FEWER BEACH ADVISORIES — Iowa’s beach monitoring program, which issues no-swim advisories for high levels of toxins at state park beaches, posted 86 percent fewer advisories for a toxin caused by blue-green algae in 2017 than the previous year. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2vKImsT

FOOTBALL’S RISKY BUSINESS — Last January’s Outback Bowl continues to haunt Iowa’s football program, and in a worse way than just absorbing a one-sided loss. Read Hlas’ column for more: http://thegaz.co/2gKMLFo

QUOTABLE“However well-intentioned DACA may have been, the program was created by executive edict rather than by Congress as the Constitution requires.” Sen. Chuck Grassley

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