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

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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:

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:

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:

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:

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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