The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)

  • Reynolds touts Iowa, her record, at State Fair
    Tuesday - 08/14/2018 - 07:52 PM

    DES MOINES — Kim Reynolds trumpeted a glowing picture of Iowa while asking voters to keep her in the governor’s office for the next four years.“We have a lot of positive things happening in Iowa, and I know the other side wants to think everything’s doom and gloom and Iowa’s going to hell in a handbasket.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • UI weighs requiring first-,second-year students to live on campus
    Tuesday - 08/14/2018 - 07:50 PM

    IOWA CITY — Lots of lamps and linens, shirts and shoes, pictures and pillows made their way into University of Iowa residence halls Tuesday — the first official move-in day for new students.But top of mind for many students wasn’t so much their new digs or belongings, but rather new friends, communities and connections.

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  • ‘We need help’: After brawl at apartment complex, residents plead to Cedar Rapids officials
    Tuesday - 08/14/2018 - 06:19 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids officials vowed a “full review” of a sprawling fight that led to four arrests on Monday at an apartment complex prone to disturbances after fed-up neighbors pleaded for help to City Council members during a Tuesday meeting.The brawl outside the southwest quadrant complex involving teens and young adults on Monday was the last straw for some residents of Cedar Valley Townhomes, 3000 J St.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Hubbell hears concerns on mental health care
    Tuesday - 08/14/2018 - 04:25 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS — More funding, cutting the red tape and a better system for individuals under the age of 18 are needed to help improve Iowa’s mental health system, local officials told a gubernatorial hopeful Fred Hubbell Tuesday.The Democratic Party candidate for governor continued his statewide tour to discuss the state of mental health care this week, with a stop in Cedar Rapids Tuesday morning at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Marion man convicted of trafficking large quantities of meth
    Tuesday - 08/14/2018 - 12:38 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Marion man who was transporting “massive” quantities of ice methamphetamine from the Southwest into Iowa pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court. 

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  • CRPD fielding recent reports of moving company scams
    Tuesday - 08/14/2018 - 10:33 AM

    CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department said it has taken three reports recently concerning moving company scams. In those cases, police said the victims were given a moving estimate and made a down payment, but were then told the actual cost would be several times higher than the original estimate.

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  • Encore Cafe aims to offer nutritious meals to Marion seniors
    Tuesday - 08/14/2018 - 07:51 AM

    MARION — A partnership between the Heritage Area Agency on Aging, Marion Public Library and Marion Parks and Recreation Department, Encore Cafe — which opened May 9 — makes nutritious meals and wellness programs accessible and affordable for older adults.

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  • Google tracks location data even when service is ‘off’: report
    Tuesday - 08/14/2018 - 07:54 AM

    Google’s smartphone services store users’ locations even when privacy settings are adjusted to shut these features off, according to a new report by the Associated Press.While the company asks permission for users to share location information on its applications, it doesn’t halt tracking services when users pause Location History, according to the AP study.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • EPA chief does little to calm Iowa farmers’ fears
    Monday - 08/13/2018 - 08:42 PM

    DES MOINES — A visit from the federal government’s top environmental protection chief Monday did not ease the concerns of Iowa agricultural leaders.Andrew Wheeler, who last month took over as administrator of the U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Roundabout by Hoover Elementary raises questions
    Monday - 08/13/2018 - 07:24 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Construction crews are racing the clock to complete a critical section of a road project where cars access Hoover Elementary School before school starts Aug. 23.City officials say that while the road currently is torn up, a new roundabout at the intersection of Wiley Boulevard and Johnson Avenue NW will be operational by the opening bell.

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