The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)

  • Hoover museum cancels Rosetta Stone exhibit after authenticity questions
    Thursday - 04/18/2019 - 02:14 PM

    The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch has announced its planned Rosetta Stone exhibit for April through October has been canceled.While preparing the exhibit, “questions were raised about the authenticity of some of the items that were loaned” by the Origins Museum Institute, a news release stated.

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  • Milking it: Go behind the scenes with creamery tour at Hansen's Dairy in Hudson
    Thursday - 04/18/2019 - 02:09 PM

    The Hansen family has spent more than 150 years making their Hudson farm “legen-dairy.”
    Seven generations of Hansens have lived and worked on the same land since 1864. The family has grown since then, with four brothers and their families currently working on the farm, along with their parents, Jay and Jeanne Hansen.

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  • Mueller’s Russia report outlines episodes of possible Trump obstruction
    Thursday - 04/18/2019 - 12:39 PM

    WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election detailed a series of actions by President Donald Trump to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.The release on Thursday of the 448-page report that disclosed the findings of a 22-month investigation represented a watershed moment in Trump’s tumultuous presidency.DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE

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  • 2nd measles case confirmed in Iowa
    Thursday - 04/18/2019 - 10:50 AM

    A second case of measles has been confirmed in Iowa, according to a news release by the Iowa Department of Public Health.The release stated it is an unvaccinated, northeast Iowa resident, who is in the same household as the recently confirmed measles case.Because the person was isolated at home during the measles incubation period, there is no current threat to the general public, the release stated.

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  • Senate passes election changes but House might not
    Wednesday - 04/17/2019 - 10:13 PM

    DES MOINES -— Proposed changes to the state’s elections laws continue to advance at the Capitol, but lawmakers are not in agreement on some key elements.A package of changes, including closing the polls for statewide elections an hour earlier, was approved Wednesday by Republicans who control the Iowa Senate.But when the proposal heads across the rotunda to the Iowa House, which Republicans also control, lawmakers there said they have different ideas.

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  • Teen gets 5 years probation for shooting 15-year-old Aaron Richardson in Cedar Rapids in 2015
    Wednesday - 04/17/2019 - 08:11 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A teenager who fatally shot a 15-year-old in 2015 was given the chance Wednesday to have a clean criminal record if he completes five years of probation without any future offenses.Sixth Judicial District Judge Christopher Bruns said punishment isn’t the goal of the justice system when it involves a juvenile convicted as a youthful offender.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Cedar Rapids leaders hope for new incarnation of Ambroz Rec Center
    Wednesday - 04/17/2019 - 07:11 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS — The old brick building at 2000 Mount Vernon Road SE has served as the Buchanan Elementary School, Ambroz Recreation Center and more since opening in the early 1900s, but has been vacant for three years.Cedar Rapids leaders are hoping a developer will step forward to repurpose the 17,000-square-foot structure, possibly into multifamily housing.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bagge Strawberries in Independence lets visitors participate in their own berry harvest
    Wednesday - 04/17/2019 - 05:36 PM

    Crouching in the soil, I pushed aside green leaves as the gray, overcast morning started to burn away, the sun rising higher. And then a sudden flash of red peeked out — a strawberry — followed by a feeling of elation.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Iowa leaders challenge refinery ethanol exemptions
    Wednesday - 04/17/2019 - 02:38 PM

    Leaders in Iowa ethanol and agriculture warn that federal plans to make small refineries exempt from renewable fuel rules “would irreversibly undermine” the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard.In Council Bluffs Wednesday, Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, and Secretary of Iowa Agriculture and Land Stewardship Mike Naig held a news conference to criticize the small-refinery exemptions being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency.Naig said there are currently 39 small-refinery exemptions before the EPA.

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  • UPDATE: Florida teen who threatened Colorado schools reportedly found dead
    Wednesday - 04/17/2019 - 12:12 PM

    MIAMI — Authorities in Colorado have found the 18-year-old Miami Beach High student who traveled to Colorado, bought a shotgun and threatened violence against schools days before the anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High, according to media reports.According to CBS Denver, Sol Pais is dead near the Echo Lake Lodge at the base of Mount Evans in Clear Creek County.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share