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Newstrack: Legislature could adjourn without bottle bill debate


The Iowa Legislature passed a bottle and can recycling law on April Fools’ Day 1978.

The bill entered the world with ... »

The mental game of tennis

CEDAR RAPIDS — Many people think tennis is only a physical sport, but there is a mental aspect as well.

Allison Jasper, a senio ... »

Sentencing delayed for bank robber to review new evidence of stabbing

Sentencing was delayed Monday for a Cedar Rapids man, convicted of four bank robberies, so his attorney could review evidence prosecutors received ... »

7 former RoughRiders to the Frozen Four

Seven former Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are on teams that have qualified for next week’s NCAA Frozen Four h ... »

Offseason officially over with IMCA Frostbuster

At the NASCAR level over the last several years, the offseason has seemed to have gotten shorter and shorter. The season ends in November an ... »

Time Machine: The birth of flight

Finley P. Dunne, a Chicago writer transplanted to New York, wrote in the American Magazine in 1909, “I doubt if the Wright brothers would ev ... »

Prosecutors: Germanwings crash pilot previously had suicidal tendencies

BERLIN — The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for s ... »

Communication: a two-way street

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic.” I believed this to be t ... »

Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths

By Scott Malone, Reuters

BOSTON — Two of the people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ri ... »

Jury’s in: Swimmers like Iowa facility

IOWA CITY — The NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships wrapped up last night to rave reviews from competing swimmers at the Universit ... »

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Trevor Noah to succeed Jon Stewart as ‘Daily Show’ host

LOS ANGELES — Trevor Noah, a South African comedian with a low profile in the United States, will inherit one of the most-watched pulpits in ... »

Kenneth Johns arraignment scheduled for April 10

IOWA CITY — Kenneth Johns is scheduled to be arraigned next month.

According to court documents, Johns’ arraignment has been se ... »

Positive change difficult to achieve

To the editor:

Regarding Phil Alexander’s March 22 column “What’s the best way to share our causes?”:

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One dead, one hurt after men try to ram gate at Fort Meade

WASHINGTON — Guards shot one man dead and seriously wounded a second when the men tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate at the Fort ... »