Steps to replace the Allamakee County jail move forward

By Brent Griffiths, The Gazette

WAUKON — Just one security camera separated an ambitious boyfriend from slipping contraband into a cell at the Allamakee County Jail. After climbing the stairs, all that was needed was a small maneuver [...]

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HIV diagnoses among Iowans over 45 reach all-time high in 2013

WASHINGTON — Prevalence of the HIV/AIDS virus in Iowa has stayed relatively stable for the past several years, with neither dramatic increases or decreases in the number of cases.

But one of Iowa’s top HIV/AIDS supervisors sai [...]

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‘I can’t believe this is happening’

There is no way to sleep. Yaser Abudagga has not been able to work.

Since violence between Israel and Hamas has intensified in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian-born University of Iowa graduate said he spends all his time worrying, reading med [...]

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Looking abroad: Variety of Iowa products sold overseas

A  sawmill and lumber company in Winthrop, a Cedar Rapids producer of propylene film and a Mason City ID tag supplier might seem to be unlikely exporters, but they have a couple of things in common.

All three businesses sell their pro [...]

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Iowa Youth Writing Project gets $20,000 grant

The Iowa Juvenile Home Foundation will give a $20,000 donation to the Iowa Youth Writing Project as a result of the foundation’s $42,000 in excess funds after the sate closed the juvenile home in January.

The Iowa Youth Writing Proje [...]

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Emerging leaders: Three simple ways to up your elevator pitch

Is your elevator pitch elevating your career all the way to the top?

If your current elevator pitch educates your listeners about what you do now, but not what you are capable of doing next, you may be missing an important opportunity to re [...]

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The Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids names 2014-15 board officers, directors


Northwestern Mutual in Hiawatha has hired Casey Mushrush, previously with ConAgra Mills in Hastings, Minn., and Sarah Specht, previously with Fusionfarm, as financial representatives.

Alto [...]

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On ADA anniversary, retiring Harkin promises to stay in the fight

IOWA CITY — Although he’s seen steady progress since the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Sen. Tom Harkin’s advice to the disability rights community has remained constant.

“Press onward, everybody [...]

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Horse sense not a hobby farm

This year, Teresa Mulhausen will celebrate her 20th anniversary with her barn.

Mulhausen has operated Wyndtree Farm, a horse boarding business where she also gives riding lessons, just outside Swisher for two decades. She attended Virginia [...]

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Iowa City rethinks City Park

The floodwater is receding, leaving muddy brown earth where City Park’s baseball diamonds and grassy fields normally welcome visitors at the main entrance to Iowa City.

A road-closed sign has blocked access for about a month to Iowa [...]

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Small Business Administration reps in Cedar Rapids Monday with disaster loans

CEDAR RAPIDS — Beginning Monday, U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will be available at the Linn County Emergency Management Agency on the Kirkwood Community College campus to discuss low-interest federal disaster loans for [...]

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Walker tickled with pickles

WALKER — Walker Pickle Days might sound like it’s simply a celebration of brined cucumbers, but the annual weekend-long event that wrapped up Saturday is about way more than pickles.

And the food-based name is a fairly recent [...]

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Investigation into shots fired at Iowa City’s Ped Mall continues

Iowa City Police Officers on foot patrol early Sunday morning heard several gunshots in the Ped Mall area.

Just after 1:30 a.m., police responded to the incident where witnesses described two black males, who fled the area, as the shooters. [...]

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Three school elections slated for Sept. 9

Friday marked the deadline for school district representatives in Linn County to file paperwork with the Auditor’s Office to get on the ballot for the Sept. 9 special election date.

As of Friday morning, two area districts are slated [...]

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Cosplayers feel trend grows with public acceptance

The lobby of the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center this past weekend was filled with visitors, which is not an unexpected sight. The unusual came in the manner that many of those guests had chosen to adorn themselves.

There wer [...]

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