Cedar Rapids flood buyout is history

CEDAR RAPIDS — Almost before the water receded here in the June 2008 flood disaster, the word “buyout” had surfaced among owners of flood-damaged homes and businesses.

Not so for Jim Macek, whose family-owned machine sho [...]

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Different hackers, Home Depot says

WASHINGTON — Home Depot Inc. was hacked with a malicious software program that plunders store registers while disguising itself as anti-virus software, according to two security researchers.

The credit-card-stealing program used in th [...]

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THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: Immigrants do their part for Iowa economy

CEDAR RAPIDS — Maria Gonzalez and her husband, Javier, always wanted to start their own business.

In 2004, they opened El Super Burrito and Lupita’s Bakery in Cedar Rapids to serve authentic Mexican meals and pastries.

Th [...]

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Providing comfort

CEDAR RAPIDS — Hospices provide comfort for the terminally ill. The care givers and medical professionals provide pain management and emotional support.

But it’s also a billion-dollar business dealing with increased regulation [...]

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Time Machine: A death at the Wild West show

CEDAR RAPIDS — The interurban circus grounds on Sixth Street West in Cedar Rapids were used on a weekly basis in spring through fall seasons of the early 20th century, but the show scheduled to set up on May 18, 1915, was especially popular [...]

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On Topic: Top and bottom of the ladders

Isn’t that just the way? You read one thing and you think, yeah, that makes sense. Then you hear something else and you wonder, well, gosh .

In response to this column of two weeks ago, which was a [...]

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The only office-elevator manufacturer in Iowa

DENVER, IOWA — In Denver, Iowa, one family is running the only Iowa-based office-elevator manufacturing company in the state.

William and Bertha Schumacher founded Schumacher Elevator Co. in Denver, in Bremer County, in 1936, where it [...]

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Keep them or send them back?

CEDAR RAPIDS — Those who cross the U.S. border illegally may be heading north in search of a better life. But in reality, according to Iowa’s governor and others, it’s just not that simple.

Officials with the U.S. Depart [...]

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iPhones with bigger screens may find eager senior buyers

SAN FRANCISCO — Eden Adams, 65, is ready to upgrade after using her iPhone for about three years.

The schoolteacher from Fremont, California, had looked at her daughter’s Samsung Electronics smartphone, which has a larger scree [...]

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Judge rules charge related to repealed HIV offense can be amended

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Westdale work steps up

CEDAR RAPIDS — The $90 million redevelopment of Westdale Mall has shifted into high gear with a combination of exterior and interior activity.

Frew Development and city officials broke ground Friday for the 10-year project, which will [...]

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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Loras Poll numbers, Gov. Branstad and Sen. Jack Hatch, and Harkin Steak Fry

This week's show features discussion on new Loras College Poll numbers for Iowa races, Gov. Terry Branstad's growing lead in some polls over State Sen. Jack Hatch, and the Sen. Harkin Steak Fry. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis pod [...]

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Iowa City-area institute gets $400,000 from Ice Bucket Challenge

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City-area research institute that pledges to avoid using embryonic stems cells has received more than $400,000 in donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Several Catholic archdioceses, including those in Cincinna [...]

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Roche guilty of all charges in Cedar Rapids attack

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 22-year-old Marion man faces two life sentences in prison after a jury convicted him Friday of kidnapping, sexual assault and stabbing a 20-year-old woman in 2013.

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Iowa regents will mull eight more efficiency ‘opportunities’ in October

IOWA CITY — The Board of Regents will convene for a special meeting Oct. 2 to discuss eight more cost-saving, revenue-generating, or efficiency “opportunities” uncovered during a sweeping review of its universities.

Thos [...]

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