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Cooler summer in Iowa affects farmers, utilities, swimming pools

CEDAR RAPIDS — Unless you are selling ice, managing a pool or growing tomatoes, you probably like Iowa’s no-sweat summer.

Chronic weather critics, who’ve been deprived of “too hot, too humid” complaints, mi [...]

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Iowa 1st District candidates look for edge in polls

CEDAR RAPIDS — Seventy-five days before the poll that matters, both candidates in the open seat race for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District are finding good news in polling done for their campaigns.

Democratic State Rep. Pat Mur [...]

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Bank of America settles probes

Bank of America reached a record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S. government to settle charges that it and companies it bought misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities, helping the bank close a major chapter tied to [...]

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Cedar Rapids man will serve 25 years in prison for assault, shooting at police

A Cedar Rapids man pleaded guilty Thursday to several charges including breaking into a transitional housing unit, assaulting a woman and firing a gun at police officers in 2013.

Christopher Forbes, 22, pleaded guilty to first-degree burgla [...]

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Three downtown Cedar Rapids buildings in running for apartment funds

CEDAR RAPIDS — Three vacant or partially empty downtown buildings would turn into 76 apartments if their developers are picked to share in a statewide competition for $30 million in federal disaster assistance funding.

The developmen [...]

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Coralville stabbing leads to arrest of both suspect, victim

CORALVILLE — Both the victim and the assailant were arrested after a stabbing early Wednesday morning.

According to Coralville police criminal complaints, officers were called to 922 20th Avenue Pl. at 3:45 a.m. for a report of a sta [...]

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Mason’s chief of staff to lead efficiency review of Iowa universities

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa President Sally Mason’s chief of staff is taking a leave of absence so he can serve as “transformation project manager” for a sweeping efficiency review of the state’s three public [...]

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Move-in day: Iowa university students settle in

IOWA CITY — It wasn’t more than an hour after pulling up outside the University of Iowa’s Burge Residence Hall early Wednesday that new freshman Olivia Gorzny had transported most of her belongings to her fifth-floor room, che [...]

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Iowa City school board to debate placement of student sex offender

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City school board will hold an unusual meeting next week to discuss where a student who is a registered sex offender should receive schooling.

Superintendent Stephen Murley, citing a federal student-privacy law, [...]

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Dubuque man accused of selling crack cocaine from candy store

DUBUQUE — A Dubuque man is accused of selling cocaine out of a now-closed candy store there.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, on four occasions in January and February, 35-year-old Dway [...]

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Video: University of Iowa Marching Band camp

IOWA CITY — Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band rehearsed on Wednesday at the HMB Rehearsal Facility in Iowa City. The rehearsal was part of band camp ahead of the upcoming 2014-2015 UI football season.

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Johnson County revises courthouse annex price upward

IOWA CITY — Johnson County has revised the ballot language voters will see in November for a courthouse annex to reflect a higher price tag for the project.

The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Thursday to repeal a resolution continue »


RuffaloCODY acquiring Noel-Levitz

Two Corridor businesses that help colleges and universities recruit and retain students as well as remain connected with alumni are merging.

RuffaloCODY in Cedar Rapids is acquiring Noel-Levitz of Iowa City. Financial terms of the merger wer [...]

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My Biz: Cedar Rapids spa focuses on relaxation

Sanctuary Spa was one of the first businesses to sign on for the mixed-use development the Fountains. But now it has more than a few neighbors.

Since relocating from its Blairs Ferry Road location in November 2013, business has been booming [...]

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Casey’s replacing downtown Cedar Rapids store

CEDAR RAPIDS — Demolition of Casey’s General Store’s existing downtown Cedar Rapids location has begun in preparation for a new store at the same location.

A 4,200-square-foot store will replace a 2,916-square-foot build [...]

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