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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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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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GOP chair: Action on Iowa caucus changes unlikely until 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS — New Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann anticipates meeting with his Democratic counterpart to discuss proposed changes to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, but doubts they will take action until early n [...]

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Billings index hits 2007 levels

Demand for design services have increased over the past three months, pushing the Architecture Billings Index to its highest level since 2007.

The economic indicator shows signs of construction activity, reflecting the nine to 12 month lea [...]

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Vinton theater a community treasure

VINTON — As manager of the Palace Theatre in Vinton, Marcy Horst wants to make each movie outing a special experience.

The Palace shows mostly family-friendly movies (G, PG and PG-13) nightly at 7 and also Mondays at 2 p.m.

Sure [...]

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Obama says U.S. will be relentless with Islamic State after beheading

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed that the United States will not be swayed from airstrikes against Islamic State after the group beheaded an American journalist, an act he said is proof that the militants stand fo [...]

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Gap narrows between Iowa students and national peers on ACT

CEDAR RAPIDS — The news is mixed for Iowa's 2014 high-school graduates when it comes to their performance on the ACT.

With an average composite score of 22 on the 36-point college-entrance exam, Iowa students bested their national co [...]

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Iowa’s corn, soybeans need rainfall

Lack of rainfall is becoming a problem for corn and soybean crops, particularly in northeast Iowa.

The latest crop condition report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows below average [...]

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U.S. attorney general heads for racially charged St. Louis suburb

FERGUSON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was visiting Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in the 11th straight night of demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a w [...]

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Citizens’ group alleges conflicts in Iowa water quality rule vote

DES MOINES — One day after a state panel modified water quality rules, a citizens’ group that sought tougher standards filed legal action, contending the vote was illegal because five commissioners had conflicts of interest because t [...]

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Police say Coralville man sold drugs to undercover officers

CORALVILLE — A Coralville man faces numerous charges after allegedly selling drugs to undercover officers earlier this year.

According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office criminal complaints, on February 10, 21-year-old Dominic [...]

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Great March for Climate Action reaches Iowa City

IOWA CITY — Hazel Zimmerman, 83, spent this week walking across Iowa, and she hopes to walk much farther — all the way to Washington.

Zimmerman, who lives south of Norwalk, near Des Moines, was the oldest person walking Wednesd [...]

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Walgreen CFO’s departure due to $1 bln forecasting error - WSJ

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Drugstore retailer Walgreen Co’s Chief Financial Officer, Wade Miquelon, and another top executive lost their jobs after a $1 billion forecasting error in the company’s Medicare-related business, the Wall Street Jo [...]

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Underground ‘sinkhole’ discovered near I-380 likely 150 year old beer caves

CEDAR RAPIDS — A bridge inspector thought he'd found a potentially hazardous sinkhole near an Interstate 380 access ramp late last month, but a preliminary investigation suggests it's 150-year old beer caves, a remnant of a long closed brewe [...]

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