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Linn-Mar students join National School Walkout ‘to let our elected leaders know that we want to see change’

Students at Linn-Mar High School will be participating in the National School Walkout on Friday, April 20. The nationwide event is being held on the anniversary of the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. […]

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‘It doesn’t seem right’: Cedar Rapids residents protest the subsidized demolition of historic buildings

Normally, when supporters of historic preservation hold a demonstration, it’s to try to save a threatened property. But it’s too late for the Bever building, a fixture in downtown Cedar Rapids since 1923. […]

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‘The Emperor and the Peasant’: a new perspective on WWI at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

As the 100th anniversary of the First World War has unfolded since 2014, the most common images of the “War to End All Wars” have come from the Western Front. Trench warfare. Armies fighting endlessly over the same few squares miles of land. But the fighting on the Eastern Front was very different, with dramatic advances and retreats, and two empires — Austria-Hungary and Russia — slowly collapsing. […]

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Report: CBS 2, Fox 28 and other Sinclair stations will broadcast news promos echoing Trump talking points

Sinclair Broadcasting Group television stations, including KGAN (CBS 2) and KXFA (Fox 28), will be running promotional spots for their news broadcasts later this money that denounce other networks for reporting “fake news,” CNN reported on Tuesday. […]

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The hidden history of black nuns in America will be explored at Mount Mercy on Thursday night

Ask people what a nun looks like and the picture that probably jumps to mind is a woman in a black habit — and it’s also likely that woman will be white. In part, that’s because black women seeking to enter holy orders in the United States have traditionally been discriminated against, either deliberately or unthinkingly, by the Catholic Church. […]

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Rockwell Collins, which received millions in Iowa taxpayer dollars last year, announces it will move its executive offices to Florida

Rockwell Collins will move its executive management division from Cedar Rapids to Florida as part of the new corporate structure following its planned merger with United Technologies Corp., it was announced on Thursday. The company has been headquartered in Cedar Rapids, since it was founded in 1933 as Collins Radio. […]

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