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Feb 21, 2017| Community/News, Featured

Megabus, by teaming up with the Carroll, Iowa-based Windstar Lines, is bringing bus service back to the Iowa City area just a few months after pulling out of its previous Chicago-Omaha route. The route will begin March 1 with at least one service daily in each direction. The Iowa leg of the route includes stops in Coralville, Des Moines and...

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Issue 215 | Feb. 15-28, 2017

Flip through the pages of Little Village issue 215. In this edition, UI Professor Peter Thorne takes on climate change critics, Prairie Pop explores on the origins of anti-art, Girls Rock! continues its mission to empower young female…

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Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 21, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

John Darnielle Reading Prairie Lights — Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. A palimpsest is a piece of parchment that has been written on, scrubbed clean and written on again....

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 21, 2017| Community/News, Featured

Megabus, by teaming up with the Carroll, Iowa-based Windstar Lines, is bringing bus service back to the Iowa City area just a few months after pulling out of its previous...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 21, 2017| Community/News

The NoDAPL movement is alive and well in Iowa, with numerous actions and events in the coming week. Tonight, supporters will rally ahead of the Iowa City Council meeting where...

Posted by Sarah Jarmon | Feb 21, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

Assassins Theatre Cedar Rapids — through March 4 It’s no secret that I’m not a Sondheim fan. And while Assassins pushes the boundaries of his typical style with more edge...

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Feb 14, 2017

Photo courtesy of the Harris family By Stacey Walker Every now and again it seems the universe bestows upon humanity one of those ethereal and affable personalities that end up changing the world for the better. Here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we had one of those personalities in Dr. Percy Harris. As far as heroes...

Feb 14, 2017

The Iowa Capitol shown on the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Jan. 9, 2017. — photo by Lauren Shotwell By Cindy Altmaier Riley I love Iowa! Did you know that over 70 percent of Iowans registered to vote turned out in the recent election? As Iowans we should be proud of this; voting is...

Jan 31, 2017

Photo by K. Kendall By Damita Brown Between the mindsets of “we must,” “we should” and “we can’t” is the reality that we are. We find ourselves in 2017 with intensifying political polarization, violence and mean-spirited policy agendas that threaten to blaze a path of destruction across the globe. As I see it, this is...

Jan 19, 2017

By Robert Davis President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage before a crowd of approximately 4,000 people in Des Moines on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. — photo by Zak Neumann We knew better than to vote for a president that is a celebrity “outsider” with no public service experience. I know we did. Do we ask...

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Feb 15, 2017

In this edition of the Democracy in Crisis Podcast, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk with reporter Aura Bogado about a powerful profile she wrote in Teen Vogue about 14-year-old Jackie Rayos-Garcia whose mother Guadalupe García de Rayos was detained while talking to immigration officials and deported — perhaps the first deportation under the Trump administration. Now, Jackie...

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Feb 15, 2017

Oscar Shorts FilmScene — through Thursday, Feb. 23 Blue Carpet Bash FilmScene — Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. For decades, now, the office Oscar pool has been won or lost by whomever can score an uneducated guess in the three Short Film categories: Animated, Live-Action and Documentary. But this year’s fifteen nominees are not only worth your effort...

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Feb 15, 2017

Photo by Paul Narvaez via Flickr Three times as many Iowans were diagnosed with the hepatitis C liver infection in 2015 than in 2000, according to a report from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The disease is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants in the U.S., data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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