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Complaint resolved against Iowa City’s Rev. Anna Blaedel for performing same-sex wedding

The United Methodist Church and Rev. Anna Blaedel, Executive Director and Campus Minister at the Wesley Center, have come to a "just resolution" of a complaint the church filed against...

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Mami’s Authentic owners to close Iowa City location, open new restaurant on Burlington Street

The owners of Mami's Authentic will close their current Iowa City location and open a new restaurant, Estella's, sometime in late August or early September. The new Mexican food joint...

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Iowa City’s Fuji Steakhouse location for sale

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, a restaurant on the westside of Iowa City specializing in sushi and hibachi, will soon be closing, owner Kyle Chen said.

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This week in political activism: May 31-June 4

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week.

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Sonny’s Northside Tap to expand into former Taste of China location

Sonny's Northside Tap owners Cassie and Tracy Barkalow purchased the 208 N Linn St space next door, formerly occupied by Taste of China. They plan to expand Sonny's into that...

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Author, Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumnus Denis Johnson passes away

Author and former University of Iowa Writers Workshop alum and faculty member Denis Johnson passed away Wednesday at the age of 67.

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No, Berkeley Breathed was not hassled by Trump’s lawyers

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, novelist, illustrator, screenwriter and producer and former Iowa City resident Berkeley Breathed pranked his fans yesterday by posting a threatening letter on his Facebook page ostensibly written...

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Trespassing charges dropped against local Grannies for Dakota Access Pipeline protests

Trespassing charges against five local members of 100 Grannies for a Livable Future were dismissed by Lee County Judge Gary Noneman on Monday. The Grannies were arrested last fall for...

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This week in political activism: May 22-28

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week.

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University of Iowa settles discrimination lawsuits with Griesbaum and Meyer

The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle lawsuits by former field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum and former Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer who said that they were...

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Four Planned Parenthood clinics close in Iowa

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced this week they will close clinics in the Quad Cities, Burlington, Keokuk and Sioux City as a result of funding cuts passed by the...

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Downtown Iowa City hotels changing hands

RBD Iowa LLC, owner of the Sheraton hotel in Iowa City, is in the process of negotiating a sale to AJ Capital Partners, owner of Graduate Hotels. The hotel, rebranded...

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Accessibility survey of downtown Iowa City restaurants in the works

Local disability rights activists Harry Olmstead and Geoffrey Ford are teaming up with University of Iowa students, city officials and other community partners to survey downtown Iowa City restaurants for...

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Updated: This week in political activism: May 15-21

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Dr...