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Bike to work — or somewhere more fun — next week

Celebrate Bike to Work Week with a wide range of events in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Coralville and North Liberty.

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This week in political activism: May 8-May 14

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. Kate...

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Horace Mann district debates plans for renovation

Neighbors, school board members, teachers and administrators met at Horace Mann Elementary in Iowa City Tuesday, May 2 to compare plans for a proposed update of the 100-year-old facility to...

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Hundreds expected to walk with NAMI for mental health this Saturday

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Johnson County hosts the largest fundraiser for mental health in the area this Saturday: its 13th annual 5k walk at Terry Trueblood...

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Iowans march for the planet from Iowa City to Des Moines to D.C.

The People’s Climate March took place Saturday, April 29 in Washington, D.C. Some Iowans participated there, others took part in sister marches in towns like Iowa City and one group...

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This week in political activism: May 2-8

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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Iowa City Catholic Worker celebrates one-year anniversary

Iowa City Catholic Worker, an organization that provides food and shelter to those in need, celebrates its one-year anniversary with a benefit dinner this Sunday, featuring live music by the...

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Updated: ICOR boxing gym takes it to the next level in Iowa City

Emily Klinefelter and Clifton Johnson Jr. are co-owners of ICOR boxing gym. -- photo by Eleanore Taft ICOR boxing gym in Iowa City will host grand opening events throughout the...

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This week in political activism: April 24-30

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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Community Foundation of Johnson County announces new executive director

Incoming executive director Dave Lewis, president of the board of directors Sarah Maiers and outgoing executive director Mike Stoffregen. -- photo courtesy of Community Foundation of Johnson County The Community...

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Iowa leads the Midwest in shift to clean energy

Wind turbines in Story County, Iowa. -- photo by Carl WyCoff, cropped The EPA may be in jeopardy, but states like Iowa are stepping up in the movement toward clean...

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Something for everyone at Take a Bite food festival in the Amanas

Take a Bite food festival in the Amanas this weekend features cooking classes, wine and beer tastings and special meals from a variety of European cuisines. Some events require reservations.

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Changes to drunk driving and open container laws this week

Photo by owlpacino Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation Monday that moves Iowa's OWI enforcement process away from incarceration, and the Iowa City Council reduced open container regulations for special events....

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This week in political activism: April 17-23

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.