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Medical cannabis bill advances in Iowa senate

A bill to expand access to medicinal cannabis in Iowa may be debated as soon as today. Senate File 506 has received bipartisan support and may pass in the senate....

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Branstad signs sweeping gun legislation, detractors and proponents react

Governor Terry Branstad signed the most sweeping change in gun legislation in Iowa history, House File 517, into law yesterday. All the Johnson and Linn County Republican legislators voted for...

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This week in political activism April 12-16

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. Iowa...

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Marquee Pizzeria and Bar brings Italian flavors and late-night hours to Iowa River Landing

Sam Hall, co-owner of Marquee Pizzeria and Bar, in the blank canvas that is the restaurant's future Iowa River Landing location. -- photo by Eleanore Taft Marquee Pizzeria & Bar...

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Twenty-week abortion ban passes Iowa house

The Iowa house of representatives today passed SF-471, a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in most cases. A version has already passed the senate, and...

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Meet the choreographers behind Motley Cow’s epic sci-fi dinner theatre

Sci-Fi Colab Motley Cow -- Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. University of Iowa associate professor Eloy Barragán and junior dance major Angelia Mahaney created the dance portion of Motley...

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Updated: Eastern Iowans unite to promote food security, sustainability and diversity

The Iowa Valley Global Food Project breaks ground on May 20, 2017, on 3.7 acres at the Johnson County Poor Farm (just west of 4515 Melrose Ave). Supporters and community...

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This week in political activism: April 4-9

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. A...

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Public forum on reentry after incarceration at the Coralville Library this week

The forum will include informational displays, guest speakers and breakout discussions around topics like housing, employment, education and training, substance abuse, mental health, personal growth and community integration, probation and...

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Take action to fight sexual assault with a month-long series of events

Take Back the Night will take place on the University of Iowa Pentacrest. -- photo by Phil Roeder April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and a coalition of...

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Satisfy late-night munchies at the kickoff of Iowa City’s new food truck pilot program

Soak up the alcohol after a night on the town and enjoy some local flavor from up to six food trucks at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center on Friday...

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Bill that would enforce state minimum wage passes senate, heads to Branstad’s desk

The Iowa state senate voted Monday to approve House File 295, a bill that takes authority from counties and cities and gives it to the state in several areas, including...

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This week in political activism: March 27-April 2

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. Protesters...

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Jeezy’s Juke Joint celebrates black culture through burlesque tonight at Blue Moose

Chicago sensation Jeez Loueez graces Iowa City tonight with a stop on the tour of Jeezy’s Juke Joint, an evening of burlesque celebrating black culture. Little Village caught up with...