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Eleanore Taft

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 25, 2017

State Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, introduced a bill this week that would establish a task force to look at the use of "restrictive procedures, including seclusion" in public schools....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 25, 2017

Husband and wife team Lesley and Brian Triplett bring various international versions of the comfort food, along with other street food items, to the Iowa City restaurant scene. The restaurant...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 24, 2017

Downtown Iowa City institution Atlas Restaurant and Bar (127 Iowa Ave) will change hands in early April, joining a restaurant group that includes numerous businesses in the Iowa City area....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 22, 2017

Discover the devastating environmental and human cost of cheap fashion, discuss solutions with a panel of experts and take immediate action by adding fair trade flair to your closet this...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 22, 2017

Iowa City dumpster. -- Photo by Paul Roeder Worried about the future of the planet but not sure what to do about it? Head to the library Thursday in Iowa...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 20, 2017

Signs of disagreement during Sen. Joni Ernst's town hall meeting at Coe College. Friday, March 17, 2017. — photo by Zak Neumann. Ready to take action to build the community,...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 20, 2017

Community members harvest carrots. -- photo courtesy of New Pioneer Coop Spring is here! What better way to celebrate its arrival than to get your hands dirty outside at a...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 20, 2017

A bill that would change workers' compensation laws in Iowa passed the Iowa house 55-88 Thursday, March 16, and is expected to be sent to the senate early next week....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 20, 2017

photo by Eleanore Taft Federal Judge Leonard Strand threw out the Des Moines Water Works' water quality lawsuit against drainage districts in three northern Iowa counties. "I’m pleased to see...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 19, 2017

Kirkwood Culinary Arts program The Kirkwood Culinary Arts program provides top-level training to students hungry to learn. Kirkwood Community College has the only hospitality arts program in the country that...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 19, 2017

Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange On a Northeast Iowa farm and in backyards across the nation, Seed Savers Exchange preserves heirloom varietals and their stories for future generations. In...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 17, 2017

Local restaurateur Derek Perez's new venture, Billy's High Hat Diner, opened today, March 17 in the space formerly occupied by Augusta (630 Iowa Avenue). Ryan Whiting, Perez's right-hand man at...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 17, 2017

Jerime “Danky” Mitchell of Cedar Rapids, who was shot during a traffic stop Nov 1, 2016 and consequently paralyzed from the neck down, and his wife Bracken filed a lawsuit...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 15, 2017

Cedar Rapidians take to the streets this week for their annual St.Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s day parades. Wear green on Friday and red on Saturday (and maybe a jacket this...