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Current construction on Park Road nearing completion, prepping way for future bridge project

A segment of the construction planned for Park Road bridge and Dubuque Street is nearing completion, which will allow the next leg of the project to begin. The overall purpose of the project is the elevation of the current road, as well as the installation of a new bridge connecting Park Road with Dubuque Street. […]

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Principal of Cedar Rapids’ Washington High School resigns, effective today

Dr. Ralph Plagman, the principal of Cedar Rapids Washington for the past 35 years, has resigned his position at the school. In an email circulated to families of Washington students, Plagman says that his retirement comes at the request of the Cedar Rapids Community School District after his handling of inappropriate conduct involving a substitute […]

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Protesters gather on the Ped Mall to take action against Donald Trump

Undeterred by the blistering heat, a group of protesters took to the Ped Mall today to protest against the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his divisive rhetoric. Members of Next Gen Climate Iowa, CREDO, United We Dream and People’s Action were in attendance, helping to register voters for the 2016 general election. “We want […]

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Tallest Man on Earth to play sold-out show at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

The Tallest Man on Earth Codfish Hollow Barnstormers — Sunday, July 17 at 8 p.m. The Tallest Man on Earth will be performing at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers (5013 288th Ave) in Maqouketa, Iowa on Sunday, July 17 from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets for the highly anticipated show sold out in mid-June, but ticket requests […]

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ICCSD board candidates face off in library forum

From 7 to 9 p.m., school board candidates Janice Wiener, Paul Roesler and JP Claussen met at the Iowa City Public Library for a forum held by Mission Iowa City, and hosted by Daniel Boscaljon. The forum allowed each candidate to answer prepared questions, as well as questions from the audience in attendance. The questions […]

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Petition to amend city charter’s petition requirements circulates

A petition to change the current Iowa City Charter, which would reduce the number of signatures needed to put forth a city council initiative or referendum vote, has started to circulate around Iowa City. Martha Hampel and Caroline Dieterle are part of a group that is collecting signatures for the petition. Hampel said the purposed […]

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Mission Iowa City to hold school board candidate forum

Mission Iowa City, with moderator Daniel Boscaljon, will hold a public forum with the school board candidates on Monday, July 11. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in meeting room A of the Iowa City Public Library. The forum will feature candidates J.P. Claussen, Paul Roesler and Janice Weiner, who will take questions from […]

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Banh Mi Amor brings specialty sandwiches to Iowa City Ped Mall

A new food cart has popped up on the late night scene downtown. Banh Mi Amor — operated and owned by Davenport restaurateur Greg Millsap — has set up shop on the Ped Mall, offering a choice of chicken or pulled pork banh mi sandwiches. Mills owns both a restaurant and food cart in Davenport […]

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Flash wedding on Pentacrest another bright spot during fireworks show

  As fireworks lit the sky over the Pentacrest, Matt “Red” Rebelskey and Emily Sohn were married under the red and white glow of the July 3 display. The couple organized what people called a flash wedding. About 15 minutes before the fireworks display began, the couple — along with a few dozen friends and […]

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