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Lauren Shotwell

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 20, 2017

A group of activists and community members gathered on the south side of Cedar Rapids Thursday afternoon outside a nondescript building with a tiny sign: "Homeland Security." They were protesting...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 12, 2017

The U.S. plans to withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, but Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Executive Director John Kenyon said he doesn't believe...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 6, 2017

The grocery store chain Trader Joe’s opened its much-anticipated Coralville store Friday morning to a line of shoppers eager to browse the tiki-themed aisles and bring home some of the...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 3, 2017

Author and Iowa City resident Susan Futrell starts out her book 'Good Apples: Behind Every Bite' with the auction of the oldest commercial apple orchard in Iowa: an orchard outside...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Sep 25, 2017

According to the report by Ryan J. Foley, the business man was recruited in secret -- with Regents flouting Iowa's open meetings and records laws by using private email accounts...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Sep 21, 2017

A newly announced marathon, Run CRANDIC, will set off from The NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids and take runners all the way to the goal line of the University...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Sep 20, 2017

Cathy Glasson, who up until now had been running an exploratory campaign, formally announced her official candidacy Tuesday evening in Cedar Rapids, with simultaneous events in seven additional Iowa towns....

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Aug 1, 2017

Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe, the recently published book by University of Iowa Assistant Professor Inara Verzemnieks,...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jul 19, 2017

A friendly softball game in Iowa City’s Happy Hollow Park on Sunday capped off a weekend of events through the Iowa City Feminist Reunion celebrating the impact Iowa City women...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jul 13, 2017

The Iowa City Feminist Reunion is set to celebrate Iowa City's feminist movement this weekend, with a focus on the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, a time period that boasted a...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 22, 2017

In the hours leading up to President Donald Trump’s Cedar Rapids rally, protesters and Trump supporters stood in the rain on separate sides of the street. One side held aloft...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 14, 2017

Iowa City will receive $25,000 worth of cloud services for its Data-Driven Justice Initiative that works to keep individuals dealing with mental illness and substance abuse issues out of jail....

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 14, 2017

MERGE Innovation Space, an expansion of the IC CoLab, is hosting an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening starting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in its Ped...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 8, 2017

The Center for Afrofuturist Studies is a little more than halfway (as of publishing) to its goal of raising $4,000 through Kickstarter to support the next round of artist residencies...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 6, 2017

The Iowa City Pride festivities, in their 47th year this summer, bring a collection of events celebrating the local LGBTQIA+ community to Iowa City’s downtown. Here’s just a few of...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 6, 2017

The United Action for Youth (UAY) Pride group, along with students and recent UAY graduates, are hoping that pulling together what UAY’s Jamie Ellis a “gay teen mob of awesomeness”...