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Lauren Shotwell

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”...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 5, 2017

Kim Weaver (D) announced over the weekend that she would be dropping her candidacy for the U.S. House race in Iowa's fourth congressional district, a race which pitted her against...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | May 24, 2017

Three programs have been defunded among other cuts to services for individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence following the Iowa Legislature's decision to decrease funding for victim services...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | May 22, 2017

Months after his initial nomination, Gov. Terry Branstad is officially closing the door on his tenure as the longest serving governor in the U.S. and will jet off to his...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | May 22, 2017

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) announced that the statewide hotline it has hosted since 1999 will be defunded as of October 1 this year following cuts to one quarter...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | May 18, 2017

For those who don't enjoy carrying around their weight in spare change or interrupting lunch to sprint to an almost-expired meter, Iowa City has a new app that will allow...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | May 10, 2017

Everyone is invited to venture out into the spring weather at Geyer's Oven west of Iowa City for an evening of pizza in support of the Iowa Youth Writing Project....

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Apr 19, 2017

The fourth annual Kites for Kids Festival wraps up at its final location ‑- Iowa City’s City Park Shelter 5 -- this Saturday at noon. The festival invites people to...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Apr 18, 2017

This Earth Day, April 22, people are taking a stand to defend science and evidence-based policy with a March for Science. In addition to the march planned on the National...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 14, 2017

Iowa may be the home of “fields of opportunity,” but those fields are often draining directly into an extensive system of underground tiles and then into streams and rivers, creating...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 9, 2017

Iowa City council member Susan Mims, who is completing her second term on the city council, announced her decision to run for re-election in November as the representative of District...