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Iconic TV journalist Tom Brokaw to donate papers to UI

Tom Brokaw, a 50-year veteran of television news, announced yesterday that he will donate his papers and memorabilia to the University of Iowa Library. “I spent one year there and I had a double major: beer and coeds,” Brokaw said of his time at the university during an interview segment on the NBC Today Show. […]

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Murals welcome people to the Catholic Worker House

The Iowa City Catholic Worker House’s garage, which looks out over Lower Muscatine Rd across from Kirkwood Community College, has added a few new murals from local artists in the hope of welcoming folks into the house. “We want everyone to know that immigrants and refugees are welcome here,” Emily Sinnwell, a nurse practitioner and […]

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Iowa City hires new assistant city manager to start in December

Iowa City hired a new assistant city manager, Ashley Monroe, to fill the job vacated by Geoff Fruin when he was promoted to city manager in July of this year. Monroe will step into the Iowa City position on Dec. 1. She has worked for the Village of Hoffman Estates outside of Chicago since 2007, […]

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Election 2016: Iowa Republicans hang on to their congressional seats

In an election that swept Donald Trump into the White House, a number of Iowa Republicans hung on to their seats, including U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and U.S. Reps. Rod Blum, Steve King and David Young. Grassley, 83, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, faced criticism for his decision to block hearings on the Supreme […]

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Man paralyzed following shooting by Cedar Rapids police officer

A man shot last week by a Cedar Rapids police officer during a traffic stop has been paralyzed from the neck down, according to published comments from his family. The incident is currently under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, but a number of questions remain including the reason for the traffic stop […]

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Iowa City police chief finalists and public meet and greet announced

Iowa City Police Chief Meet and Greet Senior Center (28 S. Linn St.) — Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. Three police chief finalists will be in Iowa City next week for the final phase of the selection process, which includes a public meet and greet event on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 […]

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Bernie Sanders in Iowa City this afternoon for get-out-the-vote rally

Bernie Sanders Iowa City Rally College Green Park — Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. With just four days left before the election, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be in Iowa City’s College Green Park (600 E College St.) this afternoon at 2:45 p.m. for a rally on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary […]

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Ben Harper serenaded Cedar Rapidians on behalf of Hillary Clinton

Three-time Grammy winner Ben Harper performed a free concert at the Iowa Brewing Company in Cedar Rapids Thursday afternoon to encourage voters to get out and support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “It’s a sticky business — music and art and politics,” Harper said. “But you all know why I’m here.” Harper spoke briefly to […]

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Officer-involved shooting and accident in Cedar Rapids

An officer-involved shooting stemming from a traffic stop in Cedar Rapids this morning is now under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The shooting occurred shortly after 1:15 a.m. Tuesday near St. Luke’s Hospital, according to a press release. A police officer had stopped a 37-year-old man when an altercation began, during which […]

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Iowa Review to publish two novels per year starting in 2018

The Iowa Review, a literary journal, announced plans to start publishing two novels per year starting in 2018. The initiative is part of a collaboration with the University of Iowa Press. “The goal of the new Iowa Review imprint is simple: to publish high-quality literary fiction that exceeds our readers’ expectations and leaves them eager […]

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25 years later, deadly UI shooting remembered

Day of Remembrance Old Capitol — Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. A brief Day of Remembrance ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1991 University of Iowa campus shooting will be held at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon on the north side of Old Capitol between Jessup and Macbride halls. On Nov. 1, 1991, […]

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