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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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Election Day equality: Access is crucial for those with disabilities

Voters with disabilities can face challenges when heading to the polls, including difficulty finding transportation to polling locations, challenges accessing polling booths or filling out traditional ballots and anxieties surrounding the voting process that may discourage them from participating. But local groups in Johnson and Linn counties are working to make sure these barriers do […]

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Dumpling Darling to put down Iowa City roots on Iowa Avenue

Dumpling Darling will be opening its own, permanent Iowa City location come February 2017, complete with an expanded menu and late-night hours. Owners Lesley and Brian Triplett will be revamping the location at 213 Iowa Avenue — adding more seating and an open kitchen — and preparing some new menu items featuring dumplings from around […]

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