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Iowa City to celebrate a new place to park bikes

Bike Downtown Day Iowa City Downtown — Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 a.m. Iowa City will unveil a new sculptural bike parklet Friday morning on the corner of Washington and Dubuque Streets. The grand reveal festivities of Bike Downtown Day will start at 7:30 a.m. and include free breakfast and bike-related giveaways. The creation of […]

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Loebsack, Peters agreed to disagree on role of federal government

Democrat incumbent Dave Loebsack faced off against Republican challenger Christopher Peters during a public forum on Monday in the race for Iowa’s second district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The two occasionally agreed on issues such as lowering costs by opening up competition for pharmaceutical drugs and reforming immigration. But they frequently disagreed […]

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Two Cedar Rapids breweries take home Great American Beer Fest medals

Two Cedar Rapids breweries walked away with medals from the Great American Beer Festival Competition in Denver over the weekend — Lion Bridge Brewing Company, which received a gold and a bronze, and the Iowa Brewing Company, which took home a silver. All of this celebration took place just a short while after both breweries […]

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Iowa House candidates discuss abortion, Trump, guns and healthcare

The two candidates competing for a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives representing a swath of Johnson County answered voters’ questions on a range of issues including gun control, abortion and Medicaid during a Thursday night forum. Questions ranged from national to local issues, with both candidates occasionally agreeing about things like the importance […]

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Iowa climate statement urges action from agriculture

In the sixth annual Iowa Climate Change Statement, Iowa researchers and educators urged farmers to adopt conservation practices to rebuild and protect Iowa soils and store carbon. Those conservation practices include reducing cropland tillage and turning marginal croplands into land set-aside programs with perennial plants. The practices can help address water quality issues such as […]

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Planned Parenthood president on presidential election: ‘Nothing is more important in the next 34 days’

Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, spoke on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a speech at an official Clinton campaign event in Iowa City on Wednesday. “Nothing is more important in the next 34 days,” Richards said, encouraging attendees to help with get-out-the-vote efforts as election day nears. In her speech to […]

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Larry Cohen to speak Saturday at TPP town hall meeting

Trans-Pacific Partnership Town Hall Iowa Memorial Union — Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. Prominent activist Larry Cohen will speak at the University of Iowa Memorial Union Saturday evening as part of a series of Iowa town hall meetings focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and efforts aimed at stopping it. The event is […]

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Immigrants, refugees in eastern Iowa navigate their way to the voting booth

Shouts and cheers in a mix of French and occasional English rang out on Coe College’s Clark Field in Cedar Rapids last month as soccer players from countries across Africa vied for a goal. The game celebrated the mixture of cultures immigrants bring to eastern Iowa, but the overarching goal was to raise awareness about […]

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Bernie Sanders’ Iowa City rally canceled

Bernie Sanders’ stop in Iowa City today has been canceled, according to a press release from the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Vermont senator and former presidential candidate was scheduled to campaign on behalf of Clinton. Stops planned in Davenport and Des Moines have also been canceled, though Sanders will appear in Des Moines on Wednesday. […]

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Bernie Sanders coming to Iowa City Monday

Sen. Bernie Sanders will hit three Iowa towns on Monday, including Iowa City, to stump for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Sanders will visit Davenport, Iowa City and Des Moines to discuss Clinton’s economic plan, according to a press release from the Clinton campaign. This comes just after early voting began in Iowa on Thursday. More […]

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Cedar Rapids police investigating fatal stabbing

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing incident this morning that left an 18-year-old man dead. Police officers responded to a call around 2 a.m. at 6725 College Park Court SW, according to a press release. Emergency medical care was initiated at the scene and the victim was taken to Mercy Medical […]

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