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Lauren Shotwell

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...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 8, 2017

A lecture and panel event on Thursday will examine how Iowa City and other communities can become more age-friendly, supporting community members who wish to age in place and and...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 2, 2017

The Iowa Legislature will hold three public hearings in Des Moines on Monday to discuss legislation that would impact independent water utilities (namely the Des Moines Water Works), preempt county...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 1, 2017

The University of Iowa reinstated legacy scholarships for current students and students entering in Fall 2017, according to a Wednesday news release. The university had previously decided to cut the...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 23, 2017

A benefit Friday night at Near Future, a temporary exhibition space through Public Space One, will feature a night of punk tunes in support of the newly-formed Eastern Iowa Community...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 21, 2017

Megabus, by teaming up with the Carroll, Iowa-based Windstar Lines, is bringing bus service back to the Iowa City area just a few months after pulling out of its previous...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 16, 2017

Both the Iowa House and Senate passed an overhaul of Iowa's collective bargaining measures on Thursday, sending the controversial bill on to Gov. Terry Branstad to be signed into law....

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 15, 2017

Photo by Paul Narvaez via Flickr Three times as many Iowans were diagnosed with the hepatitis C liver infection in 2015 than in 2000, according to a report from the...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 14, 2017

With protesters filling the rotunda of the Iowa Capitol Monday night, speakers at a packed public hearing for collective bargaining legislation overwhelmingly voiced their opposition to proposals that would strip...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 10, 2017

Iowa City Cohousing Information Meeting Uptown Bill's -- Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Iowa City Cohousing held a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 13, 2016 for its Prairie Hill development....

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 9, 2017

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream Iowa City Public Library -- Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Sara Goldrick-Rab -- photo courtesy...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 3, 2017

Individuals participate in early, in-person absentee voting at the Johnson County Administration Building in Iowa City on Oct. 26, 2016. -- photo by Zak Neumann The end of election day...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 2, 2017

Photo by Adam Burke Both the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Community School District sent out statements addressing President Donald Trump's recent executive order temporarily banning refugees and...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 1, 2017

DVIP 20th Annual "Souper Bowl" Fundraiser Clarion Highlander Hotel (2525 N Dodge St, IC) -- Thursday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Soup from more than 30 area restaurants will be...