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Lauren Shotwell

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jan 6, 2017

Voters cast their ballots at Horace Mann Elementary School in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. --photo by Zak Neumann Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate proposed legislation yesterday...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jan 4, 2017

Defining himself as a "fiscally conservative Democrat" and an "outsider," Rich Leopold announced his plan to run for Iowa governor in the 2018 election. "I'm a scientist by trade. I'm...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jan 4, 2017

A report in The Gazette followed up on a lockdown last week of a Cedar Rapids school and daycare center, when a bomb squad was called in to deal with...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 30, 2016

Photo by Martin aka Maha In 2017, the Iowa State Legislature will start a new session, with Republicans in control of both chambers of the Iowa Legislature as well as...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 29, 2016

Photo by Antonin Minimum wage workers in Linn and Johnson counties will see increased pay coming January as county-based wage increases take effect. Linn County, which passed a minimum wage...

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Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 22, 2016

Photo by Drew Bulman The Iowa City Police Department has received daily calls about scams, especially those targeting the elderly, according to an Iowa City Police Department press release. The...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 21, 2016

Carver-Hawkeye Arena -- photo by Steve Shupe Carver-Hawkeye Arena won the bid to host United World Wrestling's 2018 Freestyle World Cup, an annual event that features the top eight men's...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 20, 2016

People gathered outside the UI Hospitals and Clinics, near the Children's Hospital, on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 to raise awareness of Silvia Williams' case. -- photo courtesy of the Center...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 20, 2016

Photo by Antonin The Cedar Rapids Police Department has been investigating incidents in which counterfeit bills were received as part of Craigslist transactions, according to a press release sent out...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 16, 2016

The Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli will open its doors on Jan. 19, 2017. -- photo via Kalona Creamery A new shop will be opening up in the old Kalona...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 15, 2016

University of Iowa Visual Arts Building -- photo by Zak Neumann The newly-built University of Iowa Visual Arts Building received The Architect’s Newspaper's 2016 Building of the Year award in...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 15, 2016

Andrea Cohen shows a group of women how to clean and then grease a chain during a "Ladies Only: Basic Maintenance for Winter" class at World of Bike in Iowa...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 14, 2016

Photo by Adam Burke The website professorwatchlist.org, created by the conservative non-profit Turning Point USA, appeared in November with the names of almost 200 professors. Two Iowa professors were included...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 13, 2016

Photo by Adam Burke Coralville earned a bronze from the League of American Bicyclists for its bicycle friendliness, making it the eighth Iowan community to received a ranking from the...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 9, 2016

Dash camera video from the Nov. 1 police shooting was released Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. -- screenshot via Cedar Rapids Police Department video Members of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP and family...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 9, 2016

Photo by Adam Burke Students at Iowa's three state universities will see tuition go up for the 2017-2018 academic year, with additional increases for students in higher-cost programs, like the...