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Lauren Shotwell

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Nov 1, 2016

This election season, it may be a challenge to look beyond the dramatic clash between the presidential candidates -- but when heading to the polling booth, don’t forget to flip...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 31, 2016

Photo by Helaina Thompson 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...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 28, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke in Cedar Rapids Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. -- photo by Danforth Johnson With less than two weeks before Election Day, Clinton stood among a...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 26, 2016

Photo by Rachel Jessen Seventeen Iowa organizations have formed a coalition to pursue legislation and a constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to Iowans with a felony conviction. Iowa is...

Clinton - Photo by Adam Burke
Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 26, 2016

Photo by Adam Burke With the election less than two weeks away, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be swinging through Cedar Rapids on Friday for an event aimed at...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 20, 2016

Still of the Wednesday, Oct. 19 debate between Sen. Chuck Grassley and former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge. Talk about the Supreme Court and gridlock in Congress dominated the debate last...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 19, 2016

Photo by Adam Burke Nomophobes beware: When you go into the voting booth this election season, keep your phone in your pocket. In Iowa, it is against the law to...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 18, 2016

Photo by Frankie Schneckloth Looking for the best place in the state of Iowa to grab a bite to eat? Look no further than Iowa City's Nodo. That's according to...

Tracy Gryp Voting
Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 18, 2016

Voting Rights For All Iowa City Public Library Room A, B, C -- Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. Hosted by Inside Out Reentry and the League of Women...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 18, 2016

The Way We Talk: Screening and Discussion FilmScene -- Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. A movie event on Saturday will work to raise awareness and address social stigmas surrounding...

Bakken Pipeline, Zak Neumann
Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 14, 2016

Protestors gather at the entrance to the pipeline worksite in Keokuk on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. -- photo by Zak Neumann In a letter to President Barack Obama yesterday, five...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 12, 2016

Bike Downtown Day Iowa City Downtown -- Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 a.m. Photo via City of Iowa City Iowa City will unveil a new sculptural bike parklet Friday morning...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 12, 2016

Incumbent Democrat Dave Loebsack and Republican Christopher Peters took questions during a public forum for candidates in Iowa's Second Congressional District on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. -- photo by Lauren...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 11, 2016

Photo © Brewers Association 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...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 7, 2016

Iowa House candidates, North Liberty Mayor Amy Nielsen and former Tiffin Mayor Royce Phillips, sparred over a range of issues during a public forum hosted by the League of Women...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 6, 2016

Photo by Stefanie Seskin 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...