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Lauren Shotwell

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...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 6, 2016

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, speaks to a crowd at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in Iowa City on Oct 5, 2016. -- photo by Lauren Shotwell Cecile Richards,...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 6, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Town Hall Iowa Memorial Union -- Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. Photo by Adam Burke Prominent activist Larry Cohen will speak at the University of Iowa Memorial Union...

Illustration by Marcus Parker
Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 4, 2016

Illustration by Marcus Parker 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...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 4, 2016

After predictions of flood levels in Cedar Rapids as high as 25 feet, the Cedar River relented and crested Tuesday, Sept. 27 at just under 22 feet—still the second biggest...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 3, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders took questions at a town hall meeting in Dubuque on Sunday, Sept, 14, 2014. Bernie Sanders' stop in Iowa City today has been canceled, according to a...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Sep 30, 2016

Photo via berniesanders.com 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...