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Iowans will have wider access to opioid overdose medication naloxone

Iowans will be able to go to a pharmacy for medication to reverse opioid overdoses without needing to get a prescription first under a new program announced Monday during Gov. Terry Branstad’s weekly press conference. The program opens access to those at risk of opioid overdose, their family and friends and first responders through a […]

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Transcare program coming to Cedar Rapids Planned Parenthood

Starting in January, the Cedar Rapids Planned Parenthood Health Center (3425 1st Ave. SE) will be providing a new range of health care services for members of the transgender and gender nonconforming communities, including hormone therapy along with continuing healthcare and lab work. “We had an interest in providing these services to better serve the […]

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Grand jury to review Cedar Rapids police shooting

A grand jury will be convened to determine whether criminal charges are warranted following the use of deadly force by Cedar Rapids Police Officer Lucas Jones on Nov. 1, which left Jerime “Danky” Mitchell paralyzed. The decision, announced in a Friday press release by Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden, came after the Iowa Division […]

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Megabus nixing Chicago-Omaha route, including Iowa City stop, come January

If you’re hoping to hop on a Megabus to or from Iowa City come Jan. 10, you’re out of luck. The company is cutting its five-year-old Omaha-Chicago line, which also includes stops in Des Moines, Iowa City and Davenport, which was added in 2015. The cuts come along with other reductions to the company’s Chicago […]

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Stella faces backlash after cover charge controversy

Stella, a University Heights restaurant known for its burgers, stirred up controversy over the weekend based on a cover charge game — with news stories, including stories on national news sites, reporting that Trump supporters were required to pay higher cover charges than Clinton supporters. But co-owner Kevin Perez said Wednesday that those reports were […]

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Cedar Rapids Police Department continues to face criticism, questions about officer-involved shooting

The Cedar Rapids Police Department continues to face criticism after declining to release dashboard camera video from the Nov. 1 officer-involved shooting that left Jerime ‘Danky’ Mitchell paralyzed. During a Tuesday city council meeting, a mass of people gathered in the hallway to protest the lack of answers about what happened. Members of Mitchell’s family […]

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After 64 years, family-owned Pleasant Valley’s closing is bittersweet

After six decades in the community, the Pleasant Valley Garden Center and Flower Shoppe (1301 S. Gilbert St.) will be closing its doors in January of next year. “This has been our, I guess you could say it has been our life,” said Aleda Feuerbach, who owns the store along with her husband, Kerry. “We’ve […]

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Food trucks poised to become a downtown staple

Tito Francisco and James Wachutka, the co-owners of the Flip N’ Chop food truck, served up lunch outside the University of Iowa Boyd Law Building on a recent afternoon. Francisco flipped dough back and forth between his hands to create the naan bread that would become part of the duo’s tandoori chicken dish, one of […]

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Jim Leach announced as interim director of UI Museum of Art

Jim Leach, the former 30-year Iowa congressman and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will take on the role of interim director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) in January. The current director Sean O’Harrow is leaving at the close of the year to take on a new position as […]

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Adeva Salon to open new location in Iowa River Landing

Adeva Salon in Coralville will be moving to a new location in the Iowa River Landing in mid-December and people can get a sneak peak of the progress during an open house on Thursday, Nov. 17. “We really liked the vibe of the area and it really feels like the community is there. It’s where […]

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Refugee Week events start today on UI campus

Events to raise awareness about the ongoing international refugee crisis will be held on the University of Iowa campus this week, including a panel discussion Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Iowa Memorial Union about the challenges refugees face during resettlement and in addressing xenophobia in their new homes. “Refugees aren’t just some external group, […]

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