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Marion Christian minister who ran Iowa’s broadband internet agency misused almost $380,000 in state funds, audit finds

The former head of the state agency that provides high-speed broadband service to schools and other public institutions misused $379,547 in state funds, according to a new report from the...

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Five UI student groups file a brief supporting Christian group’s lawsuit against the university

Five faith-based student organizations at the University of Iowa have filed a brief in federal court supporting the lawsuit filed against UI by Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC), after the...

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Forbidden Planet’s arcade games are going up for sale

After Forbidden Planet, the downtown Iowa City pizza arcade, announced it was closing, one of the most often asked questions was what would happen to its pinball machines and arcade...

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Sen. Joni Ernst unintentionally makes Iowans laugh by claiming Trump is a well-respected world leader

Laughter isn’t something that’s usually heard at Sen. Joni Ernst’s town hall meetings, but Ernst’s attempt to portray Donald Trump as a respected international leader caused the audience to burst...

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‘We’re just talking about fair access to the system’: the Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project helps people detained by ICE

The increase of the number of arrests by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of people suspected of being in the country illegally has made headlines over the past...

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‘Too foul for public consumption’: Steve King doesn’t like bad language, but thinks Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment is great

Like a lot of people on Twitter on Friday morning, Iowa’s Steve King was upset about a public figure’s language. But unlike most, King was upset about a comedian saying...

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Linn-Mar school officials support student artist after her painting is denounced as Satanic and sexually explicit

High school art exhibits usually don’t generate much interest from anyone who isn’t the proud parent of one of the artists, but an exhibition of works by students in Linn-Mar...

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‘It’s like a Netflix for political action’: ActWorthy, an Iowa City-based website for political activism, is being launched

ActWorthy, a new Iowa City-based website for political activists will be celebrating its launch with a party at MERGE on Monday. “Our mission is to make effective grassroots political action...

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White supremacist fliers distributed in Iowa City neighborhood

Residents of the Wetherby Park neighborhood in southeastern Iowa City woke up to white supremacist fliers on their front lawns on Wednesday morning. The racist message on the fliers was...

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Johnson County and 35 other Iowa counties are suing opioid manufacturers

Johnson County, along with 35 other Iowa counties, is suing five major manufacturers of prescription opioids for what the counties claim are deceptive marketing and sales practices that fueled the...

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All Iowa City apartment buildings will start offering recycling this year

Apartment life in Iowa City will get a little greener in 2018, because every building with more than four rental units have to offer recycling before the end of the...

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Man wrongly arrested for robbery because he was Facebook friends with other suspects sues Linn County

On Wednesday, Joseph McBride filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Linn County and Jerry Vander Sanden, the county attorney, violated his rights by having him arrested and jailed last year...

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Iowa environmentalists scored a victory for water quality as 2017 ended

Last year saw many setbacks for environmentalists as President Trump and Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), took charge of the federal government’s environmental policy. But...

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Gov. Reynolds sued for ‘unlawful misuse of state funds’

The ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee in the Iowa House of Representatives, Chris Hall of Sioux City, is suing Gov. Kim Reynolds for her use of $13 million from...