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Cedar Rapids casino rejected by state gaming commission. Again.

All three proposals for a casino in Cedar Rapids were rejected by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) on Thursday. The five members of the commission voted 3 to 2 against the proposals, during their meeting at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque. […]

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Janet Godwin elected president, as the Iowa City school board makes its second leadership change in three months

Janet Godwin was elected president of the Board of Directors Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) during the board’s meeting on Tuesday. Godwin’s election followed Ruthina Malone’s resignation as president at the beginning of the meeting. […]

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Curbside recycling in Iowa City will get easier next month

Curbside recycling in Iowa City will become simpler next month. Starting Dec. 4, paper and non-paper items in recycling bins will no longer need to be separated. It’s an attempt to increase the number of household that recycle by making the process easier, according to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center’s website.
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The 2017 elections brought a historic win, a surge of write-in votes, a mayoral runoff and more to Johnson and Linn counties

The morning after winning a seat on the Iowa City Council, Mazahir Salih was up early working to support one of the causes she believes in. She testified before the Johnson County Board of Supervisors on community IDs, even though she’d barely had any sleep.
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Iowa State Senate Republicans finish investigating whether they’ve engaged in sexual harassment

Republicans in the Iowa State Senate have finished an internal investigation into whether their caucus created a hostile work environment, complete with sexual harassment and racist slurs, the Associated Press reported on Sunday. But the results of that investigation will not be made public. […]

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Steve King and Chuck Grassley react to latest accusation of a Republican sexually abusing a woman

On Thursday, Rep. Steve King and Sen. Chuck Grassley both reacted to a story published earlier in the day by The Washington Post, which detailed allegations that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually molested a teenage girl. King tweeted something pro-Moore, while Grassley chuckled in response shouted questions from reporters. […]

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Iowa City schools will get rid of controversial temporary seclusion rooms

The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) plans to remove all the temporary seclusion rooms from its schools, according to an email sent to district parents by ICCSD Superintendent Stephen Murley. The temporary rooms are box-like 6-by-6-foot wooden structures with padded walls used to isolate students. Seclusion rooms are only supposed to be used as a last resort, when a student’s behavior is uncontrollable. […]

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Pop-up shops planned for the Iowa City Ped Mall this holiday season

Pop-up shops are coming to the Ped Mall for the holidays. The Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD) is hosting its third annual Downtown Holiday Market, and this year it will feature a variety of shops in three temporary structures that will be built in Black Hawk Mini Park. […]

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Internet trolls post pro-white signs in Iowa City

Signs reading “It’s okay to be white,” were found around Iowa City over the weekend, KCRG reported. Iowa City is just one of several cities in the United States and Canada where such signs have been found since the end of October. The signs were apparently inspired by a post on 4chan, an anonymous online message board. […]

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