Iowa City wants to know what Iowa Citians are willing to do about climate change. As part of the process of developing of its Climate Action and Adaption Plan, the city is asking people who live and work in Iowa City to take an online survey. […]
A bill filed in the Iowa House of Representatives on Friday would cut the salaries of the justices of the Supreme Court by approximately 85 percent. HF 2036 would reduce the salaries of the court’s associate justices from $170,544 to the current pay level of state legislators, $25,000.
Not everyone on the Ped Mall with a political message on Saturday morning was there to support the Iowa City Women’s March. There was also someone with plastering “It’s Okay To Be White” stickers on public property. […]
The Zombie Burger + Shake Lab in downtown Iowa City will close its doors for the last time on Saturday, Feb. 3, the restaurant’s parent company Orchestrate Hospitality announced on Friday. “Our Shake Lab brands were built to test the Zombie Burger concept in various… […]
The Iowa City Bike Library has gotten a temporary reprieve. In September, it was announced the Bike Library’s lease on its current location at 700 S Dubuque St wasn’t being renewed. Since the lease expired in February, it meant the nonprofit would be moving for the third time in three years next month.
More Iowans have poisoned themselves by deliberately putting laundry detergent pods in their mouths during the first three weeks of January than during all of last year, the Iowa Poison Control Center (IPCC) reported this week. Poison control centers around the country have also seen similar spikes, thanks to the popularity of #TidePodChallenge that have gone viral on YouTube and social media platforms in recent weeks. […]
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 Iowa State Auditor’s Office. The report published on Thursday reviewed decisions by Iowa Communications Network (ICN) Executive Director Richard Lumbard between Jan. 2015 and Jan. 2, 2018. Lumbard was fired two days after the audit concluded. He had been ICN executive director since 2014. […]
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 university stripped the 10-member group of its official recognition as a UI campus organization, because university officials determined it had violated anti-discrimination laws and policies. Four of the groups — Chi Alpha, 24:7, Ratio Christi and Christian Medical & Dental Associations — define themselves as Christian. The fifth, Chabad on Campus, identifies itself as Jewish. […]
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 games. Initially, owner Tommy Connolly intended to sell them to a single buyer, but that has changed. Connolly has decided to offer them for sale to the public. […]
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 into laughter at the senator’s town hall in Red Oak on Sunday. […]
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 year, but less attention has been paid to what happens next. Since President Trump took office, there have been reports around the country that ICE is setting much higher bonds for people awaiting an immigration hearing than in previous year. Because those hearings are often scheduled for three to five years after someone is arrested, these higher bonds effectively means detainees without access to ready funds will serve a jail term before they are ever found guilty of an offense. […]
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 “fuck,” not the President of the United States saying, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” while discussing immigration from Africa and Latin America on Thursday. […]