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Posted by Paul Brennan |
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...

Posted by Matthew Steele |
Flyover Fest announces lineup and updated mission to take the ‘under’ out of representation

Flyover Fest, the festival formerly known as Flyover Fashion Festival, released its 2018 lineup this morning along with an announcement about the festival's shift beyond fashion.

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
The Women’s March returns to Iowa City on the anniversary of the inauguration

In 2017, in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, women and allies converged on cities across the country for what turned out to be the largest mass protest...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
FilmScene’s HomeBrewFest is back, in a new venue

FilmScene is taking their fourth annual HomeBrewFest on the road. The event, which has in the past taken place at the theatre, is shifting venues to Big Grove Brewery &...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
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...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
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...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
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...

Posted by Matthew Steele |
‘A beautiful run’: Steve Goetzelman plans to close 30th Century Bicycle on Valentine’s Day

30th Century Bicycle owner Steve Goetzelman announced on his Facebook profile today that he plans to close his popular downtown Iowa City bike shop on Valentine's Day. The business has...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
‘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...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
‘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...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
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...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Weeklong series of events in Iowa City aims to bring community members together to honor legacy of Martin Luther King

After a tumultuous year that highlighted divisions within the community and the nation at large, Iowa City is kicking off a weeklong series of events celebrating the legacy of Dr....

Posted by Paul Brennan |
‘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...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Cedar Rapids, Mt. Vernon events will celebrate Martin Luther King’s vision, but also address continuing divisions

Each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day offers a chance to not just celebrate the accomplishments and spirit of a great American leader, but also to examine the ways in...