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Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Nov 24, 2017

Mary Finn, an editor with Democracy in Crisis, often makes extensive notes on my columns -- in this case, we decided they were far more interesting than the column itself....

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Nov 24, 2017

All dogs are adorable, but there are few as photogenic as Jack. His face is so expressive and smiley, he's like a living cartoon. And like a good cartoon, there...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 24, 2017

The first of three temporary structure that will house the Downtown Holiday Market’s pop-up shops was delivered to Black Hawk Mini Park on Wednesday afternoon. The pop-up shops are replacing...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 22, 2017

Illustration courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation Highway tests of driverless cars have begun on Interstate 380, between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 21, 2017

On Monday, a federal judge in the Northern District of California issued permanent injunction preventing the Trump administration from cutting off federal funds to so-called “sanctuary cities.” The administration’s attempt...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 21, 2017

Iowa State Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix has reversed his position on what he will do to address sexual harassment and other workplace problems in the Senate Republican caucus. Again....

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 21, 2017

A first of its kind health survey of Iowa’s LGBTQ community is now underway. The Iowa Cancer Consortium, in partnership with One Iowa, the University of Iowa College of Public...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 20, 2017

Cedar Rapids is increasing traffic patrols this week, as part of the statewide special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP). The Cedar Rapids Police Department is one of approximately 170 law enforcement...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Nov 19, 2017

North Liberty celebrates Iowans' least favorite time of year with a festival's-worth of physical, social and family-friendly events, including its first ice rink. Pre-registration begins Monday, Nov. 20.

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 17, 2017

Jamie Johnson, a former radio talk show host on WHO in Des Moines, resigned from his senior position in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday, after CNN...

Posted by Mike Jay | Nov 17, 2017

The Nov. 18 Iowa football game against Purdue will be Kevin Kastens' last as director of the Hawkeye Marching Band. After 170 halftime performances, this will be his finale.

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 17, 2017

More than 20 cars in Iowa City have had their tires slashed since Tuesday, according to a press release from the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD). The largest number of...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 17, 2017

A minor has been taken into custody for shooting threat that caused the Iowa City Community School District to cancel classes at Liberty High School. The threat was posted anonymously...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Nov 17, 2017

Many self-proclaimed cat people would prefer to hang out with their pets than fellow human beings. Godiva and Sable have the same attitude towards their own species -- the two...