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Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 28, 2017

Iowa City's Emily Maxwell never expected to find herself racing sled dogs in the Iditarod. But this year she completed a 200-mile and two 300-mile qualifying races, and if she...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 27, 2017

A small crowd gathered for the unveiling of a big mural in downtown Cedar Rapids on Monday evening. Murals and More, which is steadily creating the Cedar Rapids Mural Trail,...

Posted by Emma Husar | Jun 27, 2017

The Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) has come a long way since its inception in 1984. The organization celebrated its latest expansion with the opening of a new co-working...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 27, 2017

Feeling frustrated with the state of your community, state and nation? Action is the antidote to despair. This week join an organization that fights for issues you care about, hold...

Posted by Mike Kuhlenbeck | Jun 26, 2017

The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (CWJ) will host a fundraiser Tuesday at The Mill in the name of social justice and set to a Latin beat.

Posted by Zak Neumann | Jun 25, 2017

The Iowa City Downtown District hosted a massive block party Saturday night that took over the pedestrian mall and several streets. Huge crowds turned out to see live music, play...

Posted by Adam Burke | Jun 23, 2017

First, because I've gotten some requests already, I want to declare that the memorial service for artist and educator Hans Dieter Breder begins now and continues around the clock until...

Posted by Emma Husar | Jun 22, 2017

Two construction projects are planned for Iowa City parks: one to renovate the cabins in City Park, and another to replace a shelter and restrooms in Happy Hollow Park.

Posted by Emma Husar | Jun 22, 2017

Asthma and other health issues are disproportionately high in Iowa City’s low-income neighborhoods, an issue the city is working to address through an ongoing grant project.

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 22, 2017

In the hours leading up to President Donald Trump’s Cedar Rapids rally, protesters and Trump supporters stood in the rain on separate sides of the street. One side held aloft...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 22, 2017

Complacency getting you down? Get up, get out and get involved around Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Protesters unfurl a banner that reads "Iowa Says No Hate" shortly before being...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 22, 2017

Plum Grove, the 1844 home of the first territorial governor of Iowa Robert Lucas and his wife Friendly, still anchors the neighborhood of Lucas Farms in Iowa City. The Lucas...

Posted by Obituary | Jun 21, 2017

Hans Breder, pioneering media artist and educator, died unexpectedly on Sunday in Iowa City. He was 81.

Posted by Julia Davis | Jun 20, 2017

Leading the way Community organizer Hanadi Elshazali in front of her office. Photo by Zak Neumann Hanadi Elshazali will always remember what it felt like to go to work on...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Jun 19, 2017

In an era when alt-right groups have co-opted the images of white, classical statues, a University of Iowa classics professor published articles about classical art undermining those achromatic images that...

Posted by Emma Husar | Jun 19, 2017

Kingsley Botchway kicked off his campaign for reelection to his at-large Iowa City Council seat with an event at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom last Friday. As people gathered in...