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Posted by David Henderson | Jul 9, 2009

Despite months of public protest, the Iowa City School Board voted unanimously during their June 9 meeting to close Roosevelt Elementary and build a new school on the west edge...

Posted by Kurt Michael Friese | Jul 9, 2009

A few years ago I was asked to serve on the Wellness Committee that was being formed by the Iowa City School District, under a federal mandate to improve the...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Jul 9, 2009

Swimming has mesmerized me since I was very little. It’s one of the main reasons I absolutely love summer. When the weather heats up, I can just hear the water...

Posted by Kent Williams | May 16, 2009

As detailed here in the Daily Iowan, long time Iowa City Artist Virginia Visker was arrested a week ago on drug charges. She was in jail for nearly a week...

Posted by Dr. Star | May 8, 2009

FOR EVERYONE: Bittersweet change. Permanent, irreversible change will come to all of us this month. Events will partly force us and partly allow us to break out of an old,...

Posted by Andrea Parrott | May 8, 2009

As of 2009, there is only one Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) in the state of Iowa, and it is located in our very own Iowa City. The League of American...

Posted by David Henderson | May 8, 2009

Superintendent Lane Plugge’s office on Dubuque Street is in the three-story brick building that used to be Henry Sabin Elementary School. The elementary school closed in 1979. Now it's the...

Posted by Soheil Rezayazdi | May 8, 2009

I sit with John Solow, an associate professor of economics, to chat about DVD players. Five years ago, his broke. It was a hulking, silver box, a relic of early-era...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | May 8, 2009

The Obama’s are doing it, so shouldn’t we do it too? In case you’re in the dark and missed the First Lady digging around on the White House lawn in...

Posted by Maggie Anderson | May 8, 2009

The Johnsons kept eight or 10 milk cows in the barn. They sometimes kept pigs, too, but cows suited the barn best. They milked the animals by hand. Later, they...

Posted by Thomas Dean | Apr 8, 2009

We’ve lost another one, too soon. On February 25, Bill Holm passed away at age 65. Bill Holm was one of our great writers of the Midwest and of place....

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Apr 8, 2009

Miya Rodolfo-Sioson was given a second chance at life. She was chosen for a purpose. Miya was the lucky one. The odds had turned against her in an instant but...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Apr 8, 2009

I have lived in Iowa City for three years now. Each end of April brings the River Run 5K. This is the third year that I have sworn that I...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Mar 13, 2009

My thighs burned as I pushed the pedals up another asphalt-covered hill. Each climb was harder than the last and a personal battle, which was to be followed by a...

Posted by Thomas Dean | Mar 13, 2009

As the global economy crumbles around us, I have been writing about relocalization as a way toward sustainability, last month expanding on the concept of abundance as the foundation upon...

Posted by Terry McCoy | Mar 13, 2009

For UI President Sally Mason and others, the outfit may not make the woman, but it matters. Pragmatism may soon skirt the runway as more people struggle with employment and...