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Your Town Now: Justice: Supply & Demand

If you can cut through all the glittering doublespeak and rhetoric, you’ll find a deeply ambiguous set of truths about the proposed Johnson County “Justice Center” (read: jail) that will be put to a vote on Nov. 6. (Or right now, if you’re an early voter.) For dramatic effect, it should be noted that the fight […]

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Townie Hawk: Hawkeye Confidential – an interview with the Iowa Hawkeyes

When it comes time for Hawkeye Football Media Day, Little Village always puts our Hawks to the test with a barrage of really tough questions, like “What’s on your iPod?” and “Where is your favorite place to eat in Iowa City?” Through intrepid, hard-nosed reporting, we uncovered the team’s interesting array of personal tastes, from […]

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The First Lady is in the House !

CLEAR Creek Amana Highschool student Mbololwa Mundia and her sister Nakola Nyambe waited patiently with their mother earlier this morning to hear First Lady Michelle Obama address an overflow crowd at a campaign rally for the President at the Iowa City Sheraton Hotel. Ms. Mundia proclaimed to DLP, First in the Nation stringer and guardian […]

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Glee Stars, Gleeks and Activists in the House

GLEE cast members Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale, appeared at an Obama campaign event Saturday morning at the University of Iowa Memorial Union. Both were energetically welcomed by thirty plus ‘Gleeks’ and Obama Campaign activists in attendance. In the Fox Network hit show Mr. McHale plays Artie Abrams, a paraplegic guitarist, singer and Glee Club […]

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Vote Early Today!

Mathilde Finnegan-Kennel braved temperatures dropping into the low 40s’ today to encourage early voting at the Iowa City Public Library. Ms. Finnegan-Kennel, a Political Science major in her Junior year at the University of Iowa, has been supporting the electoral effort for two weeks, apparently with great success. An upbeat line ran out the door […]

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Politics: Framing the Debate: Voices from Union Hall

Mark NeuCollins collected these thoughts at a debate watch party at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 405 Hall in Cedar Rapids.   Frank Reynolds Conservative Democrat [watch video] Newt Gingrich got something started in the early 90’s and now they’ve perfected it—it’s called hate politics and they are doing a real good […]

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American Reason: Sharing is Caring: Mike & Vik Debate the Rights and Responsibilities of Iowa City’s Biker’s and Drivers

Vikram Patel: Iowa City: Bike-Friendly City as designated by The League of American Bicyclists. As one who considers himself a member of the Iowa City biking community, I am particularly proud of this distinction. In the years since Iowa City first received this status, we have seen numerous infrastructure changes, like new bike lanes and […]

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October 3: All Power to the People?

Little Village’s “First in the Nation” election coverage team filed dispatches from the first Presidential Debate. Detroit-based Katie McGowan went to Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe & Bookstore in the Highland Park neighborhood. THE results of the 2008 election unfold before me early in the morning on a friend’s television in Rijeka, Croatia. As it becomes clear […]

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October 3: Lights Out on the Coralville Strip

Little Village’s “First in the Nation” election coverage team filed dispatches from the first Presidential Debate. Jon Winet visited the GOP Headquarters in Coralville. Just behind the Peking Buffet, just to the west of a Papa John’s Pizza in one of 2nd Avenue’s many strip malls, sits the Johnson County Republican Party Headquarters in Coralville. […]

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