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Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 19, 2017

The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle lawsuits by former field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum and former Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer who said that they were...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 19, 2017

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced this week they will close clinics in the Quad Cities, Burlington, Keokuk and Sioux City as a result of funding cuts passed by the...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 18, 2017

RBD Iowa LLC, owner of the Sheraton hotel in Iowa City, is in the process of negotiating a sale to AJ Capital Partners, owner of Graduate Hotels. The hotel, rebranded...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | May 18, 2017

For those who don't enjoy carrying around their weight in spare change or interrupting lunch to sprint to an almost-expired meter, Iowa City has a new app that will allow...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 17, 2017

Local disability rights activists Harry Olmstead and Geoffrey Ford are teaming up with University of Iowa students, city officials and other community partners to survey downtown Iowa City restaurants for...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | May 16, 2017

An Iowa City-based prison-to-society reentry program InsideOut is hosting a discussion this Thursday, May 18 by former convict and Texan musician Johnathan Kana: “The Delicate Struggle of the Ex-Offender Identity.”

Posted by LV Promotions | May 16, 2017

Sonia Kendrick is a combat veteran who returned from Afghanistan with what she calls a “moral injury” about US complicity in global food insecurity. She turned her experience into action...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 16, 2017

I. FBI Director James Comey was speaking to federal agents when news of his firing flashed across the television behind him. The regime blamed new Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein...

Posted by Little Village | May 16, 2017

Gov. Terry Branstad heralded this year as “one of the most significant and productive sessions in our history.” And it certainly did produce a large volume of wide-ranging, impactful bills....

Posted by Letters | May 16, 2017

I wholeheartedly support the Iowa City Community School District bond referendum. Here is why: 1. Our kids need it. Johnson County keeps growing, and our schools haven’t kept up. We...

Posted by Akwi Nji | May 15, 2017

Out of over 100,000 public libraries in the United States, the Cedar Rapids Public Library is in the top of its class. The Cedar Rapids Public Library has been awarded...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 15, 2017

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Dr...

Iowa City
Posted by Matthew Steele | May 14, 2017

This week, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City pledged $5,000 to National Mama’s Bail Out Day, "an initiative that seeks to bail out as many mothers as possible who...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 13, 2017

Celebrate Bike to Work Week with a wide range of events in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Coralville and North Liberty.

Posted by Akwi Nji | May 11, 2017

Mike Draper, founder and CEO of Raygun, along with Suzanna de Baca, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, teamed up to pull off the largest Planned Parenthood...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | May 10, 2017

Everyone is invited to venture out into the spring weather at Geyer's Oven west of Iowa City for an evening of pizza in support of the Iowa Youth Writing Project....