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Posted by Letters | Mar 14, 2017

I was picking up passengers at the Cedar Rapids airport. While I was waiting for their flight to land, I read a copy of your magazine, Little Village. On page...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 14, 2017

Washington these days has the paranoid atmosphere of a John Le Carré novel, with whispers of shady Russian connections lingering in the air like stale cigarette smoke and old tweets....

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 14, 2017

Iowa may be the home of “fields of opportunity,” but those fields are often draining directly into an extensive system of underground tiles and then into streams and rivers, creating...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 13, 2017

A sign near the location of the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017 -- photo by Eleanore TaftReady to take action to build the community, state and nation...

Posted by LV Promotions | Mar 9, 2017

Little Village Drawing Board highlights work being done to advance social conditions in Iowa. Here, Hancher brings Las Cafeteras to visit West Liberty School District -- the first district in...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 9, 2017

Iowa City council member Susan Mims, who is completing her second term on the city council, announced her decision to run for re-election in November as the representative of District...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Mar 9, 2017

A group of about 60 people gathered in the Iowa City Ped Mall Wednesday afternoon to voice their opposition to House File 295, a bill that would restrict local governments...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 8, 2017

A lecture and panel event on Thursday will examine how Iowa City and other communities can become more age-friendly, supporting community members who wish to age in place and and...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 7, 2017

An overflow crowd packed a meeting room and hallway Monday morning at the Iowa State Capitol Building for a public hearing on a contentious water utilities bill that would impact...

Posted by Emma Husar | Mar 7, 2017

Issues of affordable housing and discussions about creating an accessible, inclusive community took the forefront Monday evening as Mazahir Salih, the current president of the Center for Worker Justice of...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 6, 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...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 2, 2017

The Iowa Legislature will hold three public hearings in Des Moines on Monday to discuss legislation that would impact independent water utilities (namely the Des Moines Water Works), preempt county...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 1, 2017

After hearing comments from Iowa City residents, the Iowa City Community School Board moved forward with an effort to support and protect immigrant students and families. Iowa City residents spoke...

Posted by Little Village | Mar 1, 2017

Members of University of Iowa graduate student union, the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS), rejected the Iowa Board of Regent’s Feb. 21 offer, which the group called “unreasonable and...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 1, 2017

The University of Iowa reinstated legacy scholarships for current students and students entering in Fall 2017, according to a Wednesday news release. The university had previously decided to cut the...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 28, 2017

Indigenous Iowa, a social and environmental justice organization rooted in indigenous culture, welcomed the first visitors to the Earth Mother Community Education Camp near Williamsburg, Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 26....