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Posted by Paul Brennan |
Project Holiday has helped those in need enjoy a holiday meal for 30 years

Once again this year, the Crisis Center of Johnson County’s Project Holiday is helping those in need to enjoy an important part of the season: a special meal with their...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
LGBTQ rights advocate Zach Wahls announces Iowa Senate run

Iowa City-native Zach Wahls, an advocate for LGBTQ rights and author of a bestselling book 'My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family,' announced his campaign...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
University Camera is closing, after more than four decades in Iowa City

University Camera, a downtown Iowa City fixture and the only full-service camera shop in Johnson County, will be closing in the Spring. “I’ve given my landlord a final termination date...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Make the most of the holiday weekend with local, festive events

There’s one weekend left before it’s time to settle in with family and friends, overeat, open presents and generally bask in yuletide cheer. Whether you’ve not quite gotten into the...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Five questions with a sometimes Santa

Here in the U.S., far from Santa’s home in the North Pole, countless helpers don the quintessential red suit and white beard and embody the spirit of Christmas for kids...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
History Center kicks off remodeling of century-old Douglas Mansion in Cedar Rapids

A ceremonial wall breaking kicked off renovation and restoration work at the historic Cedar Rapids Douglas Mansion, which will be the new home of the History Center and, if all...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Your Village: What’s the story behind an Iowa City crossing guard who waves at every car?

I drive by the corner of Ashwood Drive and Rochester Avenue in the mornings on my way to work and there is a crossing guard who waves at everyone passing...

Posted by Jayme Bigger |
DACA stories: Two Iowa-raised brothers face uncertain futures

David looked nervous sitting at a table in the Main Library. It wasn’t being in the library that made him nervous — he’s spent a lot of time there as...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
UI research helps win FDA approval for a breakthrough genetic therapy for a rare form of blindness

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough genetic therapy for a heredity condition that causes blindness. The treatment, Luxturna, was approved ahead of schedule, thanks, in...

Posted by Jason Smith |
Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa and Iowa Women’s basketball members team up in new video

With over 95,000 Iowans living with long term disability from brain injuries, it’s no wonder the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa (BIAIA) has a mission of creating a better future...

Posted by Little Village |
Staff Picks: Last-minute holiday shopping

You’ve probably missed it: that ominous deadline that all but a few online retailers have for the last date you can order and still receive your purchases before Christmas. And...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Sanctuary Pub announces new ownership

Another fixture on the Iowa City scene is changing hands as 2017 draws to a close. On Sunday, Sanctuary Pub owner Daryl Woodson announced on Facebook that he is retiring...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Researchers use stains to explore the history of centuries-old UI manuscripts

With the aid of a high-definition camera and specialized lighting and software, the University of Iowa Main Library is delving into the history of centuries-old manuscripts by examining stains left...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
The first trailer released for ‘The Miracle Season,’ a film set at Iowa City’s West High

The first trailer for an upcoming movie based on a remarkable and true story that happened at Iowa City’s West High. 'The Miracle Season' tells the school’s girls volleyball team...