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Posted by Paul Brennan |
Toy drive for the kids of Cedar Rapids hotel employees, where workers say they haven’t been paid in weeks

First it was no paychecks. Now workers at what used to be the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Cedar Rapids are facing the possibility of no Christmas for their...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Exhibition provides a glimpse inside Iowa prisons

An ongoing art gallery displayed in the Little Village Iowa City office challenges society’s conceptions of people living in prisons. “A Glimpse Inside: Art Produced in Iowa Prisons,” which will...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Gov. Reynolds keeps Steve King as campaign co-chair, won’t say if King’s comments are racist

At her weekly press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Steve King’s recent comment declaring diversity to be a weakness that is damaging America has not changed her mind...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
More than 200 neglected chickens, ducks and other birds removed from farm near Solon

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa City Animal Services removed more than 200 birds from an abandoned farmstead two mile southeast of Solon on Saturday. The 110 ducks and...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Greenhouse gas emissions decline in Iowa as renewable energy use increases

Iowa's greenhouse gas emissions decreased last year, thanks, in part, to increases in the amount of wind and solar power the state is producing, according to a new report from...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: Jackson Mayor on Trump’s visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Noted racist and U.S. President Donald Trump had the audacity to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson last Saturday.

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Democrat Fred Hubbell: Iowa is wasting too much money on corporate giveaways

Fred Hubbell wants to end the corporate giveaways the state has been handing out in the name of economic development. “What I see right now is that we’ve got so...

Posted by Emma McClatchey |
Adoptable Pets of the Week: The lazy four of the cat colony room

The Iowa City Animal Center's cat colony room is currently flushed with kittens, but a second, makeshift colony room has sprouted across the hall to house the sociable but much...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
NewBoCo Launch Day in Cedar Rapids celebrates startup businesses

The fourth NewBoCo Launch Day event on Thursday night showcased four of eight startups that have gone through this years’ Iowa Startup Accelerator in the hopes of turning innovative ideas...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
UI Art Museum’s new name celebrates both a recent gift and one of its most important collections

It was announced this week that the University of Iowa Art Museum will be renamed the University of Iowa Stanley Art Museum. The decision follows a donation of $10 million...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Cardboard will be banned from Iowa City garbage bins starting next year

As Iowa City residents haul the remains of their New Year’s Eve to curb, they’ll need to remember a new regulation: no cardboard in the garbage bin. Starting Jan. 2,...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Protecting children from violence and building ‘a livable future’ will be the focus of a forum on Sunday

Creating a better future for children living in the shadow of violence will be the focus of a community forum at the Old Capitol on Sunday. It’s the third and...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Grassley tweets: He’s upset by a Senate snub, but loves what Trump is doing

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley was up early Thursday morning, and judging by Twitter, he wasn’t happy. At 5:23 a.m., Iowa’s senior senator vented to fellow early-morning tweeter President Donald Trump...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Iowa has the nation’s highest overall graduation rate again, but some students are still left behind

Iowa had the highest high school graduation rate in the country in 2016, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Last year’s graduation rate was...