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Posted by Zak Neumann |
Photos: Large turnout to support Muslims at the Mother Mosque of America

A large crowd gathered on Sunday, March 26 at the Mother Mosque of America to show support for Muslims in Iowa and throughout the United States. The Mother Mosque was...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Rep. Mary Mascher introduces bill on seclusion and restraint in Iowa schools

State Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, introduced a bill this week that would establish a task force to look at the use of "restrictive procedures, including seclusion" in public schools....

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Workers’ comp bill passes Iowa house, heads to senate

A bill that would change workers' compensation laws in Iowa passed the Iowa house 55-88 Thursday, March 16, and is expected to be sent to the senate early next week....

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Federal judge kills Des Moines Water Works lawsuit

photo by Eleanore Taft Federal Judge Leonard Strand threw out the Des Moines Water Works' water quality lawsuit against drainage districts in three northern Iowa counties. "I’m pleased to see...

Posted by Matthew Steele |
Internet prankster Nick Jones is back on the Iowa City scene, wielding sharp instruments

Nick Jones with his partner Jess and their child Henning at Squire Point — photo by Jordan Sellergren For observers of and participants in Iowa City’s underground scene -- hardcore...

Posted by Kembrew McLeod |
Prairie Pop: Iowa City rockstars Younger bring new material to Mission Creek

For a band that was originally conceived as a goof, Younger has rapidly transformed into one of Iowa City’s best rock bands -- exploding with energy, intricate arrangements, barbed lyrics...

Posted by Katie Prout |
Interview: Margaret Cho opens minds through comedy

“Optimist” might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of comedian and provocateur Margaret Cho. But her work, spanning three decades of dives into familial...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon |
A-List: The undefinable Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird’s discography is a compelling set of intricately arranged songs that have no obvious cognates in the contemporary musical scene. Having studied violin, Bird also plays guitar, sings and...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Iowa’s water quality problems aren’t new, and they’re not going away anytime soon

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 |
Public hearing on water utility legislation drew a crowd

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 |
Mazahir Salih announces campaign for Iowa City Council seat

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 Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Private prisons in the Trump era

Private prisons in the Trump era and getting (legally) stoned to cover the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), those are the topics on deck for the latest Democracy in...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Iowa City school board moves to increase support for immigrant students and families

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 Carly Matthew |
IUDs take on new urgency in the Trump era

Convenience, effectiveness and cost: all reasons women often choose intrauterine devices, IUDs, as long-term birth control. But this year, one additional incentive has been added to the list: uncertainty surrounding...