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Sam Clovis: The Iowa connection to the arrests in the Trump/Russia investigation

Sam Clovis — the former rightwing radio host in Sioux City, who served a national co-chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — encouraged a Trump campaign foreign policy advisor to travel to Russia to get information from people connected to Russian government. According to his attorney, Clovis wasn’t encouraging collusion with the Russians, he was just being Iowa nice. […]

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Iowa Supreme Court stays new anti-abortion rules, but access to services remains a problem

Iowa won’t be immediately joining the 27 states that impose a waiting period on women seeking an abortion. Last week, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an order temporarily staying the enforcement of a 72-hour waiting period that was among the new restrictions on abortion signed into law by Gov. Brandstad in May. But that decision doesn’t meant exercising the right to choose isn’t already a challenge in Iowa.
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Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst help kill a rule protecting consumers from predatory banks and credit card companies

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst voted this week to kill a regulation that was widely considered to be a landmark piece of consumer protection. The regulation was created in July by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to stop banks, credit card companies and… […]

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Photos: Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Iowa City

On Monday, around 40 University of Iowa students and community members gathered on the Pentacrest to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and highlight the ongoing struggles Indigenous people face. The rally was organized by the UI Native American Student Association (NASA) and several members of the group shared what the day meant to them. […]

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Behind the Scenes at Kinnick: ‘One of the teams within the team’

If you were a high school football player in Iowa, there is a good chance that you grew up dreaming of becoming a Hawkeye, wearing the black and gold and playing in historic Kinnick Stadium. But behind those players on the field is a team working to make sure everything from the game day video board to the Twitter account and the plays on the field run as smoothly as possible. […]

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Rothrock on DeWitte: The Cedar Rapids musician opens up about her husband’s illness ahead of a weekend of performances

Vocalist Lynne Rothrock and guitarist Ron DeWitte are fixtures of the Eastern Iowa music scene. They are also married. And together, they are coping with DeWitte’s serious illness. […]

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The record collector: Remembering Kirk Walther

Kirk Walther, owner of the Record Collector, passed away on Sept. 24 after more than 35 years of service to the Iowa City music community. As any small business owner will tell you, an owner’s DNA is woven into the fabric of their business. It is an extension of them, a reflection of their ideas, ideals, goals, vision and integrity, and, conversely, the business becomes a part of the owner. I write this about Kirk Walther, a man I consider to be the best boss I ever had, but an even better friend. […]

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‘Good Apples’ details the curious history of apples and challenges facing farmers

Author and Iowa City resident Susan Futrell starts out her book ‘Good Apples: Behind Every Bite’ with the auction of the oldest commercial apple orchard in Iowa: an orchard outside Fort Madison that had been in the same family for five generations, but now faced an uncertain future dependent upon the winning bidder. It’s a fitting place to start a book about the long history of apples in the United States and the uncertain future the apple industry faces in a global economy.
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