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Posted by Carol deProsse and Caroline Dieterle | Jun 2, 2014

Only two Drug Tax Stamps were issued in Iowa last year. Iowa has a law that intends to make drug users plead guilty to a lesser charge or suffer the...

Posted by Carol deProsse and Caroline Dieterle | Apr 17, 2014

If you generally don’t vote in local primary elections but are pissed off by current County Attorney Janet Lyness’ practice of prosecuting nearly everyone charged with victimless crimes, such as...

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Posted by Carol deProsse and Caroline Dieterle | Mar 25, 2014

IC is contemplating a new trash-to-ethanol initiative, but some questions remain. -- photo by Phil Roeder The City of Iowa City is contemplating signing a contract with a company called...

Posted by Carol deProsse and Caroline Dieterle | Feb 13, 2014

"The Commission recommends the Council not use [the survey] at all," said The Iowa City Human Rights Commission. -- photo by Alan Light Last August, our city conducted a staff-initiated...

Your Town Now
Posted by Carol deProsse and Caroline Dieterle | Jan 15, 2014

2014 is the year for the next review of the Iowa City Charter -- photo by Rachel Jessen Having appreciated “Auld Lang Syne,” it’s time now, in the cold light...

Time for a change
Posted by Carol deProsse and Caroline Dieterle | Dec 18, 2013

It's time for a change in Iowa. -- photo by Bob Doran On Nov. 5, several U.S. cities voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana: Lansing, Jackson and Ferndale, Mich....

Your Town Now
Posted by Carol deProsse and Caroline Dieterle | Nov 15, 2013

How long must we go on having our homes and private spaces invaded for the purpose of arresting marijuana users? The city’s desired goal of...

Vigil in Iowa City
Posted by Amy Mattson | May 20, 2013

It may have been just another Iowa City arrest for some, but in the minds of several community members it was a call to the picket line. Toting young children...

Jail
Posted by Zach Tilly and Skaaren Cosse | Apr 22, 2013

According to supporters, the Justice Center is needed to alleviate the burden on the Courthouse, which does not have the space or resources to keep up with the backlog of...

Your Town Now
Posted by Zach Tilly and Skaaren Cosse | Mar 26, 2013

In an unprecedented meeting on Feb. 26, representatives of the City of Iowa City and the University of Iowa student government (UISG) sat down to discuss student concerns, namely with...

Your Town Now
Posted by Zach Tilly and Skaaren Cosse | Mar 4, 2013

The City Council requested a decision-making matrix, then, according to one member of the Council, opted not to use it. The Iowa City Council's 5-1 decision last month to move...

Posted by Zach Tilly and Skaaren Cosse | Jan 30, 2013

CANNIBAL CORPSEAfter Coralville poached Von Maur from the Sycamore Mall, area towns agreed they ought to play nicer. The collective brass of the Iowa City-Coralville-North Liberty Commerce Triangle are hard...

Posted by Zach Tilly and Skaaren Cosse | Dec 3, 2012

At long last, it appears that urban chickens may be on their way to Iowa City. On Nov. 27, an amendment to the Iowa City zoning code that would allow...

Posted by Zach Tilly and Skaaren Cosse | Nov 25, 2012

A proposed levee placed along the Taft Speedway between Dubuque Street and Calibria Street is slated for vote on November 27, 2012. Iowa City’s floodwall plans raise a question about...

Posted by Zach Tilly and Skaaren Cosse | Oct 31, 2012

If you can cut through all the glittering doublespeak and rhetoric, you’ll find a deeply ambiguous set of truths about the proposed Johnson County “Justice Center” (read: jail) that will be...

Posted by Zach Tilly and Skaaren Cosse | Sep 25, 2012

Your Town Now—now featuring twice as many writers as a 1,000-word column should need—is Little Village’s monthly look at local news items of interest. In this edition, we look at...