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This Earth Day, April 22, people are taking a stand to defend science and evidence-based policy with a March for Science. In addition to the march planned on the National Mall in Washington D.C., over 500 satellite marches are planned around the country and the world. In Iowa, marches are planned in Des Moines, Iowa City, Davenport, Independence, Tipton, Decorah,...

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Issue 219 | April 19 – May 2, 2017

Flip through the pages of Little Village magazine issue 219. In this edition, spring fashion season has finally sprung, and we’ve got the puns to prove it! Also inside: A look at how science advocates around Iowa and…

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Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Apr 21, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

"Our production is laced with the knowledge that we all have the ability to out-of-sight-out-of-mind the woes of the world," director Rachel Howell said in an email. "We've tried to...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 21, 2017| Community/News

The Community Foundation of Johnson County announced yesterday that Dave Lewis will replace the foundation’s first executive director, Mike Stoffregen, on May 2 of this year. Stoffregen has built “the...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 21, 2017| Community/News

The EPA may be in jeopardy, but states like Iowa are stepping up in the movement toward clean energy sources. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a nonprofit science advocacy...

Posted by Emma Husar | Apr 20, 2017| Community/News

The Iowa City Police Department is working to foster trust and improve relationships with the community by addressing racial profiling and bridging the gap between police officers and minorities, Iowa...

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Mar 3, 2017

By Saffin Parrish-Sams Business and insurance interests are trying to wipe out insurance benefits that cover every working Iowan. Workers’ compensation is a required employee benefit. It covers medical treatment, lost wages and compensation to workers injured on the job. At least that’s what it’s supposed to do. In reality, insurance companies often abuse the...

Feb 28, 2017

By Robert David Even as a kid, you did not get a “do-over” in my neighborhood without a fight. Accidentally tap the white pool ball with the cue stick, or shank a punt on the grassless vacant lot — it counted. Your bad, dude. Not my problem. If you yelled like a stuck pig, flailed...

Feb 28, 2017

By Jason B. Lassner Two recent events suggest that we Iowans are serious about addressing the scourge of cell phone use while driving: a 12-0 vote by the Iowa Senate Transportation committee in favor of making it a primary offense and Governor Branstad’s support for requiring the use of hands-free technology. I don’t believe that...

Feb 14, 2017

By Stacey Walker Every now and again it seems the universe bestows upon humanity one of those ethereal and affable personalities that end up changing the world for the better. Here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we had one of those personalities in Dr. Percy Harris. As far as heroes go, he was the exemplar. Born...

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Apr 2, 2017

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and a coalition of community groups have a plethora of events planned. The University of Iowa’s Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) has participated in SAAM since it began sixteen years ago. In the last two years they have moved toward a coalition model to include as many […]

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Apr 2, 2017

Those enjoying the musical performances, literary readings and film screenings during the Mission Creek Festival can also wet their whistles with signature cocktails crafted by local mixologists. In partnership with Jim Beam and Mission Creek, participating venues — Forbidden Planet, The Mill, Motley Cow, Pullman, Trumpet Blossom, and the Blue Moose — will serve specially […]

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Mar 28, 2017

“Which parking lot are we gonna live in now?” Charlie Vestal was a creature of parking lots, basements, DIY venues, skate parks, junk stores and late night song circles. His song “Night Motivation,” his parking lot paean, has stricken me deeply lately and I can’t see the nighttime locales of Ames, his haunts for the […]

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