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Posted by Paul Brennan |
‘We’re just talking about fair access to the system’: the Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project helps people detained by ICE

The increase of the number of arrests by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of people suspected of being in the country illegally has made headlines over the past...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
‘It’s like a Netflix for political action’: ActWorthy, an Iowa City-based website for political activism, is being launched

ActWorthy, a new Iowa City-based website for political activists will be celebrating its launch with a party at MERGE on Monday. “Our mission is to make effective grassroots political action...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
White supremacist fliers distributed in Iowa City neighborhood

Residents of the Wetherby Park neighborhood in southeastern Iowa City woke up to white supremacist fliers on their front lawns on Wednesday morning. The racist message on the fliers was...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Johnson County and 35 other Iowa counties are suing opioid manufacturers

Johnson County, along with 35 other Iowa counties, is suing five major manufacturers of prescription opioids for what the counties claim are deceptive marketing and sales practices that fueled the...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
All Iowa City apartment buildings will start offering recycling this year

Apartment life in Iowa City will get a little greener in 2018, because every building with more than four rental units have to offer recycling before the end of the...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Get a free breakfast and learn about Iowa City’s budget at Breakfast on a Budget

Thinking about Iowa City’s annual budget may not be the first thing many people do on a Saturday morning, but most people do eat breakfast. This Saturday, you’ll be able...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Jim Throgmorton sworn in for second term as Iowa City mayor

Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, following a vote by the city council during a special early morning session. Asked about his...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
New restaurants and other changes on the local food scene in 2017

Fifteen restaurants — serving everything from burritos to bao — opened in the Iowa City area this year. Some were entirely new ventures, some belonged to local favorites that expanded...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Ten ways Iowa City changed in 2017

Every year brings changes, and 2017 saw the start of construction on a major new public park and progress on a new approach to community living in Iowa City. A...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Coping with Trump, replacing Corbett and Iowa City makes history: 2017 in local politics

The year started with reactions to the new Trump administration -- some involving careful city council deliberations, one involving fire -- and such reactions continue throughout 2017. The year also...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Project Holiday has helped those in need enjoy a holiday meal for 30 years

Once again this year, the Crisis Center of Johnson County’s Project Holiday is helping those in need to enjoy an important part of the season: a special meal with their...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
LGBTQ rights advocate Zach Wahls announces Iowa Senate run

Iowa City-native Zach Wahls, an advocate for LGBTQ rights and author of a bestselling book 'My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family,' announced his campaign...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
University Camera is closing, after more than four decades in Iowa City

University Camera, a downtown Iowa City fixture and the only full-service camera shop in Johnson County, will be closing in the Spring. “I’ve given my landlord a final termination date...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Your Village: What’s the story behind an Iowa City crossing guard who waves at every car?

I drive by the corner of Ashwood Drive and Rochester Avenue in the mornings on my way to work and there is a crossing guard who waves at everyone passing...