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Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Grant to help add rooming house, dormitory with ties to Iowa’s civil rights history to national register

Photo of the Federation Home from a 1929 pamphlet in the University of Iowa Digital Collection. -- image via the University of Iowa Libraries Iowa Women's Archives The Iowa City...

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Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Iowa City Police: ‘Tis the season for scams

Photo by Drew Bulman The Iowa City Police Department has received daily calls about scams, especially those targeting the elderly, according to an Iowa City Police Department press release. The...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
2018 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup coming to Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Carver-Hawkeye Arena -- photo by Steve Shupe Carver-Hawkeye Arena won the bid to host United World Wrestling's 2018 Freestyle World Cup, an annual event that features the top eight men's...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Johnson County Crisis Center serves up the holiday spirit

Volunteers Shannen Johnson, Nancy Haggerty and Marin Swesey bag holiday groceries at the Johnson County Crisis Center Tuesday. -- photo by Eleanore Taft The Johnson County Crisis Center was packed...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
UI Visual Arts Building gets Midwest Building of the Year award

University of Iowa Visual Arts Building -- photo by Zak Neumann The newly-built University of Iowa Visual Arts Building received The Architect’s Newspaper's 2016 Building of the Year award in...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Bike to it, ladies: Local groups seek to get more people, especially women, biking safely

Andrea Cohen shows a group of women how to clean and then grease a chain during a "Ladies Only: Basic Maintenance for Winter" class at World of Bike in Iowa...

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger |
A restaurant divided: New Augusta owners part ways with original Oxford owners, head chef

Augusta relocated to 630 Iowa Ave. after closing its original location in Oxford, Iowa. It will briefly close its doors again in January. -- photo by Frankie Schneckloth. Augusta Restaurant...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Rally on Pentacrest called for South Korean president’s impeachment

Students organized a rally on the University of Iowa Pentacrest on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2016 in support of the the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. — photo by...

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Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Altoona Police Chief Jody Matherly recommended for Iowa City chief

Photo by Drew Bulman Jody Matherly, who has served as police chief in Altoona and Grinnell, Iowa, has been recommended as the new Iowa City police chief, according to a...

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger |
Politically-charged vandalism hits Iowa City neighborhood

The pillars of and picnic tables beneath the main gazebo at North Market Park were vandalized with various offensive messages. -- photo by Kelli Ebensberger Earlier this week, locations next...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Iowa City and Cedar Rapids NoDAPL activists hold banks accountable

Participants in the Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 action sign letters to executives of Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, asking them to pull out their investments in companies funding the pipeline....

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger |
UAY’s Winter Teen Clothing Drive encourages donations from community

UAY Winter Teen Clothing Drive UAY Youth Center, 355 Iowa Ave. -- Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 - 8 p.m. The sixth annual United Action for Youth's (UAY) Winter Teen...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Megabus nixing Chicago-Omaha route, including Iowa City stop, come January

Megabus will be cutting its services to Iowa City when it does away with its Chicago-Omaha route in January 2017. -- photo via Megabus If you're hoping to hop on...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Stella faces backlash after cover charge controversy

Photo by Lauren Shotwell Stella, a University Heights restaurant known for its burgers, stirred up controversy over the weekend based on a cover charge game -- with news stories, including...