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Family Video is closing

Iowa City is losing its last video store. Family Video is closing. According to a sign on the posted on the door of its Hwy. 1 store:
“Unfortunately this location will be closing. From 1/28 – 2/11 we will only be open from 12-8 and we will be liquidating our entire inventory by having a massive movie and game sale. ”
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Bill to punish cities for not fully enforcing federal immigration laws advances in state legislature

Supporters of the bill say it is aimed at forcing so-called “sanctuary cities” to comply with federal law, even though there are no sanctuary cities in Iowa. Some cities in the state, such as Iowa City, have decided not to have their police departments assist federal immigration officers in the performance of their duties, except in cases involving public safety. […]

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Man who put up pro-white stickers on the Ped Mall identified

The Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) has confirmed that Jonathan Charles Koch was the man seen putting pro-white stickers on the Ped Mall during the Iowa City Women’s March on Jan. 20. After Little Village broke the news that someone in a hoodie had put “It’s Okay To Be White” stickers on Ped Mall property, […]

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Man arrested in Davenport carrying the same white supremacist fliers that were distributed in Iowa City

A Davenport man arrested Monday night while distributing white supremacist fliers in that city was carrying fliers identical to the ones distributed in Iowa City’s Wetherby Park neighbor earlier this month, OurQuadCities.com reported on Tuesday. […]

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Forbidden Planet’s arcade games are going up for sale

After Forbidden Planet, the downtown Iowa City pizza arcade, announced it was closing, one of the most often asked questions was what would happen to its pinball machines and arcade games. Initially, owner Tommy Connolly intended to sell them to a single buyer, but that has changed. Connolly has decided to offer them for sale to the public. […]

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‘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 year, but less attention has been paid to what happens next. Since President Trump took office, there have been reports around the country that ICE is setting much higher bonds for people awaiting an immigration hearing than in previous year. Because those hearings are often scheduled for three to five years after someone is arrested, these higher bonds effectively means detainees without access to ready funds will serve a jail term before they are ever found guilty of an offense. […]

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