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Postcards and Pale Ale: Local group speaks out through postcards to legislators

Ordinary-people-turned-activists packed Iowa City Brewlab Friday night for “Postcards and Pale Ale,” an event organized by Johnson County Supervisor Kurt Friese. Attendees filled out stamped postcards to send to congressmen, state legislators and even President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, the box was filled with over 1,000 postcards. After the Women’s March […]

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Sullivan question prompts walkout at Harreld forum

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld dodged questions about minimum wage and administrator pay during a social justice discussion yesterday. The discussion was part of the University’s Spring 2016 theme, Just Living, designed to “explores values, beliefs, and positioning by examining the past and looking to the future.” Johnson County County Supervisor Rod Sullivan posed a […]

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Friese, Lewis, Sullivan and Heiden in the running for Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Filing for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors race began this week and three candidates have already announced plans to run for the three open seats. Kurt Friese, owner of Devotay and publisher of Edible Iowa, filed papers for his candidacy earlier this week. He had announced his plans to run on Dec. 1, 2015, […]

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IC restauranteur and slow food activist Kurt Friese announces bid for County Supervisor

In a press release sent over the weekend, Kurt Friese, a long-time activist and owner of Iowa City restaurant Devotay, announced his candidacy for a position on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. The announcement comes quickly on the heels of last week’s news that Johnson County Supervisor Terrence Neuzil had accepted a position in […]

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