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Iowa’s ‘stand your ground’ law will be tested following the jury verdict in the 2017 Ped Mall shooting

In a typical criminal trial, the announcement of the jury’s verdict is the most important moment. But the trial of Lamar Wilson for the deadly Aug. 27 shooting on Iowa City’s Ped Mall will be an exception. Because a post-conviction hearing will be the first test of Iowa’s “stand your ground” (SYG) law. […]

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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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New designs for the Ped Mall will be unveiled at a public meeting on Thursday

An update on plans for the improvements to Iowa City’s Ped Mall will be presented on Thursday evening at the Sheraton Hotel. The improvements are the next step in the Downtown and Pedestrian Mall Streetscape Plan that was approved by the city council in 2014. […]

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Tell Iowa City who should be honored on a new feature planned for the Ped Mall

Iowa City wants to know who its most prominent citizens are. Or were. And it wants to know by Nov. 1. As part of the Ped Mall improvement project, two walls will be installed to hide utility cabinets and transformers from public view. In addition to hiding ungainly bits of infrastructure, those walls are supposed to tell “the story of Iowa City.” […]

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