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Gov. Reynolds says she’s ‘proud’ of COVID numbers ahead of Thanksgiving; IDPH reports more than 10,000 new cases in the last week »

“I’m proud of where our numbers are at,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said regarding COVID-19 during a photo-op with two turkeys at the governor’s mansion on Tuesday, “and we’re going to continue to make vaccines available and encourage people to get them if they want to.” According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s latest data, […]

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Watch: Bidding farewell to Uptown Bill’s

Iowa City songwriter Dave Moore performs the final three songs on the former Uptown Bill’s Coffeehouse stage. Public Space One and the PS1 Media Arts Co-op hosted the sunset show with Moore and David Dondero on Oct. 17 ahead of the building’s sale.

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Gov. Reynolds says she’s ‘proud’ of COVID numbers ahead of Thanksgiving; IDPH reports more than 10,000 new cases in the last week

“I’m proud of where our numbers are at,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said regarding COVID-19 during a photo-op with two turkeys at the governor’s mansion on Tuesday, “and we’re going to continue to make vaccines available and encourage people to get them if they want to.” According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s latest data, […]

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Letter to the editor: White nationalists’ war on woke

By Mary Gravitt, Iowa City White nationalists are waging a war on woke, accusing crowds of African-Americans of using woke as a code word against White privilege, which nationalists declare is a communist/socialist plot. Woke is Black slang which originated from two sources: Spike Lee and the Bible. Blacks have always been castigated for speaking […]

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Dave Muhlbauer ends his run for U.S. Senate, following a death in his family

Dave Muhlbauer, who was the first Iowa Democrat to launch a run for the U.S. Senate in the 2022 election, ended his campaign on Tuesday. In a statement published on social media, Muhlbauer said his decision came after “a period of reflection with family and close friends” following the death of his 4-year-old nephew in […]

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Weekender, Nov. 24: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ ‘ThanksKilling 3,’ Mystery Science Theatre 3000

  READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium We’re catching you early this week to highlight some Wednesday events perfect for kicking off the long holiday weekend! Need an excuse to escape the fam this weekend? Perhaps some inspiration to help you engage with them in some truth-telling? Meet […]

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With stage magic, a newer text, TCR’s is not your mama’s ‘Cinderella’ (but she’ll still enjoy it!)

This past Friday, Theatre Cedar Rapids reopened its main stage for the first time since COVID-19 hit with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Director Angie Toomsen brings the adapted stage play to life through the brilliant actors throughout every scene. The new libretto, written for the 2013 Broadway production by Douglas Carter Beane, brings the differences […]

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Exploring the Great Migration: Axis V installation at PS1 brings past into present

Axis V, on display at Public Space One‘s 229 N Gilbert St location, is a site-specific multimedia work by current Center for Afrofuturist Studies resident Bleue Liverpool, a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. The piece, according to copy provided, “conceptually transfigures the infrastructure of the gallery into a navigational axis line … travers[ing] both intimate geography […]

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Judge strikes down Iowa’s ban on Medicaid covering gender-affirming medical procedures

In 2019, the Iowa Supreme Court struck down a state regulation prohibiting Medicaid from covering gender-affirming procedures deemed medically necessary, finding it violated the Iowa Civil Rights Act (ICRA). Republicans in the state legislature responded by passing a statute intended to amend the ICRA and make that sort of discrimination legal by prohibiting “any state […]

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Racist slurs, threats and disparities: Why Iowa City high school students walked out of class Friday

Over 100 Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) students participated in a protest on Friday afternoon, walking out of school as the final period began and meeting on the Pentacrest to discuss racism within the district and what they consider the failure of schools and district administration to address it. On Nov. 8, students at […]

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Winner beware: New Jersey company seeking to sell “Best of the CRANDIC” plaques unaffiliated with Little Village

Since 2018, Little Village has given out annual Best of the CRANDIC awards to Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area residents, organizations and businesses chosen by LV readers as the best in a variety of categories. And even before the public announcement of this year’s winners, Little Village received confirmation the annual tradition is now firmly established, […]

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‘This is a big deal for the University of Iowa’: Olympic medalist Clarissa Chun named UI’s first women’s wrestling coach

Clarissa Chun has left USA Wrestling, where she helped lead the U.S. women’s national wrestling team to 17 medals in international competitions since becoming assistant coach in 2017, to become the first coach of the University of Iowa women’s wrestling team. The new team, which UI announced in September, is scheduled to begin competing in […]

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Free mobile clothing closet helps locals in need bundle up, dress for school or jobs

Around 40 people picked out clothes on Thursday, when the Corridor Community Action Network’s (CCAN) brought its free mobile clothing closet to Pepperwood Plaza in Iowa City. The event was the first test drive for CCAN Clothing Cruise’s RV, which was packed door-to-door with winter, professional and school clothes. Plans for the Clothing Cruise began […]

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Gov. Reynolds’ COVID approval ratings rise; IDPH reports new cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to grow

A majority of Iowans approve of the job Kim Reynolds is doing as governor, according to a new Iowa Poll published by the Des Moines Register on Wednesday. A majority also approve of how the governor is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll was published on the same day the Iowa Department of Public Health […]

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Letters to the editor

Letter to the editor: White nationalists’ war on woke

By Mary Gravitt, Iowa City White nationalists are waging a war on woke, accusing crowds of African-Americans of using woke as a code word against White privilege, which nationalists declare is a communist/socialist plot. Woke is Black slang which originated from two sources: Spike Lee and the Bible. Blacks have always been castigated for speaking […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks running for reelection is bad news for Iowa

By Don Paulson, Letts I see that Republican Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks has decided to run for re-election in the new Iowa 1st District. That’s bad news for the people living there, for she has a terrible voting record. Recently she voted against the infrastructure bill, HR3684, calling it “socialist.” Iowa has the most deficient bridges […]

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Letter from Joe Bolkcom: I will not seek reelection to Iowa Senate

By State Sen. Joe Bolkcom, Iowa City I will not seek re-election to the Iowa Senate in 2022. I am deeply grateful for the trust, guidance and strong support I have received from the people of Iowa City and Johnson County. It’s been a privilege to work every day to make life better for everyday […]

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Letter to the editor: Voter suppression can already be felt in Iowa City

By Ellen Ballas, Iowa City Voter suppression was obvious in Iowa City during early voting for the recent local election. Poll workers told me they weren’t permitted to use the printer that produces a label with information which allows us to vote. Instead, voters were asked to hand write answers on a preprinted form attached […]

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