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Chuck Grassley, who has spent his career presenting himself as a regular Iowa farmer and not a politician, has decided six decades in elected office is not enough. On Friday, one week after his 88th birthday, Iowa’s senior senator announced he is running for an eighth six-year term in the U.S. Senate. “I’m running for […]

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Photo Gallery: Locals paint a mural by the numbers for Iowa City Climate Fest

Community volunteers helped paint a by-the-numbers mural on the Resource Management Center building Thursday as part of Iowa City’s second annual Climate Fest. Local artist Erika Danner designed the mural with a climate and environment theme, featuring worms, centipedes, fungi and plants. The mural shows how healthy soils and composting can remove carbon from the […]

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There’s always a bit of nostalgia inherent in film. No matter the subject matter, films are in some small (or, often, in-your-face) way about how we engage with how we record and examine and understand our collective or personal past. Movies both trigger memories and forge new ones. So it’s with several layers of nostalgia […]

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Chuck Grassley, in elected office since 1959, is running again

Chuck Grassley, who has spent his career presenting himself as a regular Iowa farmer and not a politician, has decided six decades in elected office is not enough. On Friday, one week after his 88th birthday, Iowa’s senior senator announced he is running for an eighth six-year term in the U.S. Senate. “I’m running for […]

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COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a new high for the year, as more than 12,000 new cases and 81 deaths reported

Iowa set a record for hospitalized COVID-19 patients in 2021, as the rate of new cases continued to surge this month. In its weekly update on Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 82 deaths from the virus and 12,163 newly confirmed cases during its seven-day reporting period. That’s an increase of 440 […]

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Weekender, Sept. 23: Napoleon Dynamite Q&A, Big Grove Brewery Vinyl Market, Longfellow Front Porch Music Festival

READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium Autumn has arrived! With it come fall markets and cider release parties, along with outdoor events galore to enjoy in the cooling temps. Downtown Pedestrian Mall Dance Me A Story with Ballet Quad Cities Sep 23 – 10:00am Iowa City Public Library […]

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University of Iowa is adding a women’s wrestling team

The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced on Thursday morning it is adding a women’s wrestling program. The department anticipates the women wrestlers to begin competing in the 2023-24 season, according to a news release. UI Athletics said the addition would make it “the first NCAA Division I, Power Five conference institution to offer the […]

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After a year off, NewBo Oktoberfest returns to downtown Cedar Rapids

NewBo Oktoberfest is returning to NewBo City Market a year after the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the 2020 event. This year’s celebration will be spread out over the course of four days, from Wednesday, Sept. 29 to Saturday, Oct. 2. There will be a mix of ticketed and free events, including a dinner featuring a wide […]

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Dr. Caitlin Pedati, who has guided Iowa’s COVID-19 response, is leaving her job as IDPH medical director

Dr. Caitlin Pedati, medical director of the Iowa Department of Public Health and the state’s epidemiologist, will be leaving her position in “late October,” the department announced in a news release on Wednesday. According to IDPH, “Dr. Pedati plans to pursue new career opportunities.” Pedati has held her current job since June 2018, but didn’t […]

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Op-ed: Tiffany O’Donnell has surface style and troubling substance

By Chad Cooper, Cedar Rapids When Tiffany O’Donnell announced her candidacy for mayor of Cedar Rapids in late March, one couldn’t escape the notion that her campaign was being built on that bedrock of political popularity: name recognition. Press releases and media reports overflowed with mentions of O’Donnell’s years as a news anchor and highlighted […]

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Gov. Reynolds’ attorneys ask judge to let order allowing school mask mandates expire, claim it’s an ‘undue burden’ on the state

On Friday afternoon, attorneys for Gov. Kim Reynolds filed a challenge to the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pratt on Sept. 13. The TRO prohibits the state from enforcing the new law signed by Reynolds in May that forbid schools and school districts from mandating the use of face […]

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Cedar Rapids lets its new flag fly, retiring one of the country’s ‘worst’ banners

After almost 60 years of flying what has been called one of the worst city flags in America, the city of Cedar Rapids unveiled its new banner on Saturday. The design of the new flag was one of four options the public was asked to vote on this summer. “This flag is meant to be […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks and her GOP colleagues are playing with fire

By Ellen Ballas, Iowa City Mariannette Miller-Meeks told a crowd in Iowa City at her Saturday fundraiser, “We’re at a precipice in our country … are we going to go in the pathway of Venezuela or are we going to continue to be the greatest nation on Earth?” If anyone is putting the U.S. in […]

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Op-ed: Tiffany O’Donnell has surface style and troubling substance

By Chad Cooper, Cedar Rapids When Tiffany O’Donnell announced her candidacy for mayor of Cedar Rapids in late March, one couldn’t escape the notion that her campaign was being built on that bedrock of political popularity: name recognition. Press releases and media reports overflowed with mentions of O’Donnell’s years as a news anchor and highlighted […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks and her GOP colleagues are playing with fire

By Ellen Ballas, Iowa City Mariannette Miller-Meeks told a crowd in Iowa City at her Saturday fundraiser, “We’re at a precipice in our country … are we going to go in the pathway of Venezuela or are we going to continue to be the greatest nation on Earth?” If anyone is putting the U.S. in […]

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Letter to the editor: We must do more than remember

By Ed Flaherty, President, Veterans For Peace Chapter #161 Ten years ago, on September 11, 2011, I was invited to speak at a large community gathering at Iowa City City Park commemorating 10 years since the events of 9/11. Now, at the end of the war engendered by 9/11, we have the obligation to be […]

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Letter to the editor: Call the flag bill what it is

By Paul Deaton, Solon I’m upset about the flag bill, HR 4392, the Flag Standardization Act of 2021. Why didn’t Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks just call it the “I hate the gay and Black people flags act” when she introduced it? It was bad enough when Republicans reacted to Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s announcement he […]

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