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‘A part of me is gone’: Family and friends mourn Makeda Scott during memorial service on the Pentacrest »

Speeches and music filled the air in around the Pentacrest on Friday night, as more than 100 people gathered to mourn Makeda Scott. Organized by Scott’s mother, Simmone Spencer-VanGorp, and the Iowa Freedom Riders (IFR), the memorial aimed to celebrate Scott’s life, and reinforce calls for justice. “I’m mad at her for leaving me, and […]

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Wind speeds over 100 mph. Thousands without power. Hundreds displaced from their homes. Half of Cedar Rapids’ tree cover lost. The Aug. 10 derecho left much of Linn County in crisis, and recovery is far from complete.

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Des Moines-area group stages ‘Back the Blue’ march in Iowa City

The Facebook post promoting the “Back the Blue” march in Iowa City on Friday evening said the event would have a “special guest” — it didn’t mention the tractor, or the bagpiper. But the approximately 75 people who gathered for the event marched from College Green Park to the Pentacrest, and back again, following a […]

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‘A part of me is gone’: Family and friends mourn Makeda Scott during memorial service on the Pentacrest

Speeches and music filled the air in around the Pentacrest on Friday night, as more than 100 people gathered to mourn Makeda Scott. Organized by Scott’s mother, Simmone Spencer-VanGorp, and the Iowa Freedom Riders (IFR), the memorial aimed to celebrate Scott’s life, and reinforce calls for justice. “I’m mad at her for leaving me, and […]

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Letter to the editor: Congrats, Republicans, Big 10 football is back

By Mike Fallon, Iowa City Congratulations to Republican politicians, from President Trump to Gov. Kim Reynolds to Speaker of the Iowa House Pat Grassley and Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, for pressuring Big 10 Commissioner Kevin Warren into reversing his decision to cancel the fall college football season. As the U.S. passes 7 million […]

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Iowa takes its first action against a meat-packing plant for COVID-19 violations, issues $957 fine

Meat-processing plants have repeatedly been the epicenters of COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa, and this month the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its first fine to a plant for virus-related violations. Iowa Premium Beef Plant in Tama, where an outbreak in April infected more than 300 workers, was fined $967, Ryan J. Foley of […]

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What you need to know ahead of Coralville’s Sept. 29 special election

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, a special election will be held in Coralville to fill a vacant seat on the city council. The vacancy was created when longtime Coralville City Councilmember Tom Gill resigned in late July, after coming under fire for comments made during a virtual meeting of the council focused in part on racial […]

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Video Premiere: The Hex Girls, “Cats With No Teeth (Catch No Mice)”

While live shows are effectively throttled in-person, it has become more important than ever for bands to come up with ways to maintain visibility on their fans’ radar. One such way? By releasing music videos. Once largely considered a necessary evil (albeit a potentially fun and creative one) to help boost album sales, videos are […]

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Poll finds increasing number of Iowans disapprove of Reynolds’ handling of COVID-19, as another 1,341 cases are reported

Almost half of all Iowans disapprove of how Gov. Kim Reynolds is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Iowa Poll. Forty-seven percent of respondents in the poll published by the Des Moines Register on Thursday disapproved of Reynolds’ performance, an increase of 11 percentage points since the last time the Iowa Poll surveyed […]

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Weekender, Sept. 24: ‘Dear Broadway,’ printmaking for kids and teens and more local events this weekend

The Weekender The editor’s pick of this weekend’s virtual and physically distanced local events! Local theatre is back 2020-style, and we’re here for it. Check out our review of “The Parking Lot” here. If you’d like to receive the Weekender in your inbox every Thursday, sign up for our newsletter. Online Linda Oatman High and […]

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Lucas Jones claims he didn’t lie, just ‘misremembered’ events, as he appeals his firing by CRPD

The Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission heard nearly 21 hours of testimony over two days as it considers the appeal filed by fired Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones. The testimony, beginning Tuesday, centered around what happened during a traffic stop on Oct. 30, 2016. The Cedar Rapids Police Department said Jones lied about turning […]

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1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses Waterloo schooldays, ‘reckoning’ with slavery and hopes for the Biden presidency

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke to the University of Iowa community about her renowned 1619 Project in a free livestream hosted by the University Lecture Committee Tuesday evening. Originally published in New York Times Magazine in August 2019, the collection of essays, poetry, short fiction, photos, podcast episodes and classroom curricula that make […]

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NCSML recovers from derecho losses, prepares a new vision for BrewNost

Since 1974 the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids has been a tourist attraction and center for education as the cornerstone of the Czech Village neighborhood. Through cooking classes, crafts lessons and events like the popular annual BrewNost international beer festival, the museum has offered a sense of connection with the […]

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White supremacist propaganda disguised as a health warning distributed in Coralville

Some Coralville residents found flyers with white supremacist messages thrown onto their lawns and driveways on Wednesday. The adhesive-backed flyers from the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group, were wrapped around copies of the Muscatine Parks & Recreation newsletter. Muscatine Parks & Rec, of course, has nothing to do with the National Alliance, but in addition […]

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Letter to the editor: Congrats, Republicans, Big 10 football is back

By Mike Fallon, Iowa City Congratulations to Republican politicians, from President Trump to Gov. Kim Reynolds to Speaker of the Iowa House Pat Grassley and Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, for pressuring Big 10 Commissioner Kevin Warren into reversing his decision to cancel the fall college football season. As the U.S. passes 7 million […]

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Letter to the editor: Lonny Pulkrabek has the right temperament for the Iowa House

By Linda Miller, Tipton We need to get egos and divisiveness and party politics out of our government. I will be voting for Lonny Pulkrabek on Nov. 3 for the Iowa statehouse. In my opinion, Lonny is by far the best person for the job. During his 35 years in law enforcement, the last 15 […]

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Letter to the editor: Your fellow Americans aren’t responsible for the country’s problems. The system is.

By Tiffany DeBow, Marion I have noticed my social media posts about politics, COVID-19, BLM, etc. have slowed since the storm. It isn’t because I no longer think it is important or that I changed my feelings on if I should be posting them or not. I should. I start to, numerous times a day, […]

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Letter to the editor: When they go low, we go Hai Huynh

By Paola Jaramillo Guayara and Cristina Muñoz De La Torre, Coralville Dear Coralville Residents, Representing some of the beautiful diversity within the Latinx community, Paola and Cristina have the honor of working with Hai Huynh and supporting her candidacy for the Coralville City Council seat. We have seen Hai serve the Coralville community with such […]

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