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John Deere strike: Tom Vilsack meets striking workers, judge issues injunction against picketers and Iowa Republicans weigh in »

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited a United Auto Workers (UAW) picket line outside the John Deere plant in Ankeny on Wednesday. The former Iowa governor showed support for the workers as the strike, which began at midnight on Oct. 14, finished its first week. “For too long in this country, we haven’t paid […]

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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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Letter from Susan Mims: Jason Glass will get my one and only vote for the Iowa City Council. Here is why.

By Susan Mims, Iowa City In November 2009 I was elected to the Iowa City Council. I’ll step down in December having worked with a variety of colleagues over those 12 years, and having a good perspective on what works. Through the majority of those years, the city has had councilors with a diverse set […]

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Riverside Theatre offers peek into their future space, launches new capital campaign

In late summer 2017, a building on the Ped Mall then owned by the Swisher Trust, home to Union Bar and Revival, went up for auction. Little Village’s then-new reporter Paul Brennan photographer Zak Neumann and videographer Jason Smith got access to the top floor of the building, derelict and covered in haunting graffiti: demons, […]

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Experts highlight importance of masks in schools; Gov. Reynolds says she’ll sue to stop any vaccine mandates

In the next issue of Pediatrics, a journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, medical experts from Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C., the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University write that attempts by the states, including Iowa, to ban the use of masks in schools undermines public health efforts to contain COVID-19 […]

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John Deere strike: Tom Vilsack meets striking workers, judge issues injunction against picketers and Iowa Republicans weigh in

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited a United Auto Workers (UAW) picket line outside the John Deere plant in Ankeny on Wednesday. The former Iowa governor showed support for the workers as the strike, which began at midnight on Oct. 14, finished its first week. “For too long in this country, we haven’t paid […]

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Weekender, Oct. 21: ‘Let the Right One In,’ ‘The Life Aquatic’ and a wine tasting fundraiser at Brix

THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium Another full weekend lies ahead as the Iowa City Book Festival closes out its offerings (make sure to check out the full listing of events) and eerie events abound. Look for a variety of fundraisers to brighten your weekend as well! The Weekender is sponsored by: FilmScene—Ped Mall […]

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Stacey Walker will not run for reelection to the Linn County Board of Supervisors

Stacey Walker announced on Wednesday he has decided not to run for reelection to the Linn County Board of Supervisors. “At this point in my life, it is time for me to make space for new leaders, and to pursue other opportunities,” Walker, who currently serves as chair of the board, said in a written […]

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Letter to the editor: A call for submissions from the Scrap the MRAP project

By Martha Hampel, co-organizer, ScrapTheMRAP.org “Scrap the MRAP”, a joint project of Iowa Civil Liberties Council and ICPD Watch, is calling for pro-peace, anti-war, anti-militarization-of-police art submissions from local artists, to be exhibited at the Iowa City Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 from 1 to 4 p.m. Original artwork in all styles, media […]

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‘There’s Q shit everywhere!’: ‘The Daily Show’ spotlights Iowa Trump supporters at Des Moines rally

Iowa was again the subject of a Daily Show segment most residents of the state would consider to be embarrassing. But while Iowans are used to being portrayed as folksy and a bit out of touch during caucus season, the piece aired Monday night showed a more cringey and conspiratorial slice of Iowa. The Daily […]

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Go grocery shopping on Saturday and support DVIP as it helps survivors of domestic violence

From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, grocery shoppers at all the Hy-Vees in Iowa City and Coralville, as well as the Fareway off Highway 6 (near Scott Boulevard), will have a chance to help the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) in its mission to provide necessary services for survivors of domestic violence. Saturday […]

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Album Review: MAAAZE — ‘MAAAZE Vol. I’ EP

Some in Iowa City might recognize Dan Miller as a fixture at Gabe’s Oasis, hosting open mic nights every Tuesday with house band Next Door Four, as well as having played for the last several years in his group Doc Miller. Others might recognize him as the videographer from the live music series No Touching […]

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Album Review: Jim Swim — ‘New Tattoo’ EP

New Tattoo by Jim Swim Jim Swim is not new to the Iowa hip-hop scene. He performs all over the state, but during the day he teaches middle school kids about the importance of learning grammar and proper English. It is only natural he would take his verbal skills to the microphone. His latest release, […]

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Photo Gallery: International cyclists gather in Iowa City for Jingle Cross 2021

The Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross festival is back in Iowa City after last year’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the three-day festival, cyclists from the United States and Europe participated in cyclocross and gravel races. Hundreds of spectators bundled up to watch the races at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. In cyclo-cross races, cyclists have […]

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Letters to the editor

Letter from Susan Mims: Jason Glass will get my one and only vote for the Iowa City Council. Here is why.

By Susan Mims, Iowa City In November 2009 I was elected to the Iowa City Council. I’ll step down in December having worked with a variety of colleagues over those 12 years, and having a good perspective on what works. Through the majority of those years, the city has had councilors with a diverse set […]

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Letter to the editor: A call for submissions from the Scrap the MRAP project

By Martha Hampel, co-organizer, ScrapTheMRAP.org “Scrap the MRAP”, a joint project of Iowa Civil Liberties Council and ICPD Watch, is calling for pro-peace, anti-war, anti-militarization-of-police art submissions from local artists, to be exhibited at the Iowa City Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 from 1 to 4 p.m. Original artwork in all styles, media […]

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Three letters to the editor in support of Iowa City school board candidates

Local elections take place Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. By Michael Tilley, Iowa City With four years of prior experience as a board member, Ruthina Malone is an exemplar of what a school board member should be. I was proud to have supported Ruthina when she ran for school board in 2017, and she lived up […]

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Letter to the editor: The terminal corruption of the Iowa GOP

By Kent Williams, Iowa City On Oct. 9, 2021, former President Trump came to the Iowa State Fairgrounds for a rally. He took the opportunity to publicly endorse Senator Charles Grassley. Grassley responded not by praising Trump, but saying “…if I didn’t accept the endorsement of a person that’s got 91 percent of Republican voters […]

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