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Lonny Pulkrabek announced on Thursday he is running for the Iowa House of Representatives in District 73, which covers eastern Johnson County and all of Cedar County. Pulkrabek, who has been Johnson County sheriff since 2005, said in May 2019 he would not seek another term as sheriff. “After 35 years in law enforcement, I’ve […]

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CR Mayor Brad Hart talks infrastructure, traffic cameras and making ‘difficult decisions’ in State of the City speech

During his third State of the City speech, Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart shared his top infrastructure goals for 2020, his thoughts on the city’s traffic cameras and various projects residents can look forward to in 2020. Hart also acknowledged that during his two years as mayor there “have been — and will be — […]

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Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek is running for the Iowa House of Representatives

Lonny Pulkrabek announced on Thursday he is running for the Iowa House of Representatives in District 73, which covers eastern Johnson County and all of Cedar County. Pulkrabek, who has been Johnson County sheriff since 2005, said in May 2019 he would not seek another term as sheriff. “After 35 years in law enforcement, I’ve […]

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Weekender, Feb. 27: The Get Up Kids, a community soul food dinner, Floodwater Comedy Festival and more ways to spend your extra day this weekend

Weekender You’ve got an extra day this month—spend it wisely! Click to read our coverage of Humanize My Hoodie, the soul food dinner, Stages, Stephanie Catlett, Anthony Worden, The Actors’ Gang, Alyssa Limperis and take a pic of me and leave me here. If you want to receive the Weekender in your inbox every Thursday, […]

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Five questions with: Playwright/actor David Lee Nelson

This Friday, Feb. 28, Riverside Theatre’s artistic director Adam Knight brings a story close to his heart to the Gilbert Street stage. Stages is a play that Knight helped develop with long-time friend David Lee Nelson, following Nelson’s diagnosis in 2017 with stage four colon cancer. Throughout the course of his chemotherapy, Nelson kept a […]

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Here are the winning entrees, desserts and drinks at the 10th Top Chef Downtown competition

The Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD) held its 10th annual Top Chef Downtown at The Graduate on Monday night. This year’s event featured offerings from 29 Iowa City restaurants. Competing entrees ranged from classics like St. Burch Tavern’s braised short rib to less familiar fare like Oasis’s mansaf, as well as desserts such as The […]

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Cedar Rapids City Council passes resolution recognizing urgency for climate action

The Cedar Rapids City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday recognizing the urgency of taking action to address climate change and outlining steps for creating a community-wide sustainability plan. […]

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Dave Jacoby announces he’s running for his 10th term in the Iowa House

Rep. Dave Jacoby of Coralville announced on Tuesday he’s running for reelection to the Iowa House of Representatives. Jacoby, who is currently in his ninth term in the legislature, represents District 74, which covers Coralville, Penn Township and parts of Iowa City. “It’s an honor serving the people of District 74, and I ask for […]

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The Cedar Rapids school board selects new superintendent, Noreen Bush — the first woman to hold the job

The Cedar Rapids Community School District’s (CRCSD) didn’t have to look far in its search for a new superintendent. The Board of Education announced on Tuesday it has selected interim superintendent Noreen Bush for the job. […]

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Tristen Ives’s new film is an exercise in vulnerability and the inexpressible

On Sunday, March 1, at 6 p.m., Public Space One will screen PS1 Free Studio Resident Tristen Ives’ diaristic film take a pic of me and leave me here, a screening and installation that is the culmination of their four-month residency. The screening is free, and patrons should note that 225 and 229 N. Gilbert […]

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Democratic super PAC launches $1 million ad campaign for Ernst challenger Theresa Greenfield

The Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC working to elect Democrats and closely allied with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, launched a $1 million advertising campaign on Tuesday on behalf of Theresa Greenfield. Greenfield, the president of a real estate firm in the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights, is one of five Democrats running […]

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Documentary following Humanize my Hoodie founders at New York Fashion Week to screen in Cedar Rapids

Humanize My Hoodie — a movement aimed at raising awareness of the implicit bias in how American society views people of color — is coming to Cedar Rapids on Thursday. The latest project for co-founders Jason Sole and Andre Wright is a 30-minute documentary focusing on their lives and work, culminating in their journey to […]

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Justice Susan Christensen elected chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court

Justice Susan Christensen was selected by her fellow justices as the new chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court on Monday. Christensen succeeds Chief Justice Mark Cady, who died unexpectedly in November. Justice David Wiggins served as acting chief justice following Cady’s death. Wiggins announced in January that he will retire on March 13. “I […]

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Letter to the editor: Gov. Reynolds, what’s your climate plan?

We are writing as concerned high school students in Iowa. We are writing to ask you three questions: What is your climate emergency plan? Governors in 24 other states, including neighboring Wisconsin and Illinois, have committed to the U.S. Climate Alliance, and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent by 2025. Do you plan […]

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Letter to the editor: An open letter to the Iowa City Council regarding ‘deer management’

Dear City Council members, I am a resident of the Northside neighborhood in Iowa City, as well as a founding member of the Iowa City Deer Friends. I just returned from a walk in Oakland Cemetery, where I discovered a White Buffalo bait site, literally yards from the front doors of families in my neighborhood, where shots can easily be heard and the aftermath […]

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Letter to the editor: Fight for the climate like a preschooler

“Do small things for the Earth and make big things happen.” —Teo, age 5. In 2018, I was led by a group of preschoolers to take on single-use plastic waste in our community. They wanted to protect the Earth and her animals. At the beginning of their campaign, Lucas taped a sign on his back. “Everyone who follows me will see my […]

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The most impactful letters to the editor sent to Little Village in 2019

From building proposals to benches to bike lanes, Little Village readers were not afraid to share their perspectives on a range of issues in 2019. Here are 13 letters that made a splash. […]

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