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Footnotes on the 2020 Caucus: 19 candidates and a blimp

This year’s Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame (HoF) celebration was a record-setting event. More presidential candidates attended and spoke to the assembled party activists and elected officials than any previous year. In part, that’s because there are more candidates this year than ever — 23 at last count — but it’s also an indication of Iowa’s power. […]

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Issue 265 | June 5-18, 2019

Tune in to Little Village issue 265. This Pride Month marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, and a group of Grinnell College students and their professor are seeking to preserve Iowa’s own LGBTQ history by recording and publicizing more than 50…

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This Week in the Village: June 9-15

Catch up on the biggest headlines, videos and photos published by Little Village in the past week. Sen. Bernie Sanders sits down with Political Party Live to discuss policy, and almost gets personal Published Sunday, June 9 Sen. Bernie Sanders’ appearance on the Political Party Live (PPL) podcast in Cedar Rapids on Friday night was […]

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Honor and duty are deeply examined in Riverside’s amazingly accessible romp of a ‘Henry IV Part 1’

There were moments of sheer unplanned magic in the opening night performance of Henry IV Part 1. But there were also moments of genuine theater magic as well — scenes that stood out even in an overall strong production. There are a lot of good reasons to see Riverside’s ‘Henry IV Part 1.’ But the most amazing thing about it is the role it plays in our community. […]

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The Refugee & Immigration Association will celebrate World Refugee Day at Liberty High School on Saturday

On Saturday, people will have the chance to get to learn about the refugee community in Johnson and Linn Counties, as the Refugee & Immigrant Association celebrates World Refugee Day at Liberty High School in North Liberty. […]

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Pride Fest, family style: Kid-friendly events at the 49th Iowa City Pride Festival

This Pride Month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a monumental moment in LGBTQ rights history. Major legislative and social strides have been made since Stonewall, but many in the LGBTQ community still face barriers to representation and celebration of their identities, including youth and families. “I feel like the harshness that is […]

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Johnson County Attorney rules ICPD officers were justified in shooting suspect

The shooting of a criminal suspect by two Iowa City Police Department officers last month was justified, Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness announced on Friday. ICPD Officer Alex Stricker and ICPD Officer Travis Neeld “acted with reasonable force in defending themselves and others,” when they discharged their weapons on May 9, striking Michael Cintron-Caceres, according to a statement from the county attorney’s office. […]

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Five questions with: Heather Mae

The Singing Out Tour, a Pride-centric passion project by musicians Heather Mae and Crys Matthews, stemmed from an impactful, longtime friendship. Then it turned into an outpouring of love, from the two artists on stage to everybody in their audience. […]

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Footnotes on the 2020 Caucus: 19 candidates and a blimp

This year’s Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame (HoF) celebration was a record-setting event. More presidential candidates attended and spoke to the assembled party activists and elected officials than any previous year. In part, that’s because there are more candidates this year than ever — 23 at last count — but it’s also an indication of Iowa’s power. […]

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You’ve cat to be kitten me: Get ready for FilmScene’s Caturday Film Fest right meow

Starting June 13, the Caturday Film Fest will take over FilmScene, though most showings will take place on Saturday, June 15. Caturday films will be available individually at regular FilmScene prices, but the fest can be experienced entirely for $15, for those who can get their paws on a Caturday pass. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Iowa legislature should override veto of CBD bill

We all make mistakes. Gov. Reynolds made a mistake when she vetoed legislation that would make essential improvements to Iowa’s medical cannabis program. She got bad advice and didn’t listen to the Iowans most directly involved. These are our friends and neighbors who suffer every day with such debilitating, life-threatening conditions […]

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Letter to the editor: The tangled concept of personhood

Personhood? Who has recently tangled themselves in that labyrinth and fallen for the heartbeat cliche? And how ironic that the Christians, for millennia the purveyors of patriarchal prejudice and, too often, downright hate, with its resulting mayhem, how ironic that they have fixated on the heart as an indicator of anything. […]

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Letter to the editor: The Iowa City climate plan is a joke — so revamp it now

By Jeff Biggers. Iowa City’s recycling and composting program, thanks to environmental wizard Jennifer Jordan, the city’s amazing resource management superintendent, has been making solid gains in dealing with CO2 and methane emissions. So, why is IC’s Climate Action Plan such a joke? […]

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Letter to the editor: Cathy Glasson should challenge Joni Ernst in 2020

By Mary Gravitt DEMOCRATS! WAKE UP! Nominate Cathy Glasson to challenge Joni Ernst in 2020. Like the majority of Republican/Tea Party senators, Ernst is more interested in maintaining political power and Trump’s approval than serving the interests of Iowans or the American peoples. Iowa has been out of political balance since Senator Tom Harkin retired. […]

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