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The University of Iowa has reversed its decision to hold only virtual commencement ceremonies for its spring 2021 graduates in an attempt to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and will hold in-person ceremonies. UI announced on Feb. 3 it would be holding a virtual ceremony. In its statement, the university acknowledged “how much [in-person] […]

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UI now planning in-person commencement ceremonies after Republican lawmaker introduces bill that would mandate them

The University of Iowa has reversed its decision to hold only virtual commencement ceremonies for its spring 2021 graduates in an attempt to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and will hold in-person ceremonies. UI announced on Feb. 3 it would be holding a virtual ceremony. In its statement, the university acknowledged “how much [in-person] […]

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Letters to the editor: LV readers on transphobia, natural lawns, the bottle bill and animal rights

By Heather Dunn, Iowa City As a trans woman I’m tired of bullies! I’m tired of the bullies in our state government who try to vilify us, erase us, deny us our rights based off their narrow ideology rather than modern science and medicine. I’m tired of healthcare providers and parents of trans and non […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks voted against coronavirus relief, and against her constituents

By Trish Nelson, Iowa City Second-district Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks voted against coronavirus relief despite adding her name to a letter sent from freshman House Republicans to then President-elect Biden. In part it read, “we hope to work with you to extend targeted, meaningful coronavirus relief for families…” What is the point of offering help if […]

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor: LV readers on transphobia, natural lawns, the bottle bill and animal rights

By Heather Dunn, Iowa City As a trans woman I’m tired of bullies! I’m tired of the bullies in our state government who try to vilify us, erase us, deny us our rights based off their narrow ideology rather than modern science and medicine. I’m tired of healthcare providers and parents of trans and non […]

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Letter to the editor: Iowa Republicans are creating a firearms free-for-all

Submitted by Liz O’Hara Iowa’s Republican lawmakers are relentless in their drive to create a firearms free-for-all in our state. First, they ignored overwhelming public opposition and passed the gun lobby’s constitutional amendment, making “any and all” restrictions on the right to bear arms subject to “strict scrutiny” by the courts. They tried to assure […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks voted against coronavirus relief, and against her constituents

By Trish Nelson, Iowa City Second-district Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks voted against coronavirus relief despite adding her name to a letter sent from freshman House Republicans to then President-elect Biden. In part it read, “we hope to work with you to extend targeted, meaningful coronavirus relief for families…” What is the point of offering help if […]

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Letter to the editor: Iowa Republicans are trying to create a permanent conservative autocracy

By Kenn Bowen, Iowa City A bill (SF 413) has passed both chambers and been put on the governor’s desk for her signature. She will sign voter suppression into law. According to the statewide statistical report published by the Secretary of State’s office, 430,116 of the 562,606 registered Democrats who cast a ballot in the […]

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