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Two houses represent a forgotten period of segregation in Iowa City, University of Iowa history »

The houses at 942 Iowa Ave and 914 S Dubuque St in Iowa City may seem nondescript — just another couple of old, off-campus rental properties for college students — save for the rust-brown metal signs out front. These signs, funded by a grant from the National Park Service, detail the background of the Iowa Federation Home and Tate Arms house, which have had quiet but important roles in the history of Iowa City and the University of Iowa. […]

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Watch: Caucus night at Coralville Precinct 1

Not everything went wrong with the Iowa Caucus in 2020. At a Coralville Democratic precinct, not only was there a record turnout, but things went smoothly, even though caucus rules can be confusing.

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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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Two houses represent a forgotten period of segregation in Iowa City, University of Iowa history

The houses at 942 Iowa Ave and 914 S Dubuque St in Iowa City may seem nondescript — just another couple of old, off-campus rental properties for college students — save for the rust-brown metal signs out front. These signs, funded by a grant from the National Park Service, detail the background of the Iowa Federation Home and Tate Arms house, which have had quiet but important roles in the history of Iowa City and the University of Iowa. […]

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Cedar Rapids wants to hear from the public about the city’s housing needs

Cedar Rapids residents will have an opportunity at an open house on Wednesday to offer their input on the city’s housing needs and what community services the city should offer to help people overcome barriers to affordable housing. […]

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Capt. Bill Campbell named interim ICPD chief as the city begins nationwide search for a permanent leader

Capt. Bill Campbell has been named the interim chief of the Iowa City Police Department, City Manager Geoff Fruinn announced on Monday. Campbell takes over from Chief Jody Matherly, who announced his retirement on Feb. 6. Campbell joined the ICPD in 1990, starting as a patrol officer […]

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This Week in the Village: Feb. 16-22

Catch up on the biggest headlines, videos and photos published by Little Village in the past week. […]

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‘The Assistant’: A snapshot of our current conversation around sexual misconduct (the image isn’t pretty)

Kitty Green’s The Assistant is currently playing at FilmScene on the Ped Mall for the next two weeks. Papercuts are not the only wounds that sear in Green’s masterful and mesmerizing feature film The Assistant (2020). Some hurts are untraceable, undetectable on the surface of one’s skin. While the industrial revolution altered the domestic sphere’s […]

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‘Matt & Ben’: Rewriting a Hollywood Bromance

After more than a decade of superhuman blockbusters on the big screen, it’s hard to say if audiences are still hungry for another origin story. Willow Creek Theatre Co., Iowa City’s newest troupe, is staking their claim on the witty retelling of the rise of Hollywood celebrities, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Mindy Kaling and […]

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The Actors’ Gang brings the huddled masses to Hancher, Tim Robbins talks mythic courage and national identity

“… cries she / With silent lips. ‘Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free …’” — “The New Colossus,” Emma Lazarus The New Colossus, directed and co-written by Academy Award-winning actor, Tim Robbins, was created in collaboration with the Actors’ Gang, the 39-year-old, Los Angeles-based company where he […]

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North Liberty Community Pantry is holding a toilet paper drive

From now through the end of March, the North Liberty Community Pantry is holding its “Roll into Spring” campaign to collect rolls of toilet paper. “A lot of people don’t realize we provide more than food,” said Jake Putnam, the pantry’s marketing and development coordinator. “Last year, we provided more than 10,000 rolls of toilet […]

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Album Review: Stephanie Catlett — ‘Meet Me In the Dream’

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86-year-old Chuck Grassley says he might run for reelection in 2022

Sen. Chuck Grassley said on Tuesday he’s considering running for reelection in 2022. But the 86-year-old said it’s too soon to make a firm decision yet, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported. […]

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Event celebrating wine and classic cinema is returning to NewBo City Market

Wine and classic cinema are making a comeback at NewBo City Market this Saturday night with the return of CinéVino. Wine and cinema-loving attendees will have access to two screenings, wine tastings from various local wineries and one pour of wine. […]

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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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