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Iowa had the fifth-highest rate of new cases of COVID-19 in the country last week, according to the latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report. The report, which was sent to the governor’s office on Sunday and published by ABC News on Tuesday, said Iowa had the third-highest positivity rate in its COVID-19 tests of […]

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COVID-19: Gov. Reynolds fears ‘over-mitigating’ as Iowa’s care facilities flounder

Iowa had the fifth-highest rate of new cases of COVID-19 in the country last week, according to the latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report. The report, which was sent to the governor’s office on Sunday and published by ABC News on Tuesday, said Iowa had the third-highest positivity rate in its COVID-19 tests of […]

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CRCSD applies for waiver to continue all-online learning after Thanksgiving break

The Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) has applied for another waiver from the Iowa Department of Education (DOE) to extend virtual learning by another two weeks following Thanksgiving break, Superintendent Noreen Bush announced on Tuesday in a message to families. CRCSD began district-wide remote learning on Thursday, Nov. 12, after its two-week waiver was […]

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Video premiere: Jim Swim, ‘Softee Boy’

Two years ago, LV reviewer Lucas Benson described Jim Swim’s In It With You EP as “a blend of hip hop, Nick Drake bootlegs, a book of poems by Rumi and a cold Arnold Palmer spiked with a little bit of whiskey.” It’s striking that, if you squint, those are all things you can imagine […]

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COVID-19: Iowa records 78 deaths over the weekend; hospitalizations decline slightly ahead of Thanksgiving travel

Another 8,689 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 between 10 a.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Monday, including 263 residents of Johnson County and 589 residents of Linn County, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The new cases bring the total number of Iowans who have tested positive for the virus to 211,722. […]

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Letter to the editor: Response to letter defending Gov. Reynolds

By Christopher Dunlay, Iowa City A response to “Letter to the editor: Tired of the negative comments“ To Madam Wessels-Elvers, Governor Reynolds absolutely deserves all the criticism and rhetoric she’s received. This is a governor who has already proven that she does not care for the actual lives of Iowans, only livelihoods. One exists purely […]

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Letter to the editor: Iowa’s senators need to acknowledge President-elect Biden

By Pat Bowen, Iowa City In America, voters pick our leaders, our leaders do not pick and choose which voices to heed and which to silence. Americans turned out in record numbers and elected Joe Biden by an overwhelming margin of more than 5.7 million votes and with 306 electoral votes. Trump could not keep […]

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A Czech dressmaker sent her designs to the U.S. before she died in the Holocaust. Her dresses are now on display at NCSML

A traveling exhibit now on display at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) is recognizing talent and creativity that was lost during the Holocaust. “Stitching History through the Holocaust” showcases eight dresses designed by Hedwig (Hedy) Strnad, a dressmaker who lived in Prague with her husband Paul during the Nazi invasion. In […]

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Iowa surpasses 200,000 COVID cases; Republican lawmakers talk about relaxing restrictions

During her news conference on Thursday morning, Gov. Kim Reynolds said the number of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks was about to spike by 20; but as of Friday afternoon, the Iowa Department of Public Health has added 25, pushing the number of ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities to […]

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Letter to the editor: Tired of the lies, obfuscation and apologists

By Mike Fallon, Iowa City Please hold Governor Reynolds accountable. Excusing Reynolds does not help those in need, quite the opposite. Good investigative journalism shines a bright and much-needed light on leaders that shirk their responsibilities and endanger the lives of others. We’ve struggled with the virus since March, many continue to die. Revealing Reynolds’ […]

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Track premiere: Brian Johannesen, “Corona of Springfield”

In Iowa City songwriter Brian Johannesen’s new single “Corona of Springfield,” one of two new tracks he dropped today, a child — the narrator in fact — is born in a Walmart in Springfield, MO. Like so many life events during the pandemic, what might have been a celebration and blessings with gatherings of loved […]

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Mirrorbox Theatre reflects on Out the Box, its thriving 2020 virtual series, closing with ‘landscape’

When everything seems to be going wrong in a world shifted askew by the weight of our own tears, that’s precisely when we turn to faraway lands to bring us hope: the arts. Of course, it’s 2020, a time when the arts we consume have been strictly confined within a small rectangular screen. But sometimes […]

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How to grieve in America: Iowa City photographer Rachel Cox turns her focus to our shared spaces of grief

It’s a simple, but profound question: Why do we grieve in the way that we do? Photographer Rachel Cox has been contemplating our process of grief for a few years now as she’s worked composing a series of photographs focused on our shared physical spaces of grieving. This series, Mors Scena, comprises her Iowa Artists […]

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Letter to the editor: Response to letter defending Gov. Reynolds

By Christopher Dunlay, Iowa City A response to “Letter to the editor: Tired of the negative comments“ To Madam Wessels-Elvers, Governor Reynolds absolutely deserves all the criticism and rhetoric she’s received. This is a governor who has already proven that she does not care for the actual lives of Iowans, only livelihoods. One exists purely […]

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Letter to the editor: Iowa’s senators need to acknowledge President-elect Biden

By Pat Bowen, Iowa City In America, voters pick our leaders, our leaders do not pick and choose which voices to heed and which to silence. Americans turned out in record numbers and elected Joe Biden by an overwhelming margin of more than 5.7 million votes and with 306 electoral votes. Trump could not keep […]

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Letter to the editor: Tired of the lies, obfuscation and apologists

By Mike Fallon, Iowa City Please hold Governor Reynolds accountable. Excusing Reynolds does not help those in need, quite the opposite. Good investigative journalism shines a bright and much-needed light on leaders that shirk their responsibilities and endanger the lives of others. We’ve struggled with the virus since March, many continue to die. Revealing Reynolds’ […]

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Letter to the editor: Tired of the negative comments

By Marilyn Wessels-Elvers Please stop hating on Governor Reynolds. It does not help your end goal, quite the opposite. Do we all really sit at the end of our chairs to see what she says next, so we know what to do? We have been at this since March, we all know what we need […]

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