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Kim Reynolds, acting in her official capacity as governor of Iowa, has requested the United States Supreme Court, asking the justices to overturn half a century of legal precedence and rule that the U.S. Constitution does not protect the right to choose an abortion. Reynolds was one of 11 Republican governors who signed an amicus […]

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IC’s skate culture has flourished amid the pandemic, from seasoned skaters filming viral videos to young folks stepping on a board (or into rollerskates) for the first time. But is there enough momentum to make needed improvements happen at the beloved park?

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Gov. Kim Reynolds asks the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Kim Reynolds, acting in her official capacity as governor of Iowa, has requested the United States Supreme Court, asking the justices to overturn half a century of legal precedence and rule that the U.S. Constitution does not protect the right to choose an abortion. Reynolds was one of 11 Republican governors who signed an amicus […]

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‘If we’re not educated, how can we fight?’: Rally in Greene Square Park addresses human trafficking in Iowa

Driving through Cedar Rapids gave Heather Brown goosebumps. To the dozens of people gathered at Greene Square Park on Friday, Brown shared the story of the first time she was trafficked in the area during a football game at the University of Iowa in 2010. “We stopped at a Hy-Vee and were loaded on a […]

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‘We deserve Medicare for All’: Glenn Hurst announces he’s running for U.S. Senate

On Thursday, Glenn Hurst, a doctor and the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party’s Rural Caucus, became the third Democrat to enter the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat Chuck Grassley has held for four decades. “Iowa’s senior senator is stuck in a vision of our past when what we need is a vision […]

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‘Somebody knows something’: $10k reward brings new attention to Iowa City woman’s 1996 cold case murder

Just before 2 a.m. on Oct. 26, 1996, Dan Clyde was driving his truck along Route 136 in Kahoka, Missouri, not far from the Iowa and Illinois borders, when he spotted something strange on the side of the road. Looking closer, he found it was a young woman, unresponsive and near death. Clyde called authorities, […]

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Gov. Reynolds scorns CDC guidance as ‘not grounded in reality,’ blames immigrants for rising COVID infections

The CDC issued new COVID-19 guidance on Wednesday, modifying its previous announcement regarding mask-wearing. Because of lagging vaccination rates in parts of the country, and the rapid spread of the virus’s Delta variant, the agency said it was now recommending that even fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public areas with “high” or “substantial” […]

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Weekender, July 29: Soul & Blues Festival, Billy Idol, Cirque Italia

IT’S LITTLE VILLAGE’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY. Sign up for home magazine delivery: SUBSCRIBE >>  Help us write the next big story: SUPPORT >> THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium If you can’t find music you love to indulge in this weekend, it might be time to broaden your horizons! With everything from Nikki Lunden’s Natural Habits to the […]

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The final four design options for the new Cedar Rapids flag revealed

Cedar Rapids is one step closer to having a new city flag, and now residents are being asked to help make the final selection. Anyone interested can read the meaning behind each design and then rank their choices from most favorite to least in an online survey. The deadline to submit the rankings is Tuesday, […]

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Cedar Rapids seeking artists for social and racial justice mural

The City of Cedar Rapids and Advocates for Social Justice (ASJ) are seeking a local artist to paint a mural highlighting themes of social and racial justice, and celebrating the city’s diverse community. The mural will be painted on the Five Seasons Parking Ramp at 400 1st Ave NE. Artists interested in applying are asked […]

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Improv, politics and nonprofit law collided to create a small scandal in Cedar Rapids

Anthony Jensen didn’t know who Amara Andrews was when her name first came up during an Improv Incubator brainstorming session, as the group was trying to figure out potential guest performers for an upcoming show at CSPS in Cedar Rapids. Jensen, who co-founded the improv group in 2018, told Little Village he googled her name […]

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Little Village announces new publisher, staff expansion

As Little Village wraps up 20th anniversary celebrations this July, the publication is proud to announce Genevieve Trainor will become its new publisher. Little Village also welcomes multimedia journalist Adria Carpenter and events editor and graphic design assistant Sidney Peterson as new members of the team. The changes come as Matthew Steele (publisher, July 2010 […]

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State Sen. Liz Mathis announces bid for Ashley Hinson’s 1st District seat

State Sen. Liz Mathis announced on Tuesday she is running for Congress in Iowa’s 1st District. Mathis, a Democrat who has represented Linn County in the state Senate since 2011, will challenge first-term Republican incumbent Rep. Ashley Hinson, who has already said she is running for reelection in 2022. “It’s clear Iowans want leaders who […]

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Letter to the editor: Iowa’s House Republicans say they care about clean water, but don’t vote for it

By Dave Bradley, West Liberty Over and over Marianette Miller-Meeks states that clean water is a priority. The House voted and sure enough her priority went down the drain along with the steady flow of contaminants, undetected. Voting against regulating dangerous chemicals in our food and drinking water in the “PFAS Action Act of 2021” […]

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Letters to the editor

Letter to the editor: Iowa’s House Republicans say they care about clean water, but don’t vote for it

By Dave Bradley, West Liberty Over and over Marianette Miller-Meeks states that clean water is a priority. The House voted and sure enough her priority went down the drain along with the steady flow of contaminants, undetected. Voting against regulating dangerous chemicals in our food and drinking water in the “PFAS Action Act of 2021” […]

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Letter to the editor: Taxes and animal abuse

By Lynn Gallagher, Solon It is very unfortunate that the Johnson County Board of Supervisors continues to provide taxpayer money to fund the Johnson County Fair even though it continues to include a kids’ rodeo. They call it a family rodeo, but it consists of children participating in events that include mutton busting, junior bull […]

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Letter to the editor: A plea for Hickory Hill Park

By Carol deProsse and Caroline Dieterle, Iowa City There are several solid reasons why the City Council should unanimously vote no July 27 on the third reading of an ordinance to create housing on land adjacent to Hickory Hill Park. Among these reasons are: the planned development does not comply with the Iowa City Comprehensive […]

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Letter to the editor: What kind of politician stifles voting? Rep. Miller-Meeks.

By Trish Nelson, Iowa City Why would any American politician choose to shorten the voting period in any state? Why would the Republican Party want a law limiting ballot drop boxes to one per county? Why prevent county auditors from mailing ballot requests to everyone? Why prevent your ballot being mailed to you until mid-October? […]

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