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Arcade gaming returns to downtown Iowa City

There’s something familiar and gratifying for a Gen Xer about holing up in a narrow basement space with atmospheric lighting, ruining your vision while simultaneously improving your hand-eye coordination, plugging in quarters like you’re king of the world. It’s fun for kids, too, I hear. […]

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Issue 276 | Jan. 8-21, 2020

Little Village’s first issue of 2020 is a first for Little Village: A photo issue, made up of images submitted by readers. From airborne babies to the Miss Pickle Pageant, first snows to starry skies, each photograph captures a slice of Eastern Iowan life….

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Cars blocking snow removal in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 2 a.m. on Saturday

City crews will be removing the snow from the streets in downtown Iowa City starting in the early hours of Saturday morning, and any vehicles parked in areas where overnight parking is prohibited will be towed starting at 2 a.m. […]

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New exhibit at the National Czech and Slovak Museum promises to be a party

A new art exhibit opening this weekend at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library (NCSML) brings a traditional piece of Slovak party wear into 2020. The exhibit Party in the 21st Century features photos and paintings of the nearly extinct Slovak parta, an elaborate headband that girls often wore during big church feasts, or brides […]

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Seven ways to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids

From volunteering opportunities to a movie screening to educational lectures throughout the day, this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Monday, Jan. 20 — will feature a number of events in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Coralville. […]

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National Weather Service predicts major winter storm, schools close in Johnson and Linn counties, North Liberty bans on-street parking (Updated)

Early Friday morning, the National Weather Service office in the Quad Cities issued a winter storm warning for 18 eastern Iowa counties, including Johnson and Linn. Inches of snow and ice, as well as sleet, wind and visibility issues, are expected across Eastern Iowa, leading to school and street closures. […]

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Hazy Buchanan, the groundbreaking Miss Iowa City titleholder, offers advice ahead of the 2020 pageant

With Iowa City Pride Week still five months away, the community could use a dose of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. Iowa City Pride will host their annual Mr. and Miss Iowa City competition at Studio 13 on Sunday. Last year, Hazy Buchanan, a drag queen who identifies as a woman, both in and outside of drag, was dubbed Miss Iowa City.

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Giving Tree’s ‘The Tin Woman’ warms the heart with artful storytelling

The Tin Woman, by Sean Grennan, opened at Giving Tree Theater in Marion during the icy rain last Friday, but the atmosphere in the theater was anything but cold. The Tin Woman tells the story of Jack and Joy — the former, an organ donor; the latter, the recipient of his heart. […]

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Weekender, Jan. 16: Opera, roller derby and other can’t-miss events in the CRANDIC

UPDATE: The All in a Day play festival and Hot Cocoa Crawl have been postponed due to inclement weather. Check event pages for updates and stay safe out there! Weekender This weekend’s can’t-miss events include opera, roller derby and a volunteering opportunity with the United Way. Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio Gallery Reception for […]

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Arcade gaming returns to downtown Iowa City

There’s something familiar and gratifying for a Gen Xer about holing up in a narrow basement space with atmospheric lighting, ruining your vision while simultaneously improving your hand-eye coordination, plugging in quarters like you’re king of the world. It’s fun for kids, too, I hear. […]

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Letters to the Editor

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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Letter to the editor: Sen. Ernst’s Violence Against Women Act reauthorization proposal doesn’t go far enough

By Liz O’Hara — Nearly 1 million American women alive today have been shot, or shot at, by an intimate partner. In an average month, 52 of them are shot and killed. Between 2013 and 2017, 37 Iowa women were killed by intimate partners; two thirds of these women were killed by dating partners as opposed to spouses. The House of […]

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Letter to the editor: The point of no return

As global leaders meet at the COP25 UN climate summit in Madrid this week, we plan to continue our year-long strike and walkouts in Iowa City on Friday, 3:30 p.m. at Old Brick. Since the Iowa City school district and Iowa City Council have passed updated climate plans in line with the IPCC, and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg […]

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