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Daylight Donuts is reopening in a new location

Daylight Donuts has found a new home on Iowa City’s east side. Daylight is moving into the space at 1681 S 1st Ave, which used to be Sun Cafe, the owners announced on Monday in a Facebook post. The donut shop has been closed since May, when it lost its lease on the East Court Street location that had been its home, since Scott and Vicki Ward opened the shop in July 2011. […]

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Deval Patrick announces presidential bid, bringing the number of Democrats in the race back to 18

Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, announced on Thursday morning he is running for president. This brings the number of Democrats seeking their party’s nomination back to 19. (It had dropped to 17 when Beto O’Rourke finally realized he stood no chance of winning and quit the race no Nov. 1.) […]

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren returns to Cedar Rapids for a town hall on Saturday

Sen. Elizabeth Warren brings her 2020 presidential campaign to Cedar Rapids on Saturday for a town hall at Taft Middle School. The Massachusetts Democrat’s return to eastern Iowa comes after a couple of weeks during which billionaires have been publicly complaining about her policy proposals. The senator’s plan for a wealth tax of 2 percent on personal fortunes […]

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Q&A with Alex Gibney, Oscar-winning documentary director, after the Iowa premiere of ‘Citizen K’

Regarded as one of the most important documentarians of the last couple decades, Alex Gibney has focused his camera on con-artists and fallen heroes in films such as The Armstrong Lie, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. His 2007 doc Taxi to the Dark Side […]

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Iowa Supreme Court ruling on Coe College’s Grant Wood paintings costs school’s endowment more than $5 million

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled last week that Coe College in Cedar Rapids can’t include their seven Grant Wood paintings among the college’s assets, which lowered the value of Coe’s endowment fund by $5.4 million. The seven paintings — “The Fruits of Iowa” — were originally a mural that businessman Eugene Eppley commissioned Wood to […]

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Mark Sanford, who was running against Donald Trump for the 2020 GOP nomination, ends his long-shot campaign after 65 days

Mark Sanford, one of three candidates running against President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, announced on Tuesday he is dropping out of the race. The former South Carolina congressman made his announcement during a press conference in New Hampshire, where he had focused his long-shot campaign. […]

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Daylight Donuts is reopening in a new location

Daylight Donuts has found a new home on Iowa City’s east side. Daylight is moving into the space at 1681 S 1st Ave, which used to be Sun Cafe, the owners announced on Monday in a Facebook post. The donut shop has been closed since May, when it lost its lease on the East Court Street location that had been its home, since Scott and Vicki Ward opened the shop in July 2011. […]

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Open house seeks public input on fate of First and First West, and will provide update on west side flood control in Cedar Rapids

After accepting a casino just isn’t in the cards for First and First West, the city of Cedar Rapids is seeking public input on what to do with the downtown site. An open house on Tuesday, Nov. 12 will allow people a chance to speak out on what they would like to see on vacant land. The event will also feature information about the upcoming flood control projects on the west side of Cedar Rapids. […]

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In Coralville, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocate for ‘loving thy neighbor,’ disrupting the establishment

“I think I’m going to make a very short speech, because Alexandria said it all,” Sen. Bernie Sanders told the people packed into the Expo Hall of the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for the 2020 presidential candidate’s rally, featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Aaron Calvin, the Des Moines Register and the vapidity of viral

The Columbia Journalism Review published a piece by former Des Moines Register reporter Aaron Calvin. Yes, that Aaron Calvin — the reporter who wrote the now-infamous profile of Iowa State/Venmo/Busch Light/Iowa Children’s Hospital celebrity Carson King; a profile that called attention to racist posts tweeted by King when he was in high school. […]

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Letter to the editor: Thank you.

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I want to shout out to all those I need to be thankful for in the past year. Thank you, politicians such as city officials Mayor Jim Throgmorton and the Iowa City City Council; county officials like the Johnson County Board of Supervisors for supporting a moratorium on CAFOs; state legislators like Sen. Joe Bolkcom and Sen. Rob Hogg and […]

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Letter to the editor: Jorel Robinson has the potential to represent the best ideals of civil service on the Cedar Rapids City Council

Telling someone how to vote is risky business. Is there any way to do it without sounding sanctimonious, contrived, arrogant? The best method is likely to explain why someone should consider voting for a particular issue or candidate. With that approach in hand, I’ll give it a shot. I consider it a civic duty to publicly endorse
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Letter to the editor: KCRG-TV9 should try and make things right after the Jeff Klinzman antifa controversy

I am writing to protest the forced resignation of adjunct instructor, Jeff Klinzman, from Kirkwood Community College, as a direct result of an article published Aug. 22, 2019 by KCRG-TV9 (“Kirkwood Professor: ‘I Affirm That I Am Antifa’.”) The Gazette has since published several letters to the editor and guest columns on the topic, with […]

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