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Hawkeye basketball teams will take over downtown IC Friday; here’s the schedule and street closures

The University of Iowa women’s and men’s basketball teams will celebrate their 2022 Big Ten Championships this Friday with Hawkeye Hoops from Downtown. The players will compete on a full-size court, set up near the corner of Iowa Avenue and […]

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Tired of sports bars? The Green House owner Emily Salmonson wants to offer a ‘calming’ alternative

Emily Salmonson thinks the pandemic brought plant fanatics out of the woodworks. After months of quarantine, people dove into recreation, emerging as hikers or bikers, or they brought the outdoor indoors, becoming plant parents. “I have just huge love of […]

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Over 15 years, Johnson County’s Healthy Kids clinic has provided thousands of uninsured children with free care, looking to fill ‘gaps’ in the healthcare system

Dr. Marguerite Oetting remembers carting all her medical supplies and vaccinations from campus to campus when the first school-based health clinic opened in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) in 2007. Oetting, a pediatrician, is one of the founders […]

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This Iowa City house party will feature a mini-drone, robotic cars and DIY mechanical bees — all to spark kids’ interest in STEAM

Mini-drones, programmable robots and small cars will cruise around the Science and Technology House Party this Sunday at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center. The free event is hosted by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department to showcase […]

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FilmScene’s long-awaited ReFocus Film Festival is ‘tailormade for a City of Literature’

Iowa City’s literary history casts a long shadow. It’s the first UNESCO City of Literature in the country, home to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. But next month, Iowa City will enter the film festival world with FilmScene’s long-awaited ReFocus Film […]

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‘Your voice is valuable’: The LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library welcomes a new director

The LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library (LIAL) has a new interim director, Madde Hoberg. The former executive director Aiden Bettine founded LIAL in 2020 while working on the Transgender Oral History Project of Iowa. Bettine, then an archivist at the […]

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The Center for Worker Justice reflects on 10 years of advocacy, from the $10.10 pledge to COVID relief

Mazahir Salih learned about the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa by coincidence. In 2012, she moved to Iowa with her family. They settled in Coralville and her children went to school, with the exception of her 2-year-old son. […]

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Photo Gallery and Video: Opening day at the Stanley Museum of Art

Video by Jason Smith The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art officially opened on Friday, Aug. 26, more than 14 years after the university’s previous art museum was rendered uninhabitable by the flood of 2008. The $50 million building […]

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Photo Gallery: Iowa City Farmers Market celebrates 50th anniversary

There were ostrich eggs and balloon animals, in addition to the regular fresh vegetables, fruit and meat in the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp on Saturday, as the Iowa City Farmers Market celebrated its 50th anniversary. There was also live music, […]

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Iowa photographer Samm Yu makes the finals in $20,000 national contest

Samm Yu got her first camera on her 16th birthday, her dad’s old Canon model. Three years later, Yu has turned a passion for photography into full-fledged portrait photography business. “I took photos of my friends, and then it started […]

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Photo Gallery: New residents get a Taste of Iowa City at the 14th event

Taste of Iowa City returned to the downtown area Wednesday night. This was the 14th year for the Iowa City Downtown District’s event, which is designed to introduce new students at the University of Iowa to downtown and Northside restaurants. […]

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New metal sculptures sprout up in Iowa City parks

Butterfly wings, metal flowers and abstract figures. Eight new sculptures are now out standing in Iowa City parks and trails for the second Sculpture Showcase. The first showcase, which lasted from August 2021 to July 2022, had three sculptures in […]

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