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‘Art in unexpected places’: Iowa City Sculpture Showcase is seeking new works of art

Over the last year, visitors to Iowa City’s Riverfront Crossings, Terry Trueblood and Mercer parks will have noticed an array of tall sculptures along their walkways: metal suns, flowers and clouds atop concrete slabs. A simple pitch from a public […]

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Photo Gallery: Families gather for the Trans Day of Visibility Rally in Iowa City

Approximately 50 people gathered on the Public Space One Close House lawn for the Trans Day of Visibility on Saturday, April 2. The event was hosted by the LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library, which will soon reopen its doors at […]

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Local Foods Roundtable will focus on the stories we tell ourselves about farmers, food and dieting

“If I say the word ‘farmer,’ what do you see? Is it a white man in overalls on top of a tractor?” asked Johnson County Local Foods Coordinator Ilsa DeWald. In reality, farms have many diverse people that work together, […]

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Iowa City Council creates new rules governing meetings and addressing disruptions

The Iowa City Council unanimously adopted a new set of procedural rules for its meetings, including sanctions for rule breakers, during its March 22 meeting. While most of the rules cover routine conduct and meeting structure, six of the 36 […]

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For Sudanese immigrants in Iowa City, visiting home is a long, expensive and all too rare privilege

When Dalia Musa moved to the United States, her youngest child was in the second grade. Musa, a mother of three, emigrated from Sudan in 2013. By the time her family traveled back to Sudan, her children were high schoolers. […]

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Photo Gallery: Pullman, The Webster among the winners at Top Chef: Downtown Iowa City 2022

Top Chef: Downtown Iowa City returned Monday night as 26 local restaurants competed for Best Entrée, Best Dessert and Best Mixology. The event was back in-person after last year’s at-home experience, and tickets were completely sold out. The Iowa City […]

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The Iowa City Public Library wants to know what the heck you experienced during the pandemic

For Candice Smith, the pandemic blurred the last few years. “It has wiped my sense of time from my brain,” she said. The pandemic was another heavy stone tied to the heels of an already terrible year. Smith was diagnosed […]

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CommUnity is expanding its fleet of crisis responders, providing an alternative to 911 for locals in mental health crises

CommUnity’s Mobile Crisis Outreach program is getting a new fleet of eight vehicles, as well as three full-time counselors, thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from Iowa City. The addition of staff and vehicles will shorten response times in […]

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CCAN’s mobile closet needs volunteer drivers to get back on the road

After three months of service, the Corridor Community Action Network‘s (CCAN) free mobile closet has hit a roadblock, namely a lack of drivers. Since its initial launch in November, the Clothing Cruise has provided winter, professional and school clothes to […]

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See that yellow box? It could save your life.

Most people are familiar with some of the signs of heart disease — chest pains, dizziness, shortness of breath — but sudden cardiac arrests can occur without any warning signs, and a person’s chances of survival decreases 7 to 10 […]

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