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Paris, Milan, New York … Iowa City? Designer Andre’ Wright works to establish Fashion Activism Institute in downtown IC

Fashion wasn’t the focus of last year’s racial justice protests, but what demonstrators wore — Black Lives Matter T-shirts, face masks reading “I can’t breathe” — became part of the message. Andre’ Wright understands the role of fashion in activism […]

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Rockin’ around the Christmas trash: A guide to recycling your holiday waste

Perhaps the worst part of Christmas is the inevitable clean-up afterwards: the mountain of empty boxes, shredded wrapping paper, string lights with burnt-out bulbs and the tree slowly going from beloved holiday symbol to fire hazard. But before you toss […]

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Photo Gallery: Skaters on Coralville’s new ice rink donate personal care items for free skate rentals

Dozens of ice skaters glided across the Xtream Arena during its Skate & Donate event Thursday night. Skaters were encouraged to bring personal care items — toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, baby wipes, shampoo and conditioner, soap and body wash […]

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Project Holiday is providing 1,500 families in Johnson County with holiday meals

Around 1,500 families will enjoy a home-cooked holiday meal this year thanks to CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank’s 34th annual Project Holiday. Families can receive their choice of entrée, sides, vegetables and other grocery items through this Saturday, Dec. […]

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Sounds like a lotta hoopla to make over a library app, right? Wrong!

Just in time for winter’s arrival, the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL) has partnered with a new streaming service to bring members audiobooks, e-books, comics, movies, television shows and music. hoopla is the digital service of Midwest Tape, an Ohio-based […]

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‘We serve people lunch, and it’s important, and it’s not super complicated’: Free Lunch Program approaches 40 years of service

It’s 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of December at the Iowa City Free Lunch Program (FLP), and volunteers are entering the kitchen. Colleen Schilling pulls out bags of frozen mixed vegetables and cartons of vegetable broth. Gale Kolbet signs […]

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Abortion rights advocates rally in Iowa City as Roe hangs by a thread

Mica Doolan is open about their abortions. Standing in front of around 60 people gathered at the Pentacrest on Saturday, all bundled in heavy coats and knitted hats, Doolan tells them about their abortion story. “I’ve had multiple abortions. I’ve […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: SEIU Local 199 fights to secure ‘care for caregivers’

Best of the CRANDIC winner: Hardest Fightin’ Union — Union of Iowa’s Caregivers (SEIU Local 199) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 199 is a union that fights for healthcare workers and other caregivers in Iowa. They conduct collective bargaining […]

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Racist slurs, threats and disparities: Why Iowa City high school students walked out of class Friday

Over 100 Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) students participated in a protest on Friday afternoon, walking out of school as the final period began and meeting on the Pentacrest to discuss racism within the district and what they consider […]

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Free mobile clothing closet helps locals in need bundle up, dress for school or jobs

Around 40 people picked out clothes on Thursday, when the Corridor Community Action Network’s (CCAN) brought its free mobile clothing closet to Pepperwood Plaza in Iowa City. The event was the first test drive for CCAN Clothing Cruise’s RV, which […]

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REVOICED, TikTok’s ‘new fave guy group,’ bring their vocal harmonies to the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts (Updated)

Update: On Thursday night, the Nov. 20 REVOICED concert was canceled. The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts will be providing refunds to ticket-buyers. Anyone with questions about refunds should email the CCPA box office or call 319-248-9370.   The […]

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