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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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ICCSD to present new restorative justice program, designed to close racial gaps in school disciplining

The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) has launched a restorative justice pilot program to promote equity within the district, and on Wednesday, Brad Kelly, the program’s coordinator, will explain how it will affect staff and students during an online […]

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Great Plains Action Society unites Indigenous Midwesterners to seek justice for state violence, past and present

Sikowis Nobiss has two kids at home, both in elementary school. She has a full-time job and volunteers on Iowa City’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. “Ugh, trying to deal with COVID and just keep the house clean? That’s my day […]

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So, ‘some jackass’ stole your bike? Welcome to Iowa City.

Robert Henderson bikes to get around Iowa City. It’s his main transportation. He works at Carlos O’Kelly’s cooking, washing dishes and bussing tables. He locks his bicycle behind the building by the dumpster. There’s a locked gate, too, just in […]

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UI student sues two former FIJI members she accuses of sexual assault, as well as the fraternity’s UI chapter and its national organization

A University of Iowa student has filed a civil lawsuit against the university’s  Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, or FIJI, alleging that two members of fraternity raped her at a party on Sept. 4, 2020. Makéna Solberg filed the lawsuit in […]

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Iowa City Truth and Reconciliation Commission works on moving forward after the city council’s rejection of their chosen facilitator

Iowa City’s Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will take a new approach to fulfilling its task of documenting systemic racism in the community, and collecting the stories of those who have experienced it. Previously, the commission had focused […]

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