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Downtown District wraps up summer programming with rock climbing, yoga and paddle boarding

Before the long-awaited summertime kisses us a warm goodbye, the Iowa City Downtown District will host three adventurous activities in the downtown Pedestrian Mall this weekend. Iowa City and surrounding area residents can choose to participate in rock climbing, outside […]

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Women-only seminar to empower attendees to take control of their life story

Transform Your Story Cedar Rapids Public Library, Whipple Auditorium — Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. The idea of making time for self-care can be daunting — in particular for women who’ve convinced themselves that the life they now lead […]

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State of Iowa opens door for braiders to pursue ‘dignifying profession’ without hurdles

For many black women, the sweltering summer heat means hair appointments with braiders specializing in cornrows, micro braids, faux locs, box braids and Senegalese twists — to name a few. And as of July 1 braiders in Iowa won’t have […]

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Trump clinches Republican presidential nomination to cap-off wild campaign journey

Donald Trump went from billionaire businessman to billionaire Republican presidential nominee during day two of the Republican National Convention. After a “Roll Call of the States” on Tuesday night, House Speaker Paul Ryan declared Trump the winner of the nomination […]

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10th annual Blues & BBQ presents bouncy houses, Iowa craft beer and St. Paul and the Broken Bones

North Liberty’s Blues & BBQ will celebrate 10 years in its familiar always free, family-friendly fashion on Saturday, July 9. In addition to mouth-watering barbecue (and funnel cakes), this year’s event will feature five blues-inspired artists including headliner St. Paul […]

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