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Sen. Grassley to Trump: ‘Shutting down oversight requests doesn’t drain the swamp … It floods the swamp’

Chuck Grassley

In a seven-page letter addressed to President Donald Trump and dated June 7, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley accused the executive branch’s Office of Legal Council (OLC) of attempting to “insulate the executive branch from scrutiny by the elected representatives of the American people.” The letter, written by Grassley and sent on behalf of the U.S. […]

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Natural Grocers set to open Iowa City location on June 21

Natural Grocers, a Colorado-based grocery chain that specializes in organic food, will open its Iowa City location (1404 S Gilbert St.) on June 21 at 8:30 a.m., the company announced Tuesday. The 15,000 square foot Iowa City location will mark Natural Grocers’ fifth store in Iowa, following the launch of its Cedar Rapids location on […]

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PiZan Pizza opens in downtown Iowa City

Craving a slice? PiZan Pizza opened today in downtown Iowa City in the space formerly occupied by Pita Pit (113 Iowa Ave.). The owner of the new shop is local restauranteur Brian Flynn, who currently owns and operates several Iowa City-based locations including Donnelly’s Irish Pub, Joe’s Place, BlackStone, Brix Wine and Cheese Shop and 30hop, among others. […]

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Election season miracle? Insane Clown Posse to perform in Iowa City this fall

ICP

Yes. It’s happening. Insane Clown Posse will perform at Iowa City’s Blue Moose Tap House on Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale July 8. The Detroit-based rappers are heading to Iowa City to round out the second leg of their Riddle Box Tour, the group announced today to throngs of […]

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Trump selects Branstad’s oldest son to head Iowa campaign effort

Eric Branstad and Trump

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has reportedly selected Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s oldest son, Eric Branstad, to head his campaign efforts in Iowa. Branstad, a political consultant and lobbyist who previously led pro-ethanol group America’s Renewable Future, will serve as Trump’s Iowa campaign chief, according to Radio Iowa. […]

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Police: Armed Missouri man pulls out loaded gun magazine at Ped Mall bar, gets into scuffle with staff

A man from Bowling Green, Missouri was arrested Wednesday night in the Ped Mall after allegedly pulling out a loaded gun magazine while being kicked out by bar staff, according to the Iowa City Police Department. Police were called to the Ped Mall shortly after 10 p.m. after receiving a report about a man with […]

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Complimentary tax assistance offered this Wednesday at the Iowa City Public Library

Iowa City Public Library

Stressed about your taxes? You’re in good company. It’s nearly that time of year where millions of Americans gather around their dining room tables, encircle themselves in end-of-year financial statements, and let out a collective groan. It’s no stretch to say the American tax code is complex — notoriously so. And with that in mind, […]

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Former Little Village editor removed from Trump rally after protest

Arish Trump Rally

Former Little Village editor Arish Singh was removed from a Donald Trump rally in Muscatine, Iowa on Sunday after unfurling a “Stop Hate” banner and calling out to the presidential candidate. The ejection took place about 16 minutes into Trump’s speech at Muscatine High School, shortly after the candidate criticized President Obama for — in […]

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2016 Iowa caucuses: You’ve got questions, the League of Women Voters has answers

Iowa City Public Library

Caucusing 101 Iowa City Public Library — Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. Confused about how the Iowa caucuses work? You’re not alone. In fact, the nuance of Iowa’s caucusing process is part of the reason we’re “first in the nation” in the first place — a kind of happy accident (for Iowans, at least) […]

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New poll shows Sanders ahead of Clinton in Iowa

Bernie Sanders

With less than a month until the Iowa Caucuses, a poll released Monday by the American Research Group (ARG) shows Sen. Bernie Sanders edging out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by three points in Iowa. ARG interviewed 400 Iowans by telephone from Jan. 6-10 to complete the survey, which includes a five percent margin […]

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