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God help us all: Trump, Rubio, Walker and Paul to tailgate the Iowa-Iowa State game

Joined by fellow GOP candidates Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and Rand Paul, presidential hopeful (and national enigma) Donald Trump will visit Ames, Iowa this Saturday to tailgate before the Iowa-Iowa State football game. Just imagine: hordes of drunken, near-rabid football fans descending upon Ames for one of the most bitter in-state rivalries in the country, only […]

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Interview: The Good Life’s Tim Kasher on Saddle Creek culture, his passion for filmmaking and the significance of Omaha in 2015

The Good Life Gabe’s — Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. Suffice to say, Tim Kasher, lead vocalist and frontman for Saddle Creek mainstays Cursive and The Good Life, has long since made his mark on the indie music scene. After the meteoric rise of Cursive in the early ’00s following the success of The […]

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Help send the ICPL to SXSW 2016

The Iowa City Public Library is making a bid to host a panel at the upcoming 2016 South by Southwest festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, and they’re turning toward the Iowa City community for support. The proposed panel, “Gain Fans and Get Paid with Library Distribution,” would discuss how libraries can function as distributors of […]

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Four women to be inducted into Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame

Four remarkable Iowans will be inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame this weekend. The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, which announced the 2015 inductees in July, will honor the four women at an induction ceremony set for 10 a.m. this Saturday at the State Historical Building auditorium in Des Moines. 2015 […]

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Plant closure in Denison, Iowa results in 400 layoffs

Denison, Iowa

Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food producers, announced Friday that it will permanently cease beef operations at its plant in Denison, Iowa due to “a continued lack of available cattle.” 400 workers will lose their jobs as a result — a sobering blow for the western Iowa town with just over 8,000 residents. […]

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City officials move to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces

E-Cigarettes

E-cigarette users in Iowa City may soon find themselves lumped in with traditional tobacco smokers under new guidelines proposed by the city council. The Iowa City Council passed its first consideration of an ordinance amendment that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces, but not without some trepidation. The council, which voted […]

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Iowa City Council backs community ID program, commits funds

Iowa City City Hall

The Iowa City Council approved a resolution Tuesday expressing support for the community ID program passed earlier this spring by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Councilors also committed $6,000 to the county-wide initiative — which could go into effect as soon as July — to help cover implementation expenses. The Johnson County Board of […]

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Owner of Wilton Candy Kitchen dies at 95

George Nopoulos, long-time owner of the historic Wilton Candy Kitchen in Wilton, Iowa, died of natural causes Sunday at 95. A fixture in Wilton (located just 30 miles east of Iowa City), Nopoulos served up old fashioned phosphate sodas, elegant ice cream dishes and rare confections for decades, having taken over the ice cream parlor […]

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