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This week in political activism: April 4-9

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Celebrate fifty years since Martin Luther King’s Beyond Vietnam speech Community Reading of Martin Luther King Speech Ped Mall Between Clinton & Linn St — Tuesday, […]

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Public forum on reentry after incarceration at the Coralville Library this week

The forum will include informational displays, guest speakers and breakout discussions around topics like housing, employment, education and training, substance abuse, mental health, personal growth and community integration, probation and parole. The event is free and open to the public. […]

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Take action to fight sexual assault with a month-long series of events

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and a coalition of community groups have a plethora of events planned. The University of Iowa’s Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) has participated in SAAM since it began sixteen years ago. In the last two years they have moved toward a coalition model to include as many […]

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Bill that would enforce state minimum wage passes senate, heads to Branstad’s desk

The Iowa state senate voted Monday to approve House File 295, a bill that takes authority from counties and cities and gives it to the state in several areas, including setting a minimum wage. […]

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This week in political activism: March 27-April 2

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Let members of congress know how you feel about the Trump agenda #ResistTrumpTuesdays Rally & Office Visit 111 7th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids — Tuesday, March […]

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Jeezy’s Juke Joint celebrates black culture through burlesque tonight at Blue Moose

Chicago sensation Jeez Loueez graces Iowa City tonight with a stop on the tour of Jeezy’s Juke Joint, an evening of burlesque celebrating black culture. Little Village caught up with her in this email interview, so she could tell us all what we have to look forward to. […]

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Rep. Mary Mascher introduces bill on seclusion and restraint in Iowa schools

State Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, introduced a bill this week that would establish a task force to look at the use of “restrictive procedures, including seclusion” in public schools. Seclusion and restraint are currently allowed under Iowa law. There are 16 seclusion rooms in Iowa City schools (13 in elementary schools) and 11 in […]

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Dumpling darling serves up international fare in Iowa City

Husband and wife team Lesley and Brian Triplett bring various international versions of the comfort food, along with other street food items, to the Iowa City restaurant scene. The restaurant at 213 Iowa Ave opens at 11 a.m. daily and stays open until bar close on the weekend, serving up late night snacks. […]

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Iowa City’s Atlas restaurant to change hands

Downtown Iowa City institution Atlas Restaurant and Bar (127 Iowa Ave) will change hands in early April, joining a restaurant group that includes numerous businesses in the Iowa City area. The restaurant is expected to close April 2-4 and reopen April 5 under new ownership. […]

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