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Iowa City factory embroiled in wage theft dispute

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Iowa City Center for Worker Justice (CWJ) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor alleging that the Iowa City RockTenn factory, located at 2561 Independence Rd., had denied wages to at least a dozen of its temporary employees. Complaints from workers include being told to show up for […]

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ICPD Body Cameras: Here’s what we know

Body Cams

On Sept. 16, the Iowa City City Council approved $211,000 in funding for the Iowa City Police Department to purchase 84 body cameras — enough to cover the entire force. The use of officer-worn body cameras has become increasingly common in recent years, though rules and regulations stipulating their use varies widely across the country, […]

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Gov. candidate Jack Hatch to visit Sanctuary Pub

Hatch speaks in Iowa City

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch, along with his running mate, Cedar Rapids Councilwoman Monica Vernon, will be holding a fundraiser at Iowa City’s Sanctuary Pub, located at 405 S. Gilbert, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night. State Senators Joe Bolkcom and Robert Dvorsky are listed as hosts of the event. Hatch, a state senator […]

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Lucky’s Market coming to Iowa City in early 2015

Lucky's Market

Lucky’s Market, a grocery store chain specializing in natural and organic products, recently announced plans to open a store in Sycamore Mall. While they haven’t yet decided on an official opening date, Lucky’s Vice President of Marketing, Ben Friedland, says the store will open sometime in spring of 2015. According to Friedland, Lucky’s Market seeks […]

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