Uber ordinance draws support and questions at City Council meeting

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At last night’s City Council meeting, community members hoping to bring ride-sharing to the area clashed with taxi company advocates during discussion of a Transportation Network Companies ordinance. Although the ordinance would have further implications, the conversation largely centered on Uber, the popular ride-sharing company that first tried to stake a claim in Iowa City […]

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Linn County Supervisor candidate Stacey Walker on how government can serve its citizens — all of them

It’s probably not election season if you don’t encounter Stacey Walker: He’s worked on a number of Democratic campaigns, including Barack Obama’s 2012 run, but he can also be found watching election results roll in with the crowds at The Mill. As a correspondent for Little Village, he contributed an essay last fall called “The […]

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James Gang expands its reach, partners with ‘draft’ and Center for Humanist Inquiries

For 14 years, the community-building organization has quietly facilitated the starts of some of Iowa City’s most accomplished arts, humanities and community groups, including Mission Creek, Public Space One and the Saturday Night Free Movie Series. Each of those organizations eventually went on to expand and gain the support of other institutions: Mission Creek became […]

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Amy Schumer comes to Iowa City

Amy Schumer Carver-Hawkeye Arena — Apr. 22 at 8 p.m. Comedian and actress Amy Schumer will come to the Carver-Hawkeye Arena this April, courtesy of UI’s Campus Activities Board. Schumer is best known for sketches from her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer: Schumer also starred in last year’s movie Trainwreck and sold a memoir […]

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Iowa Senate amends hate crime bill after death of Burlington transgender teenager

Following the death of a transgender teenager in Burlington last week, the Iowa Senate passed an amendment to the state’s hate crimes statute to protect transgender individuals, adding to its wording “gender identity” and “gender expression.” According to the Burlington Hawkeye, Kedarie Johnson, 16, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in an alley on […]

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