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Republican Mark Sanford, challenging Trump for the 2020 nomination, is holding a meet-and-greet at the Coralville Farmers Market

Mark Sanford, one of the three Republicans challenging Donald Trump for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, will hold a meet-and-greet at the Coralville Farmers Market on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Sanford, a former Trump supporter who concedes he stands almost no chance of defeating the president, is best known for disappearing for […]

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Your Village: Where did The Chauncey get its name?

Have a question about what’s going on in your community? Ask Little Village. Submit your questions through the Your Village feature on our homepage, or email us at editor@littlevillagemag.com. What kind of name is Chauncey for a building? —Anonymous, via the Your Village feature on LV’s homepage. In most cities, The Chauncey would be a […]

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The opening of The Chauncey will change how people park at the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

The opening of The Chauncey, Iowa City’s newest high-rise building, is changing the rules at the city’s Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, the city’s Transportation Services Department announced on Friday morning. “The City of Iowa City’s Transportation Services Department has been working to best accommodate current users and new neighbors.” […]

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And then there were 19: Mayor Bill de Blasio quits the 2020 presidential race

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday morning. The mayor made his announcement on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election,” de Blasio told the show’s hosts. “And it’s clearly not my time.” […]

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The Club Car is celebrating 15 years in business with a special party on Saturday

The Club Car is celebrating its 15 anniversary with an outdoor party on Saturday. The neighborhood bar is tucked away on Wright Street, between S Dubuque and S Clinton streets, just south of the Ped Mall. The bar is promising “hard to find beers and delicious food” […]

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This week’s Iowa Caucus campaign events: four town halls, one meet-and-greet, one tour and 10 candidates at an LGBTQ forum

Ten of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president will be in Cedar Rapids on Friday for a forum on LGBTQ issues sponsored by One Iowa, GLAAD, The Advocate and the Gazette. But that’s far from the only political event to be held in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area this week. […]

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Iowa City’s PATV is merging with Public Space One

After 40 years of bringing Iowa City community-based television programming, Channel 18 will go dark, as Public Access Television (PATV) heads in a new direction. PATV is merging with another long-time local cultural institution, Public Space One (PS1) to “form one, integrated non-profit organization designed to provide enhanced community access to a wide variety of media, digital production, and creative support services across Johnson County,” according to written statement issued by the two organizations on Wednesday. […]

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Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker endorses Kimberly Graham for U.S. Senate

Democrat Kimberly Graham picked up an important endorsement in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate when Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker announced on Tuesday that he is supporting her candidacy. In May, Graham became the first Democrat to announce a challenge to Sen. Joni Ernst, but her campaign was overshadowed when […]

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California announces ban on travel to Iowa, because of Iowa’s new ban on Medicaid paying for gender confirmation procedures

California will impose a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Iowa starting on Oct. 4, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Friday. The travel ban is a response to a bill Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law in May, which prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for gender reassignment surgery that doctors […]

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Benefit concert to support local food movement will celebrate the memory of Kurt Michael Friese

Field to Family’s 2019 Local Food Festival will feature a celebration of the memory of one of the nonprofit’s founders with the Kurt Michael Friese Memorial Benefit Reception and Concert on Wednesday. Friese died unexpectedly in October 2018, at the age of 54. He was a renowned local chef and restaurateur, who along with his wife, Kim McWane Friese, owned and operated Devotay […]

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La Wine Bar & Restaurant is taking over the former BeerBurger space in downtown Iowa City

After being home to two short-lived burger joints — Zombie Burger and BeerBurger — the space at 180 E Burlington St is getting is getting a fresh start. La Wine Bar & Restaurant will bring an Asian-style bar to downtown Iowa City. “I want to try to make something different,” owner ShanShan Kong told Little Village. […]

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joins antitrust investigations of Google and Facebook

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced this week that he’s one of eight state attorneys general leading an investigation in Google’s business practices. The probe is aimed at determining whether the company is violating antitrust laws. […]

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