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The New Pi Co-op to Co-op Ride will take over Dubuque Street on Wednesday evening

The New Pi Co-op to Co-op Ride kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at College Green Park near the downtown New Pioneer Co-op, and riders will head to Coralville’s New Pi. The popular annual event is part of both Bike Month and national Bike to Work Week.

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Oasis Falafel is opening a second location

A piece of Iowa City is coming to Nebraska this summer, as local favorite Oasis Falafel opens a second location in Omaha. The Omaha Oasis is the first expansion for the restaurant founded in 2004 by Naftaly Stramer and Ofer Sivan. The new restaurant will be a partnership between Stramer and Sivan and former Iowa […]

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Vigil in Cedar Rapids on Monday evening to support families affected by the Mt. Pleasant ICE raid

There will be a vigil in Cedar Rapids in support of the families of the 32 workers who were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Wednesday. The vigil, which starts at 5 p.m., will be held in front of Sen. Chuck Grassley’s regional office 111 7th Ave SE. […]

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Casa Azul opens new location in downtown Iowa City

Just in time for Taco Tuesday, Casa Azul Restaurante & Cantina has opened a new location in downtown Iowa City at 335 S Gilbert St. The first Casa Azul in Coralville, owned by Carlos and Allysa Tijerina, is known for its authentic Mexican food, and its 99-cent tacos on Tuesdays. Making sure Casa Azul’s food […]

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Months after pushing for massive tax subsidies for Apple, a top Reynolds aide gets a job at Apple

It’s probably one job Gov. Kim Reynolds won’t brag about creating while on the campaign trail. Tim Albrecht, who served as Reynolds’ deputy chief of staff, left the governor’s office in March to take a new job as a regional manager of strategic initiatives for Apple, Ryan Foley of the Associated Press reported on Thursday. […]

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UI non-tenure track faculty stage a sit-in at President Bruce Harreld’s office (updated)

Update: This story has been updated since it was first published with information on the outcome of the sit-in protest. On Wednesday, members of the University of Iowa’s non-tenure track faculty staged a sit-in at UI President Bruce Harreld’s office. It was not the sort of raucous sit-in familiar from university protests in the 1960s. […]

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West High teacher wins national science education grant

An Iowa City West High School science teacher is one of 50 educators nationwide to be awarded an Advocate grant by the Society for Science and the Public. Carolyn Walling will receive $3,000 from the Society’s Advocate program, which attempts to “expand opportunities for underrepresented and low-income students by helping them to develop STEM projects,” […]

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Early voting starts for the June primary

Early voting for the June 5 primary started on Monday, just 29 days before election day. Early voting in Iowa used to start 40 days before an election, but the early voting period was trimmed by the Iowa legislature as part of the new restrictions on voting it passed last year. “That absentee window has […]

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Protesters gathered on the Pentacrest to rally against Iowa’s new abortion law

Adelaide Zwick summed up the feelings of many in the crowd gathered on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest Saturday afternoon to protest the new abortion restrictions signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds: “This is a wake up call.” Zwick, the president and founder of Student Advocates for Planned Parenthood, was one of the featured […]

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‘She knows it’s unconstitutional’: Gov. Reynolds signs the nation’s most severe abortion restrictions into law

Surrounding herself with small children to create an attractive photo-op, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed SF 359 on Friday afternoon, imposing on Iowa the most severe abortion restrictions in the nation. The new law bans almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which typically happens around six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women even suspect they are pregnant. “This is about life and I believe life is life, whether it’s inside the womb or outside the womb,” Reynolds said at the signing ceremony. […]

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