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Photos: Large turnout to support Muslims at the Mother Mosque of America

A large crowd gathered on Sunday, March 26 at the Mother Mosque of America to show support for Muslims in Iowa and throughout the United States. The Mother Mosque was the first Mosque built in North America and now acts as cultural center, with the mission, according to their website, to “preserve, present and share the history of Islam in America.” […]

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Photos: Joni Ernst town hall

Senator Joni Ernst held a town hall-style forum at Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe College campus in Cedar Rapids on Friday, March 17 as part of a 99 county tour. An energetic crowd filled the auditorium. The forum started with a crowd member spontaneously singing “America, the Beautiful” from the balcony, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and an introduction from Coe College President David McInally. […]

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Photos: Rally protests legislation that would remove local control of minimum wage

A group of about 60 people gathered in the Iowa City Ped Mall Wednesday afternoon to voice their opposition to House File 295, a bill that would restrict local governments from regulating things like minimum wage. Opponents of the bill say it takes aim at ordinances passed in four Iowa counties, including Johnson County, to raise the local minimum wage. […]

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Photos: Massive crowd turns up to support immigrants and refugees

The Iowa City downtown Ped Mall was packed community members Sunday. An estimated 2,000 people gathered at a Solidarity Rally Against the Ban to oppose President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning immigration from seven countries, all of which are predominantly Muslim. Elected officials, members of the faith community, musicians and people who have been […]

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Photos: Drive-By Truckers’ Dark Flags Tour swings by the Englert

Drive-By Truckers brought their Dark Flags Tour to Englert Theatre Sunday night. The alternative-country rockers, touring on their latest album American Band, played to a nearly-sold out theatre full of die hard fans. Sub Pop folk artist Kyle Craft opened the show. […]

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Photos: Locals get loud at Public Space One

Public Space One hosted an evening of local acts Saturday night — an eclectic mix of rock, metal and punk sounds that all had one thing in common: volume. Iowa City’s own On Drugs, ZUUL, In the Mouth of Radness and Acoustic Guillotine played alongside Abnormal Man from Muscatine. […]

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Photo Preview: Abraham.In.Motion explores social issues with dance

Dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham brings his company Abraham.In.Motion to Hancher Auditorium tonight at 7:30. The performance will include three of his recent works including “The Quiet Dance,” “The Gettin’” and “Absent Matter,” which explores the Black Lives Matter movement. These photos were captured at today’s dress rehearsal. Tickets are $25-$35 for adults, $10-$17 for youth and $10-$31 for college […]

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Photos: Iowa City Women’s March draws a crowd nearly 1,000 strong

Nearly a thousand people turned out for the Iowa City Women’s March in solidarity with other marches happening around the country and around the globe. Organizer Corey Hickner-Johnson led the group in a moment of silence before starting the march from the University of Iowa’s English-Philosophy Building to the steps of the Old Capitol. The […]

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