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Best of the CRANDIC 2021: Community

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2021 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Community category, representing readers’ favorite organizations, attractions and services in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. Best Art Gallery or Museum Cedar Rapids Museum of Art 410 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, 319-366-7503, crma.org Best Arts Nonprofit Public […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2021: Health & Recreation

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2021 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Health & Recreation category, representing readers’ favorite activities, outdoor destinations and healthcare experts in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. Best Assisted Living Community/Retirement Home Oaknoll 1 Oaknoll Ct, Iowa City, 319-351-1720, oaknoll.com Best Bike Shop World of […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2021: COVID-19

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2021 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the COVID-19 category, honoring local experts, advocates and leaders in the second year of the pandemic. Best Defender of Science Dr. Eli Perencevich Twitter: @eliowa ““Dr. Perencevich has been a steady voice of reason and science during the […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2021: Food & Drink

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2019 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Food & Drink category, representing voters’ favorite restaurants, bars, growers and innovators in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. Best African Cuisine or Market Tee’s Liberian Dish 1271 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, 609-516-4427, teesliberiandish.com Best Appetizers/Small Plates […]

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Judge halts enforcement of federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health workers in Iowa and nine other states

On Monday, a federal judge in Missouri issued a preliminary injunction stopping the Biden administration from enforcing the mandate requiring workers at healthcare facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid dollars to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The injunction only applies to the 10 states who filed the lawsuit against the mandate. Iowa is one of those […]

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Gov. Reynolds says she’s ‘proud’ of COVID numbers ahead of Thanksgiving; IDPH reports more than 10,000 new cases in the last week

“I’m proud of where our numbers are at,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said regarding COVID-19 during a photo-op with two turkeys at the governor’s mansion on Tuesday, “and we’re going to continue to make vaccines available and encourage people to get them if they want to.” According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s latest data, […]

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Judge strikes down Iowa’s ban on Medicaid covering gender-affirming medical procedures

In 2019, the Iowa Supreme Court struck down a state regulation prohibiting Medicaid from covering gender-affirming procedures deemed medically necessary, finding it violated the Iowa Civil Rights Act (ICRA). Republicans in the state legislature responded by passing a statute intended to amend the ICRA and make that sort of discrimination legal by prohibiting “any state […]

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Winner beware: New Jersey company seeking to sell “Best of the CRANDIC” plaques unaffiliated with Little Village

Since 2018, Little Village has given out annual Best of the CRANDIC awards to Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area residents, organizations and businesses chosen by LV readers as the best in a variety of categories. And even before the public announcement of this year’s winners, Little Village received confirmation the annual tradition is now firmly established, […]

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