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Iowa Attorney General’s Office concludes fatal shooting by CRPD officers was justified

Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks has closed the investigation into a fatal shooting of William Rich by two Cedar Rapids Police Department officers on Aug. 30. Maybanks’ decision follows a review of the shooting by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office […]

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Grocery shop and (possibly) mosh to support the Domestic Violence Intervention Program

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this month, Hy-Vee and Fareway shoppers in Iowa City and Coralville will be able to provide necessary supplies to the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP), as Shop for Shelter returns for its 16th […]

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Coralville Public Library’s community fridge is struggling to stay stocked: ‘The demand is really high’

During the summer, the Coralville Public Library (CPL) unveiled a new community fridge that offers free, ready-to-eat food to anyone who opens its doors. But recently, library staff have struggled to keep it stocked. “If you stick something in, you […]

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Hawkeye basketball teams will take over downtown IC Friday; here’s the schedule and street closures

The University of Iowa women’s and men’s basketball teams will celebrate their 2022 Big Ten Championships this Friday with Hawkeye Hoops from Downtown. The players will compete on a full-size court, set up near the corner of Iowa Avenue and […]

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Judge says Iowa’s third ag-gag law is unconstitutional, like previous versions

For the third time in five years, a judge has struck down the Iowa Legislature’s efforts to criminalize the use of cameras in agriculture facilities and other businesses. “The United States Constitution does not allow such a singling out of […]

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Tired of sports bars? The Green House owner Emily Salmonson wants to offer a ‘calming’ alternative

Emily Salmonson thinks the pandemic brought plant fanatics out of the woodworks. After months of quarantine, people dove into recreation, emerging as hikers or bikers, or they brought the outdoor indoors, becoming plant parents. “I have just huge love of […]

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A beekeeper is born: Kara Kelso harvests honey and explains why Des Moines has ‘some of the healthiest bees around’

“Look at this pollen pocket! Look at this girl!” Kara Kelso, co-owner of The Slow Down Coffee Co., excitedly directs my attention to one of her 30,000 bees who is crawling across the frame with big (relative to her size, […]

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The Iowa City Soul and Blues Festival takes over downtown this weekend — here’s what streets will be closed

There will be live music and “culinary delights” in the streets of downtown Iowa City this weekend as the Soul and Blues Festival returns to close out the Summer of the Arts. The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. on […]

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