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Iowa Senate approves ban on gay conversion therapy

The Iowa Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would ban Iowa mental health providers from using therapy in an attempt to change a child’s sexual orientation. Senate File 334, which passed 26-24 with all Democrats voting in favor and all Republicans against, would ban health professionals from engaging in “sexual orientation change efforts” on children […]

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Coralville bike shop and lounge set for grand opening

With bicycling season and warmer weather around the corner, Trail’s End in Coralville (498 1st Ave.) is preparing for its grand opening celebration, set for Saturday, April 25. The newly opened bicycle and triathlon shop — located across the street from the Iowa River Power Restaurant — features fitting and repair services, training workshops and […]

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UR Here: Defining Success

I recently came across an article by “writer, entrepreneur, and video game designer” Jonathan Chee called “5 Key Traits Super Successful People Share.” Chee draws examples from four individuals of extraordinary achievement: a professional bodybuilder, a self-made multimillionaire, an orchestral clarinet player and a polyglot who is developing a new language-learning system. What struck me […]

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Astrology forecast for March 2015

To depict what lay beyond the limits of the known world, medieval mapmakers sometimes drew pictures of dragons and sea serpents. Their images conveyed the sense that these territories were uncharted and perhaps risky to explore. There were no actual beasties out there, of course. I think it’s possible you’re facing a comparable situation. The frontier realm you are wandering through may seem to harbor real dragons, but I’m guessing they are all of the imaginary variety. That’s not to say you should entirely let down your guard. Mix some craftiness in with your courage. Beware of your mind playing tricks. […]

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Notes from the Inside: Struggles behind bars

Notes from the Inside features original writing by inmates serving time in Iowa Prisons. Here, Oakdale Prison inmates discuss some of the daily challenges they face. One very big challenge in prison is the loneliness of being separated from my family. I feel, as an inmate, not being able to see the people I love […]

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