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Your Town Now: Iowa City’s 2014 Outlook

Having appreciated “Auld Lang Syne,” it’s time now, in the cold light of January, to consider several issues that are locally important for 2014. Emerald Ash Borer Is On the Way On Nov. 1, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that 25 eastern Iowa counties are quarantined because of the emerald ash borer (EAB). If residents […]

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Pro Tips with Wayne Diamante: 2014 predictions

Happy New Year from Pro-Tips with Wayne Diamante! As I sit composing this, gazing through the southern window of my Alpine writing chalet, it’s hard to envision 2014 with the sort of clarity I like to have when making the advanced predictions and concise pronouncements I’m known for. Until recently, I’d had on loan a […]

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Two winter markets keep IC shopping fresh

Little Village would like to take this opportunity to remind local eaters and shoppers: There’s still a Farmers Market in Iowa City! Yes, even in the ice-capped tundra, you can still find local vegetables, knitted crafts, purses, handmade soaps and more every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m at the Sycamore Mall (1660 Sycamore […]

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Astrology forecast for January 2013

You can blame it on the coming full moon. You can blame it on the gorgeous storm or the epic dream or the haunting song or the suffering you’re struggling to vanquish. All I ask is that you don’t blame it on the alcohol. OK? If you’re going to do wild and brave and unexpected things, make sure they are rooted in your vigorous response to primal rhythms, not in a drunken surrender to weakness or ignorance. I’m all for you losing your oppressive self-control, but not the healthy kind of self-control. […]

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Bitcoin or bust: Local experts explain controversial currency

Since their introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has managed to confuse nearly everyone. The virtual currency is in its infancy, and only time will tell if it will be able to scale up to global standards or if it will fizzle out of existence due to unpopularity or government intervention. So, what the hell is a […]

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