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‘No major changes’ needed to SROs, CRPD says, despite data showing racial disparities in student arrests

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman told school board members on Monday the department realizes its officers in Cedar Rapids schools have been arresting Black students at a disproportionately high rate, but said he still supports the school resource officer program “100 percent.” The Cedar Rapids Community School District has been re-examining its use of […]

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Brock About Town: Summer lovin’

Is it just me, or has this already been an insane summer? In the wake of the CDC’s declaration that fully vaccinated adults are OK to go out without a mask, provided they’re not in a crowded indoor area, the good people of Iowa City have totally lost their minds. People are licking the handrails […]

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Dear Kiki: How do I set boundaries with my kid?

Questions about love and sex in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area can be submitted to dearkiki@littlevillagemag.com, or anonymously using this form. Questions may be edited for clarity and length, and may appear either in print or online. Dear Kiki, I’m in a blended family and as a result, the kids steer clear of our bedroom […]

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Dear Kiki: Can we get frisky outdoors?

Questions about love and sex in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area can be submitted to dearkiki@littlevillagemag.com, or anonymously using this form. Questions may be edited for clarity and length, and may appear either in print or online. Dear Kiki, The summer has arrived and I’m feelin’ the call of nature — to get frisky! I’m […]

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Astrology forecast: July 2021

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancerian author Vladimir Mayakovsky wrote a poem about how one morning he went half-mad and conversed with the sun. At first he called the supreme radiance a “lazy clown,” complaining that it just floated through the sky for hours while he, Mayakovsky, toiled diligently at his day job painting posters. Then […]

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