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Event Photos: Carnival Hearts & Arts Parade – 9/12

The second Carnival Hearts & Arts Parade occupied Happy Hollow park last Sunday and it was bigger and better than the first one, which was held in May. The weather could not have been better, and the turnout was a pleasing mix of artists, musicians, writers, crafters, photographers, music fiends, families, students, art lovers, babies, and dogs.

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Binge Drinking, B.C.

Between the city council’s passage of the “21-Only” ordinance aimed at keeping those under the age of 21 out of Iowa City bars after 10 p.m. and The University of Iowa’s new “Think Before You Drink” initiative aimed at cracking down on tailgating-related drinking, the powers that be are hoping to alter the course of the river of booze that flows through Iowa City.

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Op-Ed: The Rising Tide of Flood Technology

While Iowa Citians somehow escaped the brunt of the most recent torrential rainstorms to cause millions of dollars of property damage across Eastern Iowa, some cast wary eyes upon a river that’s just one bad downpour from another catastrophic overflow, recalling its destructive swelling just two years earlier and begging the question: What can we do to stop flooding?

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Astrology Forecast for September 2010

FOR EVERYONE ~ Revisions, inspiration and determination. September brings a welcome continuation of the *relative* calm that began in August. The big, life changing disasters have stopped happening. The momentum has gone out of many initiatives, too, as we experience delays, postponements and second thoughts about our plans for the future. There will be no […]

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Who Let the Townie in?

What do a bunch of polo-shirt wearing sports guys and your Townie Hawk have in common? We all attended Hawkeye Football Media Day, August 6, at the lovely Kinnick Stadium, where I got my first taste of what it’s really like to be inside Iowa football.

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The Rising Tide of Flood Technology

Thousands of acres of farmland, hundreds of homes and businesses and a picturesque Delhi lake–all are the latest mud-soaked casualties of another flood-filled Iowa summer. Hopefully, it’s been a wake-up call. While Iowa Citians somehow escaped the brunt of the most recent torrential rainstorms to cause millions of dollars of property damage across Eastern Iowa, […]

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Public Spaces

“Panhandling”–what it is, who can do it and where–has been a hot topic in Iowa City recently ever since the city council proposed–and ultimately passed–a new ordinance prohibiting “aggressive panhandling” in response to some folks’ concerns over solicitation on the ped mall. That there already were laws on the books prohibiting this–laws that had never […]

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