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The truth about TIFs

Illustration by Mark Vollenweider

In mid-July, the Iowa City City Council authorized $14.1 million dollars in TIF-funded financial aid to the $49 million dollar, 15-story luxury high-rise named The Chauncey. The debate over the city’s decision to essentially subsidize part of the construction of The Chauncey—which will include more screens for FilmScene, a bowling alley, art gallery space and […]

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Uber looking to expand in Iowa City

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Though no official announcement has been made, it appears as though Uber, the popular ridesharing company, is looking to launch in Iowa City. On September 2, Uber Technologies Inc. posted an ad for “Entry Level Independent Drivers” in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City on Careerbuilder. Uber has also been reaching out to community members in […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Waterloo and Dubuque

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On the same weekend that a coy Hillary Clinton was eating fried steak in Indianola, across the state, in an under-the-radar red-meat stump speech that was literally a call for a “political revolution,” Senator Bernie Sanders made clear his intentions to crowds in Dubuque and Waterloo that he would run for the nation’s highest office. […]

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Business As Usual: The Stranger

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Taxi Driver Vic Pasternak is back with another episode of “Business as Usual,” a 12-part storytelling series. This edition is an excerpt from ‘All the Help You Need,’ coming soon from Slow Collision Press. Captain Jerry Nicodemus leans on the helm looking at the slow clock, and I hang around the taxi shack looking to […]

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