Iowa City pastor Max Villatoro deported to Honduras

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Iowa City resident and Mennonite pastor Max Villatoro has been deported to his home country of Honduras despite widespread protest, according to a news brief released this afternoon by the Center for Worker Justice (CWJ). David Leopold, Villatoro’s lawyer, received the following confirmation email from ICE officials, according to the CWJ: Good afternoon. This is […]

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Iowa Senate approves ban on gay conversion therapy

Iowa Capitol

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

Trail's End

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

Astrology Forecast

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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