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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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Civic Duty

As much as we enjoy our beloved town, Iowa City’s not exactly at the top of the list of “must see” locations for visiting foreign dignitaries and officials. After all, Iowa City is just one of the many thousands of small metropolitan communities that–from coast to coast–dot our nation’s landscape. What exactly makes our town so remarkable?

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Crude Caution

The images of oil-covered birds, fish and marine mammals haunt us. The tar balls wash up onto formerly pristine beaches, the dispersants seep in long tendrils under the surface. Wetlands and estuaries are threatened, and the government and BP only just now seem to have some sort of grasp on managing the spill.

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Full Roast of Iowa City (Streaming)

Here it is, folks! We have the full roast of Iowa City ready to stream for your pleasure, hosted by Little Village Magazine and Prairie Lights Book Store. Video editing is by Yale Cohn, with video courtesy of Ed Butler. There are 13 videos total–one for each author or songwriter–so sit back, relax and enjoy some classic Iowa City roasting!

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