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‘Iowa doesn’t suck’: Kae Apothecary and the magical Mount Vernon

One of Mount Vernon’s most distinctive small businesses trades in herbs, magic and meditation. Kae Apothecary began with Andrea Gorsh, who moved to the Mount Vernon area in 2009 — the same year she was diagnosed with celiac disease. Because of the trouble she had finding gluten-free, natural and non-irritating skin products, she […]

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Felony charges filed against woman who shot ICPD officer with BB gun

On Tuesday night, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) identified 25-year-old Cierra Lewis as the person who shot an Iowa City Police Department officer multiple times with a BB gun on Monday. Lewis has been charged with assault with a weapon on a peace officer and willfully causing a serious injury, according to a written statement from the DCI. Both offenses are felonies. […]

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Gov. Reynolds still refuses to explain why she forced Jerry Foxhoven to resign

Gov. Kim Reynolds is still refusing to explain why she forced Jerry Foxhoven to resign as director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) on June 17. “I want to be clear,” Reynolds said during her Tuesday morning press conference. “He never raised any concerns to me or my office about anything.”

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Cars parked along E College Street in Iowa City will be towed on Wednesday and Thursday

The city will start towing cars parked on the north side of E College Street between S Van Buren and Muscatine Avenue, starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31. On Thursday, the parking ban will be reversed, applying to the south side of the same stretch of E College, starting at 7 a.m. […]

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Iowa City Police officer shot by BB gun, suspect shot by police on Riverside Drive

An Iowa City Police officer was “shot multiple times” by a suspect armed with a BB gun on Monday afternoon. The officer fired his weapon striking the suspect. ICPD has not named either the officer or the suspect. Both were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition, according to a statement from the ICPD. […]

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This Week in the Village: July 21-27

Catch up on the biggest headlines, videos and photos published by Little Village in the past week. Basketball Divorce Court making slam dunks all across town Published Sunday, July 21 Basketball Divorce Court starts their show with an excellent buildup. The guitars and the drums meet, sounding spontaneously flawless with long notes that shift in […]

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The Hidden Homes Walking Tour will highlight seldom-seen parts of Cedar Rapids architectural heritage

Following a year that saw the demolition of several historic buildings in Cedar Rapids—including the Bever Building, a downtown fixture since 1923—Save CR Heritage is hosting a walking tour that highlights some of the city’s seldom seen historic gems on Friday evening. […]

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Jerry Foxhoven says he was forced to resign because he wouldn’t approve using DHS funds to pay a Reynolds staffer

Former Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven believes his objection to using DHS funds to pay the salary of a member of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ staff is what led to his forced resignation, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. […]

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Cedar Rapids man charged with making threats of violence against a Jewish organization

A 31-year-old Cedar Rapids resident has been charged with making violent threats against a Manhattan-based Jewish organization, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday. Garrett Kelsey called and emailed an organization only identified as the “Victim Organization” by the U.S. Attorney […]

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Mercer Park Aquatic Center will be closed to public from Thursday through Sunday

The Mercer Park Aquatic Center will be closed to the public starting Thursday, the Iowa City Department of Parks and Recreation announced on Wednesday afternoon. The center will reopen for public use on Monday, July 29. Swimming lessons scheduled for Thursday morning at Mercer are being moved to City Park Pool, according to a press release from the city. […]

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2020 candidate Kirsten Gillibrand returns to Iowa City for a meet-and-greet at The Mill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is returning to Iowa City for a campaign event at The Mill on Thursday. The meet-and-greet with the New York Democrat will begin at 6 p.m. Gillibrand attracted an overflowing crowd to the side room of The Airliner in February, during her first stop in Iowa City as a 2020 hopeful. At that time there were 10 declared […]

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Rummage in the Ramp returns for 13th year

There are many things that define Iowa City in the summer: festivals, street sales, slow-moving quiet afternoons. One of the least glamorous of these seasonal trends is the surge of movers in and out of dorms and apartments as the fall semester approaches. Unwanted items make their way out of living rooms and into dumpsters, or onto the curb to be claimed. […]

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