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University of Iowa Labor Center, slated for closure in 2019, celebrates 70 years

The University of Iowa Labor Center will celebrate 70 years of empowering workers in the Hawkeye State this Saturday, May 7. Surviving the threat of closure and a pandemic, the Labor Center continues to play a vital role in tackling […]

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Trump testifies about why he told people at 2016 Cedar Rapids rally to ‘knock the crap out of’ anyone with a tomato

Everyone at then-candidate Donald Trump’s rally at the then-U.S. Cellular Center on Iowa Caucus day 2016 knew he was worried about tomatoes. He told them so. “So I get a little notice, in case you see the security guys,” Trump […]

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‘Gone but not forgotten’: Iowa City commemorates 68 workers who died last year in Iowa

For Workers’ Memorial Day on Thursday, union-sponsored events across Iowa sought to “put a human face and name” to the 68 Iowans who died while at work in 2021. “Every worker on this list has a story, a family and […]

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Watch: Interview with Sara Terry, director of ‘A Decent Home’

The new documentary A Decent Home tells the story of mobile home park residents, including those in North Liberty’s Golfview, as they try to preserve their communities and their homes after the parks are bought by private equity funds and […]

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Grab a camera — the City Nature Challenge is coming to Iowa City for the first time

What began as a way for scientists to tap into the (mostly) friendly rivalry between Los Angeles and San Francisco is now an international event, and this year Iowa City is joining the City Nature Challenge. The challenge is open […]

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Jill Dodds resigns from Coralville City Council following husband’s arrest for ‘a horrible crime he didn’t commit’

Coralville City Councilmember Jill Dodds resigned during Tuesday night’s council meeting, following what she called “false allegations” against her husband for “a horrible crime he didn’t commit.” Jeffrey Dodds was arrested on April 18 by Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies on […]

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Nonprofit Matthew 25 opens affordable grocery store in Cedar Rapids food desert

The grand opening of Matthew 25’s new Cultivate Hope Corner Store will take place this Wednesday, April 27 in Cedar Rapids. The Corner Store is a nonprofit endeavor, providing healthy food in a local food desert — an area of […]

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Claiming Biden’s border policies are ‘destroying our country,’ Gov. Reynolds joins a new ‘strike force’

Gov. Kim Reynolds has joined 25 other Republican governors in the newly created American Governors Border Strike Force that was announced on Wednesday. Despite the dramatic-sounding name and some overheated rhetoric from Reynolds in a written statement about it on […]

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Iowa City Farmers Market announces its start date, reduction in hours

The Iowa City Farmers Market will open for business this year in the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7. But unlike previous years, when the next session would be on Wednesday, market enthusiasts will have to […]

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‘This has been a nightmare’: Why the Easter Bunny was listed as prosecutor in hundreds of Iowa court cases

The Easter Bunny is representing the prosecution in several hundred Polk County criminal cases. At least that’s what Iowa Courts Online, the court system’s official, statewide web-based repository of court records, indicates. On April 4, the online docket sheets for […]

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Killy the kestrel, free music and the Mount Trashmore Challenge: EcoFest returns to Cedar Rapids

Birds of prey, live music and hikes up Mount Trashmore are coming to Cedar Rapids on Saturday for EcoFest 2022, an Earth Day celebration to promote individual, community and worldwide action to achieve sustainability. The event is back in-person after […]

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