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Iowa City Wear Orange: Remembering those lost to gun violence and resolving to fight for a solution

Despite weather forecasts calling for thunderstorms and the occasional drizzle of rain, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at College Green Park on Saturday morning for the Iowa City Wear Orange Celebration organized by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. By the end of the event, when the organizers led a one-block march from the […]

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The Dandy Lion hosts soft opening this weekend

The Dandy Lion, the Ped Mall’s newest dining establishment, will host a soft-opening this weekend. In preparation for their imminent grand opening, partners Lindsay Chastain and Tommy Connolly will open the doors both tonight and Saturday evening for curious customers looking to beat the heat of this weekend’s Iowa Arts Festival […]

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Democratic candidates for governor address marijuana and core values at final joint appearance

What the legal status of marijuana should be stood out as a rare point of disagreement among the five remaining Democrats in the race of governor during a televised joint appearance at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines on Wednesday night. It was the final such event of the primary campaign, and […]

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Johnson County libraries are raising money for a hurricane-damaged library in Puerto Rico

During the month of June, the Public Libraries of Johnson County will be collecting donations to help a major library in Puerto Rico still trying to recover from the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. In conjunction with the Iowa Library Association, libraries in Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Oxford, Solon, Springmier, […]

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John’s Grocery hosting 70th anniversary party

John’s Grocery is celebrating 70 years as a staple of Iowa City’s northside by focusing on what they do best: beer. John’s is hosting an anniversary party in their parking lot from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, offering beer and wine samples from visiting breweries and wineries, as well as chances to win prizes. […]

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After years of representing the U.S. overseas, Janice Weiner is running to represent Coralville in the Iowa Senate

Janice Weiner believes her long career representing the U.S. as a diplomat gave her the skills needed to deal with the Republicans in the state legislature. “Everywhere I went, I had to get to know people and build relationships across the political spectrum in each country. I had to understand what was important to them, […]

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New carts for compostable materials available in Iowa City

Iowa City is rolling out new organic waste carts for people who want to participate in the city’s curbside composting program. The new carts come in two sizes: 95 gallons and 25 gallons. “We’re recommending the 95-gallon cart to households that are producing a large amount yard waste on a regular basis,” said Iowa City […]

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Iowa City looking to add public art celebrating the farmers market to Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

Art isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about parking ramps, but neither is fresh produce and the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramps is home to the Iowa City Farmers Market. The Iowa City Public Art Program is now accepting submissions for a project to add art to the farmers market experience.
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Street closures for Iowa Arts Festival announced

Street closures have been announced for the Iowa Arts Festival in downtown Iowa City. The festival doesn’t start until Friday, when the food stands open at 4 p.m. and the arts fair and beverage garden open an hour later, but street closures will start on Thursday so crews can start to set up the fair. […]

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