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Managers fired by Tyson for COVID-19 betting pool at Waterloo plant sue company

Six of the seven managers fired from the Tyson’s Food Plant in Waterloo in December 2020 for creating a betting pool to wager on workers getting COVID-19 are suing the company, claiming they earned incentive payments for meeting production goals […]

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Free parking but no bus rides in Iowa City on Thanksgiving, free bus rides but no free parking on Friday, a mix of the two on Saturday

Parking will be free in downtown Iowa City on Thanksgiving and parking in the ramps will also be free Saturday this week. You’ll still have to feed the meters and pay to park in a ramp on Friday, when spaces […]

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Project Holiday returns for 35th year of home-cooked meals, with fewer barriers for families in need

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank’s Project Holiday has helped families experiencing food insecurity enjoy a home-cooked holiday meal for 35 years. It provided traditional entrees and sides to almost 1,500 families last year, and this year has eliminated the […]

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Man who drove his truck into abortion rights protesters in Cedar Rapids wants assault charge dismissed and trial moved out of Linn County

The man who drove his pickup truck into protesters crossing a street in Cedar Rapids in June pleaded not guilty to both crimes with which he has been charged. Several weeks after the incident, David Huston of Swisher was charged […]

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Eastern Iowa’s queer softball league has had a home run of a year

It’s been a promising year for the Lambda Softball Association of Eastern Iowa (LSA). After a two-year process, LSA and Iowa City became the 48th member of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA). To become a member city, […]

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Iowa City Council now accepting applications to fill its upcoming vacancy

Iowa City is now accepting applications for the upcoming vacancy on the city council that will happen when at-large member Janice Weiner steps down at the beginning of next year. Weiner submitted her resignation after winning election to the Iowa […]

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Willie Ray’s Q Shack is starting Thanksgiving early by giving away free meals on Tuesday

Willie Fairley became nationally famous for his generosity and barbecue following the August 2020 derecho. In the aftermath, he fed his fellow Cedar Rapidians who found themselves without power, and some cases, suddenly without a home. Since then, Fairley has […]

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Letter to the editor: The Iowa City Council’s vote to approve the rec master plan was misinformed

By Amy B. Kretkowski, Iowa City On Oct. 18, four members of the City Council (Alter, Bergus, Harmsen and Weiner) approved the Recreation Facilities and Programs Master Plan — despite the absence of details, cost information, and a vision that […]

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Mazahir Salih is stepping down as executive director of the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa

Mazahir Salih announced on Monday that she is stepping down as executive director of the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (CWJ). “It has been an honor to serve in this role, and it has also taken a toll […]

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Iowa City roller derby athletes show new batch of beginners how to roll (and fall)

It’s the second day of 101 Bootcamp. There are seven new recruits for the Old Capitol City Roller Derby (OCCRD) team. Tart of Darkness #323, Cara Delaney, straps on her knee pads and elbow pads, her wrist guards and mouth […]

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CCAN asks for donations to repair damaged RV so they can continue distributing winter clothes

A year after hitting the road for the first time, the Corridor Community Action Network’s (CCAN) free mobile clothing closet has run into a problem. The CCAN-Clothes Cruise’s RV was being stocked with warm clothes donated by the community Thursday […]

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Election 2022: Johnson County remains a Democratic stronghold, as Republicans sweep to victories statewide

Johnson County remained a bright spot for Iowa Democrats on Tuesday, even as Republicans dominated Election Day statewide. Every Democrat in a statewide race carried the county by a large margin, even as they were defeated by Republicans. The only […]

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