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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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Moms Demand Action want Iowa City to ‘go orange’ on June 2-3, and fight for better gun laws

Orange is a color associated with safety, and during the first weekend in June, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America want people to wear the color in memory of victims of gun violence and as an expression of determination to work for more effective gun regulations. This is the third year for the […]

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Local optometrist Matt Houck prepares for his ‘MasterChef’ debut

Iowa City resident Matthew Houck is ready for battle. Next week, he’ll go head-to-head with home chefs from across the country competing for a coveted white apron on FOX’s MasterChef.

Houck, an amateur chef and optometrist at McDonald Optical in Iowa City, applied for a spot on the food-focused reality show last October. A long drive to Nashville for an initial audition required Houcks to prepare a signature dish for a group of judges. […]

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Raygun is hosting a poster show to support abortion access for Iowa women

Art will be a medium for activism at the Cedar Rapids Access Poster Show on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Hosted by Raygun at its Cedar Rapids store in the NewBo District, proceeds from the event will benefit the Iowa Abortion Access Fund . […]

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Democratic candidate for governor Nate Boulton accused of sexual misconduct (Updated)

Update: On Thursday morning, Nate Boulton announced he was suspending his campaign for governor. On Wednesday, the Des Moines Register broke the news that three women have accused Nate Boulton of “touching them without their consent.” Boulton, a first term state senator, is currently running for the Democratic nomination for governor. The Register’s Brianne Pfannenstiel […]

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Philip Roth (1933-2018) on Iowa City

Philip Roth, one of the major figures of 20th century literature, died of congestive heart failure on Tuesday night. The author, known for his darkly comic novels and short stories, was 85. His first book, Goodbye Columbus, a collection of five short stories and a novella, won the National Book Award in 1960. The title […]

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Dix move: Disgraced ex-Iowa Senate Republican leader quietly gives the GOP his six-figure reelection fund

Former Iowa Senate Republican leader Bill Dix’s reelection campaign had collected more than half a million dollars in donations when Dix resigned from the Senate and quit politics in March following Iowa Starting Line’s publication of a video of the married politician kissing a lobbyist in a Des Moines bar. On Tuesday, Ryan Foley of […]

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Video: Students Against School Shooting host candlelight vigil at City High

On Monday night, Students Against School Shootings Iowa (SASS) held a candlelight vigil at Iowa City High School. The vigil had been quickly organized on Friday morning following the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that killed 10 people and wounded a further 13. […]

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