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‘Don’t hold anything back’ — The world finally catches up to Lavender Country

Lavender Country w/ Good Morning Midnight, David Dondero The Garden Club — Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m., $10 NOTE: The event information here corrects the print calendar in Little Village issue 242 Forty-five years ago, activist and self-proclaimed “country hick queer” Patrick Haggerty drew on his own life-long passion for country music and assembled […]

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ director and UI grad Joe Russo is returning to Iowa City

Over two decades, the Russos have gone from making “credit card movies” to helming three tentpoles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), with a collective budget of more than $700 million. […]

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Iowa Supreme Court rules DOT can’t ban traffic cameras

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) does not have the authority to regulate traffic cameras. It was a 6-0 decision in favor of the cities of Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Muscatine, who sued IDOT after the agency ordered automated traffic cameras removed from interstates in Iowa […]

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‘It’s not safe for women to be around him’: Letter that led to firing of Iowa Finance Authority director released

On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office reversed its previous stated position, and released the letter that led the governor to fire Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Director Dave Jamison last month. The governor’s office had originally responded to an open records request from the Associated Press that it had no written documents related to the […]

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Last chance to expand Iowa’s medical marijuana program likely dead in the state legislature

A final attempt to expand Iowa’s medical marijuana program appears to be dead in the Iowa legislature, after Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer said she and the rest of the Republican caucus that controls the House are opposed to changing the current law. The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed a bill on Monday […]

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Gov. Reynolds refuses to disclose records about her firing of the Iowa Finance Authority director

Gov. Kim Reynolds is refusing to explain what led her to fire the director of the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) last month. When the governor’s office announced the firing of IFA Director Dave Jamison on Saturday, March 24, it issued a press release stating: “On Friday evening, the governor’s office was made aware of credible […]

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Hatchet Jack’s: Bringing the axe-tossing bar trend to Iowa City

A dart, a bowling ball and a hatchet — one of these things is not like the others. But that’s about to change, according to Nick Carroll. Carroll is one of the owners of Hatchet Jack’s, a hatchet-tossing bar that will be taking over the space at Gateway One Plaza on Highway 1 that was […]

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‘Saving Brinton,’ ‘Amelia 2.0,’ ‘Morris’ bring top IMPA Awards home to Eastern Iowa

The Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) held its 27th annual awards this weekend, and Eastern Iowa brought home the lion’s share of the state honors. Amelia 2.0, filmed in Cedar Rapids and based on Cedar Rapids playwright Rob Merritt’s The Summerland Project, garnered a directing Excellence award (the festival uses this terminology instead of the […]

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‘We’re spread too thin’: UI non-tenure track faculty demand better working conditions

Despite freezing temperatures and threatening skies, approximately 60 people gathered on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest on Wednesday afternoon to show support for members of the university’s non-tenure track faculty who are demanding better working conditions. Following a 20-minute rally, the crowd marched to UI President Bruce Harreld’s office to deliver a letter explaining their […]

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Falbo Bros. Pizzeria is reopening

The Iowa City and Coralville locations of Falbo Bros. Pizzeria will reopen under new ownership. The S Gilbert Street location closed abruptly on April 5, when the staff walked out, after posting a sign on the door that stated: “This establishment’s owner, Barry, along with the entire Falbo’s corporation has failed to pay employees, and refuses to answer calls about this illegal failure.” The Coralville store was also shut down by an employee walkout. […]

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