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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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Weekender Eastern Iowa! Elizabeth Moen | Small Business Saturday | Lady Franksgiving

READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium Looking forward to a long weekend? Don’t check out just yet. There are too many things going on that you won’t want to miss! Holiday lights are […]

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Weekender Central Iowa! Mainframe Open Studios | Dreamwell | Dog Boyz

READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium With a long weekend coming up, there’s plenty of time to rest, relax AND get out on the town for some entertainment! Traditional December holiday festivities kick […]

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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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From online stores to food trucks, microbusinesses are booming with help from Iowa SBA

Curtis Baugh champions small businesses. He even has an award to prove it. The senior business consultant at the Small Business Solutions Center at the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families has helped thousands of people start and grow […]

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DART providing free rides to Polk County warming centers through Monday

DART will provide free bus rides to warming centers and overnight shelters in Polk County through Monday, as central Iowa experiences brutally cold temperatures. “Riders should tell bus drivers when they board that they want to go to the warming […]

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All-weather snow sports hill coming to Des Moines in 2023

If you can’t get enough snowy activities, you’ll want to plan a visit to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park in 2023. Polk County Conservation announced Thursday morning that it will be installing an “all-season turf surface” on the tubing hill at […]

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The Iowa City Police Log: Life and Strife in a Midwestern College Town


For five years, Chris Patton collected notable entries from the Iowa City police activity log on Twitter and Facebook. Two years and more than 32,000 followers later, the 10,000 entries that made it into this 200-page coffee table book are a snapshot of Iowa City: often ridiculous, sometimes
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Orders placed between November 9 and November 16 may take a week or more to ship. All profits will be donated to Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, Shelter House, and United Action for Youth.

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