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Little Village magazine issue 282: June 3-16, 2020

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Welcome back to Little Village magazine. After a pandemic-related hiatus, LV is jumping back into print issues; inside, we explain how issue 282 will be distributed differently to protect against COVID-19 spread, as well as how LV’s local journalism has fared during the crisis. In this Pride Month issue, we cast a spotlight on Hiawatha City Councilmember Aime Wichtendahl, Iowa’s first trans elected official and an outspoken supporter of small businesses, LGBTQ equality and ongoing COVID-19 protections — all issues the state government is “stumbling” on, she says. Also inside: Brix Cheese and Wine Shop gives back to their fellow Iowa City institutions in a big way; two local doctors are helping businesses nationwide earn a “COVID-Conscious” designation; and Indigenous Peoples Art Gallery heads online, highlighting both art and special challenges faced by communities of color during the COVID-19 crisis. Plus, Kiki counsels a reader who is more serious about social distancing than their partner, and Paul Brennan answers the question, “What is happening to all our recycling right now?”


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