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Experts highlight importance of masks in schools; Gov. Reynolds says she’ll sue to stop any vaccine mandates

In the next issue of Pediatrics, a journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, medical experts from Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C., the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University write that attempts by the states, including Iowa, to ban the use of masks in schools undermines public health efforts to contain COVID-19 […]

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John Deere strike: Tom Vilsack meets striking workers, judge issues injunction against picketers and Iowa Republicans weigh in

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited a United Auto Workers (UAW) picket line outside the John Deere plant in Ankeny on Wednesday. The former Iowa governor showed support for the workers as the strike, which began at midnight on Oct. 14, finished its first week. “For too long in this country, we haven’t paid […]

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Weekender, Oct. 21: ‘Let the Right One In,’ ‘The Life Aquatic’ and a wine tasting fundraiser at Brix

THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium Another full weekend lies ahead as the Iowa City Book Festival closes out its offerings (make sure to check out the full listing of events) and eerie events abound. Look for a variety of fundraisers to brighten your weekend as well! The Weekender is sponsored by: FilmScene—Ped Mall […]

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Album Review: MAAAZE — ‘MAAAZE Vol. I’ EP

Some in Iowa City might recognize Dan Miller as a fixture at Gabe’s Oasis, hosting open mic nights every Tuesday with house band Next Door Four, as well as having played for the last several years in his group Doc Miller. Others might recognize him as the videographer from the live music series No Touching […]

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Album Review: Jim Swim — ‘New Tattoo’ EP

New Tattoo by Jim Swim Jim Swim is not new to the Iowa hip-hop scene. He performs all over the state, but during the day he teaches middle school kids about the importance of learning grammar and proper English. It is only natural he would take his verbal skills to the microphone. His latest release, […]

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Photo Gallery: International cyclists gather in Iowa City for Jingle Cross 2021

The Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross festival is back in Iowa City after last year’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the three-day festival, cyclists from the United States and Europe participated in cyclocross and gravel races. Hundreds of spectators bundled up to watch the races at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. In cyclo-cross races, cyclists have […]

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