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Linn County climate czar Tamara Marcus reflects on derecho impact, lays out sustainability plans for 2021 and beyond

The Aug. 10 derecho showed why environmental justice and listening to the voices of those most vulnerable to climate change are important, said Linn County Sustainability Program Manager Tamara Marcus. Last month, the Linn County Board of Supervisors adopted a climate resolution that calls for the prioritization of the voices of vulnerable communities in Linn […]

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COVID-19: ICCSD’s waiver request was denied as Reynolds plans elimination of hybrid learning; deaths surpass 4,000

Late on Thursday afternoon, the Iowa Department of Education (DOE) rejected the Iowa City Community School District’s request for a waiver to switch to all online classes for two weeks. The district applied for the waiver on Tuesday as Johnson County’s COVID-19 test positivity rate continued to increase over the last two weeks, with fears […]

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‘There must be consequences’: Rep. Cindy Axne calls for Trump’s removal while Iowa’s Republicans in Congress avoid criticizing him

All four members of Iowa’s House of Representatives delegation and both of its senators issued statements condemning the actions of the mob that overran the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. But only one of them actually addressed Donald Trump’s responsibility for inciting an insurrection aimed at stopping the certification of the Electoral College votes and preventing […]

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Arts Issue 2021: Josh Carroll

For the 2021 Arts Issue, Little Village asked local artists to “build a utopia” through a one- or two-page comic. Josh Carroll draws comics, writes fiction and plays drums. A longtime resident of Iowa City, he now resides in southeast Cedar Rapids. This article was originally published in Little Village issue 290. […]

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Arts Issue 2021: Deborah Elizabeth Whaley

For the 2021 Arts Issue, Little Village asked local artists to “build a utopia” through a one- or two-page comic. Deborah Elizabeth Whaley is an artist, curator, writer, poet and Professor of American and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. Her recent book, ‘Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime’ […]

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Arts Issue 2021: Caroline Mascardo

For the 2021 Arts Issue, Little Village asked local artists to “build a utopia” through a one- or two-page comic. Caroline Mascardo is a junior at Iowa City West High School. When they aren’t making political cartoons for the school newspaper, you can probably find them practicing violin, reading something by Kurt Vonnegut or consuming […]

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Arts Issue 2021: Lauren Haldeman

For the 2021 Arts Issue, Little Village asked local artists to “build a utopia” through a one- or two-page comic. Lauren Haldeman is the author of ‘Instead of Dying’ (winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry), ‘Calenday’ and ‘The Eccentricity is Zero.’ A graphic novelist and poet, she has received an Iowa Arts Fellowship, […]

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