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Footnotes on the 2020 Caucus: Favorite photos of 2019 and a candidate quiz

Footnotes on the 2020 Caucus is an occasional series observing some of the traditions, rituals and oddities of the Iowa presidential caucuses. It was one of those rare moments when a candidate gets to relax during a long day on the campaign trail. Well after 11 p.m. on June 8, Sen. Cory Booker was leaving […]

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Openings, closings and wanderings: 2019 restaurant news in review

It was a turbulent year for many restaurants in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Two that opened in January — BeerBurger in downtown Iowa City and Linn Street Dive — closed before the end of summer. But BeerBurger still has its North Liberty location, and in December, Linn Street Dive became Marco’s Grilled Cheese. Melk […]

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Ten years of marriage equality and 150 years of women lawyers: Important Iowa anniversaries in 2019

That Iowa has been a leader in establishing basic rights, which other Americans later take for granted, almost always comes as a surprise to non-Iowans. But this year marked major anniversaries for at least two instances in which Iowa showed that kind of leadership. The 10th anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision in Varnum […]

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