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In Coralville, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocate for ‘loving thy neighbor,’ disrupting the establishment

“I think I’m going to make a very short speech, because Alexandria said it all,” Sen. Bernie Sanders told the people packed into the Expo Hall of the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for the 2020 presidential candidate’s rally, featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. […]

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Sun Cafe and Zio Johno’s move, and Guild Wurst Tavern makes a major change

Two Iowa City restaurants are in the process of moving, and this will be the last week before a Coralville eatery dramatically cuts its hours. Sun Cafe is moving into Zio Johno’s spot on Riverside Drive, and Zio Johno’s has moving around the corner and will reopen in part of what used to be Paul’s Discount. […]

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Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Coralville Saturday featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a rally on Saturday night with one of his highest-profile supporters, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The first-term member of Congress endorsed Sanders on Oct. 19 at a rally in New York City that brought a crowd of 26,000 to a park adjacent to the Queenbridge Houses, the largest public housing development in […]

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Class action lawsuit filed against Hy-Vee over its months-long data breach

Two customers whose card information was stolen in a Hy-Vee data breach filed a class action suit against the company in federal court in Illinois. “The Data Breach was the inevitable result of Hy-Vee’s inadequate data security measures and cavalier approach to data security,” according the plaintiff’s filing. “Despite the well-publicized and ever-growing […]

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Hy-Vee announces locations of malware-infected sites where customer card data was stolen

Two months after Hy-Vee first discovered a data security breach that allowed criminals to steal the debit and credit card data of customers, the company has released information regarding the locations of the stores where the thefts occurred. […]

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Republican Mark Sanford, challenging Trump for the 2020 nomination, is holding a meet-and-greet at the Coralville Farmers Market

Mark Sanford, one of the three Republicans challenging Donald Trump for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, will hold a meet-and-greet at the Coralville Farmers Market on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Sanford, a former Trump supporter who concedes he stands almost no chance of defeating the president, is best known for disappearing for […]

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Sharing the stories of suicide attempt survivors, an artist hopes to reduce stigma

As part of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Crisis Center of Johnson County is hosting a presentation by Dese’Rae L. Stage, creator of a nationally recognized art project in which suicide attempt survivors tell their stories. “Live Through This” publishes those stories, along with a portrait of the attempt survivors taken by Stage. […]

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This week in political activism April 12-16

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Start local by getting to know your county supervisors and city council Legislative Forum on Mental Illness Mercy Medical Hallagan Center (701 10th St SE, Cedar […]

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Celebrate spring by joining a community garden

Spring is here! What better way to celebrate its arrival than to get your hands dirty outside at a community garden? Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids all offer city-run options. Cedar Rapids Ellis Park — 916 Ellis Blvd NW (no running water) Squaw Creek — Hwy 13 and Golf Course Rd SE Tuma Park […]

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Flood construction may mean the end for a Coralville bar, and an uncertain future for its employees

Bar’Ber Shop Tavern

This summer marks the eighth anniversary of the Iowa Flood of 2008. However, the flood, which left parts of the University of Iowa campus underwater and left $64 billion in property damage all told, is still not done leaving a toll on the Johnson County community. It’s latest victim: the Bar’ber Shop Tavern. The Bar’ber […]

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