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White supremacist propaganda disguised as a health warning distributed in Coralville

Some Coralville residents found flyers with white supremacist messages thrown onto their lawns and driveways on Wednesday. The adhesive-backed flyers from the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group, were wrapped around copies of the Muscatine Parks & Recreation newsletter. Muscatine Parks & Rec, of course, has nothing to do with the National Alliance, but in addition […]

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Iowa City begins final collection of derecho debris, curbside and drop-off options available in Coralville and North Liberty

City crews will start their final round of curbside collection of large debris from the Aug. 10 derecho in Iowa City on Monday. The Public Works Department estimates that the final round may take until the end of September to complete. “Following the final pass of debris removal, residents will need to adhere to pre-storm […]

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Tens of thousands of locals still without power as derecho clean-up efforts continue in eastern Iowa

Clean up continues throughout the area following Monday’s derecho. Almost 13,000 MidAmerican Energy customers in Johnson County, including 8,825 in Iowa City, were still without power on Wednesday morning, according to the company’s outage page. Alliant Energy reports 85,048 Linn County customers without power, and 3,967 in Johnson County. Linn County REC, another regional energy […]

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Coralville City Councilmember says he has ‘zero tolerance’ for Black Lives Matter, calls it ‘a bunch of criminals’

During the public comments period of the Coralville City Council’s Tuesday Zoom meeting, multiple residents inquired about the city’s efforts to oversee and potentially reform the Coralville Police Department, as protesters have demanded. Twice, Councilmember Tom Gill interrupted responses to these questions from his fellow city councilmembers by pointing out there was a work session slated to discuss issues of racial justice following the meeting. […]

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COVID-19: Johnson County reports 27 new cases, Muscatine mayor receives death threats over face mask mandate

Johnson County saw its 22nd consecutive day of double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as the Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 27 county residents tested positive for the virus during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. Since the current surge began on June 17, there have been 676 new cases reported […]

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