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Following backlash, the Iowa City Council has decided to replace some of the new Ped Mall benches

The Iowa City Council decided to alter the Ped Mall Improvement Plan to include benches with no center armrest, during its work session on Tuesday. Twenty percent of the 70 new benches, or a total of 14, will be without center armrests. The council also directed the city engineer’s office to determine how many of […]

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Murals welcome people to the Catholic Worker House

The Iowa City Catholic Worker House’s garage, which looks out over Lower Muscatine Rd across from Kirkwood Community College, has added a few new murals from local artists in the hope of welcoming folks into the house. “We want everyone to know that immigrants and refugees are welcome here,” Emily Sinnwell, a nurse practitioner and […]

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