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Iowa Supreme Court strikes down Iowa City ballot measure on demolition of old Hoover Elementary building

The Iowa Supreme Court issued a ruling on Friday morning invalidating a ballot measure Iowa Citians are already voting on. Public measure LY, which the court struck down, asked voters to decide if the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) should be permitted to “demolish the building known as Hoover Elementary School, located at […]

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Iowa City Student Climate Strike want to the community to join its ‘roving climate strikes’

Two weeks after their rally with Greta Thunberg brought downtown Iowa City to a standstill, the organizers of the Iowa City Student Climate Strike (ICSCS) want to go mobile with their strike, with people all across Iowa City joining in. “Last week we started our roving climate strikes, where we’re just trying to go from one place to another,” […]

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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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Street closures announced for UI Homecoming Parade

Zak Neumann, Homecoming Parade

This year’s University of Iowa Homecoming Parade is scheduled to kick off at 5.45 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Washington and Gilbert streets. The city estimates 15,000 people will attend the UI Homecoming Parade. This year’s grand marshal is B.J. Armstrong, a Hawkeye basketball great, NBA All-Star and Chicago Bulls […]

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Joe Tiefenthaler steps down as executive director of FilmScene

FilmScene announced on Friday its executive director Joe Tiefenthaler resigned last week, after five years at the nonprofit cinema. “On Friday, October 4th, I stepped down from my duties at FilmScene—an emotional but necessary move as I turn my focus to new endeavors in our community and beyond,” Tiefenthaler said in a written […]

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Your Village: What is the crosswalk signal on Clinton Street saying?

“I cannot understand what the voice is saying at the downtown crosswalks after it announces the street name. It bugs me every time I hear it. It says something like ‘Clinton, Clinton, walk standing on the blocks.'” (Anonymous, Iowa City, via email) Well, the “Clinton” part is right. The rest is… close. Sort of. […]

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Sen. Cory Booker returns to eastern Iowa after ‘a decisive moment’ for his campaign

Sen. Cory Booker is returning to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City on Monday. The New Jersey senator’s campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination gained a new lease on life at the end of last month, when it reached a fundraising goal of $1.7 million, Booker announced on Sept. 21. […]

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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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‘Change is coming,’ Greta Thunberg tells crowd of thousands at the Iowa City Student Climate Strike rally

First came squeals from people near the stage, then a roar of cheers. The crowd of more than 3,000 gathered at the intersection of Dubuque Street and Iowa Avenue Friday afternoon for the Iowa City Student Climate Strike rally, quickly switched to a chant of “Greta! Greta! Greta!” as the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took the stage. She was joined by students who, inspired by her work, have led […]

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Waterloo teacher placed on leave after Facebook comment about not having ‘my sniper rifle’ for Greta Thunberg’s Iowa City visit

A chemistry teacher at Waterloo West High School has been placed on administrative leave after posting a Facebook comment about not having his “sniper rifle” for Greta Thunberg’s visit to Iowa City. […]

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Location for Iowa City Student Climate Strike rally featuring Greta Thunberg has been changed

On Wednesday afternoon, the Iowa City Student Climate Strike announced that Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish activist who inspired the movement, would be joining the Iowa City students for a rally on the Ped Mall at noon. The response to that news was so overwhelming the event had to be moved to a larger venue to accommodate the anticipated crowd. […]

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Street closures announced for Northside Oktoberfest on Saturday

The 24th annual Northside Oktoberfest will bring beer, brats and family-friendly fun to Iowa City on Saturday. And for the first time since 2015, Oktoberfest will actually be held during October, instead of September. Street closures for the event will start at midnight on Saturday, and the streets won’t reopen until sometime after the festival […]

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