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Free parking but no bus rides in Iowa City on Thanksgiving, free bus rides but no free parking on Friday, a mix of the two on Saturday

Parking will be free in downtown Iowa City on Thanksgiving and parking in the ramps will also be free Saturday this week. You’ll still have to feed the meters and pay to park in a ramp on Friday, when spaces […]

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Project Holiday returns for 35th year of home-cooked meals, with fewer barriers for families in need

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank’s Project Holiday has helped families experiencing food insecurity enjoy a home-cooked holiday meal for 35 years. It provided traditional entrees and sides to almost 1,500 families last year, and this year has eliminated the […]

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Eastern Iowa’s queer softball league has had a home run of a year

It’s been a promising year for the Lambda Softball Association of Eastern Iowa (LSA). After a two-year process, LSA and Iowa City became the 48th member of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA). To become a member city, […]

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Iowa City Council now accepting applications to fill its upcoming vacancy

Iowa City is now accepting applications for the upcoming vacancy on the city council that will happen when at-large member Janice Weiner steps down at the beginning of next year. Weiner submitted her resignation after winning election to the Iowa […]

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Mazahir Salih is stepping down as executive director of the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa

Mazahir Salih announced on Monday that she is stepping down as executive director of the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (CWJ). “It has been an honor to serve in this role, and it has also taken a toll […]

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Iowa City roller derby athletes show new batch of beginners how to roll (and fall)

It’s the second day of 101 Bootcamp. There are seven new recruits for the Old Capitol City Roller Derby (OCCRD) team. Tart of Darkness #323, Cara Delaney, straps on her knee pads and elbow pads, her wrist guards and mouth […]

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CCAN asks for donations to repair damaged RV so they can continue distributing winter clothes

A year after hitting the road for the first time, the Corridor Community Action Network’s (CCAN) free mobile clothing closet has run into a problem. The CCAN-Clothes Cruise’s RV was being stocked with warm clothes donated by the community Thursday […]

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Take a bus to your polling place for free on Tuesday in Iowa City and Coralville

To make it easier for voters to get to polls on Election Day, Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit are both making all bus rides free on Tuesday. All city buses in both cities, regardless of whether they are serving […]

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Where to vote in Johnson and Linn County on the final weekend of early voting

Early voting continues in the Nov. 8 general election — there will be satellite voting locations open in Linn County this weekend and two in Johnson County. The auditor’s offices in both counties are also adding weekend hours to accommodate […]

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In the new District 1, Democrat Christina Bohannan faces a staunchly anti-abortion, GOP super PAC-supported incumbent

Southeast Iowa has gone from being the 2nd Congressional District to the 1st since Christina Bohannan began running for its U.S. House seat in August 2021. But the major concerns of its residents have remained the same, she said. Inflation […]

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Havenpark tenants fight predatory rent increases: ‘Our piece of the American Dream needs to be protected’

Lory Van Allen moved into Modern Manor, a manufactured home park, because it was once an affordable place to live. Before Havenpark Communities bought her neighborhood earlier this year, her rent was $340, a sizable portion of her fixed income. […]

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Democrats discuss obstacles ahead of ‘revolutionary’ midterm election

“We’ve been working hard. You’ve been working hard. All the candidates have been working really hard,” Mike Franken told the people gathered at the Iowa City Masonic Building for the Johnson County Democratic Party’s “Get Out the Vote” event on […]

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