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Internet trolls post pro-white signs in Iowa City

Signs reading “It’s okay to be white,” were found around Iowa City over the weekend, KCRG reported. Iowa City is just one of several cities in the United States and Canada where such signs have been found since the end of October. The signs were apparently inspired by a post on 4chan, an anonymous online message board. […]

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Bidding the iconic University of Iowa Field House pool a fond farewell

An iconic landmark built in 1927 is set to disappear when the swimming pool in the University of Iowa Field House will be updated and converted to a fitness center, according to a budget approved in June by the Iowa Board of Regents Property and Facilities Committee. Projected to run at least $10 million, the update will be funded by gifts and earnings to recreational services and income on university investments. […]

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Iowa City Police chaplain program contested by national, local secular groups

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is raising constitutional objections to the Iowa City Police Department’s chaplaincy program, which the group argues is a violation of the legal barriers between church and state. […]

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‘This is about a movement’: District B candidate Ryan Hall wants to bridge the gap between students and others in Iowa City

University of Iowa undergraduate Ryan Hall said he believes his candidacy for the District B city council seat can help bridge what he sees as a gap between students and other residents of Iowa City. “A lot of the struggles that students are going through—the affordable housing crisis, paying way too much of the little money that they have trying to put a roof over their head—also effects our poor and working class in Iowa City,” Hall told Little Village. “So, if we bridge those gaps with the students and the residents of Iowa City to find solutions and build up the movement that is needed to build the voices, [and] the power of our local people really effect change.”
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Seattle joins Iowa City as a UNESCO City of Literature

Iowa City is no longer the only UNESCO City of Literature in the United States. On Oct. 31, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization designed Seattle as one of eight new cities of literature. Seattle was one of 64 cities added to UNESCO Creative Cities Network, which recognizes distinction in seven fields: crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts and music. […]

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Susan Mims wants to bring her experience as a member of the Iowa City Council to District B

Susan Mims’ eight years of experience on the Iowa City Council is evident as speaks about the issues. Mims can cite 15-point plans the council has adopted and weigh the benefits of different approaches to zoning regulations, while discussing the issues that face Iowa City. […]

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‘I think we need leadership that represents everyone’: Angela Winnike wants to bring a new voice to the Iowa City Council

Ask Angela Winnike, a candidate for one of the two at-large city council seats, why she is running for the Iowa City Council and she talks about making the council a better reflection of the city’s population. “I think we live a community that’s really inclusive and open-minded, but I think we need leadership that represents everyone in our community,” Winnike told Little Village. “And that means people of all gender identities, all ages, all ethnic and cultural backgrounds and different economic backgrounds.” […]

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‘A better life is something you build’: Iowa City Council candidate Mazahir Salih hopes to create a more inclusive community

Mazahir Salih, a candidate for one of two at-large seats on the Iowa City Council, is focusing on building a more inclusive community in Iowa City by addressing affordable housing, building partnerships with local businesses and improving public transportation. […]

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New designs for the Ped Mall will be unveiled at a public meeting on Thursday

An update on plans for the improvements to Iowa City’s Ped Mall will be presented on Thursday evening at the Sheraton Hotel. The improvements are the next step in the Downtown and Pedestrian Mall Streetscape Plan that was approved by the city council in 2014. […]

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