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Letter to the editor: Time for our strengths to shine

For over 60 years The Procter and Gamble (P&G) Iowa City Beauty Care Site has been a vital part of our local economy. On Feb. 7, P&G shared with the local community its decision to move the haircare and body wash production lines from Iowa City to its new West Virginia location in 2020. Make no mistake; the ramifications will stretch far beyond the estimated 500 positions that will be lost. […]

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Iowa City pummeled by storm of kids using the WiFi

Iowa City residents barely avoided pandemonium as a forecasted blizzard dumped nearly 1.25 inches of snow over the area Thursday afternoon and into the evening. Residents were not surprised yesterday to receive phone calls, voice mails, text messages and emails from Superintendent Stephen F. Murley at 4:16 p.m., 4:17 p.m., 4:18 p.m. and 4:19 p.m. declaring in advance the closure of all area schools as a measure to keep residents safe from a snowfall that very nearly re-coated sidewalks cleared just days before. […]

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PEACE Iowa is offering training in nonviolent resistance

Peace Iowa will be offering free training in nonviolent resistance on Saturday. “Last summer, we awarded a scholarship to Karen Nichols, so she could attend a week-long training program at the Satyagraha Institute,” Carole Winkleblack, a volunteer with the Iowa City-based nonprofit, told Little Village. “And she’ll be leading the program on Saturday to impart what she learned.”
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Iowa’s ‘stand your ground’ law will be tested following the jury verdict in the 2017 Ped Mall shooting

In a typical criminal trial, the announcement of the jury’s verdict is the most important moment. But the trial of Lamar Wilson for the deadly Aug. 27 shooting on Iowa City’s Ped Mall will be an exception. Because a post-conviction hearing will be the first test of Iowa’s “stand your ground” (SYG) law. […]

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