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Local farmers markets enter national competition to determine who’s got the goods

The Iowa City Famers Market and other local farmers markets are competing this year in the Farmers Market Celebration, an annual competition organized by American Farmland Trust to determine the country’s most popular farmers markets. “We have participated in the past, when the format was different,” Tammy Neumann, the city’s coordinator for the market, told […]

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Iowa House passes bill allowing landlords to discriminate against people receiving federal housing assistance

On Monday, the Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill already approved by the Senate, which would overturn ordinances in Iowa City, Marion and Des Moines that prevent landlords from discriminating against people who receive federal housing assistance. In addition to invalidating existing ordinances, SF 252 (formerly SSB 1079) would also prohibit any local government […]

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Bill that would allow landlords to refuse to rent to people on federal assistance approved by Iowa Senate subcommittee

A bill advancing through the Iowa Senate would strike down ordinances in Iowa City, Marion and Des Moines that prevent landlords from discriminating against people who receive federal housing assistance. SSB 1079 would strip all local governments in the state of the power to enact or enforce ordinances that prohibit landlords from rejecting potential renters […]

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Bernie Sanders stays warm, becomes a meme, starts popping up in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Marion

Sen. Bernie Sanders suddenly seems to be everywhere. In little over a day, the Vermont senator has movie cameos, appeared in classic paintings, visited New York and joined the crew of he starship Enterprise — all thanks to a photo from President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The original photo was taken by photographer Brendan Smialowski for […]

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Cedar Rapids changes curfew hours and relocates a Neighborhood Resource Center; Red Cross shelter in Palo closes

As storm clean-up continues throughout Linn County, Cedar Rapids announced changes to both its nightly curfew and to one of its Neighborhood Resource Centers on Tuesday. The closure of the pod food distribution centers and one of the emergency shelters set up by the American Red Cross in Linn County were also announced. Cedar Rapids’ […]

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Forum at Linn-Mar High School will ask legislators and candidates about issues most important to youth

Editor’s note: Alex Drahos, one of the forum organizers, posted on Facebook Friday afternoon that the event has been canceled due to the weather. The last decade was filled with young activists in Iowa and across the country demanding their voices be heard on the issues important to them. And it doesn’t look like this will stop in 2020. Four Linn County high school students […]

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