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Iowa City begins final collection of derecho debris, curbside and drop-off options available in Coralville and North Liberty

City crews will start their final round of curbside collection of large debris from the Aug. 10 derecho in Iowa City on Monday. The Public Works Department estimates that the final round may take until the end of September to complete. “Following the final pass of debris removal, residents will need to adhere to pre-storm […]

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Tens of thousands of locals still without power as derecho clean-up efforts continue in eastern Iowa

Clean up continues throughout the area following Monday’s derecho. Almost 13,000 MidAmerican Energy customers in Johnson County, including 8,825 in Iowa City, were still without power on Wednesday morning, according to the company’s outage page. Alliant Energy reports 85,048 Linn County customers without power, and 3,967 in Johnson County. Linn County REC, another regional energy […]

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‘We want change’: North Liberty school students walk-out to protest school shootings and political inaction

One of the busiest intersections in North Liberty became the site of a loud, determined protest on Friday afternoon. Students from North Central Junior High School and Liberty High School walked out of class at 2 p.m., and gathered at the corner of Forevergreen Rd. and Hwy. 965 to protest gun violence and the lack of political action following recent school shootings. […]

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