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Watch: Meet the Iowa Student Climate Strikers

The Iowa City Climate Strikers were voted the 2019 Best Environmental Advocates in the CRANDIC by Little Village voters. Get to know the strikers and how their weekly walk-outs helped push the climate justice conversation forward locally this year. Thanks to the The City of Iowa City Government for sponsoring the Best Environmental Advocate award! […]

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‘Change is coming,’ Greta Thunberg tells crowd of thousands at the Iowa City Student Climate Strike rally

First came squeals from people near the stage, then a roar of cheers. The crowd of more than 3,000 gathered at the intersection of Dubuque Street and Iowa Avenue Friday afternoon for the Iowa City Student Climate Strike rally, quickly switched to a chant of “Greta! Greta! Greta!” as the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took the stage. She was joined by students who, inspired by her work, have led […]

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Footnotes on the 2020 Caucus: A first-time voter encounters buddy-buddy candidates and rude reporters at the Iowa State Fair

The annual two-week phenomenon that is the Iowa State Fair is well-known for its amply supply of pigs, people, meals on sticks and, once every four years, its parade of presidential candidates. Livestock gets judged in the various barns at the fairgrounds, and candidates get judged at the Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox […]

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‘We won’t go back’: Reproductive rights advocates rally on the Pentacrest

Parents, grandparents, college students, sexual assault survivors, LGBTQ individuals, Christians, women’s health clinic workers and more gathered on the University of Iowa Pentacrest Friday, May 17, in support of abortion access. The demonstration, titled We Will NOT Go Back — Rally to Protect our Reproductive Rights, was organized by Liana McGowan Reimer and Nicholas Schnerre […]

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Hair Art’s one-woman show

When I tell Man Kwi Park, owner of Hair Art salon in downtown Iowa City, that I am travelling to Hong Kong, she tells me that I should stop by Korea on the way there. “My nephew lives there,” she tells me with a wink. He’s single. She calls her husband from the back and […]

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