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Summer camp in Iowa City held with immigrant children in mind

IOWA CITY - In Iowa City earlier this month, a room was a riot of noise as 25 immigrant children enjoyed a summer camp designed to offer fun and also ...

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Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dead at age 41

Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in a southern California home Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner' ...

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Keith Urban renewal

Alan Skulley, Last Word FeaturesKeith Urban has released eight albums since he broke onto the American country music scene with his 1999 self-titled a ...

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Jim Gaffigan: finding light in the darkness with humor

Comedian Jim Gaffigan's world has been no laughing matter of late. But humor has been a release valve as his wife and collaborator, Jeannie, has been ...

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Iowa City police sponsoring RAGBRAI ride, camping trip

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City Police Department is sponsoring a one-day RAGBRAI ride and overnight camping trip. Iowa City police community services offi ...

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10 things to do in the Corridor under $10 July 21-23

FREEMUSIC Marion Big Band VocalistsFree, 7 p.m. today (7/20), Marion Square Park, 1107 Seventh Ave.MUSIC Cedar Rapids Municipal BandFree, 10 a.m. Satu ...

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Johnson County Fair returns to Iowa City July 24-27

IOWA CITY - For Charlie Isaacs, the Johnson County Fair is more than a week of festivities. It is about family tradition and hard work. #x201c;It runs ...

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Waiting too long to weed can turn a relaxing task into a trial

It's important to savor the little sensual pleasures of everyday life, even when doing chores. For instance, I hang sheets and clothes on a clotheslin ...

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Cocktail bar, The Lounge, opens in Smulekoff’s building

Adam Covington loves seeing people on their wedding days.#x201c;Weddings are one of the happiest days in most people's lives. Everyone is in such a go ...

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Heat index expected to reach 106 in some areas of Eastern Iowa this week

CEDAR RAPIDS - Hot and humid weather conditions are expected all through the week, as the National Weather Service predicts the hear index to hit as h ...

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Iowa State Fair unveils new food offerings

UPDATE: If you're an Iowa State Fair food aficianado, today was your day. Officials unveiled the list of new state fair foods at 1 p.m. today at the ...

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Concert series highlights Indian Creek Nature Center

CEDAR RAPIDS - Attendance is up dramatically at Indian Creek Nature Center this summer, and an upcoming concert series aims to continue that trend.Aft ...

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Cedar Rapids Fire Department offers academy for young women

CEDAR RAPIDS - Exposure to the firefighting field for women, by women.That is the aim of a four-day camp hosted by the Cedar Rapids Fire Department to ...

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New not-for-profit innovation program formed in partnership with NewBoCo and United Way

A new program aims to help not-for-profits launch new services, strengthen financial viability and make an even bigger impact in the communities they ...

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Hiawatha native gives his Medal of Honor to 173rd Airborne Brigade

CEDAR RAPIDS - Since he received the Medal of Honor in 2010 for heroic action in Afghanistan, Salvatore Giunta has emphasized that the recognition was ...

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