People & Places

Saturday event fundraises for swim lesson scholarships

IOWA CITY - Swimming is an ideal summer activity, and one Iowa City program aims to make sure the water isn't dangerous for young children.A handful o ...

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Farmers market season returns in Eastern Iowa

Farmers market season is back, and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City markets are aiming for greater social responsibility. The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers ...

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Iowa City benches become artists’ canvases

IOWA CITY - Public benches in downtown Iowa City have become canvases for local artists as part of the sixth installment of the University of Iowa Com ...

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Hostility and hate crimes is topic of Marion program

MARION - The local group Positive Words and Actions sponsors a public event, #x201c;Hostility and Hate Crimes, Humanity and Hope,#x201d; at 1:30 p.m. ...

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Workers’ Memorial Day ceremonies set for Friday

Iowans and state officials plan to gather Friday to recognize more than 30 people who died while on the job or from job-related injuries last year.In ...

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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson speaks on sexual harassment, need to address issue

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sexual harassment is not something women should face alone, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson says.Since 95 percent of Fortune 50 ...

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Mount Vernon firefighter set to run 24 hours for Relay for Life

MOUNT VERNON - By the time the Relay for Life event at Cornell College kicks off Saturday morning, Casey O'Connor plans to have warmed up with a few e ...

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University of Iowa graduate studying health of refugees in Jordan

A native of Jordan, Tala Al-Rousan attended medical school in Cairo, Egypt, later traveling across the Middle East and Africa to help citizens in war- ...

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Having a ball at EcoFest in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Founded in 1970, Earth Day is an international holiday celebrated across more than 100 countries to demonstrate support for the environ ...

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Iowa City Public Library prepares Bookmobile for summer programming

IOWA CITY - Iowa City Public Library staffers have been preparing for the debut of the Book Mobile for more than a year - with some even driving aroun ...

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Camps offer kids more chances to go ‘wild’

IOWA CITY - University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are partnering on a project to introduce hundreds of children to Iowa's st ...

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson from Iowa sets space duration record

Iowa-born astronaut Peggy Whitson set a record early Monday for the most time an American has spent in space - and still has five months to go aboard ...

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Iowa motorcycle legend John Parham ‘touched a lot of people’s lives’

ANAMOSA - Jill Parham says her husband was #x201c;one of those people that everybody just wanted to talk to.#x201d;#x201c;He had so many friends in so ...

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Hundreds advocate for evidence-based policies at Iowa City March for Science

IOWA CITY - More than 400 gathered at the March for Science in Iowa City on Saturday afternoon to push for policymaking based on scientific evidence. ...

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In Iowa: Holocaust survivor returns to Corridor with message of hope

He was born in Poland, lost his family in the Holocaust, raised his children in Cedar Rapids and now, after decades away, Dr. Jacob Eisenbach returns ...

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