Iowa City News - Local Stories

UI Field House Entrance To Be Demolished For Hospital

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Earlier today at the State of Iowa's Board of Regents meeting held at the Iowa Memorial Union, the Board of Regents approved demolishing the current University of Iowa Field House entrance to make room for a new UIHC project. The University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics have expanded multiple times in the past year, with a new children's hospital section and talks about demolishing a parking structure to add additional facilities.
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Even Governments Need Lobbyists

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If there's one message that's clear from Johnson County Board of Supervisor's recent decision to join a coalition to hire lobbyists for the corridor region, it's that even state politicians are grossly out of touch with constituents. Worse off, the only constituents they can pay attention to, are those with the best lobbyists.
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Occupy Iowa City Starts Today

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People will be gathering starting at 6pm this evening in College Green Park for an event they're calling Occupy Iowa City.
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Comedy Central Comes To Iowa City

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Comedy Central has been bringing rising comedians to campuses across the country as part of their fifth college tour, and Iowa City is included this year. This evening at the IMU, the University's Campus Activities Board presents Jermaine Fowler, Rory Scovel, and Nick Thune starting at 10pm. Jermaine Fowler has opened for Tosh.0 and has been in Knocked Up.
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Destination Des Moines: October

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If you want to get away from Iowa city for a minute Des Moines can offer you a change in scenery. During the month of October there are a few events worth breaking out of your shell to come and have a peck at. Colorado musicians Big Gigantic and Pretty Lights will be gracing the capital city with their musical talents.
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mc chris, MC Lars, Mega Ran, and Adam WarRock play in Iowa City

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mc chris (lowercase intentional) headlined a concert in Iowa City last night featuring MC Lars, MegaRan, and Adam WarRock to a sold-out crowd at the upstairs of the Blue Moose Tap House in downtown Iowa City.
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Misfortune and Occult delight the Landlocked Film Festival

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The 5th annual Landlocked Film Festival took place last weekend in Iowa City at several locations downtown. Englert Theatre, hotelVetro, Iowa City Public Library, and Bijou Theatre hosted independent film screenings, workshops and panels with directors from August 25 – 28.
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What's up in Iowa City this week.

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Iowa City has a lot of interesting and unique events happening every week, so here are a few cool Iowa City events you might want to check out this week.
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Iowa City Events This Week

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With Afroman having performed at the Blue Moose last night, and Kenan Thompson live in the IMU tonight, there's a lot of local stuff happening in Iowa City. Events ranging from concerts, movie screenings, and festivals happen all the time here.
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How will the 21 ordinance change Iowa 2011-2012?

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With University of Iowa classes in full swing, Iowa City area businesses, bars & restaurants will be busy with the rush of new students and their families. From buying last minute supplies to grabbing a bite to eat after settling into a new dorm room, local establishments will be seeing a rush of business in the next couple of weeks. One question remains however; Heading into the 2011-2012 school year, and the 2nd year of the 21 ordinance in Iowa City, how will the downtown economy be affected?
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