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Ecopolis Iowa City: Interview with Kamyar Enshayan, Beyond Pesticides: Community Models That Work

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Pesticide use is widespread, and driven by current monoculture cropping systems. Rural Iowans are at highest risk of pesticide exposure; more protective public health policies are urgently needed, and Ecological alternatives to pesticides are practical, effective and can be less costly.

Iowa City Council Candidates Inspire Vote With Climate Action, Green Economy Initiatives

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While the nation focuses on the presidential caucus races, the extraordinary campaigns of four Iowa City council candidates in November's upcoming election have inspired local voters to put the famed "UNESCO City of Literature" in the forefront of flourishing green economy and climate action proposals.

Bernie Sanders Clarifies How Many Pairs Of Underpants He Owns

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

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Ecopolis Iowa City: Interview With Chef Kurt Friese, Ramping Up the Local Food Economy

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

"We need to find ways to convince people that cooking is not a chore, it is not drudgery. It is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom, and it is the most tangible way we have of demonstrating our love to our family and friends. What could be a higher priority than that?"

Ecopolis Iowa City: As State Leads in Wind, Can Iowa City Become 'City of Solar'

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Less than 15 miles from Iowa City, in fact, the extraordinary work of general manager Warren McKenna and the Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) has won international acclaim for its role as a national model for solar financing and development.

Ecopolis Iowa City: Community Forum Launches Regenerative City Initiative

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A broad range of community members in Iowa City, Iowa kicked off the "Ecopolis Forum" today, a groundbreaking series of monthly winter conversations on creating the first regenerative city of the arts, food, renewable energy, and commerce in the heartland.

U of Iowa, Better Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.03.2013 | College

Students at the University of Iowa might be taking this whole "top party school" thing a little too far. Iowa was named the No. 1 party school this...

University Plans Return Of Jackson Pollack Painting And Other Art To Campus After Flood

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa received permission Wednesday to develop plans for a new museum to store its premier collection of fine...

This Teen Is The Opposite Of A Bully

Posted 01.11.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Jeremiah Anthony, a 17-year-old high school junior from Iowa City, ...

Landlord Charged With Peeping Students In Their Showers | Posted 01.05.2013 | College

An Iowa City landlord is facing invasion of privacy charges after allegedly peeping at a University of Iowa student and other female tenants in their ...

Child Porn Convict Is Suspect In 2005 Murder And Rape Of Girl

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 09.28.2012 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A federal inmate was charged Thursday in the rape and slaying of a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005, a breakthrough in a case ...

$1,000 Fine For Not Opening Doors For Cops?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.23.2012 | College

City officials are moving closer to having more power to kill the buzz of students at the University of Iowa, and some worry it could violate their ri...

Trial Looming For Dad Of Missing Iowa Girl

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 07.27.2012 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The father of one of the two missing Iowa cousins could learn Friday whether he must stand trial next week on domestic abuse or dru...

Student Accused Of Taking Off Clothes And Trespassing Allegedly Told Cops He Was Smoking 'Chronic'

The Daily Iowan | Posted 09.06.2012 | College

A UI student has been accused of taking his clothes off and singing loudly at the Old Capitol Town Center while under the influence....

SEX TRAFFICKING: Used For Backdoor Deals

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 07.24.2012 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A nationwide sex trafficking ring run by a violent pimp and his associates used to solicit customers for prostitu...

Iowa City, IA: Local Mom Confronts Wasteful Water Bottles Through Water Refill Business Plan | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

"We just don't live in this bubble inside our home, we're part of a greater world, we're interdependent."...

Iowa City, IA: Marine Still Finds Joy As He Relearns To Walk Without Legs (VIDEO) | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

"I just live my life. Nothing really is different. I just walk a little different."...

Police: Woman Attacks Boyfriend Who Turned Down Sex

Iowa City Patch | Posted 11.27.2011 | Crime

Melissa Barbara Minarsich, 28, is accused of attacking her boyfriend after he refused to have sex with her, according to investigators in Iowa City, I...

Too Drunk For A Bikini Waxing? | Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News

An Iowa City woman was arrested for allegedly snapping a towel at a spa employee after workers refused to give her a bikini wax because she was too dr...

How Do You Run A Museum After A Natural Disaster? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

To Sean O'Harrow, becoming director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art seemed like an opportunity to think outside the box. "Because, right n...

WATCH: ODES TO GAGA: Performances By College Students Across America Inspired By Lady Gaga

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Sure Lady Gaga has inspired a lot of Halloween costumes and questionable fashion trends, but the most aspirational thing about Gaga is her commitment ...

A Beer Snob Tastes NA Beers (Plus a homemade Bratwurst Recipe)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

In college towns like mine all across the US local authorities have run out of patience for the traditional beer-soaked tailgate parties. More specif...

Charlaine Harris on True Blood and Vampires That Sparkle

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

I recently sat down with Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels that True Blood is based on, to chat. Not on the agenda: Asking her where she gets her inspiration.

Video: Iowa businesses clamoring for gay tourists

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Iowa City, Home News

May 29: Local business owners along with the visitor's bureau is hoping to attract same-sex couples to Iowa City, Ia, where gay marriage is legal. KWW...

In Focus: No One Seems To Care That Area Man's Bike Was Stolen

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Iowa City, Home News

IOWA CITY, IA-Despite the fact that it cost $350 when purchased two years ago and was still in excellent condition, no one seems to care that area res...