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06.05.13 Andy Cush

As drones, CCTV cameras, and various other surveillance technologies continue to proliferate in New York City and around the world, one city has taken it a definitive, if temporary, stance against the eyes in the sky: Iowa City, Iowa. City Council voted unanimously to approve the first reading of a bill that would outlaw drones, traffic […]

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05.15.13 Andy Cush

Sorry, white people from Iowa. Columbia University’s Lydia C. Roberts scholarship, established in 1920, offered financial aid to your kind and your kind only. Not a “[person] of the Caucasian race, of either sex, born in the State of Iowa,” who “graduated from a college or university in the State of Iowa?” You’re not eligible for […]

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11.03.10 Lauri Apple

Yesterday’s election results, OMG. Mostly terrible, with the Republicans winning lots of Congressional seats and governor’s races and people (?) like Sarah Palin saying smarmy crap on their Twitters all night long, bragging about refudiation. GOP in the muthafuckin’ House, for real. […]

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07.16.10 Bucky Turco

An Iowa man wants to tear down his 110-year-old historic Victorian home, but the town won’t let him, so he decided to retaliate by hiring young people to spray paint “silly graffiti” on it, hoping it would force officials to reconsider. Unfortunately for him, the new embellishments don’t violate any local ordinances and only succeeded […]

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10.08.09 Cajun Boy

So this is what the kids do for fun in Iowa? Animal control officers in Sioux City, Iowa say that someone placed a dead deer on the front porch of a family’s home. The deer was dressed as a clown. |WTOP| […]

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09.09.09 Bucky Turco

After an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers mercilessly tossing live male chicks like beanbags at a major egg hatchery in Iowa, the owner did his own investigation and came to the same conclusion as them: the birds are mostly tortured. But the company says it’s all good now and released a statement […]

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