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Thursday, June 25, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court upholds key Obamacare insurance subsidies

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation o ... »

Volunteering at hospice brings both tears and rewards
He can’t say why he chose it. All he wanted to do was serve others. So Todd Betzer, 72 of Marion, found himself volunteering at a hospice.Just ... »
University of Iowa plans to develop early screening test for pregnancy disorder
IOWA CITY — The American Heart Association announced Thursday a $3.7 million grant to fund a team of University of Iowa researchers investigati ... »
No backup should Supreme Court scrap ACA subsidies
By the end of this month, the Supreme Court will announce its decision in King v. Burwell, the latest high-stakes fight over the Affordable Care Act. ... »
Caregivers Part Two: Don’t forget to take care of yourself
IOWA CITY — For many caregivers, the time involved in caring for a loved one often means juggling employment with a whole new list of at-home r ... »
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Travel: Brown, Indiana

Indiana’s Brown County doesn’t deserve its prosaic name, for this scenic region south of Indianapolis is anything but brown. Especial ... »

Iowa All Over: Schools of the past
MOUNT VERNON — Minutes away from Cedar Rapids, just down Mount Vernon Road, a historic building offers visitors a look at the Abbe Creek School ... »
AsianFest returning to Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS — The culture of the far east will again celebrated next month during Cedar Rapids’ second AsianFest.The festival, which st ... »
Artist paints what Iowans often take for granted for past 20 years
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s not often you hear a preference for Iowa’s landscape to Colorado’s rocky mountains. But if you’ ... »
Pants-Free Parenting: Mother rethinks, simplifies her wish for her children
Years before I had children, my dear neighbor Natalie, who has five children, told me something I didn’t believe. She said, “All I want ... »
Sunday, June 28, 2015
‘Gotz and Meyer’: Family story, writing style are simply unforgettable

Many novels and non-fiction books about the Holocaust take place in Germany and Poland. But David Albahari’s remarkable short novel, ȁ ... »

Travel guides help plan perfect vacation
If you are not a frequent flier, you may have only one shot to make the most of your vacation. Planning ahead with a travel guide ensures you hit thos ... »
Iowans’ secret lives provide inspiration for Iowa author
In the spring of 2012, Dean Bakopoulos was having trouble sleeping. “I would take long walks,” the author says in a phone interview. &#x ... »
‘Summerlong’: Love, grief mix in with summer romance novel
Four people, each wrestling with personal demons, offer both solace and conflict to one another in “Summerlong,” Dean Bakopoulos' third no ... »
‘Orange is the New Black’: Topic is titillating, but book lacks personal introspective
In 2010 Piper Kerman was known to readers and booksellers as the author of “Orange is the New Black,” a memoir detailing her year in a ... »
Saturday, June 27, 2015
At Home: Maintenance tips for your mid-summer garden

Summer is officially here, and gardens are in full bloom. Jennifer Shull, manager at Culver's Garden Center and Greenhouse, offers some advice to k ... »

From the Ground Up: When to bring summer blooming flowers indoors
Last month we shared tips for spring bouquets, this week is tips for long lasting summer blooms. Always cut flowers in early morning when they contain ... »
Lowe Park will be one of six stops on Linn County Garden Walk
LINN COUNTY — Just a short drive from downtown Marion, a tranquil destination awaits. Lowe Park's demonstration gardens are home to nearly ever ... »
Tips to choose the right tree for your yard
Planting new trees? Chose ones that fit the area, says Lucy Hershberger, owner of Coralville-based landscaping company Forever Green.Right size, right ... »
Expansive vegetable garden, plethora of perennials create Iowa City oasis
IOWA CITY — The front yard of Monica and Paul Hoherz’s modest ranch home at 724 Wheaton Rd. in Iowa City is deceptive. With just a few t ... »