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Inclusive Dubuque: Connecting People & Strengthening Community

How can we make Dubuque a more inclusive and equitable community? That is the question local businesses and organizations sought to answer when they came together in October 2013 through the Inclusive Dubuque initiative.

Inclusive Dubuque: Connecting People & Strengthening Community

Posted on January 19, 2015

How can we make Dubuque a more inclusive and equitable community? That is the question local businesses and organizations sought to answer when they came together in October 2013 through the Inclusive Dubuque initiative.

Presentation and Book Signing with The Kindness Diaries Author Leon Logothetis

Posted on January 18, 2015

Monday, January 19 @ 5:30 pm
Grand Harbor Resort, Platinum Room A

by Jeff Lenhart
photos courtesy of Leon Logothetis

Television host, producer, author, traveler, and just an all-around great guy, Leon Logothetis is making a stop in Dubuque on Monday, January 19th, at 5:30 PM at the Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark in Platinum Room A on the 2nd floor. Logothetis is the author of Amazing Adventures of a Nobody and is promoting his newest book, The Kindness Diaries. Leon will be giving a presentation followed by a book signing. The event is free, but free-will donations are accepted and appreciated for the Dubuque Rescue Mission.

Pura Vida! Yoga Wellness Adventure Retreat

Posted on January 02, 2015

February 16-21, 2015
Costa Rica

Maybe you’re dreading the long Midwestern winter following the excitement of the holidays. Maybe you’ve already had enough of the cold and dark. Or maybe you just need a change, a bit of adventure in your life. Meg Rima of Ignite Power Yoga Studio and Kristina Castaneda of Embody Renegade Wellness offer an enticing opportunity–a yoga and wellness adventure retreat in Costa Rica. Hosted by Peace Retreat in the lush surroundings near Costa Rica’s Playa Negra, the trip is scheduled for February 16–21, 2015 and if you’re already thinking about it the answer is yes, there are still spots open and you can go.

Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA: So Much More Than You Know

Posted By Bryce Parks on January 02, 2015

With the new year comes new year’s resolutions, and the #1 resolution most people make every year is to get it shape. Maybe people never get past making the resolution itself. Others get a couple weeks in before they give up. Those who make a real effort at it and those who find success doing so, have a plan. Usually that plan includes some kind of connection with an organized health or fitness facility or group. And when you talk about joining “the guy” there’s one place that’s been in the game of making people healthier longer than anyone and that, of course, is the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA.

Retro Rewind: Cars & Guitars

Posted By Mike Ironside on January 02, 2015

Saturday, January 10 @ Five Flags
Just when you thought there would be nothing to do in the bleak period that follows the holidays, Retro Rewind comes racing into Five Flags with a full day of “Kustom Kulture” and entertainment. Now in its second year, the event which is subtitled “Cars & Guitars” returns Saturday, January 10 with an arena full of vintage hot rods and motorcycles, classic guitars, and live music from 9 AM–7 PM, followed by an evening concert in the Five Flags Theater starting at 7 PM.

Toys for Tots: Winter Concert Tour and Stuff the Truck

Posted on November 20, 2014

Winter Concert Tour: November 20-December 22 at locations across the Tri-States

Stuff the Truck: December 6-7 at Theisen's Home • Farm • Auto

Pinot’s Palette

Posted on November 20, 2014

Paint and sip location opens in Dubuque

by Mike Ironside, w/ photos by Mike and Amber Betcher

Imagine hanging out with your friends, sipping on your favorite wine and listening to music while you all create beautiful paintings on canvas. If you’re thinking the only problem with the scenario is that you can’t paint, you might want to think again. Pinot’s Palette, a national leader in the “paint and sip” industry has just opened in Dubuque and the franchise owner Kerry Bowman is here to say that you can do it.

Hotel Julien 12 Days of Christmas

Posted on November 20, 2014

Monday, December 1-Sunday, December 21

In old school holiday tradition, the Hotel Julien Dubuque is celebrating Twelve Days of Chrismas with special events and great offers all season long. Check out the details on the many festive offerings coming your way from the landmark downtown dubuque hotspot!

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National News

Police find human remains in suitcase on San Francisco sidewalk

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco police on Wednesday discovered human body parts stuffed inside a suitcase that had been ditched on the sidewalk of a downtown street, officials said.

Son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested in Utah

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - The son of a Nevada rancher who was at the center of an armed stand-off with federal agents in a dispute over cattle grazing rights last year has been arrested in Utah, officials said.






One dead, six injured in San Francisco fire

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - One person died and six people were injured after a fire scorched a San Francisco building on Wednesday night, officials said.

Seattle police officer to be reviewed for arrest of innocent black man

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle's police chief on Wednesday ordered a review of an officer who wrongly arrested an elderly black man last summer, an incident for which the department apologized a day earlier.






Montana bride has no grounds to appeal murder conviction: prosecutors

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Wednesday said a Montana bride who admitted pushing her new husband off a cliff at Glacier National Park has no grounds to appeal her murder conviction after lying to officials and using trickery in a bid to conceal her crime.

Top Nevada lawyer joins suit against Obama's immigration relief plan

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - Nevada's newly minted Republican attorney general has joined a multi-state lawsuit seeking to block President Barack Obama's order easing the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants, without the support of the state's moderate governor.






Pentagon official urges NATO to focus on innovative weapons

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work on Wednesday urged NATO allies to develop and make more innovative weapons, and said bold action was needed to stay ahead of rapid weapons development by China, Russia and other countries.

Armed man detained near Super Bowl events sent for mental tests

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Phoenix police have sent a man for mental evaluation after he was detained while acting suspiciously near pre-Super Bowl events held in the city center and was found to be in possession of two guns and a knife, authorities said on Wednesday.






California school orders non-vaccinated kids home after possible measles case

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California high school barred dozens of non-vaccinated students from school on Wednesday over concern that a classmate may have contracted measles in a rare outbreak of the highly contagious disease that began at a Disneyland resort last month.

Laser's co-inventor, Nobel laureate Charles Townes, dead at 99

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Charles Townes, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser, a feat that revolutionized science, medicine, telecommunications and entertainment, has died at age 99, the University of California at Berkeley reported.






Entertainment News

Actress Lindsay Lohan's community service questioned in court

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday gave a prosecutor more time to investigate whether actress Lindsay Lohan failed to complete her community service requirements in a reckless driving case.






Rockers Fall Out Boy tops Billboard album chart

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock group Fall Out Boy topped the weekly Billboard 200 album chart for the third time, holding off pop star Taylor Swift's mega-selling "1989," Billboard said on Wednesday.

A Minute With: Blythe Danner on getting older, finding better roles

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - From Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" to Viola in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," Blythe Danner has had numerous starring roles on the Broadway stage, but in her first leading film role she tapped into something closer to home.






Letterman's 'Late Show' extends invite to ex-rival Leno: report

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian David Letterman's CBS "Late Show" reportedly has invited his former late-night television arch rival Jay Leno to appear as a guest on the program before Letterman retires from TV in May.

At 82, Broadway star Joel Grey comes out as gay

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Joel Grey, an Oscar winner for his role in "Cabaret" opposite Liza Minnelli and who was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years, on Wednesday publicly revealed that he is gay.






Leviathan director: controversy shows film 'touched something' in Russia

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Director Andrei Zvyagintsev, whose bleak depiction of his homeland in the Oscar-nominated film Leviathan divided Russia, said on Wednesday the polarization proved his movie had "touched something very important".

Larry David's Broadway play sets advance ticket sales record

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Larry David's new play, "Fish in the Dark," is shaping up for a major opening on Broadway next month and has already set a record for advance ticket sales by racking up $13.5 million before a single performance.






From Oscars to Sundance, Sharma and Revolori discuss India's 'Umrika'

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - In the midst of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, actors Suraj Sharma and Tony Revolori found themselves comparing notes on Hollywood's awards season, both having made their breakout in films that stormed into the Oscars race.

Taylor Swift says Twitter, Instagram accounts were hacked

Tue, 27 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Taylor Swift said her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked on Tuesday, but the rogue posts were quickly removed from the social media services.






Rocker PJ Harvey hopes glass room will reflect history

Tue, 27 Jan 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Art rocker PJ Harvey hopes that recording inside a glassed room at Somerset House in central London will help draw on the likes of Elizabeth I, who lived on its grounds before she was queen, and Oliver Cromwell, who lay in state there.