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When Red Hot Chili Peppers Expanded With ‘By the Way’ Single

When John Frusciante joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers at age 18, replacing the band’s late co-founder Hillel Slovak, he intimately knew the musical situation he was entering. And as a major fan of the band’s heavy funk-rock style, he slotted seamlessly into that mold for two major LPs, 1989’s Mother’s Milk and their multiplatinum 1991 breakthrough, Blood Sugar Sex Magik.
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‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Reviews Call It a Solid Marvel Adventure

The new Thor movie, the fourth in the Marvel franchise and the second in a row directed by Taika Waititi, premiered in Los Angeles tonight. That meant that for the first time critics were allowed to tweet their reactions to the movie, which follows Chris Hemsworth’s Thor back into outer space for an encounter with Christian Bale’s Gorr the God-Butcher and a reunion with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, who now also possesses the power of Thor (and his old magic hammer, Mjolnir).
MOVIES

[DEVELOPING] Truck Strikes Protestors In Cedar Rapids

After news broke of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe Vs. Wade early on Friday morning, protests started popping up all across the country. One protest in Cedar Rapids took a dangerous turn on Friday evening. A few hours after the decision went public, various pro-choice organizers started to...
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Check out the Nebraska Ghost Town With Only ONE Resident [PICS]

Living in the middle of nowhere entirely by yourself might creep some people out, but for Monowi, Nebraska's only resident, 85-year-old Elsie Eiler, it's been a way of life since 2004--when the town's only OTHER resident, her husband Rudy, passed away. I kid you not, Eiler is the single, solitary...
MONOWI, NE

The Real Story Behind Elvis’ ‘Dr. Nick’

In 1977, the year of Elvis Presley's death, Dr. George Nichopoulos, his primary physician, prescribed the legendary artist thousands of doses of various drugs. In Elvis, a new 2022 film that theatrically follows Presley's complicated rise to fame, "Dr. Nick," as he was known, appears a totally willing participant in Presley's spiraling physical condition.
CELEBRITIES

Is Beefalo The Meat Of The Future? For One Iowan, Not Really

Is a beefalo burger the future of red meat? Well, if you ask some people they say yes, it should be at least. If you can’t tell by its name, a beefalo is a cross between cattle and bison. It creates meat that is lean like a bison but is much easier to raise. Bison can be difficult to raise on a farm because they are wild animals.
IOWA STATE

Huh? Iowa Man Arrested After Refusing to Leave Shower For HOURS

This has to have been one of the weirdest calls this police department has ever received. I mean, can you imagine? It probably went something like this... 'Uh, yeah, we need your help. We can't get this guy out of the shower.' Police: 'How long's he been in there?' Caller: 'You wouldn't believe it if I told you.'
PLYMOUTH, IN

High Fertilizer Costs Are Not Because Of Inflation Says ISU

It’s no secret fertilizer prices have been high. Just in the last year, farmers have watched fertilizer prices skyrocket 200 to even 300 percent. With the skyrocketing prices also came soaring profits for fertilizer producers. That’s why Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller requested a study that looked into these...
IOWA STATE

Everything You Need To Know About Sturgis Falls

This weekend will kick off another year of fun and festivities at the Sturgis Falls Celebration!. It actually all started out as a celebration of the Cedar Falls Bicentennial Celebration and has grown into a huge community event over the years. There is a WHOLE lot going on in Cedar Falls this weekend to celebrate, so here's all of the details to help you keep track of it all!
CEDAR FALLS, IA

Which NFL Team Has the Biggest Fan Base In Iowa?

You may think it's a bit early to start talking about the NFL but I would disagree. All NFL teams will be in training camp by July 26, which is only 1 month away. One of my first interviews for this job was back in January when the NFL playoffs were in full swing.
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Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...
CONGRESS & COURTS

UNI’s AJ Green Signs Two-Way Contract with Midwest NBA Team

AJ Green is arguably the greatest player to come through the UNI basketball program. As of last night when he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks, he'll have every opportunity to show the rest of the NBA just how talented he is. The Cedar Falls native inked his name onto a two-way contract -- we'll first see him in a Bucks uniform in the NBA Summer League.
CEDAR FALLS, IA

Arizona Women’s Church Group Rescued After Hiking to Get Closer to God

Eight women from a small group in the Phoenix area had to be rescued from their hike after they began suffering from heat-related illness yesterday afternoon. The group started hiking the Echo Canyon Trail of Camelback Mountain around 7:00am for a retreat. Officials say the group of women varied in age and point of origin, with women from Alabama, Tennessee, and California.
PHOENIX, AZ

Eastern Iowa Nature Preserve Features Mysterious Stone Circle

Despite being born and raised here in Eastern Iowa I'm always amazed when I find out about a place that I had no idea existed. I was completely unaware that a nature preserve right here in Eastern Iowa features a mysterious circle of stone structures. How did they get there? Where did they come from?
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