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2015 365ink Impact Awards

Tuesday, March 3 @ 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar (Diamond Jo Casino)

The 365 Impact Awards return for the seventh big year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 7 PM (doors open at 6 PM.) The event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend (must be 21). Click into this feature to see all the winners!

2015 365ink Impact Awards

Posted on February 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 3 @ 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar (Diamond Jo Casino)

The 365 Impact Awards return for the seventh big year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 7 PM (doors open at 6 PM.) The event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend (must be 21). Click into this feature to see all the winners!

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.

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Armed men take $4 million in gold from armored truck in North Carolina: police

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

(Reuters) - Three armed men are on the run after they allegedly stole $4 million worth of gold from a tractor-trailer carrying a shipment along Interstate 95 in eastern North Carolina, police said Monday.

Wisconsin representatives take up right-to-work bill

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Monday opened a final push toward adopting a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker to bar private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union-negotiated contracts.

Woman found hanged in Southern California high school classroom

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman was found hanged to death in a Southern California high school classroom when students arrived on Monday, authorities said, and local media reported that she was a teacher at the school.

Washington state school will not reopen cafeteria after shooting rampage

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school where five students died in a shooting rampage last October has decided to permanently close the cafeteria where the violence unfolded, a spokesman for the school said on Monday.

Video shows fatal shooting of homeless man by Los Angeles police

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles police officers trying to subdue a robbery suspect in the city's skid row section shot and killed the man as he tried to grab an officer's gun during a scuffle that was captured on video, police said on Monday.

Texas nurse sues Dallas hospital over Ebola infection

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

DALLAS (Reuters) - A nurse filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Texas hospital where she worked, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from being infected with Ebola and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with the virus.

U.S. concerned after Venezuela says Americans detained: State Department

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned with the situation in Venezuela following President Nicolas Maduro's announcement over the weekend that his government had detained U.S. citizens, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Monday.

Former Atlanta superintendent charged in school cheating case dies: TV report

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former Atlanta school Superintendent Beverly Hall, who was deemed too ill from breast cancer to stand trial with a dozen former educators accused in a standardized test cheating scandal, has died, WSB-TV reported on Monday.

War court judge orders replacement for overseer of Guantanamo cases

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A military commander overseeing tribunals for al Qaeda suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, exercised "unlawful influence" to speed up trial proceedings and must relinquish his authority over the cases, a military judge ruled on Monday.

U.S. justices raise doubts about Arizona redistricting commission

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in an bid to remove partisan politics from the process.

Entertainment News

'Millionaire Next Door' author dies in car crash near Atlanta

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Thomas J. Stanley, author of the best-selling book, "The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy," has died in a car crash near his home in suburban Atlanta, police said on Monday. He was 71.

Pop icon Madonna announces dates for 'Rebel Heart' tour

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Madonna will begin an international tour to promote her new album "Rebel Heart" with a concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami in August, her promoters, Live Nation, said on Monday.

New film on China's pollution sparks debate, seen as milestone

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Could "Under the Dome", Chinese journalist Chai Jing's new documentary about pollution, become China's "Silent Spring", the 1962 book that spurred the development of the U.S. environmental movement?

Netflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world's biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict regulation.

Book Talk: Rachel Joyce's inspiring story set in a hospice

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

(This January 26 story was corrected to fix name of previous novel in paragraph 2))

Brit awards shake up British album chart, boost Sam Smith

Sun, 01 Mar 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Fallout from the Brit awards shook up the music charts on Sunday, knocking U.S. rock band Imagine Dragons off the top spot in favor of English singer/songwriter Sam Smith, data from the Official Charts company showed.

Will Smith's 'Focus' opens with $19.1 million to win U.S. box office

Sun, 01 Mar 2015

(Reuters) - Will Smith's new action drama "Focus" booted the kinky sex tale "Fifty Shades of Grey" for its perch atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, racking up $19.1 million in ticket sales.

The top films at the North American box office

Sun, 01 Mar 2015

(Reuters) - Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting Feb. 27, led by "Focus", according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters.

William Shatner cannot attend friend Leonard Nimoy's funeral

Sun, 01 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - William Shatner cannot attend the funeral of his friend and "Star Trek" co-star Leonard Nimoy because of a prior commitment for a charity ball, the actor said on Twitter on Saturday.

Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91

Sat, 28 Feb 2015

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday. He was 91 years old.