The activist behind Iowa’s only MCC pulpit

The activist behind Iowa’s only MCC pulpit

QUAD CITIES – Rich Hendricks got his first job working as a clerk at Gruber’s Gladiola’s in the big building at 3019 N. Harrison St. in Davenport. Today, decades later, he is the pastor of a church in the same building. And not just any church: Hendricks leads...
CBD oil and cannabis in Iowa: the basics

CBD oil and cannabis in Iowa: the basics

With laws about cannabis and CBD changing fast in Iowa, in nearby states and at the federal level, it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with what’s legal and what’s not, truth and fiction surrounding CBD and cannabis, and what to expect coming up. We’ve researched...
Misfits, and proud of it

Misfits, and proud of it

When I first sat down with a crew of the Misfits, the teen component of the IC Bruisers, I expected to hear your standard fun fare about youth enjoying group sports in a community-supported program. Instead, the most agonizing of teenage angst poured forth. Ileana...
Grace, poise and confidence

Grace, poise and confidence

The thrill of mass adoration, the pain of discrimination, and the inspiring satisfaction of fighting back all came flying at A.J. Adorien within a few months’ time, at the tender age of 17. It all happened in 2011 while Adorien , the outgoing Miss Gay Iowa City, was...