The Daily Iowan

Regents likely to increase faculty salaries 2 to 4 percent

LUKE VOELZ

June 8, 2011

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The state Board of Regents will vote today on a proposed 2 percent to 4 percent increase for University of Iowa faculty and administration salaries. While some of the faculty who may see these increases said they’re glad to...

Lawmakers call Hamerlinck comments “appalling”

ADAM B SULLIVAN

June 8, 2011

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The area Statehouse delegation had harsh words for Sen. Shawn Hamerlinck, R-Dixon, who criticized students lobbying for education funding. A handful of Iowa college students visited Des Moines this week to push for more higher-education...

City moves to regulate Ped Mall noise, displays

IAN SCHMIT

June 8, 2011

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Setting up tables and amplifiers on the Pedestrian Mall might cost a few bucks in the near future. On Tuesday night the Iowa City City Council unanimously approved a measure that would establish a permit system for the use of...

Low ridership puts UI Nite Ride on hold

JULIANA FABIANO

June 8, 2011

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Women are brainstorming alternative transportation after university officials decided to put Nite Ride on hiatus for the summer. The University of Iowa’s Nite Ride, a free van service used to bus women to their residences b...

Council lowers fine for 21-ordinance violators

DI STAFF

June 8, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council approved a reduction in the fine for first-time violators of the 21-ordinance in a 4-3 vote Tuesday night. Beginning July 1, underage patrons found in a bar after 10 p.m. will now pay $535 after court...

Funding cut could increase Eastern Iowa flood risk

BRIAN ALBERT

June 8, 2011

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Potential budget cuts in 2012 and beyond may shut down of roughly 12 flood gauges throughout Iowa, devices that monitor several water variables and are crucial tools for better flood prevention. Local and national organizations...

UI student shows affinity for abstract art

JONATHAN BENDICKSON

June 8, 2011

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He’s not Picasso. He’s not even an art major. But University of Iowa sophomore Brian Baker can say something many young local artists can’t — he makes $100 per painting. Baker, who turned 19 today, has sold his work...

Grassley says N.Y. Dem Weiner should resign

ASSOCIATED PRESS

June 8, 2011

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NEW YORK — Rep. Anthony Weiner on Monday admitted sending a photo of his crotch to a young woman over Twitter and then lying repeatedly to protect himself. Weiner refused to resign even as Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called...

Dvorsky calls out Branstad on budget bill

DI STAFF

June 8, 2011

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Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky testified before the Iowa House on Tuesday in a public hearing, arguing against the omnibus budget bill proposed by Republicans. Dvorsky said Republicans “didn’t do their job”...

More than $1 million granted to Iowa for Transportation

DI STAFF

June 8, 2011

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Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky testified before the Iowa House on Tuesday in a public hearing, arguing against the omnibus budget bill proposed by Republicans. Dvorsky said Republicans “didn’t do their job”...

Johnson County Supervisor districting dropped

DI STAFF

June 8, 2011

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The possibility of Johnson County Board of Supervisors being placed in districts has been raised, Supervisor Rod Sullivan said on Tuesday. “It’s a move toward parochialism, and frankly, I’m not a supporter,” he said....

$1 million Butler Bridge plans approved

DI STAFF

June 8, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council approved plans for the Butler Bridge Pedestrian Trail on Tuesday night; the project is estimated to cost $1,007,037. The project would connect the Iowa River Corridor Trail between Quarry Road and...