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Local workers protest construction outsourcing

IAN STEWART

July 28, 2011

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Behind an emblazoned banner and under an upside-down Iowa flag — a signal of distress — demonstrators yelled, "Iowa workers on Iowa jobs." More than 100 people, many from local unions, gathered Wednesday morning...

Local attorneys want students to understand their rights as tenants

KATIE HEINE

July 28, 2011

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With thousands of students moving into apartments and houses in Iowa City this weekend and a lawsuit against one of the area's rental giants pending in court, local attorneys want students to understand their rights as tenants. Students...

UIHC researchers apply yoga to depression

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

July 28, 2011

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The benefits of yoga may stretch further than merely mind and body. Researchers in the University of Iowa Psychology Department are exploring yoga as an alternative to medication for women struggling with postpartum depression....

Program teaches middle and high school teachers

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 28, 2011

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Doug Herman heads to work every day as a West High Advanced Placement biology teacher. But instead of preparing science lessons for his students, the Iowa City instructor gets the lesson himself. Herman is part of the Iowa Math...

Research program grows every year

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 28, 2011

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For Sylvia Hill, passion, as well as personal experience, inspires her research. The 30-year-old shared her eight-week study on perspectives of domestic violence Wednesday. Hill was one of more than 175 students from various...

IC musician has rock star past

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

July 28, 2011

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The constant screeching of slowing trains echo in the air on the South Side of Iowa City. But Dave Rosazza doesn't mind — he's too busy drowning out the noise with music. He asked his parents if he could take piano lessons...

Local Dems call for disclosure of GOP candidates’ major fundraisers

DI STAFF

July 28, 2011

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At a press conference Wednesday, Sue Dvorsky, the chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic Party, and Sen. Jeff Danielson, D-Cedar Falls, called on Republican presidential-nomination candidates to disclose the names of their campaigns'...

Man arrested for stealing from dead woman’s home

DI STAFF

July 28, 2011

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Iowa City police contend that an area local man stole more than $1,200 of property from a deceased woman's home. Michael James Shrock, 33, 4487 490th St., was charged July 16 with second-degree theft, third-degree burglary, and...

Two arrested after police find marijuana in shoes, car

DI STAFF

July 28, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested two men Tuesday after a K-9 unit reportedly discovered marijuana in their vehicle and in a pair of shoes. Arsenio Benjamin McQueen, 25, 2001 Keokuk St. Apt. 8, and Martel Antawn Hathorn, Noxapater, Miss.,...

Police: Man kicked nurse during X-ray

DI STAFF

July 28, 2011

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A Muscatine man was arrested after he allegedly kicked a nurse in the eye. Daniel Adam Byrd, 29, was charged July 14 with assault causing injury upon peace officers or others. According to a complaint from Iowa State Patrol,...

Kash money in GTL final

ERIK PAPKE

July 28, 2011

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There couldn't have been a better time for Kachine Alexander to have the best performance of her Game Time League career. The former Hawkeye scored a game-high 42 points in Wednesday evening's Game Time championship. Her summer-best...

Football Big Three: Most Important Iowa Players

BEN SCHUFF

July 28, 2011

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Amid all the story lines that swirled around the Iowa football team last season, several former and current Hawkeyes — from Ricky Stanzi to Mike Daniels — improved their play significantly over previous years. The Daily Iowan...