The Daily Iowan

Despite increasing support, changes in marijuana laws are a "long ways off" in Iowa

ERIC MOORE

October 19, 2011

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Lawmakers say change is still "a ways off" in Iowa regarding loosening marijuana regulations, despite a rise in national support for its legalization. A Gallup Poll released Monday showed, for the first time, Americans who support the legalization ...

Occupy Iowa City: Protesters install WiFi, solar panel at College Green

MATT STARNS

October 19, 2011

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  Demonstrators at College Green park are finding new ways to power their electronics and connect with other groups in the now-worldwide movement. Recently donated additions to the group's infrastructure include a solar pa...

Expert: Paul’s plan to eliminate Department of Education could hit student aid

KRISTEN EAST

October 19, 2011

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Receiving financial aid could become a bigger challenge for college students if Iowa caucus candidate Ron Paul is elected. Paul's deficit-reduction plan released this week, would cut $1 trillion from the deficit by eliminating...

Occupy Iowa City: Protesters undecided about complying with permit requests

MARY KATE KNORR

October 19, 2011

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Occupy Iowa City protesters are conflicted on whether to comply with a suggestion from city officials to obtain a permit. "We want [them] to just let us not have to worry about silly paperwork," said one of the Occupy...

Iowa City City Council split on changes to Linn-Bloomington intersection

ASMAA ELKEURTI

October 19, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council voted Tuesday to approve one of two measures that could significantly change the intersection of Linn and Bloomington Streets. When local developer Jesse J. Allen approached the city about constructing...

Some students consider buying property over renting

RISHABH R. JAIN

October 19, 2011

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Mike Rohr decided buying a house would be cheaper โ€” or even profitable โ€” after one semester renting an apartment and paying $450 a month. And as local real estate sees an increase in buyers, some students have considered...

Louisiana-based band to perform at Gabe’s

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

October 19, 2011

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Louisiana-based Dirtfoot sees its audience as its seventh band member, and the band incorporates the people into live performances. In April 2000, a tornado forced a tree out of the earth and onto singer/songwriter Matt Hazelton's...

Crash near Tiffin kills one, injures seven

DI STAFF

October 19, 2011

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Iowa State Patrol responded to a crash on Highway 6 and Half-Moon Road near Tiffin on Monday night after a head-on collision between two vehicles resulted in one fatality and seven injuries. Zachary Swenka, 18, North Liberty,...

Council passes amendment to keep nonresidents off of city boards

DI STAFF

October 19, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council passed an amendment regarding regulations for members of the Board of Appeals. The councilors voted 7-0 in favor of not allowing nonresidents to serve on Iowa City commissions. Councilors were concerned...

Hayek to serve on state rail council

DI STAFF

October 19, 2011

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Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek will travel to Des Moines Oct. 24 to speak at an information session on a passenger rail in Iowa. He will be joined by representatives from Michigan and Illinois. The Transit 2030 Task Force, made...

The Economist recognizes UI’s M.B.A. program

DI STAFF

October 19, 2011

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The University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management M.B.A. program received high rankings in a recent survey conducted by The Economist, according to a UI press release. The survey conducted by the London-based weekly ranked t...

Colorado man allegedly assaults woman in hotel room

DI STAFF

October 19, 2011

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A Colorado man was charged with domestic-abuse assault without intent causing injury after he allegedly threw a female companion over a chair in a hotel room. Coralville police responded to the Baymont Inn in the early morning...