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Lack of protesters could hinder Occupy’s new permit

JENNY EARL

January 20, 2012

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A note on the main bulletin board for Occupy Iowa City says "We are a nation left out in the cold." But many Occupy Iowa City protesters are not out in the cold. Instead, they've migrated to their heated homes.   ...

UI continues sustainability push with new biomass boiler

RANA MOUSTAFA

January 20, 2012

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University of Iowa officials are testing a new renewable energy source they hope could make the campus more green, but environmental advocates on campus say the move might not be enough. The university's Oakdale Campus —...

Iowa City officials: $4M flood levee plans underway

CONRAD SWANSON

January 20, 2012

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Iowa City officials say plans to build a $4 million flood levee are underway. The proposed project — estimated to be completed in 2013 — would build a levee spanning from Highway 6 south to the CRANDIC railroad bridge...

New writing certificate open to all majors

ANNA THEODOSIS

January 20, 2012

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The University of Iowa has a reputation as a prestigious writing school. But now students in such disciplines as engineering and biology will be able to reap the benefits. This year, the UI created a new writing center and...

County sets aside $600K for juvenile-justice system

BETH BRATSOS

January 20, 2012

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Johnson County officials said they're worried minority youth are running into legal issues at a higher rate than their white peers. The county has set aside $600,000 for the Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Program....

Ongoing UI study suggests red blood cells may be inherited

DORA GROTE

January 20, 2012

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  A group of University of Iowa researchers hopes to help increase the shelf life of blood. Currently, blood for transfusions and other treatments is good for only 42 days. To study whether longer-lasting blood is inher...

Lack of funding hits paid internships in Johnson County

AUDREY ROEN

January 20, 2012

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Funding issues are making paid student internships a scarcity in Johnson County, but county officials say interest in unpaid internships is on the rise. Johnson County Planning and Zoning administrator Rick Dvorak said that...

Yacht Club to celebrate ninth anniversary

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

January 20, 2012

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The Yacht Club has hosted countless regional and national acts since its opening in 2002, and many local bands call it home. The basement club, 13 S. Linn St., will celebrate nine years of live music on Saturday with an anniversary...

Public Works finalizes design wastewater project

DI STAFF

January 20, 2012

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City officials are asking the Iowa City City Council to approve design details for the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Consolidation Project — a project that will cost the city roughly $40 million. The plan calls to eliminate...

City officials propose Melrose, Highway 218 traffic signs

DI STAFF

January 20, 2012

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City officials are proposing the construction of a traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 218 and Melrose Avenue. The Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County conducted a study in July 2011 at the intersection....

Iowa City man charged for allegedly masturbating at local gym

DI STAFF

January 20, 2012

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An Iowa City man was charged on Jan. 9 with indecent exposure. According to an Iowa City police report, Donald Fennelly, 58, was seen at an Iowa City gym lying on a mat in front of a treadmill. A female witness then saw Fennelly...

North Liberty man charged with third-degree theft

DI STAFF

January 20, 2012

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A North Liberty man was charged Dec. 29 with third-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police report Nathaniel Matiyabo, 26, stole a bottle of Patrón Tequila Café from the Liquor House in downtown Iowa City. Officers...