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Johnson County sees increase in number of beef cattle despite Iowa’s low numbers

DORA GROTE

January 27, 2012

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What many farmers call the "smell of money" may not be as odorous in Iowa anymore. The number of beef cattle in the state is at a 40-year low as farmers get older. But some said Johnson County is an "anomaly." "The...

Iowa policymakers: Eliminating tuition hikes challenging

ASMAA ELKEURTI

January 27, 2012

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Iowa policymakers agree with President Obama that making higher education affordable is important, but leaders here stopped short of promising to halt tuition increases. In his State of the Union address this week, Obama said...

Iowa City City Council not fazed by state bill to ban red-light cameras

KRISTEN EAST

January 27, 2012

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  Local leaders say they won't halt a proposal to install red-light cameras, despite a Statehouse proposal to ban the devices. A bill in the Iowa House would ban red-light and speed cameras across the state. The bill, whi...

Grant funds shuttle from Mason City to UIHC

RANA MOUSTAFA

January 27, 2012

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Patients in Northern Iowa who are unable to drive will soon have a more convenient way to travel to Iowa City for medical treatment. An Iowa Transportation Commission grant has allowed the state's Region 2 Transit services...

Some protest voter ID bill

ELISE DILGER

January 27, 2012

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A bill would in the Iowa Legislature would mandate stricter voter-identification rules, but some Iowa lawmakers and interest groups have questioned whether it's necessary. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz — who is responsible...

UI to use online system for dropping classes

ANNA THEODOSIS

January 27, 2012

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University of Iowa students often are forced to undergo a tedious process if they choose to drop classes mid-semester. But with a new online system scheduled to be implemented later this year or early next year, UI officials...

Small flood damages six Hancher and UI School of Music pianos

DI STAFF

January 27, 2012

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Six pianos belonging to Hancher Auditorium and the University of Iowa School of Music were damaged in a small flood early Tuesday morning. Ten pianos — seven from the School of Music and three from Hancher — saved from...

Fight reported at Occupy site

DI STAFF

January 27, 2012

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Iowa City police responded to a report of a fight Wednesday evening near the gazebo in College Green Park. The park is the site in which Occupy Iowa City participants have camped and met. Occupy Iowa City representatives have...

Wrestler Gambrall struggling at heavier weight class

SAM LOUWAGIE

January 27, 2012

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Grant Gambrall was past the defense and deep into a shot on his opponent's legs. All he had to do was trip them up for a takedown. It was overtime of Gambrall's Jan. 22 match against Penn State true freshman Morgan McIntosh....

Men’s swimming hopes to show true grit in South Bend

BEN ROSS

January 27, 2012

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Nearly two months have passed since the Iowa men's swimming team defeated Notre Dame at the Hawkeye Invitational, and the Black and Gold will mark the occasion by traveling to South Bend, Ind., this weekend to take on the Fighting...

Men’s track ready for No. 1 Razorbacks

ELDON GIANNAKOUROS

January 27, 2012

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After rewriting the Iowa record book with a series of strong individual performance against No. 5 Nebraska last week, the Hawkeye men's track and field team will try to levy a few more breakout performances against the top-ranked...

Hawkeyes face stiff competition in Arkansas

CODY GOODWIN

January 27, 2012

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The Iowa women's track and field team faced some tough competition at the Adidas Classic last weekend in Lincoln, Neb. The speed of Houston and the all-around performance from the 25th-ranked Cornhuskers made Iowa's first...