The Daily Iowan

Iowa lawmakers say K-12 funding shakeup would force cuts in other areas

ANNA THEODOSIS

March 7, 2012

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A bill in the Iowa House calling for the state to fully fund K-12 schools has opponents saying such an action would force legislators to cut support for other programs. Currently, the state funds 87.5 percent of K-12 funding....

Iowa sees increase in non-religious home-schooled students

JORDYN REILAND

March 7, 2012

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Caroline and Natalie Young recently put down their science-lesson materials and ran outside — to attend to their daily chicken business, the Golden Egg. Running the business coincides with their studies as homeschooled students....

Experts disagree on effectiveness of one-year master’s in boosting female enrollment

JENNY EARL

March 7, 2012

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Some schools are seeing a jump in female students when they increase the number of one-year specialized master's business programs. But University of Iowa leaders say they aren't headed that direction. "I would not promote...

Some UI faculty members concerned with new strings attached to federal research dollars

BETH BRATSOS

March 7, 2012

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Some University of Iowa faculty members are concerned about federal rules governing conflicts of interest in government-funded research. Under new rules from federal Public Health Service — which oversees the National Institutes...

Iowa City officials consider payday lender zoning amendments

KRISTEN EAST

March 7, 2012

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Local payday lenders could soon face tighter restrictions on where they can set up shop in Iowa City. The Iowa City city councilors unanimously decided Tuesday to have the planning and zoning staff look into zoning amendments...

Iowa City residents discuss relationship between feminism and faith

CHASTITY DILLARD

March 7, 2012

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Religion and feminism seem to be clashing on the national level. In recent weeks, policymakers and advocates across the country have sparred over whether the federal government should mandate that insurance companies cover birth...

Conference Board approves City Assessor’s fiscal 2013 budget

DI STAFF

March 7, 2012

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The Iowa City Conference Board reconvened for the second time this year to pass the city assessor's fiscal 2013 budget proposal.  Iowa City city councilors, Johnson County supervisors, and Iowa City School Board members voted...

Council approves Terry Trueblood improvements

DI STAFF

March 7, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council approved phase three of the improvements project for the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area — a project that will cost an estimated $3.7 million. According to city officials, improvements include the...

Council approves two new water mains

DI STAFF

March 7, 2012

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Iowa City City Councilors approved plans for the Iowa River Water Main Crossings Project at their meeting Tuesday night. The project calls for the installation of two new water mains under the Iowa River, replacing existing mains...

Officials to begin work on U.S. Highway 6, Sycamore intersection

DI STAFF

March 7, 2012

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The intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and Sycamore Street will see some major changes following the Iowa City City Council's approval of the intersection improvement project. City officials will now move forward with the project,...

Councilors approve first vote on indecent exposure/public urination ordinance

DI STAFF

March 7, 2012

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Iowa City City officials are one step closer to creating two separate offenses for "indecent exposure and conduct" and "public urination and defecation." City councilors passed the first consideration of an...

City moves on first consideration of transit fees increase

DI STAFF

March 7, 2012

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Passengers on city buses will probably see increased fares this summer. The Iowa City City Council passed the first consideration of an ordinance amending public-transportation fees.  Chris O'Brien, the city's director of transportation,...