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Johnson County officials reach agreement on Justice Center bond

BETH BRATSOS

March 8, 2012

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The Johnson County Justice Center is back on. Last week, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors appeared to be at an impasse over how to fund a years-old plan to build more jail cells and courtrooms. On Wednesday, however,...

Water quality advocates say policymakers are not diverting enough funds to Iowa’s waters

CHASTITY DILLARD

March 8, 2012

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Iowa's rivers aren't clean enough. Local environmental experts said despite support from voters in 2010, Iowa lawmakers are not diverting enough money toward restoring the state's waters. "The Iowa River is like all rivers...

UI courses adapt to expanding job market

DEREK KELLISON

March 8, 2012

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University of Iowa officials said the college is creating more educational programs based on the expansion of the job market. "The university is relatively traditional, but it's trying to maximize opportunities for students,"...

Common Cause president discusses campaign finance reform on UI campus

JENNY EARL

March 8, 2012

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With the general election around the corner, officials say campaign finance is a growing concern.   "Money has become more corrosive and more important today than when I was in office," Edgar said, a former Pennsylvanian congressman. "We hope ...

UI officials split on whether U.S. visa standards contribute to increased international higher education enrollment

KRISTEN EAST

March 8, 2012

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University of Iowa officials are split on whether recent changes easing restrictions on obtaining U.S. visas have affected international-student enrollment.   Earlier this year, President Obama signed an executive order making tourism and t...

Proponents of nuclear bill say amendment would prevent dramatic rate increases

LOGAN EDWARDS

March 8, 2012

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Proponents of an Iowa Senate bill that would expand the state's nuclear power say certain measures would prevent dramatic increases in energy rates, despite some consumer concerns. The bill, House File 561, would allow the Iowa...

Whittney Seckar-Anderson poised to be new Hawkeye Golden Girl

CODY GOODWIN

March 8, 2012

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Back and forth she prances on the turf of Kinnick, gracefully showcasing only her best spins and turns in front of 70,000 screaming, diehard Hawkeye fans. During her performance, she wields her weapon of choice: the baton. Some...

Trial for Broadway Neighborhood Center director Freeman pushed back

DI STAFF

March 8, 2012

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The trial for the director of the Broadway Neighborhood Center has been reset. Susan Freeman-Murdah, 44, 217 Woodridge Ave., was charged Feb. 1 after she allegedly failed to report a sexual assault. According to a complaint...

Notebook: Brian Ferentz, LeVar Woods valuable to recruiting

SETH ROBERTS

March 8, 2012

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LeVar Woods and Brian Ferentz possess three qualities important in recruiting that the Iowa football coaching staff has lacked in recent years. Both are young; Woods is 33, and Ferentz is a few weeks shy of 29. Both are former...

NCAA Qualifiers: Iowa divers keeping minds clear, sticking to basics

TORK MASON

March 8, 2012

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The Iowa diving team's biggest meet of the season is upon it this week as it heads into its NCAA qualifying meet. If the divers qualify this week in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, they get one more chance to compete...

Iowa thrower finds way to express himself

TORK MASON

March 8, 2012

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Iowa freshman Gabe Hull was shy before he started throwing shot put and discus. Throwing gave him the opportunity to show people who he was — but he wouldn't have picked up the sport at all without prodding from his younger...

Intramural basketball: DRB storms into playoffs

TOMMY REINKING

March 8, 2012

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The 3-point shot was the name of the game when DRB faced Just the Tippies in an intramural basketball game in the Field House on Wednesday night. DRB (4-0) made 10 shots behind the arc and cruised to a 50-30 victory over Just...