The Daily Iowan

Some wary of UI’s offer to help fund Iowa City animal shelter

ELISE DILGER

March 21, 2012

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University of Iowa officials have offered monetary support for a new Iowa City animal shelter, though the decision has prompted some confusion from local residents. UI spokesman Tom Moore said the university made the decision...

Iowa City sees increase in residential real estate sales

DORA GROTE

March 21, 2012

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Mild temperatures and low interest rates spiked an increase in residential real-estate sales and listings in Iowa City this past winter, local real-estate agents say.   "We got a good start on the year because it was such a mild winter, and no...

UISG responds to potential loan rate hike

DEREK KELLISON

March 21, 2012

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University of Iowa students will soon join other Big Ten schools in an effort to maintain interest rate levels for Subsidized Stafford Loans. Currently, interest rates on the loans are set at 3.4 percent by the College Cost Reduction...

City Council defers zoning vote following extensive petitions

KRISTEN EAST

March 21, 2012

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Though city officials received a slew of petitions against a new apartment-zoning ordinance, few showed up to defend those petitions at Tuesday's council meeting. The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday night deferred the first...

School board approves $7.5 million facilities plan budget

ELDON GIANNAKOUROS

March 21, 2012

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The Iowa City School District will have more than $7 million in school-improvement expenses during the next school year. The expenses were finalized as the Iowa City School Board approved the district's 2012-13 budget for the...

Judge orders additional time in Von Maur transfer decision

BETH BRATSOS

March 21, 2012

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Johnson County court officials said they hope Coralville officials will delay the transfer of Sycamore Mall department store Von Maur from Iowa City to Coralville until March 26. Eighteen Iocal business owners and other individuals...

Daily Iowan Editor-in-Chief resigns

DI STAFF

March 21, 2012

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Daily Iowan Editor-in-Chief Adam B Sullivan resigned Tuesday because of personnel issues. Sullivan's position will be filled by Managing Editors Hayley Bruce and Sam Lane for the rest of the spring semester. Emily Busse wi...

Iowa City residents may soon see increased stormwater utility fees

DI STAFF

March 21, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council approved the first consideration of an ordinance Tuesday night increasing storm-water utility fees. The increases for single family and multifamily residences would be 50 cents and 25 cents per month,...

Iowa City to become a tax increment financing district

DI STAFF

March 21, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night making the city a tax increment financing district. According to the proposal, the TIF ordinance will allow the city to put new taxes — derived from developed taxable...

IC Council expresses favor in sidewalk ordinance amendment

DI STAFF

March 21, 2012

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Iowa City restaurants could soon make several significant changes to their sidewalk cafes. Iowa City City Councilors discussed amending the sidewalk cafe ordinance after city staff recommended a change in clearance for restaurants...

Head of Iowa City Area Development group resigns

DI STAFF

March 21, 2012

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Joe Raso has resigned from his position as the president of the Iowa City Area Development Group. According to a Tuesday press release, Raso is leaving the development group to become CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber...

Gazette’s Muller to take over as executive director of IowaWatch

DI STAFF

March 21, 2012

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Lyle Muller is set to become IowaWatch's new executive director. Officials from IowaWatch announced Muller's appointment in a press release Tuesday. He is the current editor of the Gazette in Cedar Rapids. The Iowa Center f...