The Daily Iowan

UI student’s medical experience raises questions about transgender care in Iowa

JORDYN REILAND

April 4, 2012

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Zeke Swim sits on a soft black couch sipping deeply from his coffee. The 20-year-old University of Iowa psychology and sociology student has a partner, gets good grades, and is involved in his community. But life was not always...

Local man charged with kidnapping on immigration hold

BETH BRATSOS

April 4, 2012

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Local officials say it is not uncommon for immigration officials to place a hold on people in custody at the jail. Peng Tang, an Iowa City man charged last week with first-degree kidnapping and sexual assault, was placed in...

Experts: Affordable Care Act beneficial for young people

CHASTITY DILLARD

April 4, 2012

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Health-care experts said they view the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as an effort that gives all Americans health insurance — but opponents are still not persuaded. The experts said the health of young adults in...

Strip search ruling changes won’t affect police intoxication arrests

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 4, 2012

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Johnson County Jail officials say it's unlikely those charged with public intoxication — or any other misdemeanor — will be subjected to a strip search, even after a recent Supreme Court ruling. "We'll certainly have...

School board to see lower property tax rate this year

DEREK KELLISON

April 4, 2012

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Area residents will see a smaller increase on their School District taxes in the coming year. The School District voted unanimously to approve the district's 2012-13 budget, which would set the district property tax rate at 14.07...

IC councilors approve Moen’s Dubuque Street development

KRISTEN EAST

April 4, 2012

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Local developer Marc Moen will be assisted by city funds as he moves forward with plans to develop downtown, but city officials are wary of the upfront costs. The Iowa City city councilors at their meeting Tuesday approved an...

IC councilors vote to approve housing ordinance’s first consideration

KRISTEN EAST

April 4, 2012

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The Iowa City city councilors are moving forward with rezoning plan targeting high-density housing and "student" apartments. The councilors approved the first consideration of a proposed zoning ordinance Tuesday on...

VA Office of the Inspector General begins review of IC facilities

DI STAFF

April 4, 2012

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General has begun reviewing the Iowa City VA facility following concerns over its treatment of patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, requested the review in a letter...

Local man charged with third-offense OWI and possession of marijuana

DI STAFF

April 4, 2012

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A local man has been charged with third-offense OWI and possession of marijuana. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Craig Owsley, 42, 2104 Western Road, was charged Tuesday. Police officials reportedly caught up with...

City councilor proposes council take stance on Trayvone Martin issue

DI STAFF

April 4, 2012

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In light of the recent slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, Iowa City City Councilor Jim Throgmorton proposed the city adopt a resolution to keep local focus on similar issues in Iowa City. "I think there's...

City drops Harris lawsuit

DI STAFF

April 4, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council voted Tuesday to approve the dismissal of the city's lawsuit against Harris Computer Systems. City officials filed a lawsuit against Harris and Innoprise Software on Oct. 21, 2011, alleging that Innoprise...

Council approves railroad infrastructure project

DI STAFF

April 4, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council approved details for the construction of railroad infrastructure at its meeting Tuesday evening. The Iowa City Industrial Campus Railroad Siding and Spur Improvements Project would include the construction...