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Iowa City officials won’t take action following alleged size discrimination at bar

KRISTEN EAST

May 2, 2012

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Though University of Iowa student Jordan Ramos' story of her alleged discrimination at an Iowa City bar has been nationally recognized, local officials do not intend to take any action. Ramos alleges she was stopped by employees...

UI to save nearly $30K with AlcoholEdu replacement

JORDYN REILAND

May 2, 2012

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The University of Iowa's $30,600-a-year contract with AlcoholEdu has expired, leading officials to invest in a new alcohol-safety program at a fraction of the cost.   UI officials said the move to eCHECKUP TO GO after disappointment with unchan...

Occupy Iowa City’s May Day rally addresses budget cuts

BETH BRATSOS

May 2, 2012

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Occupy Iowa City members say the movement isn't back — it never went away.   Around 30 members marched from College Green Park on Tuesday morning to the Pedestrian Mall as part of a May Day rally protesting corporate gree...

Former UI prof, JFK medical examiner dies

DI STAFF

May 2, 2012

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University of Iowa officials have received a report that former UI Professor Earl Rose died Tuesday at the age of 85. Rose was born Sept. 23, 1926, in South Dakota, served in the Navy until 1946, then attended Yankton College,...

Iowa City School Board levels technology inequalities

DEREK KELLISON

May 2, 2012

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An improved Internet connection is spreading to one Iowa City school as part of a district-wide effort to wipe out technology disparities. At the Iowa City School Board meeting Tuesday, board members unanimously approved the...

UI study shows parents don’t eat healthier than non-parents

DORA GROTE

May 2, 2012

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Juggling graduate school, a newborn baby, and a tight budget made eating healthy a difficult task for then-39-year-old Maria Conzemius. "We were poor — so poor — when we were in grad school and would make macaroni and...

FEMA gives aid to UI for flood demolitions

DI STAFF

May 2, 2012

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The University of Iowa received $6.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the demolition of three buildings damaged in the 2008 flood, UI officials said. UI spokesman Tom Moore said funds received from FEMA...

City to help fund Molly’s Cupcakes

DI STAFF

May 2, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will provide Molly's Cupcakes owner Jamie Smith with a $35,000 Community Development Block Grant to open her business this summer. Councilors approved funding for the business Tuesday. According to...

Councilors pass "household" ordinance

DI STAFF

May 2, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday to change the definition of "household" in the City Code. The ordinance will limit the number of unrelated persons living in one housing unit to three in several...

IC Council moves on housing and parking amendments

DI STAFF

May 2, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council moved forward Tuesday with two rezoning ordinances despite receiving more amendments to the items from the Greater Iowa City Homebuilders Association. One ordinance would establish three as the maximum...

IC Councilors move to vacate Melrose lot

DI STAFF

May 2, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council approved the first consideration of an ordinance requiring the city to vacate a portion of the Melrose Place public-right-of-way. The land would be converted into a 252-space surface parking lot for...

Local police applying for justice grant

DI STAFF

May 2, 2012

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The Iowa City police and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office are applying for the 2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice. The Iowa City City...