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Healthy Kids Initiative in Johnson County receives $50K grant

JOE HITCHON

June 27, 2012

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Local officials are applauding a new local grant awarded to the Healthy Kids Initiative that aims to establish health care for area children and encourage healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, and good hygiene. "All of these...

Final Medicine dean candidate discusses her vision

ERIC LIGHTNER

June 27, 2012

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The final dean candidate for the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine used examples from private business as well as her own past experience to express her vision for the future of the academic medical center. Debra...

ICPD, Sheriff’s office get $375,000 to hire recent veterans

NICHOLAS MILLER

June 27, 2012

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Certain qualified veterans could soon be offered a job in local law enforcement after the U.S. Department of Justice awarded a grant to two local law-enforcement agencies. The Iowa City police and the Johnson County Sheriff's...

Supreme Court’s ruling on immigration law sparks debate in Iowa

ALY BROWN

June 27, 2012

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Local and state officials maintain illegal-immigration laws can be adjusted at the state level following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday allowing Arizona to enforce its "show me your papers" provision of its...

Nancy O’Brien reflects on 40 years at UIHC

AMY SKARNULIS

June 27, 2012

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Nancy O'Brien still remembers the old gothic towers at the entrance of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics more than 40 years ago. "It's weird to think that was the entrance when I started," she said. O'Brien...

Iowa anti-drug initiatives get $3.3 million in federal grants

DI STAFF

June 27, 2012

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The Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy announced $3.3 million in federal grants for 31 statewide drug prevention, treatment, and enforcement initiatives Tuesday. According to a release, the grants come from the federal...

51-year-old inmate dies at UIHC

DI STAFF

June 27, 2012

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Rick Nebinger, an inmate assigned to the Iowa State Penitentiary, died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Tuesday. According to a release from the Iowa Department of Corrections, Nebinger died of stomach cancer....

Body found after Swisher house fire

DI STAFF

June 27, 2012

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Law-enforcement officials, along with the Jefferson/Monroe Fire Department, responded to a report of a house fire in which a man's body was found at 1663 Falcon Ave. N.W. in Swisher on Monday. A witness who went to the residence...

Man charged with possession of drugs

DI STAFF

June 27, 2012

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An Iowa City man has been accused of possession of drugs while in a park. Ronald Sories, 56, 1804 Gleason Ave., was charged Tuesday with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. According...

Balancing player safety with a full contact sport

TOM CLOS

June 27, 2012

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The Big Ten and Ivy League's recent agreement to begin a collaborative effort to study head injuries is a great thing for sports and athletes in general. The number of deaths that could potentially be prevented because of a research...

Point/counterpoint: Will Gatens go in the NBA draft?

DI STAFF

June 27, 2012

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YES Matt Gatens played out his senior season in an Iowa uniform, and the Iowa City native is ready for the next level: the NBA. Gatens left the Hawkeyes ranked sixth on the all-time leading scorer's list, took his team to its ...

Kicker Meyer named to watch list

DI STAFF

June 27, 2012

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Iowa football player Mike Meyer was named to the College Football Performance Awards special team's watch list for the 2012 placekicker and specialist trophies. This is Meyer's second-consecutive season to appear on the watch...