The Daily Iowan

UI flood recovery to forge ahead despite audit

KRISTEN EAST AND JORDYN REILAND

June 29, 2012

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State and local officials came out in full force Thursday to defend the University of Iowa's flood-recovery projects after a federal office recommended reversing replacement decisions on three of the UI facilities. The U.S. Department...

UI medical experts say health care debate to continue

ERIC LIGHTNER

June 29, 2012

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Even though the U.S. Supreme Court's ruled Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act, University of Iowa medical experts say the health-care debate is far from over. "I'm sure that the debates that are highly contentious...

Iowa City bus fare to see first hike since 1996

ALY BROWN

June 29, 2012

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As temperatures climbed above 100 degrees Thursday afternoon, noticeably uncomfortable locals awaited their air-conditioned transportation to arrive. Although some Iowa City bus riders are equally uncomfortable with the small...

Osborn expected to plead guilty for 2010 murder

ALY BROWN

June 29, 2012

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Eric Osborn, accused of killing his live-in girlfriend at Mobile Manor Park in March 2010, is expected to plead guilty at a hearing today. Osborn, 29, is charged with first-degree murder, a Class A felony carrying a mandatory...

UIHC announces statewide health care alliance

JOE HITCHON

June 29, 2012

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In an effort to improve access to health care, the quality of patient care, and reduce the rising cost of health care for Iowans, a first-of-its-kind alliance was announced on Thursday among four of Iowa's largest health-care...

Supervisors approve Agudas Achim tax abatement

ANNA EGELAND

June 29, 2012

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Thursday to approve the application for abatement of property taxes filed by the Agudas Achim Congregation. Tom Gelman, the treasurer of the Agudas Achim Board of Trustees, said...

Men charged in assault of a man outside Fieldhouse bar

DI STAFF

June 29, 2012

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A North Liberty man has been accused of beating up a man outside the Field House Bar. Rafer Mateer, 37, North Liberty, was charged May 18 with willful injury causing serious injury and aiding and abetting. According to an Iowa...

Man steals from adopted parents home

DI STAFF

June 29, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of stealing from the home of his adopted parents. Jawon Walker, 18, was charged March-April with second-degree theft. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, Walker allegedly...

Woman makes $1,000 in charges on stolen card

DI STAFF

June 29, 2012

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An Iowa City woman was allegedly charged with using a stolen credit card to make purchases. Loraine Major, 31, Shelter House, was charged June 4 with identity theft, forgery, unauthorized use of a credit card, and second-degree...

Petition to repeal IC red-light cameras filed too late

DI STAFF

June 29, 2012

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An affidavit to commence initiative or referendum proceedings repealing the city's red-light cameras ordinance was filed June 22, but City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes says the affidavit came too late. Iowa City residents Aleksey...

Supervisors approve $20K block grant for mobile home rehab

DI STAFF

June 29, 2012

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a $20,000 block grant to fund mobile-home rehabilitation on a 3-2 vote Thursday. Although the supervisors approved the project June 7 in a 3-1 vote, Supervisors Terrence Neuzil...

Branstad appoints Iowa Public Information Board members

DI STAFF

June 29, 2012

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Gov. Terry Branstad announced the nine members of Iowa's new Public Information Board Thursday. The board earlier was established this year in Senate File 430 in order to "[provide] government officials and Iowans information...