The Daily Iowan

Officials: independent businesses key for downtown IC retail

ALY BROWN

July 6, 2012

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Though Coralville is poised to transcend Iowa City in retail sales for the first time, city residents and officials say the Iowa City downtown will remain a unique destination for consumers. Several downtown business owners and...

Urban chicken petition nets almost 1,000 signatures

AMY SKARNULIS

July 6, 2012

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Chickens may soon scratch their way onto an Iowa City City Council agenda, as local residents have formed a nearly 1,000-signature petition in support of an urban chicken ordinance. A petition circulated by I-CLUCK โ€” an Iowa...

Iowa City School District resurrects Pay to Ride

ERIC LIGHTNER

July 6, 2012

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Students forced to walk across unplowed sidewalks will have the option to catch a bus because the Iowa City School District recently resurrected its pay-to-ride program. The program, which was shut down years ago, allowed parents...

Speech therapy camp sees boost in enrollment

JOE HITCHON

July 6, 2012

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For kids who stutter, the idea of being called on by a teacher to speak or read aloud in class can be a frightening possibility. But at the University of Iowa SPEAKS camp, these same kids are eager to participate. "A lot...

City Council to vote on bonds for Moen building

DI STAFF

July 6, 2012

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Local residents have put together a petition after the Iowa City City Council voted to lend $2.5 million in public money toward a 14-story mixed-use building earlier this year. The city councilors could end up reconsidering the...

County supervisors to fund LED lighting

DI STAFF

July 6, 2012

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On Thursday, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion to apply for two grants to fund a project to install LED lighting in all county buildings. The supervisors will then assess which grant better...

City officials to sign agreement with EPA for dam modification

DI STAFF

July 6, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday authorizing the city manager to sign a grant agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to plan for the modification of the Burlington Street dam. The EPA...

Councilors to vote on vacating air rights for Moen building

DI STAFF

July 6, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will consider an ordinance July 10 vacating air rights in the public right-of-way located adjacent to 114 S. Dubuque St. โ€” the site of developer Marc Moen's planned 14-story building. Approval of...

City Council to vote on Borlaug Elementary speed zone

DI STAFF

July 6, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will consider an ordinance July 10 creating a school speed zone for Borlaug Elementary and repealing the speed zone for Roosevelt Elementary. The school speed zone for Roosevelt will be eliminated because...

City to award contract for car sharing services

DI STAFF

July 6, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will consider a resolution July 10 awarding a contract to Zipcar Inc. for car-sharing services for the Transportation Services Department. The University of Iowa first issued a request for proposals...

City officials to apply for Iowa River Trail funding

DI STAFF

July 6, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will consider a resolution July 10 authorizing city officials to apply for no more than $750,000 from three funding sources for the development of the Iowa River Trail. The three are the State Recreation...

Solon man charged with breaking into schools

DI STAFF

July 6, 2012

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A Solon man has been accused of breaking into a middle school, high school, recreation center, and RJ's Store. Tyler Yakish, 20, was charged June 29 with second-degree mischief and six counts of third-degree burglary. According...