The Daily Iowan

Obama promotes tax cut extension plan in Cedar Rapids

ERIC LIGHTNER

July 11, 2012

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CEDAR RAPIDS — President Obama shared his campaign message of raising taxes on the upper class and strengthening the middle class in Iowa Tuesday, but some state leaders say the plan could have a negative effects on state government. Obama...

City goes ahead with TIF-financed Moen building despite petition

ALY BROWN

July 11, 2012

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The atmosphere was tense during Tuesday evening's Iowa City City Council meeting as the council approved tax-increment financing funds for a 14-story mixed-use commercial building, despite a petition with more than 800 signatures...

Santorum campaigns for Iowa G.O.P candidates in Tiffin

JOE HITCHON

July 11, 2012

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Rick Santorum campaigned for Iowa candidates and criticized President Obama during a meet-and-greet event Tuesday. The purpose of the visit was to extend support to Congressional Republican candidates running for election this...

REACH program adds third year option for students

AMY SKARNULIS

July 11, 2012

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Students in the Realizing Educational and Career Hopes program [REACH] will now have the opportunity to extend their stay at the University of Iowa for another year, and one program official said the additional year will promote...

Green coalition unveils statewide renewable energy plan

ELEANOR MARSHALL

July 11, 2012

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When UI senior engineering student Zach Carter graduates in May 2013, he won't look for white-collar comfort. He wants a green-collar job. Carter, an organizer for the Sierra Student Coalition, spoke at the first conference held...

UI applicants will now self-report data, receive faster decision

DI STAFF

July 11, 2012

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Officials in the University of Iowa Admissions Office announced Tuesday that first-year and freshmen applicants will now self-report their information and receive an admission decision within 48 hours. Beginning in August, first-year...

Council to apply for state funding for Iowa River Trail development

DI STAFF

July 11, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing 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 Trails...

City approves contract with ZipCar Inc.

DI STAFF

July 11, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council awarded a contract to ZipCar Inc. Tuesday night for car-sharing services. "We are really excited about it," said Chris O'Brien, the city's director of Transportation Services. The city will...

Councilors approve Burlington Street dam changes

DI STAFF

July 11, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council approved 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 recently...

Woman charged with possession of controlled substance

DI STAFF

July 11, 2012

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An Iowa City woman was accused of having possession of a controlled substance. Anne Knight, 52, 1038 E. College St., was charged May 1 with possession of a controlled substance. According to a University of Iowa Police complaint,...

Man charged with possession of k2

DI STAFF

July 11, 2012

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An Iowa City man was accused of having possession of k2 after being pulled over. Robert Hanseri, 26, 2903 Eastwood Dr., was charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance. According to a University of Iowa Police...

North Liberty man charged with pot possession

DI STAFF

July 11, 2012

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A North Liberty man was accused of having possession of marijuana. Michael Vogel, 18, North Liberty, was charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint Vogel...