The Daily Iowan

Local businesses pleased with new sidewalk ordinance

NATE OTJEN

September 5, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass an ordinance implementing changes to the sidewalk-café policy in downtown Iowa City, and most local business owners say they’re pleased. The City Council...

Former Hawkeye Dwight pushes for solar power at the UI

ERIC CLARK

September 5, 2012

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The worldwide initiative to “go green” by expanding solar power has hit the University of Iowa via a former Hawkeye football star. Tim Dwight, a member of the Iowa Solar/Small Wind Energy Trade Association, has teamed...

Iowa City school board discusses funding for elementary school

LAUREN COFFEY

September 5, 2012

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In the midst of planning for the Iowa City Community School District’s new high school, school board members said they want to shift their focus — and funds — to addressing the more immediate needs of elementary...

Magic Bus finds new home in Coralville

MADELINE SAVOIE

September 5, 2012

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The bus is back in business — the Magic Bus that is. The Magic Bus is back after a yearlong hiatus. Last year, the tailgating venue was unable to attain a permit to operate because the city had created stricter regulations...

Paul Ryan addresses economy, national debt in Cedar Rapids

CASSIDY RILEY

September 5, 2012

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Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Tuesday accused President Obama of “kicking the can down the road,” leading to the failure of the American economy. Ryan addressed an enthusiastic crowd at Kirkwood...

Hearing on a protective order against former UI professor has been set

BRENT GRIFFITHS

September 5, 2012

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A hearing on a protective order against a former University of Iowa professor has been set. Associate Dean Lois Geist had previously filed a motion against former Professor Malik Juweid. She alleges that Juweid harassed her on...

Man shot during trailer park raid pleaded not guilty

BRENT GRIFFITHS

September 5, 2012

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A man who is charged with first-degree robbery in connection with a Breckenridge Court trailer park shooting pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Tuesday, according to online court documents. Undercover Division of Narcotics...

Obamas, Bidens holding event on Jessup Hall lawn Friday

KRISTEN EAST

September 5, 2012

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President Obama will visit the University of Iowa on Friday for a grass-roots campaign event. Campaign officials announced Tuesday that Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Jill Biden will hold the event...

Coralville woman charged with two counts of forgery

MATT STARNS

September 5, 2012

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A Coralville woman was charged with two counts of forgery Aug. 24 after she allegedly deposited two forged checks. According to a Coralville police complaint, Sharvez Brandon, 21, allegedly deposited two checks at Hills Bank...

Another man charged in Sept.1 Burlington/Johnson robbery

MATT STARNS

September 5, 2012

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Another man has been charged in conjunction with a Sept. 1 robbery at the intersection of Burlington and Johnson Streets. According to Iowa City police complaints, Dante Yance, 19, was charged Sept. 1 after he allegedly took...

Local man charged with threatening to kill wife and two other people

MATT STARNS

September 5, 2012

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An Iowa City man was charged Aug. 30 after he allegedly threatened to kill his wife and two other people. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Carlos Spencer, 1607 Hollywood Blvd., was charged when officers responded...

Sioux City man charged after police chase

MATT STARNS

September 5, 2012

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A Sioux City man faces numerous charges after allegedly leading police on a chase Sept. 3. According to a series of complaints by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Cole Huisenga, 19, was charged after officers arrived at...