The Daily Iowan

Get ready for chickens, Iowa City; council passes final vote

NICK HASSETT

December 5, 2012

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Chickens can legally reside in Iowa City — almost. The Iowa City City Council voted 5-2 in favor of an ordinance allowing urban chickens, with Councilors Michelle Payne and Terry Dickens voting against it. However, they deffered...

UI officials hoping to expand student-housing options

LAUREN COFFEY

December 5, 2012

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Following the success of using Centerstone and Hawks Ridge apartments for extra student housing, University of Iowa officials are now asking the state Board of Regents to approve leases for two more apartment complexes in Iowa...

Iowa City school board approves Murley contract

LAUREN COFFEY

December 5, 2012

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The Iowa City School Board members voted to approve Superintendent Steve Murley’s contract, despite protest from some members of the community. The board voted 5-1 in favor of the contract, which is set to expire in June 2013....

Children at the UIHC celebrate the holidays

BRIANNA JETT

December 5, 2012

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For one evening, the gymnasium echoed with the laughter of children. For one night, the children were able to escape from their hospital rooms above. On Tuesday, Santa Claus’ arrival brought squeals, glitter-covered stockings,...

Faculty Senate approves revisions to dispute procedure policy

RISHABH R. JAIN

December 5, 2012

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After more than 15 years, the University of Iowa Faculty Dispute Procedure Policy is being revised. Changes that had already been approved by the Faculty Senate via email were formally voted on during the UI Faculty Senate meeting...

Iowa City City Council approves dogs in Ped Mall

DI STAFF

December 5, 2012

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Iowa City dog owners have cause for joy: the Pedestrian Mall is now open for their four-legged friends. The Iowa City City Council voted 6-1 for the ordinance, with Councilor Jim Throgmorton being the sole opposing vote. The...

New rules for Ped Mall vendors

DI STAFF

December 5, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council passed a resolution to change regulations regarding mobile vendors, such as those on the Pedestrian Mall, on Tuesday evening. The council voted 7-0 for the ordinance, the same vote as its previous two...

Iowa City city councilors discusses Idyllwild possibilities

DI STAFF

December 5, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council discussed Councilor Jim Throgmorton’s suggestions for the Idyllwild community after rejecting the levee proposal last week and ultimately decided not to support the suggested activities. Throgmorton...

Public weighs in on College-Gilbert development proposals

DI STAFF

December 5, 2012

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Iowa City citizens had a chance to make their voices heard on the Gilbert and College Street development proposals at an Iowa City City Council meeting Tuesday night, and dozens took advantage of the opportunity. The main issue...

Iowa City taxi ordinance passes second consideration

DI STAFF

December 5, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council voted 6-1 in favor of a change to taxicab regulations in its second consideration, though some community members wished the ordinance had a different focus. Councilor Jim Throgmorton had the only opposing...

State: Wagner lacks evidence to overturn bias ruling

DI STAFF

December 5, 2012

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The former dean of the University of Iowa College of Law responded to claims made by a former teaching candidate, according to online federal court documents. Teresa Wagner, a part-time employee at the law school’s writing...

Man facing four convictions

DI STAFF

December 5, 2012

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A local man faces a slew of charges, including false imprisonment and domestic abuse following a Monday dispute. According to several Iowa City police complaints, Christopher Wright, 33, was charged with first-degree harassment,...