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Iowa City School Board’s controversial diversity policy passes after long discussion

STACEY MURRAY

February 5, 2013

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After more than roughly two hours of community input and discussion on Tuesday, the vote was settled. The Iowa City School District will see its controversial diversity policy implemented in the near future. “I don’t...

Iowa City School District’s revenue-purpose statement passes citywide vote

LAUREN COFFEY

February 5, 2013

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The funding decision has been made. After four months of discussion among School Board members on a way to allocate funds for the Iowa City School District, the members of the community had their chance to speak. The Iowa...

Iowa City City Council supports SEATS program

NICK HASSETT

February 5, 2013

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After the Johnson County Board of Supervisors expressed a need to discontinue funding for a program that provides rides to the elderly and county residents with disabilities, Iowa City officials maintain that the service will...

Jurors now deliberating verdict in Marshall first-degree murder trial

MANDI CAROZZA

February 5, 2013

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Prosecutors and defense attorneys presented their closing arguments Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of 22-year-old Justin Marshall. Johnson County prosecutor Janet Lyness approached the jury first. She deplored the slaying...

Democrats in Iowa Senate push for in-state tuition for DREAMers

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 5, 2013

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate would like to further recent efforts for DREAMers by making them legally eligible for in-state tuition at public universities. “We have made a major investment in these youngsters in our K-12...

Lt. Colonel Darling talks terrorism threats at UI

DI STAFF

February 5, 2013

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History came alive for those crammed into the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Tuesday, as Lt. Col. Robert Darling spoke about his experience in the bunker of the White House as 9/11 unfolded. He experienced the importance of...

FilmScene’s Scene 1 85-seat cinema to open in September

DI STAFF

February 5, 2013

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Since the 2007 closure of Old Capitol Town Center’s Campus 3 cinema, downtown Iowa City has been without true cinematic offerings. Come September, with the opening of FilmScene’s 85-seat Scene 1 cinema, that absence...

Iowa City City Council sets budget hearing date

DI STAFF

February 5, 2013

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The City Conference Board and the Iowa City City Council set a date for the public hearing on the Iowa City assessor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. The hearing is set for March 5, at which the council will also...

Entertainment venues pass second test at Iowa City City Council

DI STAFF

February 5, 2013

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A proposed change to the entertainment-venue policy in Iowa City passed its second consideration in the Iowa City City Council. The council voted 7-0 in favor of the measure, which would allow 19- and 20-year-olds to remain in...

Man accused of attacking emergency room worker

DI STAFF

February 5, 2013

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A Cedar Rapids man has been arrested after allegedly attacking a doctor working in the emergency room at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. David Hirvela, 44, was charged Jan. 21 with assault with intent of injury....

Miller files lawsuit against S&P alongside other attorneys general

DI STAFF

February 5, 2013

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, alleging that the company misrepresented its investment analysis services. According to a press release from the Office...

Regents to discuss River Landing Clinic expansion among several topics today

DI STAFF

February 5, 2013

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The state Board of Regents will meet today in West Des Moines, planning to discuss several items during the two-day period. University of Iowa officials have requested approval for an expansion project at the Iowa River Landing...