The Daily Iowan

Johnson County supervisor blasts Iowa City city manager in blog post

QUENTIN MISIAG

February 20, 2013

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Disputes over the future of a local para-transit program has two local leaders at odds, when one called foul to the others’ business practices and of “screwing” over Johnson County a number of weeks ago. Through...

UI Center for Human Rights finds home at Law School

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 20, 2013

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The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights will bridge the Iowa River. The center will be located in the UI College of Law starting July 1, avoiding a likely closure due to a lack of funding. “[The announcement of...

Iowa City reacts to Obama’s preschool expansion discussions

LAUREN COFFEY

February 20, 2013

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Four-year-olds run about a colorful room, surrounded by books, easels, and dress-up clothing. These children are not only here to have fun but also to learn. During President Obama’s State of the Union address last week, ...

UI hopes to cut nursing shortage in Iowa

REBECCA MORIN

February 20, 2013

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Doctors need nurses, and so do Iowans. There has been a shortage of Iowa nurses for the last couple of years, and the University of Iowa officials are attempting to narrow the gap by expanding online education for aspiring nurses....

Moss "Green" business park to begin construction in Iowa City

QUENTIN MISIAG

February 20, 2013

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Owners of the former Moss Dairy Farm said the first leg of the multimillion dollar, 170-acre Moss Ridge Campus office park could kick off as soon as this summer, following a more than two-year delay.  When ground was first...

Iowa legislators introduce HIV de-criminalization bill

LAYLA PEÑA

February 20, 2013

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State lawmakers introduced a bill this week that, if passed, would change the human immunodeficiency virus criminalization laws in Iowa. Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center, worked extensively on the bill with Sen. Matt McCoy,...

Iowa City fire chief retires after 35 years

ALLIE WRIGHT

February 20, 2013

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Andy Rocca is a lifelong resident of Iowa City. And for the past 35 years, he has served the area to which he is so attached. “It’s just been a phenomenal career; I mean, I look back with very fond memories as an...

Man accused of assaulting victim with pool cue

JORDYN REILAND

February 20, 2013

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An Oxford man has been accused of assaulting a man with a pool cue. Leonard Fevold, 67, was charged Tuesday with assault causing bodily injury. According to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office complaint, Fevold was a customer...

Woman claims UIHC caused her to choose between her life and her unborn child

CASSIDY RILEY

February 20, 2013

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A Farmersburg woman filed a lawsuit against the state of Iowa for causing her to choose between her unborn child’s life and her own, according to a court document. On Sep. 23, 2010, Regina Cross was allegedly referred to the...

City launches new financial assistance program

JORDYN REILAND

February 20, 2013

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Iowa City’s Economic Development Division introduced a new financial assistance program. According to a city press release, the assistance program called “Building Change” was established to help support downtown...

Man accused of possessing contraband

REBECCA MORIN

February 20, 2013

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A Coralville man was charged after allegedly smoking cannabis out of a toilet-paper roll. Scott Bohnenkamp, 46, was accused Feb. 19 with possession of controlled substance and possessing contraband in a correctional facility. During...

Roughly 4,000 undergraduates named to Dean’s list

JORDYN REILAND

February 20, 2013

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Roughly 4,000 undergraduate students were named to the Dean’s List for the last semester. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, a student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering,...