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Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center promotes foster program

LAUREN COFFEY

February 25, 2013

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Even with a plan to build a new Iowa City Animal & Adoption Center now in the near future, officials are still calling on the community to help offset anticipated overcrowding. Center officials visited the Iowa City Public...

Johnson County Crisis Center begins international-student training for chat program

STACEY MURRAY

February 25, 2013

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The Johnson County Crisis Center has begun training 12 University of Iowa international students to offer online Crisis Chat in Mandarin Chinese to students, and officials there say the implementation of this service will provide...

Expert: Too soon for Iowa Legislature bill on regent transparency

STACEY MURRAY

February 25, 2013

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The Iowa Legislature is taking up a bill that will call for more transparency from the state Board of Regents. This bill follows the regents’ work with the same issue at the university level. Sen. Jeff Danielson, D-Cedar...

UI officials and experts weigh in on sequestration cuts for Iowa

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 25, 2013

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Iowa could see jobs disappear and lose millions in funding if automatic spending cuts go into effect on Friday. The state report released by the White House has University of Iowa officials and local experts divided on the potential...

Johnson County auditor aims for cost-saving initiatives

QUENTIN MISIAG

February 25, 2013

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Despite being in office for only two months, Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert has ushered in a number of high-profile changes that have resulted in cost savings for the county and local taxpayers. Many officials are directed...

Iowa City residents offer mixed views on potential waste-container rules

NICK HASSETT

February 25, 2013

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After the Iowa City City Council deferred action on an ordinance that would require trash containers to be stored out of public view, locals have expressed mixed views on the issue. The ordinance amends the housing code and solid-waste...

Economic crisis hasn’t hit college donations

REBECCA MORIN

February 25, 2013

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With the economic crisis diminishing, a sense of financial security is being restored across the nation — and universities and colleges are experiencing it firsthand. On Feb. 20, the Council for Aid to Education released a...

Coralville woman accused of stealing an iPhone

REBECCA MORIN

February 25, 2013

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A Coralville woman was arrested after allegedly taking an iPhone from a restaurant counter and putting it in her friend’s purse. Larissa Taylor, 52, was charged March 12, 2012, with third-degree theft. Iowa City police officials...

Local woman allegedly deposits numerous counterfeit checks into bank account

REBECCA MORIN

February 25, 2013

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A local woman was arrested after depositing allegedly counterfeit checks into her bank account that resulted in the bank losing more than $4,000. Robin Jordan, 24, was accused Dec. 31, 2012, with tampering with records and second-degree...

Local man threatened victim with knife

REBECCA MORIN

February 25, 2013

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A local man was arrested after allegedly showing a knife to a person during a verbal altercation. Murphy Henry, 25, was accused Feb. 24 with assault using/displaying a weapon and concealed weapons. Iowa City police officials...

Porter sex-assault trial pushed back to May

CASSIDY RILEY

February 25, 2013

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The trial of an Arkansas man charged with three counts of sexual abuse has been reset, according to a court document. Travis Lee Porter, 45, is charged with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree...

Who had a worse weekend — Iowa men’s basketball or Iowa wrestling?

DI STAFF

February 25, 2013

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Basketball Yes, wrestling had an off weekend placing fourth at the National Duals, but it isn’t half as bad as Iowa basketball’s loss to Nebraska. Let’s put things into context. Wrestling lost to No. 4 Minnesota and ...