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Snow Removal Program targeted for improved downtown Iowa City accessibility

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 3, 2013

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Iowa City and Downtown District officials are hoping a nearly two-month pilot snow-removal program will aid in the transformation of a heavily traveled city center. From Dec. 1, 2012, through Jan. 31, the Downtown District spent...

Life on the farm promotes hands-on learning at Iowa City preschool

LAUREN COFFEY

March 3, 2013

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Many children across the country sing the classic song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” as they go about their normal preschool activities. But at one local preschool, the children actually experience life on a farm. The...

MULTIMEDIA: Nachte Raho in Iowa City

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March 3, 2013

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U.S. pork export projected to increase

CASSIDY RILEY

March 3, 2013

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Pork exports hit record highs in 2012, and further success is projected for 2013.  In 2012, U.S. pork exports reached a record 5.38 billion pounds at a value of $6.3 billion. Iowa produces 28 percent of all U.S. pork, bringing...

UI Museum of Art fundraises for conservation of Pollock painting, other museum needs

STACEY MURRAY

March 3, 2013

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Jackson Pollock’s painting Mural at present sits in California, where the Getty Museum is working to conserve the prized piece of modern art. A bit fewer than 1,800 miles away, the University of Iowa Museum of Art held...

Local jeweler looks to the past and future in business

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 3, 2013

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From peeling potatoes and fixing clocks during high school to owning a nearly 70-year-old downtown retail store, Willa Dickens has seen it all — at least in the language of jewelry. Dickens, who co-owns Herteen & Stocker...

Branstad makes appointments to Board of Regents

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March 3, 2013

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Gov. Terry Branstad appointed two new members to the state Board of Regents on March 1. Branstad also reappointed Regent President Craig Lang to his position. Lang’s term expires at the end of April, along with the terms...

Woman arrested after stealing dogs from Petland on different occasions

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March 3, 2013

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An Iowa woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a miniature poodle from Petland. Diana Chance, 46, was charged Feb. 28 with second-degree theft. On Feb. 10, a miniature poodle that is valued at $1,799.99 was taken from...

North Liberty man accused of possessing marijuana

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March 3, 2013

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A North Liberty man was arrested after being a passenger of a car that allegedly contained marijuana. Jaleel Applegate, 18, was accused March 1 with a controlled-substance violation. North Liberty police officers reportedly...

Local man charged after sexually abusing a child on multiple occasions

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March 3, 2013

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A local man was arrested after allegedly sexually abusing a child on several occasions. Michael Walker, 55, was accused March 1 with second-degree sexual abuse and third-degree sexual abuse. A 12-year-old reported to Iowa City...

Local man accused of attempting to steal a police deputy’s handgun

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March 3, 2013

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A local man was arrested after allegedly lunging toward a deputy and attempting to steal a handgun. Christopher Lenz, 38, was accused March 1 with disarming a peace officer of a dangerous weapon. According to officials from...

Local man found with nearly seven grams of marijuana

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March 3, 2013

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A Coralville man has been arrested after allegedly being found with approximately seven grams of marijuana. Kcee Young, 30, was charged March 1 with a controlled-substance violation. Coralville police offiicers were conducting...