The Daily Iowan

Stage nearly set for new Johnson County supervisor

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 4, 2013

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Johnson County officials say a late-evening snowstorm, “voter fatigue,” and a proposed Cedar Rapids casino are all contributing factors in the dismal voter turnout leading up to tonight’s election of a fifth...

Undocumented immigrant, Define American founder speaks on immigration reform at UI

CASSIDY RILEY

March 4, 2013

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Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, a filmmaker, and advocate for immigration reform. One thing Vargas is not, however, is a documented American citizen. Vargas, who spoke in Iowa City on Monday night,...

Branstad opts for personal plan over Medicaid expansion

LAUREN COFFEY AND BRENT GRIFFITHS

March 4, 2013

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Amid criticism from Democrats over his steadfast refusal to expand Medicaid in Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds offered an alternative proposal on Monday. “The Healthy Iowa Plan is a modern health...

Branstad’s latest regent appointees will ‘undergo criticism’ from Iowa Senators

STACEY MURRAY

March 4, 2013

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Reactions are mixed among Senate Republicans and Democrats following Gov. Terry Branstad’s appointment of two new members to the state Board of Regents. Senators of both parties have addressed partisan concerns, along with...

Iowa City prepares to move forward with levee project

NICK HASSETT

March 4, 2013

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More than two years after Iowa City secured funding for the construction of three levees, the Iowa City City Council will hold a public hearing on the next step for one of the levees. The City Council will discuss the plans,...

UI Housing and Dining extends roommate matching process after glitch

REBECCA MORIN

March 4, 2013

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Kelsey Willardson is excited abouty her approaching college years at the University of Iowa. “I had a lot of trouble with the housing application,” said incoming freshman Willardson. “It took me three days ...

UI officials anticipate passage of reauthorized Violence Against Women Act

HILLARY ROSENCRANTS

March 4, 2013

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The U.S. House of Representatives reauthorized a new form of the Violence Against Women Act last week, ushering in a slightly new set of protocols for reporting and prevention of sexual assault on university campuses across the...

Iowa legislation would give schools more authority in cyber-bullying cases

JONATHAN SOLIS

March 4, 2013

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With the advent of the Internet and texting, coping with bullies has become more difficult for school officials. Newly proposed legislation in the Iowa House could give schools more authority to address cases of cyber bullying. The...

Woman accused of providing alcohol to child arrested again

REBECCA MORIN

March 4, 2013

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Natasha Kriener, 27, is accused of interfering with a Department of Correctional Services officer Monday. Kriener was convicted after her toddler had a blood alcohol level of .097. She was allegedly intoxicated in another probationer’s...

Woman whose child was found playing with crack is to be released to correctional services

CASSIDY RILEY

March 4, 2013

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A local woman who was arrested after her son was allegedly found playing with crack is to be released to the 6th Judicial Department of Correctional Services. Tiffany Johnson, 25, is charged with possession of a controlled substance,...

UI Health Works denies lawsuit’s charges

CASSIDY RILEY

March 4, 2013

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The University of Iowa Health Works, an affiliate of the UI Hospitals & Clinics, responded to a woman’s lawsuit by denying all charges against it and demanding a trial by jury. Barbara Gericke of Tiffin filed a lawsuit...

Early Iowa City farmers market begins Saturday

JORDYN REILAND

March 4, 2013

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The first early spring market will begin on Saturday at a local elementary school. According to a city of Iowa City press release, the off-season markets will be held four times in March and April. This weekend’s market will...