The Daily Iowan

Republican Etheredge snags fifth Johnson County supervisors seat

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 6, 2013

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For the first time since 1962, when Oren Alt last served, a Republican has taken a seat on the historically Democratic Johnson County Board of Supervisors. By a 51-to-49 majority, Johnson County Republican and Kalona resident...

Local students and animals benefit from Petland visits

LAUREN COFFEY

March 6, 2013

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Despite recent thefts at the Iowa City Petland, officials at the store say the benefits of offering an open atmosphere for people to come in and interact with animals outweighs any risks. Petland, 1851 Lower Muscatine Road,...

Iowa City releases vision for future with comprehensive plan

NICK HASSETT

March 6, 2013

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Though the Iowa City City Council usually discusses issues immediately pertinent to the city, a new plan for the city allows them to look ahead. Way ahead. The Iowa City Comprehensive Plan, last adopted in 1997, will be updated...

Iowa City school board discusses fiscal 2014 budget proposal

STACEY MURRAY

March 6, 2013

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The Iowa City School Board faces some uncertainty following new budget recommendations for fiscal 2014. The board received the proposal Tuesday evening and set a date for a public hearing on the budget, which features a 4 percent...

UI officials hope to break the illusion of privacy

BRIANNA JETT

March 6, 2013

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For faculty and staff at the University of Iowa, privacy is part illusion. Because the university is a public institution, most work-related materials are available if the public requests them. This includes emails and password-protected...

The Vine building may be designated as historic site

NICK HASSETT

March 6, 2013

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The Vine Tavern Building has been in Iowa City for more than 100 years. And now, the Iowa City City Council is taking steps to immortalize it as a landmark. The City Council set a public hearing for the designation of the building,...

UISG endorses Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act

JONATHAN SOLIS

March 6, 2013

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The University of Iowa Student Government passed a resolution supporting the proposed Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act on Tuesday, despite some concern. The act would eliminate a distinction in existing tax law that...

Sycamore Mall reaches new financial agreement

KRISTEN EAST

March 6, 2013

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Sycamore Mall announced Tuesday that it reached a new financial agreement with Great Western Bank, successfully removing the foreclosure previously filed against the Iowa City mall. According to a press release, the North Liberty...

Iowa City City Council authorizes funds for festival

NICK HASSETT

March 6, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday authorized funding for the 2013 Mission Creek Festival by a 7-0 vote. The resolution provides $5,000 in funding for the festival. The City Council Economic Development Committee approved...

Iowa City City Council approves river trail funding

NICK HASSETT

March 6, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday authorized the city staff to apply for funding assistance for the development of the Iowa River Trail along the Iowa River. The resolution, which passed 7-0, will enable city staff to apply...

Iowa City continues with shelter construction

NICK HASSETT

March 6, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday scheduled a public hearing on the replacement of a City Park shelter. The hearing will be held March 19 and focus on plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the...

Iowa City City Council moves forward on levee

NICK HASSETT

March 6, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution allowing the city to move forward with the West Side levee project by a 7-0 vote. The resolution directs city staff to notify contractors bidding on the project following...