The Daily Iowan

UI graduate student killed after standoff with police

REBECCA MORIN

March 11, 2013

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A University of Iowa graduate student was killed Sunday evening during a standoff with police that also left three officers wounded. North Liberty police responded to reports of a domestic dispute at the North Liberty Holiday...

Moen development projects in downtown Iowa City progressing

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 11, 2013

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Three prominent projects are underway downtown. Though some completion dates and have shifted and predicted budgets have increased, city officials say one thing is for sure: the face of downtown is changing.  Following completion...

State Board of Regents set to approve parking fee increase for Iowa universities

STACEY MURRAY

March 11, 2013

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People on the University of Iowa campus are likely to see an increase in parking fees this year, and officials say the hike is necessary to keep up with recent campus construction and daily maintenance. “Parking and transportation...

UI School of Journalism focuses on health communication with new hire

MICHELLE KIM

March 11, 2013

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Journalism faculty at the University of Iowa developed a strategic plan in 2007 to increase the focus on health communications, and the recent hiring of a new assistant professor will contribute to the plan. Rachel Young, a contributing...

Iowa Secretary of State seeks controversial voting rule change

JONATHAN SOLIS

March 11, 2013

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A new rule that passed through an Iowa legislators’ executive committee last week will identify registered voters who may potentially be ineligible to vote. Initially proposed in August 2012by Iowa Secretary of State Matt...

UI to develop heart disease prevention program

RANA MOUSTAFA

March 11, 2013

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If it wasn’t for a visit to the dentist about a little toothache, Jennifer Long would not have had her blood pressure taken nor would she have known she had a serious heart problem. “I didn’t really see a physician...

Teen driving fatalities up in Iowa, nationally

BRIANNA JETT

March 11, 2013

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For teens across the nation and here at home, driving is proving to be increasingly dangerous. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association reported on Feb. 26 that the number of teenage-driver fatalities rose drastically...

UI Office of Financial Aid implements financial literacy service

CASSIDY RILEY

March 11, 2013

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With nearly 60 percent of University of Iowa students graduating with debt, the UI Office of Student Financial Aid has launched a financial-aid literacy program to help students understand the complexities of paying for college....

East to be next Daily Iowan editor-in-chief

NICK HASSETT

March 11, 2013

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Kristen East will enter her junior year at the University of Iowa next year, yet she’ll also take on a role typically left for seniors: editor-in-chief of The Daily Iowan. “I’ve always wanted to be the edit...

Local man charged after stabbing girlfriend

REBECCA MORIN

March 11, 2013

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A local man has been accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the bicep. Dakota Washington, 21, was charged Sunday with domestic abuse and willful injury. Washington and the woman got into an argument on Sunday evening, and he...

‘Project Prom’ to extend its service

JORDYN REILAND

March 11, 2013

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City officials are extending their “Project Prom” event following a large number of donations. According to an Iowa City press release, the program received more than 150 dress donations, and more than 100 gowns still...

Panchero’s to receive fine following selling to minor

CASSIDY RILEY

March 11, 2013

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Panchero’s Mexican Grill, 965 S. Riverside Drive, has been ordered to pay a $500 fine for selling alcohol to a customer under the legal age. According to an Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division release, on Nov. 17, 2012, restaurant...