The Daily Iowan

UI community reacts to same-sex marriage case as Johnson County expresses support

BRENT GRIFFITHS

March 28, 2013

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in two cases involving gay and lesbian rights, which many University of Iowa students welcomed as a chance to recognize same-sex marriage. Some officials had different reactions...

Iowa Senate Democrat predicts regent appointees Lang and Cramer won’t be confirmed

SAM LANE

March 28, 2013

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Democratic and Republican state legislators offered different predictions Thursday on the result of the Senate confirmation process for two of Gov. Terry Branstad’s state Board of Regents appointees. Branstad appointed...

Johnson County Food Bank sees increase in clients, need for donations

MICHELLE KIM

March 28, 2013

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After careful consideration, the Johnson County Food Bank was selected to receive $1,325 worth of food on Thursday from AFSCME Local 2985, and union officials say donations such as these are especially important during this time...

Locals make last push for red-light cameras petition

JONATHAN SOLIS

March 28, 2013

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One local group pushing for a ban on red-light cameras is making a last effort in order to obtain enough public support. Traffic cameras and drones were at the center of a public forum held on the University of Iowa campus Thursday...

Iowa City halts plans on East Side Levee

NICK HASSETT

March 28, 2013

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The first steps for the Iowa City East Side Levee, which the city originally slated for construction beginning in May, were well under way. The preliminary budget for the project had been secured, and $3.9 million Community Development...

Johnson County supervisors outline potential SEATS compromises

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 28, 2013

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Despite a hotly debated Wednesday afternoon meeting at the Coralville City Hall over the future of SEATS, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors remain confident that a deal can soon be reached with Iowa City, Coralville, and...

Officials looking to increase number of Iowa nursing residency programs

BRIANNA JETT

March 28, 2013

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A revolution is beginning in nursing — nurses and health-care professionals across the state and throughout the nation are pushing for increased residency programs for new nurses. Led by the Iowa Action Coalition, Iowa professionals...

Talks begin over fire damaged Johnson County roads facility

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 28, 2013

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The cause of a Monday afternoon fire at the Johnson County Secondary Roads Building remains unknown, but the Board of Supervisors is eager to put repair plans on the fast track. During a Thursday morning meeting, the supervisors...

Film at Englert to highlight impacts of recession, draw local politicians

REBECCA MORIN

March 28, 2013

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In the midst of a post-recession economy, families strive to get back on their feet — and two filmmakers have created a documentary to showcase the struggles middle-class and working-poor families face. American Winter, an HBO d...

Supervisors approve the amending of the former fireworks ordinance

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 28, 2013

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors officially amended a longtime county fireworks ordinance during a meeting on Thursday. Recent discussions by the supervisors outlined what qualifies as firework material, what age should...

Newport Road rezoning approved

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 28, 2013

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After a number of lengthy discussions and proposed legal action, official rezoning regarding a rural area north of Iowa City for a housing development was approved Thursday morning by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. ...

Man found with multiple pounds of marijuana

REBECCA MORIN

March 28, 2013

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A local man has been accused of possessing numerous pounds of marijuana and approximately $8,999. Zachary Engle, 21, was charged May 21, 2012, with possession/delivery of marijuana, possession or distribution of a taxable substance...