The Daily Iowan

UI students lobby on Hawkeye Caucus Day for tuition freeze support

JONATHAN SOLIS

April 2, 2013

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Outside the Iowa House chambers, a small group of University of Iowa students filled out pink slips requesting an audience with Rep. Dave Jacoby D-Coralville, one of their local representatives. They handed the slip to a page,...

Iowa City school board votes yes to change 2014 fiscal budget

LAUREN COFFEY

April 2, 2013

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After no debate Tuesday night with the Iowa City community, Iowa City School Board members unanimously voted to pass the 4 percent increase in potential allowable growth rate. Iowa legislators must now vote to set an allowable...

Iowa City School District shows greater increase in enrollment than expected

LAUREN COFFEY

April 2, 2013

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Members of the Iowa City School District formally sat down for the first time Tuesday night to discuss a report indicating that the district’s enrollment has increased by 1,852 students in the past 10 years. “…...

National law pushes Iowa City officials to offer booster vaccines to students

STACEY MURRAY

April 2, 2013

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The Iowa City School District and the Johnson County Department of Public Health now offer pertussis vaccinations to sixth-graders in the district for free, following a change in a national regulation. National outbreaks in pertussis...

Johnson County officials meet with locals to discuss anticipated growth

QUENTIN MISIAG

April 2, 2013

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Johnson County Supervisor Terrence Neuzil said immediate action is needed to prepare Iowa’s second-fastest-growing county for an influx of 20,000 to 30,000 residents by 2020. Since 1996, he estimates, between 35,000 and...

Iowa River Friends form to protect, improve watershed

CASSIDY RILEY

April 2, 2013

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A new local group hopes to turn an impaired river into an admired river. The Iowa River Friends is organizing its structure, and the members hope the group will come to fruition by mid-April. Its mission statement says it is...

Construction beside the Rec Center is ahead of schedule and below budget

BRIANNA JETT

April 2, 2013

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The construction near the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation & Wellness Center is ahead of schedule and below budget. The project is part two of a three-phase plan with three goals: to add extra electrical capacity...

Man arranged for nine pounds of marijuana to be delivered

REBECCA MORIN

April 2, 2013

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A local man has been accused of arranging nine pounds of marijuana to be delivered to a residence. Grant Mehmen, 23, was charged Monday with solicitation to commit a felony. Johnson County Drug Task Force investigators delivered...

Man accused of possessing prescription drugs

REBECCA MORIN

April 2, 2013

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A local man has been accused of having prescription drugs without a prescription. Matthew Smith, 23, was charged Monday with unlawful possession of prescription drugs and controlled-substance violation. Iowa City police officers...

Man charged with possessing more than 47.5 grams of marijuana

REBECCA MORIN

April 2, 2013

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A local man has been accused of possessing more than 47.5 grams of marijuana. Daniel Louis, 36, was charged April 1 with a tax-stamp violation and controlled-substance violation. A law-enforcement official was working an undercover...

Iowa tops Maryland, 71-60, advances to first NIT championship in school history

IAN MARTIN

April 2, 2013

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NEW YORK — Iowa’s captains led the Hawkeye squad to the program’s first-ever NIT championship game on Tuesday night, as the third-seeded squad defeated Maryland, 71-60. Iowa (25-12, 9-9 Big Ten) led the Terrapins...

Hawkeye baseball beats out Western Illinois, 10-6

JALYN SOUCHEK

April 2, 2013

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It was a cold night for the Iowa baseball team when it met with Western Illinois on Tuesday for the second time this season. The Hawkeyes improved to 2-0 against interim pitching coach Jim Brownlee’s former team, defeating...