The Daily Iowan

Iowa City residents, officials welcome Supreme Court decision anniversary, look to do more

BRENT GRIFFITHS

April 3, 2013

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Kate Varnum recalled April 3, 2009, as she huddled among six fellow couples awaiting the end of a legal process  which had started two years earlier. She and the rest of Iowa heard the result in Varnum v. Brien: by a unanimou...

UISG presidential hopefuls spar over student safety, bike libraries

JONATHAN SOLIS

April 3, 2013

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Candidates touched on their proposed bike programs, student safety plans, and what qualifies them to be the University of Iowa Student Government president during the first debate Wednesday evening. The debate questions were...

Johnson County justice-center plans draw community scrutiny

QUENTIN MISIAG

April 3, 2013

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It was originally billed as a casual Wednesday afternoon input meeting by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. But as plans regarding a new justice center and crime prevention efforts came up, discussions quickly steered...

New UI summer tuition scholarship may benefit local businesses

CASSIDY RILEY

April 3, 2013

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As students prepare for the end of spring semester and the beginning of summer, both University of Iowa officials and local businesses said they hope to see a larger returning population in the coming years following the announcement...

Handicap equipment business provides resale options for patients

LAUREN COFFEY

April 3, 2013

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People outgrow and buy new material items constantly — shoes, clothes, and bicycles, for example. But for some situations, getting a new item to replace an older possession is not as easy as heading off to a store. The equipment...

Local school district officials push to eliminate wheat, protein restrictions

STACEY MURRAY

April 3, 2013

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Congress passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010, and just three years later, officials both nationally and locally are working to nullify specific guidelines within it. “There was a fair amount of pushback from...

Research shows benefit to double majoring

BRIANNA JETT

April 3, 2013

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Students at the University of Iowa and across the country are increasingly choosing a second major. Both school officials and researchers said having a double major potentially benefits the student. A study conducted by Richard...

Woman accused of buying multiple items with a stolen credit card

REBECCA MORIN

April 3, 2013

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A local woman has been accused of purchasing more than $650 worth of items with a stolen credit card. Glinda Wilkins, 43, was charged Oct. 17, 2012, with third-degree theft, identity theft, and unauthorized use of a credit card. The...

New funding leads to the reinstatement of the ECO Iowa City programming

REBECCA MORIN

April 3, 2013

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Iowa City is springing to Earth Month by reinstating a previously discontinued environmental education programs. ECO Iowa City is a program offered by the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center to provide environmental education...

Local fire injures one, remains under investigation

REBECCA MORIN

April 3, 2013

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The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters responded to 705 S. Dubuque St., where an occupant was present inside the house, said Iowa City Battalion Chief Brian Greer. He said...

Man gets 30 years for armed robbery in Iowa City

ASSOCIATED PRESS

April 3, 2013

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A 35-year-old Davenport man who robbed an Iowa City bank nearly a year ago has been given 30 years in prison. Eric Martin was sentenced Monday on robbery and weapons convictions. Federal prosecutors say Martin must...

Iowa worried about Baylor’s offense ahead of NIT final — not potential attention

IAN MARTIN

April 3, 2013

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NEW YORK CITY — It’s Iowa’s big game in the Big Apple. And even though it’s the NIT, not the NCAA Tournament, both teams are treating it like the Final Four. “This tournament isn’t as bad as people...