The Daily Iowan

ISU junior looks to bring more breathalyzers to Iowa City bars

CASSIDY RILEY

April 7, 2013

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There are currently 10 breath-test machines in bars and liquor stores in the Iowa City area, and officials say alcohol consumers may not be using the recently installed machines for their intended purpose. However, one Iowa State...

UI adopts web-based suicide-prevention program

NICK HASSETT

April 7, 2013

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On average, more than two students at the University of Iowa die in suicides every year. It’s a number that those at the UI Counseling Service hope to reduce through a program that is gaining traction at colleges throughout...

Local group calls for changes to Johnson County Board of Supervisors

QUENTIN MISIAG

April 7, 2013

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On the heels of a special election that placed a Republican on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors for the first time in more than 50 years, one local group is aiming to gather 10,000 valid signatures in hopes of changing...

UI cultural center celebrates 10-year anniversary

REBECCA MORIN

April 7, 2013

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Students, alumni, and faculty gathered for brunch at the Asian Pacific American Culture Center on Sunday with their shoes off and a sense of relaxation. The weekend’s exciting events were finished, but planning for the future...

Republicans unveil more details on Healthy Iowa Plan

BRENT GRIFFITHS

April 7, 2013

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Details of Gov. Terry Branstad’s alternative to Medicaid expansion were introduced last week, offering a peek at what legislators say will be the focus of much of their time. Rep. Walt Rogers, R-Cedar Falls, will be tasked...

UI Doc Dash 5K raises funds to help underprivileged with healthcare

LAUREN COFFEY

April 7, 2013

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Dogs pull at their leashes, an elderly couple begins stretching, and people gather in groups, laughing and chatting. The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Doc Dash 5K was about to begin. And this year, organizers hoped...

Iowa Regents Transparency Task force sets new goals after first meeting

STACEY MURRAY

April 7, 2013

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Following the first meeting, the state Board of Regents’ Transparency Task Force has added additional goals and plans for the panel as it moves forward. The Transparency Task Force hopes for more discussion at its next...

Mission Creek Festival consumes Iowa City

EMILY BURDS

April 7, 2013

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Trial for man accused of murder continued

CASSIDY RILEY

April 7, 2013

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The trial for a Johnson County man accused of first-degree murder has been reset. Brandon Brown, 27, is accused of shooting the 30-year-old Donelle Lindsey on June 22 near the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Mormon Trek Boulevard...

Wild Bill’s to celebrate Bill Sackter’s 100th birthday

KRISTEN EAST

April 7, 2013

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Wild Bill's Coffeeshop, located in North Hall, is celebrating the 100th year of Bill Sackter's birthday all this week. Sackter, who was born April 13, 1913, ran the coffee shop when he came to Iowa City. Events throughout the week include a documentary sc...

District fills administrative positions for upcoming school year

JORDYN REILAND

April 7, 2013

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The Iowa City School district recently filled several administrative positions for the upcoming school year. According to a press release, the School District filled several positions at the high-school, junior-high, and elementary-school...

Man tries to drive through entrance of a parking ramp

REBECCA MORIN

April 7, 2013

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A Des Moines man was accused of attempting to exit a parking ramp after an accident. Jacob Putney, 19, was charged April 5 with OWI, driving with a denied/revoked license, and possession of controlled substance. Iowa City police...