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UI students, faculty reflect on five years of recovery from 2008 flood

CHRISTINA TARGOSZ

May 13, 2013

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The once theatrical Hancher Auditorium now sits abandoned among mounds of dirt, construction tape, and heavy machinery. June 2008 will be remembered for the infamous flood that damaged much of the University of Iowa riverside...

Iowa City City Council to consider rezoning request for Chauncey location

NICK HASSETT

May 13, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council approved the Moen Group’s Chauncey development in January, but more than four months later, the project is still being challenged — this time in City Hall. The council will consider the College/Gilbert...

Iowa City, Johnson County officials kick off Bike to Work Week with competition

STACEY MURRAY

May 13, 2013

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It only took 14 minutes for three area officials to travel the four miles necessary to kick off Ride Your Bike to Work Week. Johnson County Supervisor Terrence Neuzil, Iowa City City Councilor Jim Throgmorton, and University...

Iowa City elementary students forgo buses and walk to school

LAUREN COFFEY

May 13, 2013

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Thirty-one children crunched across the dewy green grass as their school day was about to begin. With flushed cheeks and smiles on their faces, they reached out their hands to receive pedometers from an adult. The children exchanged...

Experts: Appeal from Iowa City landlord shooting convict not a surprise

CASSIDY RILEY

May 13, 2013

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Despite Justin Marshall’s appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court, Johnson County prosecutor Janet Lyness said she is confident his first-degree-murder conviction will be upheld. Marshall, 22, was convicted on Feb. 7 in the 2009...

Dieterle leaves a legacy of 30-plus years of work at the DI

BRENT GRIFFITHS

May 13, 2013

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The Daily Iowan newsroom no longer has the haze of smoke from frantic writers clacking away at manual typewriters and lighting cigarettes. But despite the small differences and major shifts in journalism, Caroline Dieterle...

UI professor a ‘walking encyclopedia’ of African-American novels

REBECCA MORIN

May 13, 2013

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After teaching a course about African-American novels in the Reagan Era, Michael Hill published a scholarly study this semester of the trend of prizewinning writers from 1977 to 1993. “There is not a ton of African-American...

Iowa City receives $1,000 grant to purchase ash receptacles

JORDYN REILAND

May 13, 2013

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The Iowa City Downtown District will take part in a program this year to reduce the effect of cigarette-butt litter. According to a press release, cigarette butts are the most-littered item in America. The Keep America Beautiful...

Three Iowa City businesses fail alcohol-compliance checks

JORDYN REILAND

May 13, 2013

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Iowa City police conducted alcohol-compliance checks on May 10 at 40 local businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. According to an Iowa City police press release, plainclothes officers worked with underage participants...

Mosiman appointed new Iowa state auditor

KRISTEN EAST

May 13, 2013

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Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Mary Mosiman the new state auditor on Monday, making her the first female auditor in Iowa’s history. Mosiman assumed the office on Monday, replacing former Auditor David Vaudt, who resigned...

RVAP looking for summer volunteers

JORDYN REILAND

May 13, 2013

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The Rape Victim Advocacy Program is looking for volunteers for the summer. According to a press release, RVAP will begin its 32-hour volunteer-training program on June 10. The deadline to apply for volunteering opportunities...

Iowa City receives upgrade in bicycle-friendly rating

KRISTEN EAST

May 13, 2013

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The League of American Bicyclists upgraded Iowa Citys bicycle-friendly status from bronze to silver on the first day of Bike to Work Week. The national organization reviews a city’s Bicycle-Friendly Community status every four...