The Daily Iowan

Locals celebrate 43rd annual Iowa City Pride Festival

EMMA WILLIS

June 16, 2013

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Colorful smiles lined the streets as the parade came into view. Cheers radiated down Dubuque Street with streams of rainbow flags in the air as onlookers watched the procession dance by. The parade, coupled with the annual Iowa...

Wake Up Iowa City leaving current location

ROBERT CROZIER

June 16, 2013

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Downtown Iowa City will have one fewer coffee shop at the end of June, but Wake Up Iowa City owner Jarrett Mitchell will continue roasting beans and bottling beverages even after his café packs up its espresso machine. “What...

Iowa City receives top ranking by Moody’s Investment Services

EMMA WILLIS

June 16, 2013

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For the 37th-consecutive straight year, the city of Iowa City has received a top credit rating by a national financial-analysis company. Moody’s Investors Services, which rates the financial well-being of cities across...

City High’s new performing arts wing drawing criticism, praise

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 16, 2013

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Although the focus in the Iowa City School District has been on the looming possibilities of elementary-school closures, coupled with the long-talked about third high school, one local group says additional concerns should be...

Councilors to award contract for Ashton House remodeling project

KRISTEN EAST

June 16, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will vote to award a contract for the remodeling of the Ashton House. City staff opened the project to bids on June 14, and information on each bid will be presented to the council prior to its Tuesday...

Councilors to vote on plans for streetscape project near Towncrest

KRISTEN EAST

June 16, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will hold a public hearing at its next meeting regarding plans for the 2013 William Street streetscape project. The project includes improvements in the William Street public right-of-way between Muscatine...

Officials to distribute neighborhood improvement grants

KRISTEN EAST

June 16, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will vote to allocate Program for Improving Neighborhoods grant funds. The grants are allocated to neighborhood associations for specific improvements. According to city documents, the city’s Neighborhood...

Councilors to move on ordinance allowing theater performances in entertainment venues

KRISTEN EAST

June 16, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will move on an ordinance that would allow theatrical performances to take place in entertainment venues. The ordinance would amend the City Code to include those taking part in a performance of theater...

Councilors to move forward with repealing red-light cameras ordinance

KRISTEN EAST

June 16, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will move on an ordinance that would repeal the automatic traffic-enforcement law already in place, as well as ban the use of drones and automatic license-plate recognition systems. The city councilors...

City staff want trash kept near houses

KRISTEN EAST

June 16, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will vote on an ordinance that would require Iowa City residents to store residential solid waste, yard waste, and recycling containers no farther than 2 feet from the wall of their residential building. According...

West Liberty man charged with assault

ROBERT CROZIER

June 16, 2013

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A West Liberty man has been charged after allegedly punching a woman in the face and throwing a bottle at another woman at the Union Bar, 121 E. College St. Jason Mendez, 22, was charged Sunday with domestic-abuse assault and...

Killeen, Texas man charged with OWI

ROBERT CROZIER

June 16, 2013

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A Texas man has been charged after allegedly speeding under the influence of alcohol in Iowa City. Nolan Melson, 24, Killeen, Texas, was charged Sunday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. This is Melson’s first OWI...