The Daily Iowan

City launches ‘Inspire Downtown’

EMMA WILLIS

June 24, 2013

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Despite its continued popularity, city officials and local residents say downtown Iowa City needs to be refreshed. An upcoming yearlong initiative will launch today, bringing with it a series of community think-tank workshops....

MidAmerican proposes rate increase for electricity customers

ALISON CRISSMAN

June 24, 2013

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Proposed electricity rate increases by MidAmerican Energy Co. may lead many Iowans to tighten their belts in the coming months. MidAmerican has proposed an increase in its Iowa electric base rates that would total approximately...

Supreme Court decision largely upholds affirmative action

ROBERT CROZIER

June 24, 2013

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Although the U.S. Supreme Court chose on Monday not to strike down the University of Texas-Austin’s affirmative-action program, it did emphasize in a 7-1 decision that universities have a heavy burden in using ethnicity...

UI recreational facilities continue to provide options for students

JULIA TRUSZKOWSKI

June 24, 2013

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Even though a plethora of students flock to their hometowns at the beginning of summer vacation, UI recreational facilities remain in business. From the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center’s 2010 opening at a cost of...

UI seeking input on better student-administration communication

JULIA SHRIVER

June 24, 2013

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While one University of Iowa communication and marketing official maintains that the institution remains in contact with the students through a variety of media sources, the most effective way at communicating with them has yet...

Kids Count: State makes small bump in quality of life

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 24, 2013

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Parents, take note. Iowa is now the seventh-best state in which to raise a child, according to new data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count report. The standing, a one-place jump from 2012, is just one...

Iowa City sales tax to be lowered

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 24, 2013

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In less than one week, Iowa City’s sales-tax rate will drop for the first time in nearly four years. After an increase was approved by voters in May 2009 to help flood protection and recovery efforts, the 1-cent local-option...

Coralville man charged with assaulting police

KRISTEN EAST

June 24, 2013

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A Coralville man has been charged after officers responded to his residence in reference to a suicidal man. Martel Horton, 27, was charged with interference with official acts causing bodily injury on Monday. According to a...

Woman charged with using a juvenile to commit crimes

KRISTEN EAST

June 24, 2013

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An Iowa City resident has been charged after using juveniles to commit certain offenses. Saira Jacobs, 26, was charged on June 13 with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and using juveniles to commit offenses. According...

Pushing each other to be better

MATT CABEL

June 24, 2013

Filed under Sports

Anthony Clemmons and Mike Gesell know each other — and their basketball skill-sets — well. That’s how it’s been, and that’s how it will continue to be for Iowa’s top two point guards. The elevation...

Kathy Thomas has left Iowa

JACOB SHEYKO

June 24, 2013

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If Kathy Thomas plays college basketball next year, it will be for a team other than the Hawkeyes. After just one season at Iowa, the Flint, Mich., native has been granted her release from the Iowa women’s basketball program,...

Former Iowa women’s golfer set for U.S. Women’s Open

CODY GOODWIN

June 24, 2013

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Former Iowa women’s golfer Chelsea Harris will take her talent to the 2013 U.S. Open Championship this week in Southampton, N.Y., at the Sebonack Golf Club. Harris, the first Hawkeye to compete in the event, will open play...