The Daily Iowan

Locals celebrate same-sex marriage strides

JULIA TRUSZKOWSKI

June 26, 2013

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Janelle Rettig hated Iowa City when the community was less accepting of her sexuality and those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. But Rettig, the chairwoman of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, has...

UI Recreational Services director retiring

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 26, 2013

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When Harry Ostrander returned to the University of Iowa in the fall of 1969, the tuition and fees for a full-time liberal-arts student stood at just $185 and $500 for in-state and non-Iowa residents respectively. The UI operated...

Feds raid downtown businesses, seize synthetic drugs

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 26, 2013

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U.S. federal government drug officials could be seen in several eastern Iowa communities Wednesday, on hand to halt the sale of synthetic drugs. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday that the “global...

Planning for downtown streetscape improvements begins

EMMA WILLIS

June 26, 2013

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The community should become a direct decision-maker in a new project to update Iowa City’s downtown streetscape and public spaces, local and national officials say. But that update shouldn’t come without maintaining...

Little Free Libraries expanding

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 26, 2013

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Local residents can expect to see more of those small, mailbox-sized houses first installed last year as neighborhood literary outlets throughout Iowa City. The city of Iowa City has set aside funding assistance and resources...

Dunkin’ Donuts opens in Coralville

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 26, 2013

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Doughnut lovers, rejoice. A new doughnut shop has hit the Iowa City area, and it’s looking to become just one of many. The first eastern Iowa Dunkin’ Donuts location opened in Coralville, 604 Second St., on Wednesday,...

Muscatine man announces congress bid

KRISTEN EAST

June 26, 2013

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Rep. Mark Lofgren, R-Muscatine, announced his candidacy on Wednesday for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Seat. Lofgren, who has served two years in the Iowa House, is the chairman of the International Relations Committee...

Man charged with eating produce without paying

KRISTEN EAST

June 26, 2013

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A local man has charged after he was found eating tomatoes from the produce aisle at the Waterfront Hy-Vee location. Carl Johnson, 52, was charged on Tuesday with theft after Hy-Vee staff observed him eating tomatoes inside the...

Taylor, Stokes dominate in Game Time’s second week

RYAN YOUNG

June 26, 2013

Filed under Sports

Theairra Taylor, along with Kiah Stokes and the rest of her team, dominated Morgan Johnson’s team, 81-53, in the second week of Game Time League action. Taylor, who dropped 23 points and dished out 9 assists on Wednesday...

Speed wins for Dixon’s team

JACOB SHEYKO

June 26, 2013

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Randy Larson knew when he drafted his team they would be at a disadvantage when it came to size. “When you don’t have a big solid post player, you have to run up and down the floor as fast as you can with your guard...

‘Big’ matchup in Prime Time’s third week

MATT CABEL

June 26, 2013

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Sunday’s top Prime Time League matchup was a contest of wit and skill at the top of the key between point guards Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons. Tonight’s big matchup will be a battle in the low post between Iowa...

Muay Thai thrives at local gym

JACOB SHEYKO

June 26, 2013

Filed under Sports

The ICOR gym in Iowa City is exactly what you might imagine. The walls are cluttered with newspaper clippings of past matches and champions. Hovering above are trophies, belts, and medals marking accomplishments. Most don’t...