The Daily Iowan

New downtown community service program gains support

MEGAN SANCHEZ

August 29, 2013

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An Iowa City police officer is taking steps to help improve downtown by implementing a new community-service program. Iowa City Police Officer David Schwindt, who is assigned to the downtown beat, has launched a program to give...

Supervisors move on roads facility

QUENTIN MISIAG

August 29, 2013

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Over the course of the past four months, several unknowns stood regarding the fate of the Secondary Roads Facility, 4810 Melrose Ave, after a March 25 fire left several of its resources crippled. While agreement could not be...

County officials aim to raise suicide awareness

DANIEL SEIDL

August 29, 2013

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While suicide has been a leading cause of death in the state of Iowa for a number of years, Johnson County officials are moving forward with motions to take further action against the public-health concern. During a Thursday...

Kid Captain: Carson Thomas

MICHELLE KIM

August 29, 2013

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Nothing stops 14-year-old Carson Thomas from being an passionate Hawkeye fan like any other fan. The Washington, Iowa, native started watching Hawkeye games roughly five years ago, and he continues to persistently catch up with...

UI professor speaks on global warming

SHIANNE GRUSS

August 29, 2013

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As an exceptionally warm first week to the fall semester wraps up at the University of Iowa, the College of Public Health has concerned itself with how all this hot weather, and more specifically climate change, is affecting global...

City Council further considers parking lot hours responsibility

DI STAFF

August 29, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will further consider allowing city parking-lot hours to be determined administratively at its meeting on Sept. 3. The City Council is currently responsible for parking lot hours of operation and parking...

IC Council expected to pass and adopt new waste collection fees

DI STAFF

August 29, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council is expected to pass a new round of solid-waste-collection fees during an upcoming meeting. During its Sept. 3 meeting, the council is set to approve increases in certain municipal charges, such as the...

Councilors to consider renaming Police Citizens Review Board

DI STAFF

August 29, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will consider a resolution renaming the Police Citizens Review Board and various improvements to the education and complaint process at an upcoming meeting. A first consideration will be taken up during...

North Liberty prepares for upcoming centennial by encouraging residents to visit parks

DI STAFF

August 29, 2013

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Beginning Labor Day, North Liberty residents will be able to be a part of a citywide scavenger hunt, in honor of the upcoming centennial. Known as “Outdoor North Liberty,” the monthlong event will highlight the city’s...

North Liberty set to hold informal reception for residents to meet police chief candidates

DI STAFF

August 29, 2013

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North Liberty is offering the public the chance to meet its five chief police finalists,  as well as offer input in the final selection for the city’s police chief. The informal reception will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept....

Sept. 10 school board election brings change in polling places

DI STAFF

August 29, 2013

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Temporary polling locations will be put in place for the Sept. 10 school election, due to various scheduling conflicts. Precinct 9, which includes the town of Hills, parts of Liberty and Sharon Townships, will have the Hills...

Iowa City Mayor Pro-Tem Susan Mims announces candidacy for an at-large seat

DI STAFF

August 29, 2013

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Susan Mims announced Thursday she will run for re-election for an at-large seat. She was first elected to the City Council in November 2009, and she has served as mayor pro tem since January 2012. In looking back on her accomplishments...