The Daily Iowan

New gallery brightens IC

QUENTIN MISIAG

September 26, 2013

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Similar to many, the 1980s proved to be a trying period in Steven Vail’s life. But in line with a national farm crisis that placed particular challenges on a number of Midwestern states, Vail tried to buck the trend, opting...

Kid Captain: Emma Miller overcomes rare skin disease

MICHELLE KIM

September 26, 2013

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Emma Miller’s vibrant, now-daily routine as a kindergartener is a stark contrast to what she went through just over one year ago. For Miller, this week’s University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Kid Captain, the...

Iowans hope to see passage of a new farm bill

JULIA DAVIS

September 26, 2013

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With harvest season right around the corner in the country’s third-largest agricultural output state, Iowans are keeping a close pulse on the progress of a new farm bill that is in the works on Capitol Hill this week. The...

37-year volunteer continues to make impact in community

GRETA MEYLE

September 26, 2013

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The same lush greenery and landscape of the original portions of the University of Iowa campus today has served as a longstanding home for local volunteer Miriam Canter. Volunteering her talents at the gift shop, knitting caps...

Human Rights Commission proposes change to age restrictions

REBECCA MORIN

September 26, 2013

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The 21-ordinance is not just an issue with local students — for some city officials, it may be a human-rights issue as well. The Iowa City Human Rights Commission proposed an ordinance that will exempt age restrictions based...

Johnson County officials honor Mental Health Advocate Veda Higgins

DANIEL SEIDL

September 26, 2013

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A nearly three-decade-long advocate for the disabled community was recognized for her achievements at the Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday morning. After 25 years, Veda Higgins is retiring from her position...

New fees may be established for parade and public assembly permits

DI STAFF

September 26, 2013

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Holding an assembly in Iowa City may not be free anymore. Previous discussions regarding resolution that establishes permit fees for parade or public-assembly permits is headed to the Iowa City City Council. At the Oct. 1 meeting,...

Council to vote on adjustments to Riverfront Crossing plans

DI STAFF

September 26, 2013

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A local bank has requested an alternative plan for a future development project it is spearheading to continue with the desired aesthetic look of Iowa City’s current Riverfront Crossing plan. The Iowa City City Council will...

Public input for Gateway Project on Tuesday

DI STAFF

September 26, 2013

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Time will be allotted to community members during the upcoming Iowa City City Council meeting on Oct. 1 to discuss the Gateway Project. The $40 million project is a flood-mitigation effort that would elevate Dubuque Street as...

Newton man charged after allegedly using a check that was not his

DI STAFF

September 26, 2013

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A Newton, Iowa, man has been accused of using a check that was not his. Joshua Cupples, 36, was charged April 12 with third-degree theft. According to a Coralville police complaint, Cupples arrived at the Watch Company Kiosk...

Iowa City man charged after allegedly breaking into hardware store

DI STAFF

September 26, 2013

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An Iowa City man has been accused of breaking into a hardware store. Terry Griffin, 45, was charged Sept. 26 with third-degree burglary, possession of burglar’s tools, and second-degree criminal mischief. According to...

Johnson County officials approve an agreement to regionalize mental health care

DI STAFF

September 26, 2013

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Johnson County officials have decided to adopt an agreement that will regionalize mental health in Iowa. At a Thursday morning meeting of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, the supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the agreement....