The Daily Iowan

An organization aims to help women in agriculture

MICHELLE NGO

February 6, 2014

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Women are putting down roots in the agriculture industry in Iowa. Farming may often be portrayed as a predominately male occupation, but women own nearly 60 percent of the farmland in Iowa. Johnson County is partnering with an...

UI pitches pharmacy project again

KEVIN SVEC

February 6, 2014

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The state Board of Regents could be feeling more hopeful about providing the University of Iowa with a new, much-needed facility despite a previous rejection Gov. Terry Branstad. UI officials went before the regents with what...

Dance Marathon 20 kicks off tonight

MEGAN SANCHEZ

February 6, 2014

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Dance Marathon is back in the limelight as tonight marks the 20th Big Event at the University of Iowa. A lot has changed in Dance Marathon over the past 20 years. Mary Schlapkohl, a nurse practitioner in child oncology, attended...

Dancing through life

REID CHANDLER

February 6, 2014

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For as long as she can remember, Taya Melendez has loved to dance. At 9 years old, she takes dance classes and, at home, enjoys playing “Just Dance” with her brother Miles on their Wii. And once a year, she gets to ...

Legislature mulls lowering gun age

LILY ABROMEIT

February 6, 2014

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Twelve-year-olds could potentially shoot a handgun in Iowa if a bill in the state Legislature passes. Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, said he expects the bill will have to go through a long process and jump through many hoops...

Supervisors get proposed budget

CARTER CRANBERG

February 6, 2014

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Citizens of Jonson County will be happy to learn that they will be paying nearly the same amount on taxes as they did last year. During a Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday, the Department of Finance presented...

Assessor’s budget to rise 4-plus percent

DANIEL SEIDL

February 6, 2014

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The Iowa City Assessor’s proposed budget for fiscal 2015 was the main topic of discussion for the Iowa City Assessor’s Conference Board at a Thursday meeting. The budget totals $890,965, an increase of 4.47 percent...

Anderson announces campaign kickoff

DI STAFF

February 6, 2014

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Former Johnson County Republicans Chairman Bob Anderson is holding a kickoff event for his state Senate campaign. Anderson is running for the Republican nomination for Senate District 39; will hold a campaign kickoff event on...

Archeological find could delay flood recovery

DI STAFF

February 6, 2014

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Archeological finds will delay University of Iowa flood recovery. Contractors working on flood recovery in the University of Iowa Hubbard Park stumbled upon archeological items, including foundations of bricks and limestone walls...

City Council sets HVAC project meeting

DI STAFF

February 6, 2014

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The Iowa City City Council voted Thursday to set a public meeting for the City Hall Police and Fire Department heating, ventilation, and air conditioning replacement project. The project — which will cost an estimated $147,000...

County officials warn of phone scam

DI STAFF

February 6, 2014

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Officials are warning Johnson County residents about a phone scam in which people claim to be from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and then request payment. The scammers are telling residents that they failed to appear...

Board of Regents approves four capital improvements

DI STAFF

February 6, 2014

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The state Board of Regents approved four University of Iowa capital projects during its meeting Thursday, which will include waterproofing work for the UI Hospitals and Clinics Pappajohn Pavilion, an addition to the College of...