The Daily Iowan

School district may receive increase in state aid

ALISON KEIM

February 10, 2014

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Iowa’s public school districts are on track to getting a raise. The state Senate recently passed two bills for a 6 percent increase in state aid for the 2015-2016 school year for state schools. State aid — also known...

Gas-tax bill faces rough water

REID CHANDLER

February 10, 2014

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A proposed bill to be taken up by the House Transportation Committee sometime this month is facing opposition, even if state lawmakers say it would provide necessary funding to repair roads and bridges in the state. House Study...

Lawsuit in court again

LILY ABROMEIT

February 10, 2014

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A local case now in its fifth year will move to the next phase Thursday, when it reaches the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minn. The court will hear the arguments in Wagner v. Jones, discussing whether or not Tere...

Local physicians reach out to Mexico

ABIGAIL MEIER

February 10, 2014

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This Valentine’s Day, local health officials will trade candy hearts for surgical tools. Nicholas Von Bergen, a clinical assistant professor, heads the Pediatric Arrhythmia Outreach Fund. The outreach program funds medical...

Proposal could ban minors from tanning

CHRIS HIGGINS

February 10, 2014

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Iowa teenagers will always bring elaborate hairdos and pricy outfits to prom with them, but one thing may soon be missing, if a certain proposal makes it past the legislature this year: a bronze complexion. A bill pending in...

Heroin use up nationally, locally

IAN MURPHY

February 10, 2014

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Heroin use and distribution are on the rise in eastern Iowa, according to numerous local law-enforcement officials. Iowa City police Sgt. Vicki Lalla, and University of Iowa police Associate Director Bill Searls said their departments...

Local man accused of choking wife

DI STAFF

February 10, 2014

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A local man has been accused of choking his wife. Ori Dotson, 35, was charged Sunday with domestic-abuse assault impending air/blood causing bodily injury and third-offense OWI. According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers...

A$AP Ferg to perform

DI STAFF

February 10, 2014

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A$AP Ferg has been booked by SCOPE and will perform in the IMU this spring. The Harlem group will perform on April 29, with the show beginning at 8 p.m. and doors opening at 7 p.m. A member of the hip-hop group A$AP Mob toured...

Police run alcohol checks

DI STAFF

February 10, 2014

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The Iowa City police conducted more than 60 alcohol compliance checks on Nov. 15, 2013, and Feb. 7. Of the 33 businesses that were checked on Nov. 15, 30 refused to sell alcohol to underage buyers. Three business, Liquor House,...

The magic of 270

JACOB SHEYKO

February 10, 2014

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With Iowa’s win over Northwestern, head coach Lisa Bluder passed the legendary C. Vivian Stringer and former men’s coach Tom Davis as the Iowa basketball coach with the most wins. Bluder has coached her Iowa tea...

Iowa downs Northwestern, 90-84

MATT CABEL

February 10, 2014

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Monday was a night for the history books in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.  Not only did head coach Lisa Bluder notch her 270th win at the helm of Iowa women’s basketball, she passed the legendary Vivian Stringer as the c...

The play’s the thing

JOSHUA BOLANDER

February 10, 2014

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I was in Samford Stadium when Michael Sam changed the country’s perception of the 2013 Missouri football team on a balmy October day in Athens, Ga. Up 20-10, just before the half against No. 7 Georgia, the unanimous first-team...