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Flood risk average this year

CHRIS HIGGINS

February 20, 2014

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Melting snow has left intersections in front of the Pentacrest resembling beaches as the snow melts, leaving piles of sand and pools of water in its place. Since October, particularly cold weather has left the ground frozen to...

Mason expresses support for accelerated-degree plan

IAN MURPHY

February 20, 2014

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason expressed support for an accelerated bachelor’s degree, but not all legislators find the program to be feasible. Democratic gubernatorial-nomination candidate Sen. Jack Hatch, D-Des...

Locals express solidarity through protest

DANIEL SEIDL

February 20, 2014

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Local groups are organizing an event to demonstrate support of laborers worldwide. “Workers and oppressed are under attack globally,” local trade unionist and socialist Christopher Clark said in an email. “It...

Grant splits county officials

CARTER CRANBERG

February 20, 2014

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Acquisition of a substantial grant has led to a dispute among county officials on Thursday. In a rare occurrence, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors found themselves divided on the upcoming passing of a motion, which would...

City unveils streetscape plan

KEVIN SVEC

February 20, 2014

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City officials released a final draft on Thursday of plans for the Iowa City downtown streetscape project, which will go before the Iowa City City Council in the coming weeks. “The goal of this plan is not to focus on big,...

[email protected] turn over to businesses in March

ABIGAIL MEIER

February 20, 2014

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The onslaught of winter weather has put the [email protected] project behind, while unexpected expenses have put it over its budget. The 14-story high rise will include a two-floor Buzz Salon, three floors of office space, and 26 residential...

Iowa Natural Resources releases boil advisory for Iowa City

DI STAFF

February 20, 2014

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Boil advisory issued for West Side Iowa City and University Heights The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has requested a boil advisory for Iowa City west of Riverside Drive and University Heights following a water-main break...

Women allegedly took laptop

DI STAFF

February 20, 2014

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A local woman has been accused of taking a laptop left on a city bus. Kiawana Thorne, 19, was charged Feb. 11 with second-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police complaint, a woman reportedly forgot her Apple MacBook...

The art of the takedown

CODY GOODWIN

February 20, 2014

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Tom Brands says some pretty interesting things sometimes. It’s part of what makes him, well, him. He’s quirky. Most everybody in the wrestling world knows that. Take, for example, his boxing analogy from back in Janua...

NFL Combine Profile: James Morris

MATT CABEL

February 20, 2014

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James Morris has been a household name for Iowa football fans since 2010. And his draft stock, although never extremely high to begin with, benefited from a strong senior season in which the Iowa defense was one of many br...

Buy or Sell: Iowa-Wisconsin men’s basketball preview

RYAN PROBASCO AND BEN ROSS

February 20, 2014

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Buy or Sell: The outcome of this game is dependent on Ben Brust’s status. Probasco: Buy. Former Iowa commitment and Wisconsin guard Ben Brust left the Badgers’ Wednesday practice with what’s being reported as a lower back ...

Iowa women’s basketball needs bounce-back game

JACOB SHEYKO

February 20, 2014

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Following what might have been the Iowa women’s basketball team’s toughest loss of the season, the Hawkeyes will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday to take on Michigan. The game won’t just be an opportunity...