The Daily Iowan

Funeral home loses ‘pre-need’ license

CHRIS HIGGINS

April 1, 2014

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A local funeral home owner lost his license to sell and produce pre-need funeral insurance after conducting pre-need business under an inactive license, according to state documents. Daniel Ciha of Coralville owns Gay and Ciha...

Hancher, music facility on the rise

LILY ABROMEIT

April 1, 2014

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Machines lifting steel and digging dirt day after day near Park Road, as well as at the intersection of Burlington and Clinton Streets, is a welcome sight for many at the University of Iowa. Officials say both the new Hancher...

21 exemption raises hackles

DANIEL SEIDL

April 1, 2014

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An objection to a clarification of the 21-ordinance by one local business has led Iowa City officials to consider removing the possibility of an entertainment-venue exception. “I think the bars starting to point fingers...

Senators push cannabis-oil bill

ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

April 1, 2014

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Gov. Terry Branstad met with parents of children with epilepsy who are pushing to legalize cannabis oil Tuesday at the State Capitol. This comes right as Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, and Sen. Charles Schneider, R-West Des Moines,...

Health-care confusion

BRENT GRIFFITHS

April 1, 2014

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Four years after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, many Americans still don’t know what’s in it. “My take is when you poll Iowans, there is widespread agreement on what is in the...

Gateway Project sparks debate

DANIEL SEIDL

April 1, 2014

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City officials approved elements of the design for the Gateway Project on Tuesday with conflicting opinions on various items in the proposal. “I think these changes that we see up there … reflect a balance,” said...

Senate hopeful Jacobs to stop in Iowa City

DI STAFF

April 1, 2014

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Mark Jacobs, a Republican vying for Senate, will stop in Iowa City today to discuss issues as part of his campaign. He will stop at the Airliner, 22 S. Clinton St., at 7:30 p.m. to discuss issues prior to the election this fall. Jacobs...

Iowa representatives push for wind credit

DI STAFF

April 1, 2014

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A key tax incentive for wind energy was not included in a draft U.S. Senate bill released today. Members of Iowa’s congressional delegation have promised to work on extending the provision. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa,...

Council loosens rules for nonconforming alcohol places

DI STAFF

April 1, 2014

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Some restrictions for nonconforming drinking establishments in Iowa City have been loosened by the City Council. The council approved an ordinance amending the definition of enlargement/expansion for nonconforming drinking establishments...

City moves on Sycamore project

DI STAFF

April 1, 2014

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Iowa City officials are going ahead with improvements for Sycamore Street. On a 7-0 vote, the Iowa City City Council backed an agreement with McClure Engineering Co. to provide consultant services for Sycamore Street improvements. The...

Man charged with burglary

DI STAFF

April 1, 2014

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Authorities have accused a Cedar Rapids man with trying to steal clothing and chargers from a fraternity. Jason Jenney, 34, was charged Tuesday with second-degree burglary. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Jenney...

Why Powell should see the field more

CODY GOODWIN

April 1, 2014

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There is no denying that the Iowa offense made strides during 2013 under second-year offensive coordinator Greg Davis. The Hawkeyes improved in points per game (26.3, up from 19.3 in 2012), yards per game (377, up from 310.4),...