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Improved Orientation swings along

KRISTEN BARON

June 17, 2014

Filed under News

Future Hawkeyes will soon prepare to leave their nest but not without first learning how to fly. Black and gold banners reading “Welcome Class of 2018” lined the University of Iowa campus as incoming freshmen and...

Hatch selects CR’s Vernon for ticket

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 17, 2014

Filed under News

CEDAR RAPIDS — Don’t count Monica Vernon out quite yet. Despite failing to snag northeast Iowa’s 1st Congressional District seat in the June 3 primary, Vernon, a Cedar Rapids city councilor and small-business owner,...

Council mulls sales tax option

PAUL OSGERBY

June 17, 2014

Filed under News

Recent state tax reforms have Iowa City officials questioning whether a new tax levy that they say would provide an adequate source of revenue should be placed on the November ballot. And while city councilors were engaged in...

Officials get annex input

TING XUAN TAN

June 17, 2014

Filed under News

Members of the community will have another chance to vote on a courthouse extension. Yet this time around, officials are requesting more input in order to create the plan that will go to the voters in November. The Johnson...

Program feeds local kids

REBECCA MORIN

June 17, 2014

Filed under News

One local program is working to keep children from going hungry. Goosetown Operation Backpack Program, in partnership with Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, provides supplementary weekend food for children who qualify. Since...

Ex-Iowa Citian Appel aims for congressional spot

REBECCA MORIN

June 17, 2014

Filed under News

An Iowa City native hoping to claim a seat in the U.S. Congress returned to a familiar local haunt Tuesday to emphasize to voters the need to improve the nation’s shrinking middle-class. In an appearance in front of roughly...

High Ground celebrates one-year anniversary

DI STAFF

June 17, 2014

Filed under News

High Ground has turned 1. The coffee shop, located at the intersection of Linn and Market Streets, took over the spot after T.Spoons left the location. High Ground owners celebrated their first birthday with balloons, specialty...

Buy or Sell: Game Time League season opener

DI STAFF

June 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

DI reporters Will McDavid and Nick Steffen debate three points heading into the Game Time League’s season-opener tonight. Buy or Sell: Sam Logic will record a double-double in her 2014 Game Time début McDavid: Buy. An All-...

Hawkeyes eager to see Dickerson

KYLE MANN

June 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Iowa men’s basketball team has been on the rise since Fran McCaffery started his reign in Iowa City in 2010. As far as the program has come in that short time, there is still room for improvement. Luckily, with wins...

Commentary: Iowa ends year on positive note

JORDAN HANSEN

June 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

For much of the track season, the coaching staff of the Iowa track team was hesitant to call this season much more than a year for improvement. The coaches’ reasoning was sound, too — if a very poor indoor season was...

Ramos says best is still to come

DANNY PAYNE

June 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

Brent Metcalf was watching something he knew was possible, he just hadn’t seen it happen when it mattered. The former Iowa 149-pounder knew Tony Ramos could put things together and wrestle at the high level he did at t...

Editorial: New animal shelter makes sense

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 17, 2014

Filed under Opinions

While Iowa City has hunted around to find an appropriate bid for the construction of the new Animal Care and Adoption Center for some time, it seems that plans are finally underway for the construction of a more capable facility....