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Iowa officials respond to flooding

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 30, 2014

Filed under News

Torrential rains brought widespread flooding Monday to eastern and central Iowa, causing the inundation of major arterial streets and rural roads and prompting quick state and university action with a round of disaster proclam...

Locals react to Hobby Lobby decision

KRISTIN BARON

June 30, 2014

Filed under News

A Supreme Court ruling on Monday will give some companies the right to religious freedom when it comes to providing contraception. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Christian-affiliated company Hobby Lobby in a case...

Media Center closes its doors

ALEX HANAFAN

June 30, 2014

Filed under News

Departments in the University of Iowa may need to start hiring independent photographers for university-sponsored events and activities. The UI Center for Media Production, a university-operated department that collected pictures...

Council approves sales-tax plan

PAUL OSGERBY

June 30, 2014

Filed under News

Voters can expect to see an alternative tax option on the next general-election ballot. In a special work session Monday, the Iowa City City Council unanimously agreed to place a special tax levy on the ballot on Nov. 4. With...

Braley defends social security

MICHAEL KADRIE

June 30, 2014

Filed under News

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has taken aim at Senate opponent Joni Ernst’s proposal to privatize Social Security. “Privatization jeopardizes Social Security during an economic downturn,” said Jeff Giertz, the...

Loebsack speaks with Iowa veterans

DI STAFF

June 30, 2014

Filed under News

Rep. Dave Loebsack D-Iowa, met with around 35 people Monday as part of a “Serving Those Who Served” tour. At a public forum in Iowa City, Loebsack met with veterans, their families, and interested parties to talk...

Branstad, Reynolds launch traffic safety initiative

DI STAFF

June 30, 2014

Filed under News

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday launched a statewide effort to keep Iowa residents safe on the state’s roadways. According to a news release, the “Zero Fatalities” plan aims to keep...

Gov. Christie to come to Iowa

DI STAFF

June 30, 2014

Filed under News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will headline an event for the Branstad-Reynolds gubernatorial re-election campaign. The campaign announced Monday through a statement that Christie will headline “An Evening at the Fair,”...

Woody pegged as new director

JORDAN HANSEN

June 30, 2014

Filed under Sports

After an internal search that focused on four current Iowa assistant coaches, Joey Woody has been picked to succeed Larry Wieczorek as director of track and field and cross-country. “I’m excited to hear them fe...

Rutgers, Maryland officially members of Big Ten

DANNY PAYNE

June 30, 2014

Filed under Sports

This is part one of a two-part series taking a look at how Iowa athletics match up against Big Ten newcomers Rutgers and Maryland. The Daily Iowan will break down Maryland Wednesday. July 1 marks the beginning of yet another ne...

Point/Counterpoint: Will the United States beat Belgium in the Round of 16?

DI STAFF

June 30, 2014

Filed under Sports

Yes The United States finds itself in the Round of 16 for the second World Cup in a row, and when the Americans take the pitch to face Belgium today, they have plenty of reason to feel confident. First, with news coming Mond...

Editorial: New drone laws a step forward for privacy

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 30, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Compared with the government’s absolute disregard for our cherished freedoms we’ve grown accustomed to hearing about since the Edward Snowden leaks, recent news about civil liberties regarding privacy has actually...