The Daily Iowan

Jazz Fest successful, despite changes

JUSTUS FLAIR

July 6, 2014

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Iowa City’s 2014 Jazz Fest, held downtown July 3-5, seemed destined to sing the blues at its outset. A few days before the festival began, heavy rains made the planned setup for the Main Stage impossible. “The biggest...

Braley stumps in Iowa City

PAUL OSGERBY

July 6, 2014

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With the general elections approaching, Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, visited Iowa City on July 5 to meet with voters and advocate for the middle class. “The reason I am running for Senate is to champion working families and...

Officials see flood ease

REBECCA MORIN

July 6, 2014

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Despite recent rainfall this past weekend, Johnson County, Iowa City, and University of Iowa officials have seen conditions improving at the Coralville Reservoir, and they are now assessing flood-protection costs. As of Sunday,...

Buses shrug off price hikes

ERIN MARSHALL

July 6, 2014

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Rising prices are problematic, but local public-transportation systems have discovered ways to cope and adjust their budgets. Iowa has a lower combined gas tax than many other states; Iowans pay 40.4 cents per gallon in federal...

County approves green fund

KRISTEN BARON

July 6, 2014

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors last week unanimously agreed to establish a sustainability and energy reinvestment fund in order to reduce energy use. Sustainability covers a wide range of issues, but Johnson County’s...

City gives up on meter donations

TING XUAN TAN

July 6, 2014

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The purple parking meters around downtown will be taken down after four years of donations. The Parking Meter Donation Program will be officially removed after the Iowa City City Council voted to remove it, said officials. The...

Man accused of choking girlfriend

DI STAFF

July 6, 2014

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Authorities have accused a local man of choking his girlfriend. Dante Yance, 21, was charged July 5 with domestic-abuse assault impeding air/blood and causing bodily injury. According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers...

City to host safety seat checks

DI STAFF

July 6, 2014

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Iowa City officials will conduct a few child safety-seat check. Safe Kids Johnson County is partnering with the Iowa City Fire Department to conduct safety-seat checks from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Fire Station No....

UI police to test Hawk Alerts

DI STAFF

July 6, 2014

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University officials will test the Hawk Alert system on Wednesday. The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will test the emergency notification system at 10 a.m. on Wednesday as required by federal law. Only students...

Gesell works to prove a point

WILL MCDAVID

July 6, 2014

Filed under Sports

WATERLOO — Mike Gesell had a rough — to put it lightly — end of the 2013-14 campaign. After shooting a combined 0-of-14 in Iowa’s last two losses, the point guard had gained his share of doubters but also a sourc...

Northern exposure aids hoops

KYLE MANN

July 6, 2014

Filed under Sports

WATERLOO — The Hawkeyes hit the road last week to take the Prime Time League to Waterloo for the first time in the league’s history. While the Hawkeyes are surely the “stars” of the league, beauty is in th...

Defense key for Unkrich’s Game Time success

CHARLES GREEN

July 6, 2014

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Anyone with basketball knowledge knows it takes more than scoring to win games. That has been true for Brendan Unkrich’s team’s 3-0 start in the Game Time League. While scoring a league-high 96 points per game is...