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Branstad campaign awash in funding

QUENTIN MISIAG

July 8, 2014

Filed under News

Four months stand between victory and defeat between one of the longest running U.S. Republican governors and a relatively fresh-faced Democratic counterpart. And with that gap shrinking by the day, respective campaign trails a...

Board mulls magnet schools

PAUL OSGERBY

July 8, 2014

Filed under News

Magnet programs are a proposal that the Iowa City School Board is keen on, but further months of discourse and community commentary are needed to reach a decision. “My main concern is to make sure it’s executable,”...

Reservoir peaks, flood-prevention efforts remain

MICHAEL KADRIE

July 8, 2014

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Area flood-prevention efforts remain in effect as the Army Corps of Engineers continues to monitor the Coralville Reservoir water level and hopes for little rain upstream. “We already have the areas protected that ne...

UI student ventures into business

REBECCA MORIN

July 8, 2014

Filed under News

Following in the footsteps of her mother, Elise Froh is a woman in charge. Froh, a UI student who moved to Iowa City from Missouri in 2012, started a bra company called Mobile Bra Shoppe LLC this past May. She said when living...

Farmers battle pig virus

TING XUAN TAN

July 8, 2014

Filed under News

One pig disease is in it for the long run — and farmers are now finding solutions in order to continue to raise their swine. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, which was discovered in 2013, has continued to spread throughout...

Medicaid director moves to UI

REBECCA MORIN

July 8, 2014

Filed under News

Iowa Medicaid Director Jennifer Vermeer will join the University of Iowa as an assistant vice president for Medical Affairs with UI Health Care. Vermeer, who has been the Iowa Medicaid director since 2008, will stay in that position...

Woman accused of attempting to stab husband

DI STAFF

July 8, 2014

Filed under News

Authorities have accused a local woman with nearly stabbing her husband. Stephanie Fisher, 27, was charged Monday with disorderly conduct, assault causing bodily injury or mental illness, and going armed with intent. According...

Logic, Browning lead charge against Game Time’s best

CHARLIE GREEN

July 8, 2014

Filed under Sports

After a slow start to the Game Time League season, Clark Anderson’s team will get a shot at the league’s best team. Despite being heavy underdogs, Anderson and Company seem poised to knock off Brendan Unkrich’s...

Former Big Ten players engage in summer league in Orlando

KYLE MANN

July 8, 2014

Filed under Sports

It was a quick turnaround for draftees selected in the NBA draft on June 26, as the Orlando Pro Summer League began playing games on July 5. Summer League squads for the Celtics, Nets, Pistons, Rockets, Pacers, Grizzlies, Heat,...

Before stepping on campus, Silverstein impressing

CHARLIE GREEN

July 8, 2014

Filed under Sports

Despite finishing 1-10 in conference play last season, Iowa men’s tennis may be poised for an improvement next season. An incoming class headlined by five-star recruit Josh Silverstein has coach Steve Houghton thinking big. “Josh...

Point/Counterpoint: Who should win the National League All-Star Final Vote?

DI STAFF

July 8, 2014

Filed under Sports

Anthony Rizzo Any baseball fan knows the sabermetric era that the game is in. And again, any baseball fan knows that WAR is one of, if not the, most important statistic for a player. With this logic, the NL final vote shoul...

Editorial: Iowa’s future needs research and development

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 8, 2014

Filed under Opinions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently released its interactive state-ranking map analyzing how each state stacks up based on a number of different economic factors. While the Chamber of Commerce seems to place heavy...