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New temporary shelter a possibility

NICHOLAS MOFFITT

December 15, 2014

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For those not allowed at other shelters in Iowa City, winters can be harsh — but a new temporary shelter is in the works to give those people a place to stay. The Shelter House and the Local Homeless Collaboration Board ...

Iowa closer to passenger rail to Chicago

AARON WALKER

December 15, 2014

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Passenger railroads are one step closer to a reality for people wanting to travel from Iowa City to Chicago, but possible construction remains in the distant future.  Last week, the Federal Rail Administration agreed to allow...

UI nominated for bike share grant

DANIEL VALENTIN

December 15, 2014

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In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint, the University of Iowa has applied to receive a $135,000 grant to start a bike-sharing program on campus. The grant would pay for 76 percent of the cost to set up three stations acro...

UIHC becomes Iowa’s Ebola treatment center

CHRIS HIGGINS

December 15, 2014

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As American fears over the Ebola virus have largely died down, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has reaffirmed the institution’s preparedness for an outbreak. On Monday, the UIHC was designated as Iowa’s...

Officials say PERL can benefit community

GRACE PATERAS

December 15, 2014

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Officials are looking for approval for a tax that will help create greater equity for students district-wide in the Iowa City School District. The School Board discussed a possible Public Education and Recreation Levy at its...

Farming sparks Iowa economy

ALYSSA GUZMAN

December 15, 2014

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Following a significant agricultural boost that began in 2007, farming continues to be a main factor in Iowa’s economy, and experts expect it continue this way. Agriculture in Iowa now accounts for about 20 percent of the...

Iowa’s offense stumbling in big games

JACOB SHEYKO

December 15, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Iowa basketball team set out to establish an identity of toughness and defense. It was something the Hawkeyes believed was lacking last season, and for the most part, that identity has reared its head. While far from pretty,...

Lewis looks to break records in the upcoming season

COURTNEY BAUMANN

December 15, 2014

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When Kevin Lewis did not qualify for the national meet or become an All-American during the cross-country season, admittedly, he was disappointed. But that didn’t mean he was discouraged. Instead, he turned his attention...

Women’s swimming on shattering pace

SHELBY STITES

December 15, 2014

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The Iowa women's swimming and diving team has shocked not only Iowa fans but outside observers with the amount of success that has come out of the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center’s pool over the course of the past t...

Editorial: On Sandy Hook anniversary, still no solutions

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

December 15, 2014

Filed under Opinions

The anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, which claimed the lives of 20 students and six teachers in 2012, has brought with it a new development in the tragedy. A lawsuit is being filed...

Reiland:  Sit-down redux

JORDYN REILAND

December 15, 2014

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Mark your calendar: The Daily Iowan will sit down with University of Iowa President Sally Mason on Jan. 26, 2015, following a nearly seven-month hiatus of one-on-one interviews. Following a one-on-one meeting with Mason, the DI i...

Prall: Council’s cottage decision disappointing

JACOB PRALL

December 15, 2014

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The decision making done in Washington D.C. can't be accessible by everyone, there are just too many of us. And States? Not as big, but just as impossible to have a meaningful influence.  That's when residents of the U.S....