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Marco Rubio returns to eastern Iowa

DI STAFF

July 7, 2015

Filed under News

Eastern Iowa caucus campaigning is about to get a distinct Sunshine State vibe. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio began a three-day journey across the state on Tuesday, returning for the first time after Sen. Joni Ernst’s June fundraiser....

Skorton begins new gig at Smithsonian

BEN MARKS

July 7, 2015

Filed under News

Former University of Iowa President David Skorton started a new job last week as the 13th secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Skorton was the president of the UI from 2003 till 2006, when he left to become the president...

Young Greeks feel economic crunch

BILL COONEY

July 7, 2015

Filed under News

Many young people are leaving Greece to escape the economic instability gripping their country. “For 18- to 30-year-olds, the unemployment rate is almost 50 percent,” he said. “There are almost no jobs, and t...

New Pioneer Co-op creates own craft beer

ANDREW POTOCKI

July 7, 2015

Filed under News

Excitement is brewing locally about New Pioneer Co-op’s soon-to-be released beer. New Pioneer is preparing to launch Hoppelganger, its own craft beer, on July 25 in partnership with Des Moines brewery Madhouse Brewing Co. “We...

Truth stranger than science fiction

ALISON CASSITY

July 7, 2015

Filed under News

The Main Library is about to become home to a new kind of collection — more than 17,000 science-fiction books. Seventy-four-year-old Allen Lewis of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is in the process of donating his entire collection...

Historic building preserves more than 156 years of Iowa City

RAPHAEL GELFAND

July 7, 2015

Filed under News

Built just 17 years after Iowa City became incorporated, the Bowery Street Grocery building may be small, but the amount of history contained within is quite large. “So many people come into the store and ask about i...

The UI leases historic Grant Wood House

YUN LIN

July 7, 2015

Filed under News

Visiting scholars and faculty members will have the chance to stay in what was once the home of Iowa’s most famous artist. Grant Wood, who painted, among many other works, the iconic American Gothic, originally hailed f...

Q&A: Catching up with Aaron White

DI STAFF

July 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

The DI caught up with Aaron White, who is embarking on what he hopes will be an NBA journey after being selected in the second round of the NBA draft on June 25 by the Washington Wizards. The Ohio native ranks first all-time...

Game Time titans clash

CHARLIE GREEN

July 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

In the final-regular season week of the Game Time League, the two undefeated squads, Kay DiLeo’s Beat the Bookstore/Westport and Randy Larson’s Marion Iron, will square off for the top seed in the playoffs. “We’re...

Who is the MLB’s biggest all-star snub?

DI STAFF

July 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

Jake Arrieta Full disclosure: I love the Cubs more than most things on this planet. If you want to hold that against me, go ahead. But that Jake Arrieta won’t represent the National League is an absolute shame, and you&rsq...

Editorial: Gov’t transparency does not equal trust

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 7, 2015

Filed under Opinions

It is the nature of Americans to doubt and question their government. The United States was founded by a group of people that did not trust its governing body, the British; they were people who questioned authority. The Founding...

Fischer: New law sparked by measles

CHRISTIAN FISCHER

July 7, 2015

Filed under Opinions

A couple weeks ago, California enforced a strict new law that requires every child enrolled in California public and private schools be vaccinated. The governor signed it June 30; however, the controversy continues. Prior to...