The Daily Iowan

Activists demand equal treatment

ALLIE BISCUPSKI

July 27, 2015

Filed under News

Activists gathered in front of Iowa City City Hall on a humid Monday night before the City Council’s work session was set to begin. Event organizers passed around posters and signs with such slogans as “No Traum...

City Council supports biking

ALLIE BISCUPSKI

July 27, 2015

Filed under News

Just days after RAGBRAI riders finished their seven-day journey across the state, Iowa City officials wheeled in new plans to make Iowa City safer and more accessible for cyclists. On Monday, the Iowa City City Council voted...

Supervisors pursue minimum wage hike

ALISON CASSITY

July 27, 2015

Filed under News

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors envisions a new Johnson County — one with a higher minimum wage. Last week, the supervisors voted to move forward with a proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2017. This...

Johnson County Fair continues to entertain and celebrate agriculture

BILL COONEY

July 27, 2015

Filed under News

The smell of grilled pork floats through the air around participants in the rubber chicken-throwing contest while cows moo from the nearby white wooden barn. Welcome to the Johnson County Fair. Johnson County has had a fair since...

Trump rides early surge

BRENT GRIFFITHS

July 27, 2015

Filed under News

He is brash and full of bravado. He does not care if you critique his language or those who become the targets of his ire. Iowa political watchers say they have never seen a candidate like real-estate magnate Donald Trump. But...

Iowa identifies ‘Hot Jobs’

DI STAFF

July 27, 2015

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Nurses, dental assistants, and teachers are some of the fastest-growing professions in Iowa. The Iowa Workforce Development released its “Hot Jobs” report this month naming some of the projected fastest-growing jobs...

Lohaus draws raves from coaches

CHARLIE GREEN

July 27, 2015

Filed under Sports

Like a machine, Northern Iowa guard Wyatt Lohaus surveys what defenses give him from the point, calculates his next move, and decides the best course of action in a matter of seconds. During that sliver of time, he’s wait...

Hawks in the NFL: Three at the crossroads

CHARLIE GREEN

July 27, 2015

Filed under Sports

The NFL is a tough business for aging veterans. Young players are often faster, less worn-out, and most of all, they’re cheaper. Teams that build primarily through the draft rather than consistently dishing out big money in...

Does Pete Rose belong in baseball’s Hall of Fame?

DI STAFF

July 27, 2015

Filed under Sports

Yes Pete Rose is without a doubt one of the all-time greats.  He holds major league records for games (3,215), at-bats (14,053), hits (4,256), and singles (3,215).  Rose also was awarded a Gold Glove for his defense as a lef...

Editorial: Enacting global progress as a global leader

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 27, 2015

Filed under Opinions

President Obama finished a weekend-long trip to Kenya on Sunday, where he truly embodied his role not only as the president of the United States but also a world leader on a truly global scale. The president touched on numerous...

Elliot: Foraying into the mayo wars

BEAU ELLIOT

July 27, 2015

Filed under Opinions

In a world full of climate change, the ISIS-Iran bond, and the looming specter of Donald Trump morphing into Ross Perot circa 1992, it comes as little surprise that a lawsuit in Indiana contends that defenders of equal marriage...

Sanchez: More guns, more problems

SADIE SANCHEZ

July 27, 2015

Filed under Opinions

On July 23, a gunman walked into a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, and opened fire. The shooter, identified as John Houser, killed two women and injured nine others before taking his own life. It was the 204th day of the...