The Daily Iowan

Farmers’ Market not going anywhere

AMANDA McCLURE

March 25, 2009

Community members prepared to contest a change in the location of the Iowa City Farmers’ Market were silenced by a swift City Council decision to cancel the proposed move. The Iowa City City Council unanimously voted to kill...

Plugge presents 9 Roosevelt options

CLARK CAHILL

March 25, 2009

The fate of Roosevelt Elementary may be a bit clearer. Iowa City School District Superintendent Lane Plugge shared nine options with the School Board on Tuesday for how to handle the ongoing issue. In its Strategic Facilities...

Supervisors talk tax, jail

SHANE ERSLAND

March 25, 2009

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors elected Tuesday to not take an official position on a proposed local-option sales tax. Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett asked the supervisors to endorse the proposed tax, which would...

Budget outlook grim: More cuts ahead

SHAWN GUDE

March 24, 2009

Economic downturn or not, UI fifth-year senior Andy Biasin balked at the proposed cuts to the state education budget, which could potentially include money for financial aid. “That’s ignorant,” he said. “The whole reason...

No smoking fines yet on campus

JENNIFER DELGADO

March 24, 2009

Police officers have caught more than 140 people violating the smoking ban on the UI campus since the law went into effect in July 2008 — but they have yet to issue any tickets. Officials said they will continue educating individuals...

UI shuns most background checks

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 24, 2009

The UI is the only regent university not conducting criminal background checks on all employees and not asking incoming students about their criminal backgrounds, a comparison of the three schools’ policies shows. Last week,...

ITC printers seeing double

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

March 24, 2009

The Instructional Technology Center printers’ switch to double-sided printing contributes to the UI’s effort to go “green” — without helping students save any money. But not everyone is complaining. “With the economy...

Center pushes e-cycling

MEGAN DIAL

March 24, 2009

Iowa City Senior Center officials are leading a local effort to make sure people’s discarded electronics don’t end up in limbo at the landfill. They’ve caught on to the environmentally friendly movement of recycling electronics. Susan...

Iowa finds unemployment buster

TESSA McLEAN

March 24, 2009

The UI, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa are doing more than educating college students — they may be helping Iowa survive during tough economic times. Three Iowa cities placed in the top 10 with lowest...

Council seeks flood money

AMANDA McCLURE

March 24, 2009

Iowa City may receive funding for continued flood relief with the application for a federal grant. The Iowa City City Council will announce its application tonight for the money from the Economic Development Administration for...

Group airs concerns on high-school balance

CLARK CAHILL

March 24, 2009

Some Iowa City residents are concerned that the district’s high-school enrollment — an issue the Iowa City School Board has discussed for years — is polarizing the city. Members of the Citizens for Outstanding Public Education...

Class doles out a UI cup of kindness

MAGGIE PETERS

March 24, 2009

After grabbing a snack at Pat’s Diner in the Pappajohn Business Building Monday, UI sophomore Chelsea Fields decided to cover the purchase for the woman behind her in line, too. “Then I explained a little about our event...