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City Council passes new housing amendments

City Council passes new housing amendments

December 6, 2017
Filed under City Council, Downtown, Local Government, News

The City Council passed amendments that could affect the supply of rental housing in neighborhoods near the University of Iowa campus. By Naomi Hofferber [email protected] The Iowa City City Council voted Tuesday to pass several housing-code amendments that will affect both landlords and r...

UI Greek community to test out new pilot program for alcohol at events

UI Greek community to test out new pilot program for alcohol at events

November 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

While an alcohol ban remains in effect for greek events, a pilot program  will try out a run-through with alcohol. By Emily Wangen [email protected]  A new pilot program will be tested this weekend to allow eligible fraternity and sorority chapters to host events in which alcohol will be present ...

Early season takeaways for Iowa wrestling

Early season takeaways for Iowa wrestling

James Geerdes, [email protected]
November 28, 2017
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Two weeks of Iowa wrestling have given Hawkeye fans a lot to be excited for and some things to be nervous about. Meets against Iowa Central, Buffalo, North Dakota State, and Rider, as well as two open meets, have offered glimpses into the stronger and weaker points of Iowa’s wrestling team, and...

Developer eyes new housing

Developer eyes new housing

Madison Purvis, [email protected]
October 17, 2017
Filed under City Council, Local Government, News

On Tuesday night, the Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 in favor of a resolution to construct residential housing that will include 60 units at 224 E. Prentiss St. and to commit local funds to the project. To assist financially with the construction of 60 units of residential housing, the Dubuque & Pren...

Undocumented UI student talks DACA

Undocumented UI student talks DACA

Molly Hunter, [email protected]
September 12, 2017
Filed under Politics, News

On the afternoon of Sept. 8, an anonymous University of Iowa junior and recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals sat down with The Daily Iowan to talk about how the policy has affected her and what she thinks should come next in immigration reform. She found out about her undocumented status w...

Guest Opinion: Open letter to Iowa voters

Guest Opinion: Open letter to Iowa voters

August 22, 2017
Filed under Guest opinion, Opinions

As Iowa’s commissioner of elections, I take the integrity of our elections and every voter’s personal data very seriously. You can be assured that the state’s elections systems are protected, and your personal information remains confidential and secure in Iowa’s voter-registration database. I...

Weigel: Voter ID backlash justified or hogwash?

Weigel: Voter ID backlash justified or hogwash?

April 18, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Columns

By Zach Weigel [email protected] Amid tense times in regard to international politics (Syria missile strike, the “MOAB” dropped on ISIS, Turkey’s constitutional overhaul, and anxieties over possible escalation in North Korea), politics in Iowa are also hitting a time of supreme importance....

Auditors break with state on felons

Auditors break with state on felons

April 17, 2017
Filed under News

By Madeleine Neal [email protected] For two area county auditors, a state request about verifying felons in the voter database has become a point of contention.Linn and Johnson County Auditors Joel Miller and Travis Weipert have announced their opposition to a request by the Iowa Secretary...

Clark advances to National Finals, faces former teammate

Clark advances to National Finals, faces former teammate

March 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

By Courtney Baumann | [email protected] Cory Clark is in familiar territory. For the third time in the past three years, Iowa’s 133-pounder will make the trip to the national championship match. The evening of March 18 will be Clark’s last chance at the national title that has elud...

Iowans back voter ID

Iowans back voter ID

March 10, 2017
Filed under News

By Kit Fitzgerald  [email protected] In a poll conducted by the Des Moines Register, 69 percent of respondents reported being in favor of Iowan Secretary of State Paul Pate’s voter-ID legislation. The legislation establishes the use of electronic poll books and a voter-ID sy...

Bill takes aim at some locales

Bill takes aim at some locales

March 9, 2017
Filed under News

By Isabella Senno  [email protected] Compliance will be rewarded. Senate File 481 was introduced and placed on the calendar on March 7 as a successor to Senate Study Bill 1172, which was first sponsored by Sen. Julian Garrett, R-Indianola. SF481 is a revised version of the study ...

Metro Briefs

Metro Briefs

February 15, 2017
Filed under News

UISG opposes voter ID The University of Iowa Student Government on Tuesday voted to oppose Secretary of State Paul Pate’s “election-integrity” proposal, HF 150, and all proposals that would create barriers to college students’ voting. Pate’s proposal is in response to alleged voter fraud....