The Daily Iowan

IC City Council special election set for Oct. 2

IC City Council special election set for Oct. 2

Emily Wangen, Politics/News Reporter

August 8, 2018

Iowa City will hold a special election on Oct. 2 following the resignation of at-large City Councilor Kingsley Botchway. The City Council decided in a unanimous vote on Aug. 3 during a special formal meeting. City Councilor Mazahir Salih was not present, but she was on the line in a phone call with...

Hope is alive as the search for Mollie Tibbetts continues

Hope is alive as the search for Mollie Tibbetts continues

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

August 1, 2018

As you walk down almost any sidewalk in downtown Iowa City, posters of a smiling young woman with brunette hair sit propped in every storefront window. The word “MISSING” in bold is glaring and hard to miss. The search continues almost two weeks after University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts vanished. Au...

Brandon Snyder leaving football program

Brandon Snyder leaving football program

Pete Ruden, [email protected]

July 31, 2018

Brandon Snyder will not play his final season in a Hawkeye uniform. Snyder will leave the Iowa football program to find an opportunity that will offer more playing time, head coach Kirk Ferentz announced July 31. “Brandon is a fifth-year senior who has earned his undergraduate degree and ...

RAGBRAI impact on local economy strong, with some exceptions

RAGBRAI impact on local economy strong, with some exceptions

Jonathan House, [email protected]

July 31, 2018

After around seven months of planning, thousands of riders on RAGBRAI made their way into Iowa City for an overnight stop for the first time in more than four decades and spent an estimated $1.3 million on local businesses. As they made their way into town, riders were welcomed by signs, the Hawkey...

Public Library preserves local historical newspapers on online database

Public Library preserves local historical newspapers on online database

Emily Creery, [email protected]

July 30, 2018

As technology continues to change the way the world works, obtaining information has become easier than ever. No longer does one rely on pigeons to carry messages of significance, nor is the encyclopedia used for anything more than home décor. But as the future becomes the present, the past is bein...

President Trump visits Iowa, talks of jobs and tariffs

President Trump visits Iowa, talks of jobs and tariffs

Allison Meyer, [email protected]

July 26, 2018

PEOSTA, Iowa — President Trump on July 26 said the United States is looking for skilled workers to fill open jobs, and he proclaimed his love for Iowa and its farmers during a visit to the state. “It’s great to be in Iowa,” he said. “We had a tremendous victory here, and it was special.” ...

UIHC, Care Ambulance team up to help RAGBRAI riders

UIHC, Care Ambulance team up to help RAGBRAI riders

Jonathan House, [email protected]

July 26, 2018

With thousands of cyclists crossing the state this week, not everything is going to go according to plan. When cyclists crash or have any medical concerns or injuries, they can count on a team of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics physicians as well as Iowa City-based Care Ambulance paramedics t...

Your guide to RAGBRAI Iowa City

Your guide to RAGBRAI Iowa City

Katelyn Weisbrod, [email protected]

July 25, 2018

Whether you’re a cyclist who’s never been to Iowa City or a local who doesn’t know what RAGBRAI stands for, July 27 will go down in Iowa City history, and everyone’s invited to take part. Since January, when RAGBRAI officials announced the annual bike ride would stop in Iowa City for the first time in more than 40 years, plans have been underway to make the night of...

Meet the 3 women vying for a spot on all-male Iowa Supreme Court

Meet the 3 women vying for a spot on all-male Iowa Supreme Court

Allison Meyer, [email protected]

July 24, 2018

It has been seven years since a woman has served on the Iowa Supreme Court, but that is set to change shortly. The three finalists for the open seat on the Supreme Court have been chosen — and they’re all women. After interviewing and reviewing the applications of 21 candidates in the beginning of...

UI student Mollie Tibbetts still missing after weekend search

UI student Mollie Tibbetts still missing after weekend search

July 23, 2018

A University of Iowa student has not yet been found after being declared missing last week. The search continues for UI sophomore Mollie Tibbetts, who was reported missing by her family on July 19 while going for a jog in Brooklyn, Iowa. Crews searched Brooklyn all weekend but found no clues to her...

UI student goes missing, last seen in Brooklyn, Iowa

UI student goes missing, last seen in Brooklyn, Iowa

July 20, 2018

The search continues for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. The 20-year-old was last seen in Brooklyn, Iowa, on July 18. She went missing in Grinnell, Iowa. The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office said her disappearance is “out of the ordinary,” hence the wide search. Search...

Former UI staffer used university money to make personal purchases

Former UI staffer used university money to make personal purchases

Brooklyn Draisey, [email protected]

July 19, 2018

A new report has found gross misspending of funds by a former staff member in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, and it gave recommendations to strengthen controls over spending in the school. The report, released by the Auditor’s Office on July 19, identified $57,313.36 of improper and unsup...