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IC City Council special election set for Oct. 2

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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

Missing posters for UI student Mollie Tibbetts are seen in Iowa City on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Tibbetts went missing between July 18 and 19, in Brooklyn, Iowa.

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

Iowa defensive back Brandon Snyder crosses the goal line after returning an interception for an 89 yard touchdown during the Iowa/Illinois football game on Saturday, 7 Oct. 2017. Iowa won the game 45-16. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

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

A bartender rushes to fill orders for beer at Big Grove Brewery during RAGBRAI on July 27, 2018. Riders rode from Sigourney to Iowa City on Day 6 of this year's event. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)

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

People walk past the Iowa City Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

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 Donald Trump speaks at an event titled  "Generation Next: A White House Forum" in the South Court Auditorium on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

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 physicians and Care Ambulance Service paramedics assist an injured rider during RAGBRAI 2018. (Contributed)

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

Bikers just outside of Aspinwall, Iowa ride through the nearby farmland on July 23. (Roman Slabach/The Daily Iowan)

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


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

A missing poster shared on Facebook of Mollie Tibbetts. (Polly Klass Search Center)

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

A missing poster shared on Facebook of Mollie Tibbetts. (Polly Klass Search Center)

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

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

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...