County officials hold joint meeting

Tonight the Johnson County Board of Supervisors — as well as the Iowa City and Clear Creek School Districts and city officials from Iowa City to Tiffin — met to discuss various issues facing Johnson County, including affordable housing and zoning and the Iowa City Community School District’s diversity policy. Officials provided updates on North […]

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Givanni’s earns Blue Zones Restaurant designation

Local restaurant Givanni’s has earned the Blue Zones Restaurant designation, making it the second to earn the distinction in Iowa City. A restaurant can earn the designation by offering healthier food alternatives and using locally sourced ingredients. The Blue Zones Project is an ongoing state- and community-wide health initiative under Gov. Terry Branstad’s Healthiest State Initiative, which began […]

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Court settlement comes in part of Dubuque Cottage saga

Part of a civil battle stemming from the potential redevelopment of historic cottages in Iowa City has come to an end, at least for now. Will Ingles, owner of The Book Shop, 608 S. Dubuque Street, had previously brought a civil suit against Dubuque Cottage owner Ted Pacha for an injunction on demolition and eviction […]

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AIB College of Business to become University of Iowa Des Moines campus

The University of Iowa will expand down Interstate 80 as the AIB College of Business (AIB) will become the University of Iowa Des Moines campus.  University of Iowa President Sally Mason told The Daily Iowan earlier this morning that the transition process will take roughly a year, but an integration team will be established immediately. The AIB […]

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National marijuana law reform groups holds first meeting in Iowa City

Representatives from Iowa chapter of NORML — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws — held a meeting today at the Iowa City Public Library to introduce themselves to interested citizens, talk about their goals this year, and share information regarding memberships. Crystal Brunt, the communications director for Iowa NORML and outreach coordinator […]

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RAGBRAI XLIII announces overnight towns for 2015, will stop in Coralville

The overnight cities for RAGBRAI 2015 XLIII have been announced during the Iowa Bike Expo Saturday night, with one of the nightly breaks being a stop  at Iowa River Landing in Coralville. In a release Saturday night from the organization, they say this year’s route will provide more urban and collegiate vibes than in years […]

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The Johnson County Courthouse is seen on May 22. (Quentin Misiag/The Daily Iowan).

Supervisors discuss courthouse security

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors were presented with four possible plans for structures that would increase security at the Johnson County Courthouse Wednesday morning. The possible structures, planned to be in place by this summer, ranged from a portable steel trailer costing an estimated $40,600, to walling off an area directly on the northern […]

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Woman struck by car near UI Macbride Hall

At approximately 9:21 a.m. Thursday, the Iowa City Police Department received a call reporting that a woman was struck by a car on East Jefferson Street near the University of Iowa’s Macbride Hall bus stop. Sgt. Scott Gaarde, information officer for the Iowa City Police Department, said the woman sustained an unspecified leg injury as a […]

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Iowa named to POLITICO Magazine’s best states list

The state of Iowa is climbing up the ranks and was named the seventh best state in the nation, according to one national political magazine. POLITICO Magazine’s second annual rankings of states took into account 14 different criteria such as income, infant mortality rate, and an overall “wellbeing” score. The full criteria for the rankings, […]

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Big Gigantic and CHERUB to return to Iowa City

Big Gigantic and CHERUB will return to Iowa City in April, the University of Iowa’s SCOPE Productions announced Wednesday afternoon. Big Gigantic, an instrumental livetronica and jazz group from Boulder, Colo. and electro-indie duo from Nashville, Tenn., will play the IMU Main Lounge on Monday, April 13. Big Gigantic, formed in 2008, has a strong following with […]

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