Iowa City releases 2030 comprehensive plan

Officials released today “Iowa City 2030,” a proposed update to Iowa City’s Comprehensive Plan. The plan serves a guide for city growth and development in the next 10 to 20 years. City residents and business owners shared their ideas with city officials through surveys and workshops over the past year. The comprehensive plan addresses goals long-term […]

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Iowa City mother arrested again after being accused of providing her child alcohol

A 27-year-old woman previously accused of providing alcohol to her toddler was arrested early Monday morning. Natasha Kriener, 27, is being accused of interfering with a DCS officer. Kriener — who is on probation after being accused of providing alcohol to her toddler — was found intoxicated in another probationer’s residence. Kriener was in the […]

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Iowa City police conducts alcohol compliance checks

Iowa City police officials conducted alcohol sales law compliance checks on March 2 at thirty-six local businesses, and found thirteen businesses sold to underage buyers. According to an Iowa City Police Department press release, plainclothes officers worked with underage participants who attempted to illegally purchase alcohol. There were 23 businesses who refused to sell to […]

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Branstad makes appointments to Board of Regents

Gov. Terry Branstad appointed two new members to the state Board of Regents Friday. Branstad also reappointed Regent President Craig Lang to his position. Lang’s term expires at the end of April, along with regent members Jack Evans and David Miles. Evans and Miles have been a part of the board since 2007 and resigned […]

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Men’s basketball Iowa vs. Purdue: Hawkeyes lead, 23-16, at half

It’s been an ugly first half here at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes went into the locker room with a 23-16 lead over Purdue, but left many more opportunities missed. Without starting point guard Mike Gesell, who is out with an ankle injury, Iowa shot just 6-of-21 from the floor in the opening act (21.4 percent) […]

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Iowa high school graduation rates increase

The graduation rate for Iowa’s class of 2012 increased by nearly one percentage point, according to a report released today by the Iowa Department of Education. According to a release, the 2012 statewide graduation rate was at 89.26 percent. This rate was an increase of 0.94 percent from the previous year, and a number that […]

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Latham will not enter Senate seat race

Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, announced today he would not seek election to U.S. Senate, according to his chief of staff. Latham was rumored to be considering running for the Senate seat vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. Latham was first elected in 1994, and defeated then fellow Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, in 2012 election. […]

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UISG to meet with city officials in town hall style meeting tonight

The University of Iowa Student Government is hosting a town hall meeting tonight in the University Capitol Centre to facilitate discussion about the downtown culture between students and city officials. UISG City Council LIaison Alec Bramel organized the meeting, whose attendees will include Mayor Matt Hayek, Iowa City City Councilor Rick Dobyns, and Iowa City […]

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National Duals: In “bizarre” performance, Iowa falls to fourth place

By Sam Louwagie samuel-louwagie@uiowa.edu MINNEAPOLIS — Three of the top-four placing teams at the National Duals on Saturday accepted trophies at an award ceremony with an entire squad and coaching staff, dressed in school warm-up gear, cheering and smiling for photos. The fourth team was Iowa. Junior Tony Ramos and senior Grant Gambrall walked up […]

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Men’s basketball: Hawkeyes collapse at Nebraska

The Iowa men’s basketball team cruised through the first half of the action against Nebraska in Lincoln, but turnovers and poor shooting doomed the Hawkeyes in the final 20 minutes. Iowa held a commanding 41-25 lead at the break and shot 43 percent from the field, including 4-for-7 on 3-point attempts. But the Hawkeyes managed […]

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