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State board recommends legalizing medical marijuana

The proposal would reduce marijuana from a Schedule I controlled substance to a Schedule II, classifying the drug as presenting the potential for abuse but also having acceptable medical uses.


A letter-perfect business

The Iowa City group “A Literal Letter Service” takes orders from the community and customers around the country to compose and mail artistically enhanced letters for someone else. And the best part? It’s all free.


Local doctors

A team of medical and non-medical personnel from Iowa City will spend 10 days in Guatemala performing corrective surgery on cleft lip and palate patients.


High-tech classrooms in UI’s near future

Officials are transforming a room in the Main Library into a high-tech classroom where students can work on computers while watching a central computer mounted on a wall nearby. Such classrooms cost roughly $290,000, depending on size and features.


Experts push for farm change

Iowa’s thousands of farmers face a slew of issues in contemporary agriculture, including energy efficiency and skyrocketing prices. Experts discussed the topics Wednesday.


Spotlight Iowa City: Finding a calling in prison

UI senior Rebecca McCray works with inmates at the Mitchellville women’s prison.


Trial set for White

Trial has been set for Andre White, who is charged with second-degree sexual abuse, according to court documents.


UI, UI Physicians drop lawsuit

The UI and UI Physicians have dropped their case against a health-care management company, according to court documents.


Group wants man charged in death to pay for funeral

The Crime Victim Compensation Program has asked that an Iowa City man charged with involuntary manslaughter pay for the funeral of the alleged victim.


UI-run swim club cleared

A UI-run swimming club is not in direct competition with another Iowa City group and may continue to operate, according to the university’s General Counsel Office.


Officials to examine sexual-harassment policy

Fewer than two weeks after the UI released its proposed sexual-harassment policy, officials have targeted three sections of the document that need further consideration.


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