City Council cites failed attempts at curbing drinking in 21-ordinance push

City councilors have tried limiting drink sales and implementing a PAULA ratio that lets them deny liquor licenses, but they say they haven’t seen much success.

At Senior Center, never too old to get a groove

For five years, this group of Iowa City’s finest, flexible elders have worked weekly to polish their jazz, swing, and funk dance moves as the Senior Center Dance and Drill Team.

UI’s grant money increasing

Over the last five years, the UI has steadily received increased funding. From fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2009, the UI made 10.3 percent more in research awards. As the UI’s state funding dips, officials say grants will be a key to creating a self-sufficient university.

Provost defends grad report

Most questions raised by those attending a Wednesday forum focused on the Task Force on Graduate Education, which recommended 14 graduate departments reorganize or face consolidation or elimination.

Schiefer testifies in abuse case

The defendant talked about drug abuse, difficult life.

County delays building new ambulance facility

Budget cuts for fiscal 2011 led the Johnson County Board of Supervisors to propose holding off on pledging funds for a new building to house the ambulance and medical examiner facilities.

Forum addresses mental maps of Southeast Side

“There is an unfortunate myth about the Southeast Side,” said Steven Rackis, a Southeast Side resident and city housing administrator. “I wanted to see how our neighborhood is being characterized.”

Spotlight Iowa City: ‘WorldCanvass’ host loves meeting people

Joan Kjaer is the host of ‘WorldCanvass,’ a monthly show that explores international topics.

Birthday cake triggers alarm

A birthday cake left on the second floor of the Becker Communication Studies Building triggered a heavy response from the Iowa City Fire Department on Wednesday.

Teen pleads not guilty in slaying

A 17-year-old charged with first-degree murder has pleaded not guilty, according to online court records.

Lombardo finalist for Mass. position

Former Iowa City City Manager Michael Lombardo is one of three finalists for position of the first town manager for Hamilton, Mass., according to the Salem News.


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