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School District proposes tax increase

The current property-tax rate for the district is $14.19 per $1,000 of property value. The district has proposed that number be increased to $16.31 for the 2010-11 school year.


21-ordinance opponents use Facebook to rally support

A recently created Facebook event already has more than 400 people planning to attend the meeting with another 430 saying they might attend. The event encourages those opposing the ordinance to pack City Hall to “show the council that this is not the fight they want to pick,” according to the event page.


Becoming Herky

Only six students of the UI’s 20,000 undergrads will find themselves in the Herky suit each year, looking up into the bright lights of Kinnick Stadium and Carver-Hawkeye Arena and leading the crowds into a Hawkeye frenzy. This year, 15 students are competing for the honor.


Flooding chance lowered, report shows

A release indicates a drop of a few percentage points in flood chances. However, the report noted that high soil moisture and levels of snowpack are adding to a “greater than normal” chance of flooding.


Spotlight Iowa City: KRUI DJ broadcasts culture

UI graduate student Brett Johnson debunks cultural stereotypes with his radio show, “The Latin Beat.”


Police see increase in CrimeStopper tips

Since its inception in 2007, 14 anonymous CrimeStoppers tips have led directly to arrests.


Closing Section 8 list, Iowa City joins statewide trend

Because of an extensive waiting list, the local housing authority has stopped accepting applications for the low-income housing assistance program. Davenport and Waterloo have also closed their waiting lists.


Masculinity panel set for today

UI students and faculty will speak about notions of masculinity at a Brown Bag Series panel.


News groups join UI lawsuit

A number of news-related organizations have filed “friend of the court” requests for the court case between the Iowa City Press Citizen and the University of Iowa, according to representatives from the organizations.


Trial set in Versypt slaying

Trial has been set for a 17-year-old charged in the slaying of John Versypt, the landlord of an Iowa City apartment complex, for May 3.


Woman charged with domestic-abuse assault

Kimberly Hudson, 32, 3503 Shamrock Place, was charged March 6 with domestic-abuse assault with intent and displaying a weapon after police found a man with a stab wound to the abdomen in the residence at roughly 8 p.m.


Hanson to receive $15,000

Following City High Principal Mark Hanson’s resignation, effective June 30, he will receive $15,000 on top of his usual salary for the school year, according to a separation agreement.


2 Northern Illinois wrestlers suspended after IC fight

Northern Illinois University wrestling coach Dave Grant suspended a pair of wrestlers indefinitely after they were allegedly involved in a fight last month in Iowa City.


Coralville man charged with burglary

Police charged a Coralville man with burglary after his still-burning cigarette was reportedly found outside the victim’s residence.


Man charged with OWI

Police charged a man with OWI after he allegedly ran his car into a Salvation Army building and told police he didn’t know how to drive.


Man charged with false report

A man charged with public intoxication last month reportedly entered a guilty plea using a name from a fake ID.


Lombardo vies for two jobs

Iowa City’s former city manager is a candidate for the same position in two different towns.


UISG deadline looms

The deadline for UI Student Government candidates to submit their applications is 4 p.m. today.


Man charged with living in ex’s house

Adam Hamlin, 30, 902 N. Dodge St. Apt. 7, was charged Dec. 28, 2009, with third-degree burglary.


Video: ‘Naked mile’ garners contributions for Salvation Army


Photos: Nachte Raho Indian dance performance at the UI


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