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21-ordinance passes first of three votes

Around 50 people attended Tuesday’s Iowa City City Council meeting to discuss the ordinance, which passed on its first reading on a 6-1 vote.


Understanding the 21-ordinance

There is no city ordinance to prevent the council from tackling the issue after voters defeated a similar measure two years ago.


Mason: ‘Serious actions’ for alcohol abusers

In a letter to the Iowa City City Council, UI President Sally Mason said administrators will do their part if the council passes the 21-ordinance.


Prepping for Obama, authorities amp up security

An estimated crowd of 3,000 and expected protesters will likely congest roadways, local police said.


Faculty Senate backs 21-only bars

The Faculty Senate, along with the UI administration, remained neutral in 2007.


UIHC expansion still on hold

The Board of Regents had asked for updated proposals at its meeting today.


Drill prepares UI for flood season

Several sandbaggers from 2008 now learn how to use HESCO Barriers.


Spotlight Iowa City: Working in the public interest

Graduate student Ryan Landi is a leader of ECO Hawk, a group dedicated to reducing wastes and recycling products on the UI campus.


Woman charged with abetting theft

Police charged a Chicago woman after she allegedly withdrew $2,400 from a defunct account and failed to reimburse the bank.


Toilet-lid attack brings charges

An Iowa City woman allegedly attacked her sister with the lid of a toilet.


School Board OKs property-tax increase

Iowa City School Board members approved for publication by media sources a potential property tax raise of 7.4 percent for the 2010-11 school year at their Tuesday meeting.


Board members list superintendent characteristics

Iowa City School Board members approved a list of desired characteristics for a new superintendent at Tuesday’s board meeting.


Faculty Senate to study task forces

The University of Iowa Faculty Senate agreed Tuesday to hold a special meeting in the next two weeks to discuss Provost Wallace Loh’s six strategic task forces.


Obama tickets a hot item

A ticket to see President Obama in exchange for a a $50 bill? Sounds like a good deal to UI student Jared Corso.


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