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Locals ask City Council to consider culture in 21-ordinance debate

The City Council passed its second reading of the 21-ordinance on Monday.


Answering questions on the 21-ordinance

Why does the council have to vote numerous times on the ordinance? What’s going on with the 18-and-up push?


Friday classes mean fewer Thursday ER visits, study contends

UI students’ Thursday night ER visits are down from 2007.


City eyes panhandling moves

City officials are considering panhandling measures. Business owners have proposed extending the minimum distance panhandlers must be from their entrances to 20 feet and instituting a new program to use old parking meters to collect change.


City explores options for “green” business park

The projected value of the development could be as much as $200 million, officials said.


Health-care reform could decrease use of UI’s student plans

The reform will allow students to remain on their parents’ coverage until they turn 26.


‘Don’t Ask’ draws some more fire

A University of Iowa activist is looking to change a Clinton-era policy that, he says, is an example of government-sponsored discrimination.


Spotlight Iowa City: A passion for teaching and for film

David Gould devotes his time and creativity to students and film.


Convicted ex-counselor files appeal

A former elementary school counselor convicted of second-degree sexual abuse filed an appeal on Monday, according to court records.


Satterfield not required to be at pretrial conference

A former Hawkeye football player accused of second- and third-degree sexual abuse will not have to attend his pretrial conference on Thursday, according to court records.


Hawk Alert changing

Beginning in April, the Hawk Alert system will no longer utilize office phone numbers as a primary form of communication, officials announced Monday in a press release.


UI law library ranked No. 1

The University of Iowa Law Library is the best in the country, according to law magazine The National Jurist. This is the second time it has received the distinction; it was named to the top spot in 2004.


Fire displaces 1 apartment dweller

One person was displaced, but authorities reported no injuries after an apartment fire Monday.


Police Blotter


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