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PAULA numbers may drop with 21-ordinance

If the Iowa City City Council votes to raise the local bar-entry age to 21 next week, officials hope to see police issuing fewer underage drinking tickets. But that could mean less income for the city.


Student-loan change called ‘huge win for students’

While the student aid shakeup — part of the health-care reconciliation bill — won’t have much direct effect on students at the University of Iowa, proponents said the law is a “huge step” toward the Obama administration’s goal to drastically increase the number of Americans with post-high school education.


Same-sex marriage nears 1 year

Johnson County residents met Tuesday in advance of next week’s one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling.


Two UI mock-trial teams headed to nationals

The UI is one of nine schools with two teams competing at a national competition in Memphis, Tenn., in April.


Furloughs pose some problems for courthouse workers

The sound of printing receipts, clicking time stamps, and constant chatter fills the Johnson County Clerk of Court’s office. And because of statewide budget cuts, the noises may be more frantic than ever.


Spotlight Iowa City: The business of Chinese

UI student Devon Jarvis wants to use his Chinese language skills in the business world.


Officials use controlled burning at Reservoir

Controlled burning targets unwanted foliage in attempts to protect native species.


Panel sends boundary-change recommendations to board

Iowa City School District redistricting committee members on Tuesday evening voted to send three boundary-change recommendations to the School Board.


North Liberty man sentenced to jail, fined

A North Liberty man who pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury and false imprisonment in a 2008 incident was sentenced to 180 days in jail and a $315 fine for each charge.


Legislature ends session

The 2010 session of the Iowa Legislature adjourned Tuesday. Statements from policymakers in Des Moines offered mixed views on the session’s accomplishments.


Cedar Rapids man charged with theft

Police arrested a Cedar Rapids man for allegedly stealing two cars by writing bad checks to pay for them.


UITV to air Obama speech, McCaffery appearances

University of Iowa Television is scheduled to broadcast President Obama’s March 25 speech in the Field House, and the introductory news conference and public rally for the Hawkeyes’ new men’s basketball coach, Fran McCaffery.


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