Regents to vote on Iowa House

The state Board of Regents will vote whether to continue with a $9.25 million plan to convert the Iowa House Hotel into a dorm at its monthly meeting next week.

Local judge works on ‘fine’ moment

Four years ago, a district judge created a program designed to force Johnson County’s law breakers to literally pay for their crimes. Now that program has raised more than $1.2 million that likely wouldn’t have been collected.

Conservatives speak out

Conservative Coming Out Week is met with mixed reactions.

All are responsible for diversity, hopeful says

Lawrence Potter serves as the first chief diversity officer for the University of St. Thomas. He was the fourth candidate to interview for the position at the UI.

School Board interviews third hopeful

The candidate’s recent redistricting efforts prove one of his strengths, some say.

Spotlight Iowa City: Providing alternatives for inmates of the jail

The coordinator of the Johnson County Jail Alternatives Program, Jessica Peckover, has held the position since 2008.

Tuition to cover more of UI budget

University of Iowa students will pay a larger chunk of the school’s budget than ever, according to the fiscal 2011 preliminary budget.

New music building not on regents’ agenda

The relocation of the School of Music is not on the agenda for the April 29 state Board of Regents meeting, despite initial expectations.

UIHC officials to present audit

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will present an external audit report to the state Board of Regents at its monthly meeting next week.

UIHC officials to pitch new clinic

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials will go before the state Board of Regents again next week for approval to move ahead with the Iowa River Landing Ambulatory Care Clinic Facility.

Councilors investigate ‘split’ bars

Iowa City city councilors are interested in investigating the feasibility of splitting drinking establishments into alcohol and alcohol-free areas, according to a memo sent by the city attorney.

Trial reset in Spence break-in

The trial has been reset for a Minneapolis man charged in connection with a 2004 break-in at Spence Labs and Seashore Hall.

Second man arrested in Yacht Club robbery, assault

Iowa City police arrested a second man in connection with a robbery and assault at a downtown nightclub.

Man charged with 3rd OWI

Chad Smith, 28, was charged with third-offense OWI.

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