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Summit liquor license in trouble, Jake's set to close

Iowa City police Chief Sam Hargadine is recommending the Iowa City City Council deny the renewal of the Summit's liquor license, citing Porter's reported financial troubles.


UI wants to house students in another apartment complex

UI officials plan to ask the state Board of Regents to approve a plan to lease Centerstone apartments at their meeting next week.


UI crime statistics rise sharply

Officials point to increased downtown enforcement and tailgating regulations for increases in alcohol-related crimes.


Universities request fewer sabbaticals

House republicans view a hold on sabbaticals as a way to cut costs in a tight economy.


Alcoholic-energy drinks gone from Iowa shelves

Any stores selling Four Loko or other alcoholic energy drinks beyond Thursday will be in violation of federal regulations.


UI, Navy team up to test seaworthiness of ships

The massive 20-by-40-meter pool — emblazoned with the world's largest Tigerhawk logo — is the first of its kind in the world.


Officials may raise taxes for joint communications center

A requested $1 million increase in the budget for the new Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center could result in a tax increase.


As temperatures fall, new homeless shelter able to house more people

The Iowa City Shelter house held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the opening of the new facility, which can house more people than the previous location.


Local program helps kids cope with parents' divorce

Johnson County parents applying for divorce are required to send their 6- to 16-year-old children to a free Saturday class offered by Kids First Workshop, a Linn County-based nonprofit organization.


UI receives lowest grade in Big 10 for sustainability

UI officials questioned the validity of a report that gave the a poor grade for sustainability.


Spotlight: For Edyie Stika, knitting store means more than a business

Edyie Stika, owner of a knitting shop, has donated hats and gloves to needy children for over 25 years.


Man arrested for choking, threatening to kill UI student


UI won't press charges against doctor arrested in Chicago


UI asks regents to approve several land purchases


Provost search to be confidential


Police warn of fake $100 bills


Officials suggest new regulations for Ped Mall vendors


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