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Marathon kid clung to music through cancer battle

Be it belting Miley Cyrus songs with a flashlight microphone, banging on the drums, or whizzing down the hospital hall on his tricycle, Jason Eckrich never failed to light up a room.


Students displaced after apartment fire

Authorities hope to conclude their investigation today of a Saturday night fire that destroyed the entire first floor of a six-plex at 421 S. Dodge St.


Budget cuts may mean higher tuition, consolidation of programs

Officials offer possible funding solutions after Gov. Terry Branstad proposed a 6 percent cut in funding for the state Board of Regents last week.


FEMA denies Museum of Art funding, again

UI officials said they will appeal to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington D.C. for funding to relocate the Art Museum.


Area officials excited for Coralville to be RAGBRAI stop

Events and activities are already in the works for July 29, when thousands of bicyclists will ride through town from across the country.


Old Brick party may bring non-alcoholic establishment

After more than 2,000 people showed up, organizers of the non-alcoholic dance party at Old Brick said they’re optimistic someone will open a full-time non-alcoholic establishment.


21-only, panhandling laws impact Dance Marathon canning

Opinions are mixed on whether ‘canning’ has taken a hit with the panhandling and 21-only ordinances in place.


Dance Marathon dancers reach all-time high

In addition to a record number of dancers, officials expect about 300 behind-the-scenes volunteers to participate in this year’s Dance Marathon.


Dance Marathon a family affair for UI freshman

Alissa Bornhoft will experience her first year dancing at Dance Marathon while her sister has been involved for the past five years.


Spotlight: Student painter mixes media in art

Lily Allen-Duenas, a self-taught painter, explores the use of mixed media in her artwork.


Author reads from novel about love and Esperanto

Joseph Skibell reads from his most recent novel, A Curable Romantic, at Prairie Lights today.


Ex-bus driver sentenced to 10 years for child porn


UI buildings evacuated after gas leak


Police: Man put LSD on PEZ candy


Man charged with 3rd OWI


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