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Southeast Side may not get affordable housing under city’s plan

If Iowa City city councilors don’t alter the models presented at a special work session Monday night, southeastern Iowa City — along with pockets near Roosevelt, Hoover, and Lemme Elementary Schools — won’t receive affordable-housing funding.


Dance Marathon: Teen connects with Hawkeye wrestlers

After two years of treatment for lymphoblastic leukemia, the 15-year-old Dance Marathon patient maintains a passion for anything sports-related and jumps at any opportunity to discuss the University of Iowa wrestling team, fishing, or hunting.


Officials want more courthouse security, likely won’t get it soon

A number local officials, including Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek, said increased security at the Johnson County Courthouse is needed. But many agreed what exists now will have to do until a new Justice Center is built.


New voter ID bill may hurt students

Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill Friday requiring voters to present a photo ID with Johnson County residence at the polls.


Child-life specialist helps parents, kids cope with cancer

Kathy Whiteside has worked at the UIHC as the senior child-life specialist for almost 27 years.


UI libraries digitizes Civil War era documents

The library has 400,000 pieces already digitized, and official are now working on a 20,000-piece collection.


New deputy medical examiners a boon

Johnson County hired two forensic pathologists employed at UIHC to act as on-call deputy medical examiners.


Spotlight: Abby Ballain spreads her love for the arts in the Corridor

Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Executive Director Abby Ballain works to connect the community to the arts and culture in the area.


Dance Marathon stays true to its roots

Despite its increases in both size and fundraising, Dance Marathon has held on to many of its original traditions.


Dance Marathon funds go to research, comfort care

Toys, pajamas, new hairstyles, labs, equipment, and research — all receive funding from the UI Dance Marathon.


UI revamps gen ed program

The UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will unveil a reorganized general-education program in an effort to better communicate graduation requirements to incoming students.


Big winter storm to hit Iowa City


Retrial set for UI assistant prof. sexual abuse case


Local woman allegedly assaults officer with shovel


Police: man tried to scam local high schools


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