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Iowa City to cut 4 to 5 reading teacher positions

School District officials told reading teachers at a Central Office meeting last week that four to five reading positions may be cut because of declines in dropout-prevention funding, Title 1 funding, and stimulus funding.


Vigil honors victims of Japan disasters

Around a dozen people held small dripping candles Monday evening as part of a vigil for the victims of the 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan.


Study abroad sees difficult semester

“This semester has had the most challenges in terms of study abroad and security of students,” said Janis Perkins, the director of the University of Iowa Office of Study Abroad.


Local, national officials push outdoor jobs to youth

The Department of the Interior recently launched a new website to help young people find educational resources, events, jobs, and internships related to conservation and recreation.


UIHC brings nearly $700 million to area

An annual study reported the UIHC contributed more than $694 million to local economy last year.


Mother of fallen soldier petitions against funeral protesters

Local experts said the likelihood of her petition affecting the Supreme Court decision is slim.


Spotlight: Local woman makes purses out of ties

Sherry Carpenter, 66, volunteers at numerous places around the Coralville community. Her new hobby involves crafting men’s ties into handbags.


Man charged after giving cops twin’s name


City fires employee who allegedly served as shooter lookout


Police: Man assaulted by three men in MacLean Hall


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