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IC officials wary of new law allowing liquor in convenience stores

Gov. Branstad signed the legislation into law on Wednesday that allows convenience stores to sell liquor without special limitations.


Vander Plaats blasts same-sex marriage in IC

Bob Vander Plaats, who advocates against same-sex marriage, successfully campaigned for the ousting of three Iowa Supreme Court justices who were part of the court’s unanimous decision allowing same-sex marriage in Iowa in November 2010.


Students may soon get credit for rape defense class

Alison Stephan struck a red foam pad with an unforgiving fist. Stephan was one of nine women who participated in the UI Department of Public Safety’s Rape Aggression Defense program Wednesday.


Police review board member on paid leave after disorderly house citation

An Iowa City Police Citizen’s Review Board member and community liaison has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly hosting a party that turned into a fight, though she still retains her position on the board.


Local chefs, bartenders compete in ‘Top Chef’ competition

The Downtown Association of Iowa City hosted the Top Chef event and will split the profits from the competition 50-50 with the Make Change with your Change program.


Iowa Supreme Court to hear local material-witness case

Justin Marshall was held for months for refusing to testify in a murder case in Iowa City.


Concussion-education bill passes Senate, House

Legislators voted to pass a bill, which would implement new regulations for contact sports in Iowa. Students, coaches, and senators praised the legislation.


With technology, study abroad more connected to home

When Sheila McNeill studied in Spain 36 years ago, her parents had no way of knowing how the riots in Madrid were affecting her. But in the era of the Internet, she can now instantly find out how her own daughter is doing abroad.


Spotlight: Freshman becomes youngest personal trainer at rec center

UI freshman Anthony DiFiglio is a fully certified personal trainer at 19-years-old.


Paid-leave bill to cover all public employees


Senate kills mobile-home bill


UI prof wins award


Local school nurse wins award


Cab driver set to plead guilty to assault


Panel OKs public-info bill


Grievances filed in UIHC monitoring case


Police respond to report of downtown fight


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