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UI liaison asks City Council to reduce underage in bar fine

In a letter to the Iowa City City Council, the University of Iowa liaison to the council offered several alternatives for what he said were unfairly high fines and fees for being caught in a bar after hours.


Number of young farmers on the rise

Although the average age of farmers continues to increase, more young people now want to be part of Iowa agriculture, experts said.


Supervisors approve property purchases for Justice Center

Johnson County officials have acquired six of the seven properties needed to build a proposed justice center across from the existing county jail.


Redistricting maps could force incumbents to compete

Two Iowa Democratic and two Republican representatives may be in the same districts for the next election, but officials don’t yet know how the redistricting will play out.


UIHC escapee charged in Johnson County

Anthony Koehlhoeffer now faces his third set of charges, with these stemming form a 19-hour long manhunt across eastern Iowa after he reportedly escaped from UI Hospitals and Clinics in December.


First Friday set to raise money for Museum of Art

A committee of Iowa City residents organized the event to bring art to the downtown area.


West High to break ground on new soccer field

The “Go for the Goal” campaign has raised $170,000 for West High’s first on-campus soccer field.


Johnson County aims to go green

Johnson County officials explore “green” initiatives as part of their strategic plan, including consolidating computer servers, reducing the number of printers, and using car pools.


Residents to “stuff the bus” for Crisis Center

This Saturday will mark the sixth-annual “Stuff the Bus” fundraiser at local Hy-Vees.


Opera singer performs for education

World-renowned opera singer Simon Estes will perform in each of Iowa’s 99 counties as part of his “Roots & Wings” performance series.


City councilors to vote on Piano Lounge’s liquor license


Police charge 3 in fight at Old Capitol Town Center


Bill to lift limit on boat horsepower on Lake Macbride dies


Legislators kill preschool voucher bill


Cady re-elected as chief justice


Iowa City nurse gets award


Hunninghake hearing delayed


“Stand your ground” bill dead, constitutional carry still possible


Gay-marriage ban dies in Legislature


One of four abortion bills dropped


Bill to lower blood-alcohol limit for boaters still alive


Bill to extend drivers’ ed requirements dropped


Collective-bargaining bill dies


Voter-ID requirement fails funnel


Online-poker bill survives


Tobacco bill dead


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