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Branstad: paid-leave bill ‘only fair’

An amendment to the paid-leave bill would require all public employees to pay back any salary they received while on paid leave if they are eventually convicted of a Class D felony or higher.


UI defends increase in travel expenses

The UI spent more than $28 million on travel expenses in fiscal year 2010, but officials said it was vital to the mission of the school.


Secret to living to 100? Don’t eat dessert

Eleanor Secrest’s life revolved around two Iowa staples: farming and education. She turns 100-years-old today.


More teens earning college credit in high school

In the past year, Iowa has experienced a 14 percent increase in students taking duel credit courses through community colleges while still in high school —a trend officials attribute to an increasingly global and competitive economy.


Neighborhood Center wants more summer-camp funding

Budget shortfalls across the state have left the Neighborhood Centers with a $30,000 deficit for this summer’s camp.


No firm plans yet for Justice Center

In a heated meeting, committee members didn’t come to a consensus on what they wanted in the Justice Center, or how much it should cost taxpayers.


Students struggle to find summer jobs

The Department of Labor and corporate leaders are determined to get businesses across the country to commit to allowing more college students to have summer jobs.


UI grad student ‘a rockstar’ of neuroscience

Rupa Gupta is focusing on communication after brain injuries, and advisors praised her as one of the best in her field.


Coalition: Continued need for environmental funding

No money has been allocated for the Iowa Water and Land Legacy Amendment, but officials are still optimistic.


Statewide summit focuses on diversity in schools

Educators met at the 6th annual Diversity Recruitment and Retention Summit in Pella, Iowa Wednesday to discuss diversity retention goals in the state.


Coralville man charged with 3rd OWI


Deputies arrest Mich. man after finding 80 grams of marijuana


Woman arrested for OWI after bar tried to prevent her from driving


Police: Men fought over aluminum cans


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