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Johnson County seniors wary of federal cuts

The Johnson County Task Force on Aging and AARP hosted the forum so individuals could provide input on reducing national debt.


Ed committee: Boost salaries to attract teachers

The House Committee on Education considered an increased salary for beginning teachers of $40,000 per year as well as a four-tier teacher ladder.


Iowa City City Council unsure about Sanctuary City

Some councilors were concerned the proposed ordinance to create a "safe haven" for immigrants would conflict with federal laws.


Evidence deliberated in Thompson murder trial

Charles Thompson's defense attorney resisted two new pieces of evidence: a ski mask and blood-spattered jeans.


Travel stories written in 'key of terror'

UI International Writing Program Director Christopher Merrill's book focuses on tradition, transformation, and travel.


"Last Comic Standing" winner comes to IC

Josh Blue, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, will bring his self-deprecating humor to the First Avenue Club Thursday.


Locals react to Obama's jobs, deficit plans

President Obama put forth a new jobs plan last week and a deficit-reduction plan this week. Both proposals have drawn plenty of praise from supporters and plenty of criticism from opponents, including Iowans and 2012 challengers.


Man charged with assaulting officers after rollover


Police Blotter


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