Iowa City School Board Committee to Discuss Diverting Funds from Third High School to New Elementary Building: Iowa City Daily News Links, September 10
A quick rundown of local news.
I never thought I'd say this, but I would like to thank the bride for inviting me to a wedding at the same time as the Iowa versus Iowa State game this past Saturday. Thankfully this prevented me from watching as the horror unfolded.
On to the Links!
From this Site
In this week's Best of Iowa City Craigslist, we have interesting zombie outlooks wanted, lots of missing cats, a project to help Iowa City's homeless, searching for a Billy Mays successor, and one awesome Uncle Sam lamp.
Iowa City police are looking for information about a reported armed robbery on North Gilbert Street.
There were some interesting arrests this past Saturday during the Iowa versus Iowa State game. Including one man who pretended to be a University of Iowa employee.
In this week's Iowa Patch Poll we ask who should foot the bill for presidential campaign visits.
Our parent talk this week asks if these charges for child endangerment for leaving children in cars was too draconian or just right.
From Other Sites
Gregg Hennigan of the Gazette writes that the Iowa City School Board's governance committee was scheduled to talk this morning about diverting local option sales tax money from its current designation of raising money for the third high schools to be used on new elementary schools instead.
The annual mac 'n cheese fundraiser for the Iowa City Senior Center has been scheduled. (City of Iowa City)
It's National Suicide Prevention Week, and Jillian Pietrus of KCRG has a story on the subject.
Adam Sullivan of the Iowa City Press-Citizen writes that students from West Branch's Scattergood school hope to make their peace walk an annual event.
Sullivan also writes that more Iowa Citians than you might think struggle within the gaps of healthcare.
Josh O'Leary of the Press-Citizen writes about a University of Iowa led effort to use sensors to better predict floods such as the devestating 2008 disaster.
Mitch Schmidt of the Press-Citizen has a nice profile on the owner of Hot House Yoga.
An Iowa egg company received a warning for the presence of bacteria in its barns. (Associated Press)
The Johnson County Crisis Center has received its annual donation of prize winning beef from the Johnson County Fair. (Press-Citizen)
Have some extra plastic bags lying around? Bring them to an anti plastic bag rally scheduled for this afternoon on the Pentacrest. (Press-Citizen)
Daily Links Excerpt of the Day
Board member Patti Fields, who is not on the Governance Committee, sent an email to her fellow board members Saturday saying there was no indication until the agenda was released that the SILO policy would be discussed by the committee. She protested its inclusion on the agenda and wrote she had “great concerns that a matter of this magnitude is being discussed with little to no transparency and with only the bare minimum of legally required public notice. “
Monday’s meeting starts at 10 a.m. and is at the district’s administrative headquarters at 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City.
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