Justice Center Price Tag Set, Bike Friendly Bridge over the Interstate, the Funnel Reckoning: Iowa City Daily Links, Feb. 24

A quick rundown of local news.


A song to accompany today's links reading.

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Fancy some rap? Chinese folk music? Memoir reading? Iowa City has that covered and more .

Patch contributor Yale Cohn local musician Jordan Sellergren.

There may be this coming summer.

We have of Bowl for Kids' Sake, a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County fundraiser that is coming up. Still time to help donate, though!

Need a dog or a cat? Take a look at adopting , two great animals at the Iowa City Animal Shelter in need of homes. We will have a new pet of the week featured tomorrow.

In our Parent Talk this week, we ask what parents should do to handle the poor behavior of their children .

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Gregg Hennigan of the Gazette writes that the cost of the new Johnson County Justice Center will be set at $48 million. What remains to be seen is how much of that the Johnson County Board of Supervisors will ask voters to approve in a referendum vote this fall.

The Board of Supervisors also approved a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80 that will allow bikers to ride more easily between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.

Diane Heldt of the Gazette writes that the Iowa Board of Regents want to develop a PR campaign to promote the state's three Regents universities.

Rod Boshart of the Gazette has a run down on the issues that did and did not make the cut for the legislative funnel. James Q. Lynch said funnel week, where bills either live on or die until next year, has gone relatively drama free this session.

Mitchell Schmidt of the Press-Citizen writes that the Library bar owners have received approval to split their bar into two different sections based on age group.

Emily Schettler of the Press-Citizen writes that the University of Iowa is working with Google to digitize its book collection. University of Iowa students are also taking advantage of online resources.

Logan Edwards of the Daily Iowan writes that Iowa City teachers are not fond of the education reform idea that would hold back third graders if they don't meet reading requirements.

Sears is closing its store in the Coral Ridge Mall.

Iowa City has released a waterways report that can be viewed online.

Congrats to the Iowa Hawkeye Men Basketball team for sweeping their rival Wisconsin Badgers. The women's team also beat Northwestern for its seventh win in a row.

Some students were featured in a Pearson promotional video.

A follow up by the Daily Iowan on their previous investigation into a University of Iowa student's death in India.

Daily Links Excerpt of the Day

“It’s fun — just sharing the experience with them,” Marble said of the students, who were admitted into the game for free. “… When you have a crowd like that, you just want to win, just so you don’t upset them.

“We were playing for more than ourselves today.”

The win gave the Hawkeyes their first season sweep of the Badgers since 1994-95. It marks the Hawkeyes’ second-straight over a top-20 team after toppling then-No. 18 Indiana on Sunday, and their fourth over a ranked club this season.


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