Locals Worried About Iowa's Mental Health Future: Iowa City Daily News Links, July 12

A quick rundown of local news.

Almost halfway through July already. Back to school coming soon...

On to the Links!

From this Site

A comparision of at Iowa State and the University of Iowa.

The Iowa City City Council voted Tuesday night to provide TIF funding for developer Marc Moen's high-rise building project, despite a citizen petition .

In this week's Patch Poll we're asking if Iowa's state employees in accordance with Gov. Terry Branstad's wishes.

In today's , an alcohol safety group is concerned about the University of Iowa's deal with a major alcohol supplier.

Chiquita Bonita the cat was saved from a snowbank last winter. Now she's .

Should celebrities be used ? That's what we're asking in this week's Parent's Talk.

From Other Sites

Here's a nice article from reporter Tara Bannow of the Iowa City Press-Citizen on the uncertainty surrounding mental health care in the state after recent changes by lawmakers.

Governor Terry Branstad will be holding a public forum on the state's drought problems.

Hayley Bruce of the Gazette covered Rick Santorum's visit to Coralville as the former presidential candidate was acting as a spokesman for an alternative form of stem-cell research.

A well known science writer is heading to Iowa City for the first time to give talks this Friday. Here's hoping he gets a warm welcome.

Iowa's U.S. lawmakers continue to urge FEMA to fully fund the Univeristy of Iowa's flood reconstruction efforts. (Press-Citizen)

Mia Zia's restaurant is no more. (Press-Citizen)

Steve King and Christie Vilsack continue to debate about debates. (Des Moines Register)

Here are some shows to see this weekend from the Press-Citizen's Jim Musser.

Vanessa Miller of the Gazette has news about a development in an ongoing lawsuit against the University of Iowa's rowing program.

Is the University of Iowa ready to become a basketball school, too?

Daily Links Excerpt of the Day

Living at Chatham Oaks in Iowa City keeps Pat Seddon plenty busy. She plays bingo. The staff takes her shopping and to basketball games. The other day, she went on a pontoon boat ride.

“If I don’t keep active, my mind breaks down,” said 58-year-old Seddon, who suffers from early stage dementia and other severe conditions that prevent her from living independently. “I really need this place to survive.”

With the future of Chatham Oaks in question, residents such as Seddon and their families say they’re starting to worry about the future.

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