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Changes to drunk driving and open container laws this week

Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation Monday that moves Iowa’s OWI enforcement process away from incarceration, and the Iowa City Council reduced open container regulations for special events. Drinking in the streets in Iowa City The Iowa City Council unanimously voted Tuesday, April 18 to allow Iowa Citians to leave a business with an alcoholic beverage. […]

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New report puts Iowa last for mental health facilities

One year after the closing of two state hospitals, in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant, a new report shows that Iowa now trails the rest of the country in mental health facilities. A June 2016 report from the Treatment Advocacy Center, “Trends and Consequences of Eliminating State Psychiatric Beds,” ranks Iowa consistently last or in the […]

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Gov. candidate Jack Hatch to visit Sanctuary Pub

Hatch speaks in Iowa City

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch, along with his running mate, Cedar Rapids Councilwoman Monica Vernon, will be holding a fundraiser at Iowa City’s Sanctuary Pub, located at 405 S. Gilbert, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night. State Senators Joe Bolkcom and Robert Dvorsky are listed as hosts of the event. Hatch, a state senator […]

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