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MidAmerican rate increase approved by Iowa Utilities Board | TheGazette

The Iowa Utilities Board permitted a $135.6 million rate increase for MidAmerican Energy, the first increase the company has seen in 16 years.

The increase will be phased in increments of $45.2 million over the next three years.  The board previously approved the first, temporary hike last year that increased resident’s monthly bills about $2.73, a 3.6 percent increase.


McDonald's sued for $1.5m by customer given just one NAPKIN | Mail Online

A McDonald's customer is suing the fast food restaurant for $1.5million because he was given only one napkin with his meal.

Webster Lucas claims he is now unable to work because of the 'undue mental anguish' and 'emotional distress' caused by the incident.

He launched the lawsuit following a row with the store manager at the outlet in Pacoima, California, on January 29.


Superior Flooring Added to Corridor Search Business Directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Superior Flooring to the Flooring, Install & Refinish category in Corridor Search.

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Reports: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged | Iowa City Press Citizen

Look who's engaged -- Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis!

Us Weekly and E! reported the happy news about the hot celebrity couple on Thursday night. Both sites confirmed the engagement after noting the huge diamond ring Kunis wore while shopping in Los Angeles earlier in the day.



Should pot be legalized? NIH head says slow down | The Des Moines Register

WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s top scientists raised concerns about the nationwide move to legalize marijuana, saying regular use of the drug by adolescents had been tied to a drop in IQ and that a possible link to lung cancer hasn’t been seriously studied.

“I’m afraid I’m sounding like this is an evil drug that’s going to ruin our civilization and I don’t really think that,” Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said Thursday. “But there are aspects of this that probably should be looked at more closely than some of the legalization experts are willing to admit.”


Child Hit By Car Near Kalona | KCRG-TV9

KALONA, Iowa -- A child was injured Tuesday when his hat blew off and the boy walked into the path of a moving car.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Michael R. Goodrich, 55, of Kalona, was traveling southbound on Gable Avenue north of Kalona at 4:17 p.m. Tuesday. Goodrich came along a group of children who were walking northbound in the southbound lane.


Iowa Supreme Court Says Bias Case Against Rent-A-Center Can Proceed | KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says the state's civil rights commission can enforce discrimination laws against employers who require workers to handle labor disputes through arbitration.

The court ruled Friday that the Iowa Civil Rights Commission can pursue a sex discrimination case against Rent-A-Center on behalf of a worker in Council Bluffs who claims the company did not accommodate her pregnancy.


UI President Mason addresses sexual assault concerns in listening post - The Daily Iowan

University of Iowa President Sally Mason began a campus-wide conversation about sexual assault with a story.

In 1970, Mason was an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky. As she walked to class one afternoon, an individual in a trench coat approached Mason and grabbed her breast — a story she had not shared before.

The story opened a listening post with a panel of UI officials on Thursday where Mason gave roughly 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members the opportunity to voice their concerns about sexual assault on campus and the university’s policies on the subject.


During Forum on Sexual Assault, Univ. of Iowa President Discusses Her Own Experience | KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY, Iowa - During a forum about sexual assault at the University of Iowa Thursday, President Sally Mason opened by saying she was sexually assaulted as an undergraduate student in Lexington, Kentucky in the 1970's.

The comment silenced the room of students and administrators who gathered to hear from the President after her recent comments about sexual assault to the student newspaper. Mason suggested last week that she didn't believe sexual assault is completely avoidable on campus.


North Liberty donates to nonproft project | TheGazette

North Liberty this week became the latest local government to support a new facility that houses several agencies that serve people in need.

The City Council on Tuesday pledged $10,000 to the 1105 Project. 1105 is a partnership between the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Free Lunch Program and the Crisis Center of Johnson County to renovate a building at 1105 Gilbert Ct. in Iowa City.