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How will the 21 ordinance change Iowa 2011-2012?Aug 23, 12am

With University of Iowa classes in full swing, Iowa City area businesses, bars & restaurants will be busy with the rush of new students and their families. From buying last minute supplies to grabbing a bite to eat after settling into a new dorm room, local establishments will be seeing a rush of business in the next couple of weeks.

Web Surfing At Work Good For Your HealthAug 22, 12pm

According to a story reported by the Wall Street Journal, web surfing at work improves performance. Participants in the study were broken into three groups, given the same simple, repetitive task for 10 minutes.

Patents Are Bad For The EconomyAug 22, 7am

A patent is a set of rights guaranteeing an inventor the exclusive right to develop their own invention for a limited period of time. Well, that's what they're supposed to be. Instead, patents are corporate nuclear weapons.

Organizers Plan a "DC Occupation"Aug 19, 5pm

A loose coalition of community organizers, peace activists, and supporting organizations have called on volunteers to join them October 6, 2011, for an “occupation” of Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. Some anti-war protestors from 2007.

Photo Finish at Ames Straw PollAug 14, 7pm

The sixth Iowa Straw Poll took place Saturday at the Hilton Coliseum located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The Straw Poll, created in 1979 by the Iowan Republican Party, is held every Fall before highly disputed caucus elections, and serves as a strong indicator to a Republican candidate’s strength.

Looking For Writers and PhotographersAug 13, 7pm

Iowa City Owl is looking for writers and photographers for both our local and world news sections. Interested individuals should email news AT iowacityowl DOT com, specifying what they are most interested in writing about.

Britain Shook By Widespread RiotingAug 13, 7pm

The death of 29 year-old Mark Duggan in the Tottenham borough of London domino-ed into almost a week of widespread rioting, looting, and arson in London and several other cities from August 6th until August 10th.
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