IOWA CITY — An Iowa City police officer was fired last month for allegedly driving drunk, crashing his vehicle and lying about the circumstances of the crash to the police department, according to city documents.That officer, Terry Tack, 49, appealed his termination and is seeking reinstatement. In a notice of appeal filed by his attorney, Skylar J.

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  • Pandemic deals blow to plastic reduction
    Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the United States were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee as the movement to eliminate single-use plastics took hold in mainstream America. More
  • Clinton ADM plant sees coronavirus outbreak
    CLINTON — Some workers at a large corn processing plant in Eastern Iowa have been told to stay home after four of their colleagues have tested positive for coronavirus.Archer Daniels Midland spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said Wednesday that operations at the plant in Clinton are continuing but with staffing changes. More
  • Kim Reynolds declares Thursday a ‘Day of Prayer’ in Iowa
    DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday as a “Day of Prayer” in Iowa, urging Iowans to “unite in prayer” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.In issuing the decree Wednesday, Reynolds also invited Iowans to participate in the 59th annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast, which is offered entirely online this year. More
  • More than 500 students remain in Iowa university residence halls
    Although most of the nearly 20,000 students who were living in one of Iowa’s public university residence halls have moved out for the spring semester, about 570 are staying put after appealing to administrators with extenuating circumstances. More
  • Iowa’s public universities to celebrate spring graduates in unprecedented virtual ceremonies
    IOWA CITY — Although they’ve known for weeks their long-sought graduation from college won’t look like what they’ve imagined, the thousands of students across Iowa’s public universities on the cusp of earning degrees are getting a clearer picture of what their revised commencement experience could be. More


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