Megabus to move its stop from Iowa City to Coralville

An express busline that stops daily in downtown Iowa City plans to move its route to Coralville's soon-to-open transportation hub.

Megabus has entered into a lease agreement with the city of Coralville to use the terminal in the new Intermodal Facility on the Iowa River Landing as a pick-up and drop-off point beginning in August.

via www.press-citizen.com


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Jim Harbaugh's Michigan return is continuous stroll down memory lane - Yahoo Sports

Jim Harbaugh's arrival at Michigan is a jolt of juice the Big Ten Conference needed, and that energy was palpable at the league's media days. There were no empty seats in the cavernous McCormick Place ballroom when the new coach of the Wolverines took the podium. And the swarm followed him out of the room and around this sprawling convention space as he made the media rounds.

"It's a head-turning hire," Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said. "I think it was important for them to make a great hire. I think Jim is a great hire."

via sports.yahoo.com


Cubs reinforce bullpen with Tommy Hunter, trading Junior Lake to Orioles | CSN Chicago

MILWAUKEE — The Cubs finished their dealing at the deadline on Friday by trading outfielder Junior Lake to the Baltimore Orioles for reliever Tommy Hunter.

Hunter should give manager Joe Maddon another option for high-leverage situations, strengthening a Cubs bullpen that’s been dominating, overworked and unpredictable.

Hunter emerged as a key piece for Buck Showalter’s bullpen in Baltimore, putting up a 2.97 ERA in 60 appearances and saving 11 games for a 96-win team last season. The year before, Hunter accounted for 86-plus innings, finishing with a 2.81 ERA and a 0.985 WHIP.

As president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said, the Cubs like to take pitchers from the American League and see how their talents translate in the National League. Like Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop, who played with Hunter in Baltimore and have thrived since that change-of-scenery trade two years ago.

via www.csnchicago.com


Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country’s wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately.

“We’re going to have to do what we can in this election to make sure that we’re not swamped by money on the other side,” the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said Thursday.

But when asked how she feels about encouraging large contributions to a group supporting her candidacy, she replied: “Do I wish that we didn’t have to be doing this? Yeah, I do.”

Clinton’s paradox when it comes to fundraising explain why, six months into the 2016 race for president, Democrats are barely in the conversation when it comes to the groups known as super PACs.

via yahoo.com


Liberals are OK with Planned Parenthood harvesting the body parts of babies? Really?

"It's another great example of just how far, just how low our culture is that the wanton killing of babies and harvesting their body parts is a partisan issue.  Really?  Life and death is a partisan issue?  The sanctity of life is a partisan issue?  Really?" - Rush Limbaugh


Applications now available for Aid to Agencies funding

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTEAs well intended as this is, it's not a proper role of government.  Such money should come voluntarily and directly from residents as they see fit, not from government via a hoop jumping, competitive, 'awardence' of taxpayer money.  Many folks have been convinced by government officials that this is a proper role for government, but it really isn't.  Government is supposed to stay out of such matters, not get involved in them.

Applications are now available for the City of Iowa City’s Aid to Agencies funding, which provides support for Iowa City nonprofits, organizations, and agencies to help cover the operational costs of their organizations. Fundraising often doesn’t provide for rent, utilities, and other operational costs, so this program helps agencies cover those gaps.

The minimum award is $15,000. Agencies whose projects address a high priority need in the Iowa City community will be considered first for funding. Priorities are outlined at www.icgov.org/aidtoagencies.  

After reviewing applications, the Iowa City Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) will forward a recommendation to the City Council for final review and funding approval.

Applications are available at www.unitedwayjc.org/content/fy17-joint-funding-application and are due by 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 for FY17 funds, which will begin to be distributed July 1, 2016. Access to the agency log-in page is available at https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=17300U.

United Way has scheduled two training workshops to provide more instruction on the application process. Agencies and organizations that are applying for Iowa City funds are encouraged to attend one of the following:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Johnson County Health & Human Services Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, Room 203
  • Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the United Way office, 1150 5th Street in Coralville, Ste. 290

For questions about the application process, contact Patti Fields, United Way, at patti.fields@unitedwayjwc.org  or 319-338-7823. Questions about Iowa City’s funding priorities may be directed to Marcia Bollinger, Neighborhood Services, at marcia-bollinger@iowa-city.org  or 319-356-5230.


Johnson County Fair Mock Election Final Results - Wonder Woman, Clinton, Trump Winners

From the Johnson County Auditor's Office

The Johnson County Fair Mock Election saw its second highest turnout ever this year, with 1303 voters of all ages participating.

The County Fair Mock Election has been an Auditor’s Office tradition since 1999. Children, guests  from outside the county, and even grownups are able to vote on real voting machines.

Next year, we plan to include the presidential election and another fun question. We’re taking suggestions, because superheroes will be hard to top.

Final results as of 8:00 Thursday:

Superheroes

Wonder Woman

270

22.0%

Batman

194

15.8%

Captain America

163

13.3%

Spiderman

124

10.1%

Flash

116

9.4%

Superman

105

8.5%

Iron Man

104

8.5%

Batgirl

90

7.3%

Supergirl

63

5.1%

     
     

Democratic  Presidential Candidates

Hillary Clinton

289

46.5%

Bernie Sanders

168

27.0%

Uncommitted Dem.

72

11.6%

Martin O'Malley

39

6.3%

Lincoln Chafee

33

5.3%

Jim Webb

21

3.4%

     

Republican  Presidential Candidates

Donald Trump

87

18.6%

Scott Walker

50

10.7%

Jeb Bush

45

9.6%

Bobby Jindal

38

8.1%

Ben Carson

35

7.5%

Uncommitted Rep.

33

7.1%

Ted Cruz

29

6.2%

Carly Fiorina

21

4.5%

Mike Huckabee

21

4.5%

Rand Paul

21

4.5%

Marco Rubio

18

3.9%

Lindsey Graham

15

3.2%

John Kasich

14

3.0%

Rick Perry

14

3.0%

Rick Santorum

12

2.6%

Chris Christie

11

2.4%

George Pataki

3

0.6%