Tuesday Morning Read: 911 consolidation plan, UI tuition hikes opposed, cemetery vases stolen
TODAY’S WEATHER — Partly cloudy, humid. High 82, low 68.
911 CONSOLIDATION PLAN — Marion Police Chief Joseph McHale said he wants to see Marion, Cedar Rapids and Linn County consolidate their Public Safety Answering Points — or PSAPs. To that end, McHale has requested the county’s 911 Board fund a feasibility study that will look at consolidation and whether it’s a viable option for the county. The board approved the study last month, but not everyone is in agreement that consolidation is the way to go. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2vCvXUz
UI TUITION HIKES OPPOSED — University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld made a pitch Monday to hike resident undergraduate tuition 41 percent over the next five years, but students and lawmakers pushed back — calling the plan “a failure” and urging the UI to “go back to the drawing board.” Read more: http://thegaz.co/2i0hD52
CEMETERY VASES STOLEN — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of stealing brass vases from more than 100 gravesites at Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2hZ4yZL
HAWKS WANT MORE BIG GAMES? WIN MORE — If the Hawkeyes want to face big-game teams like Notre Dame on a regular basis, Mike Hlas says, they need to step up their game and win more consistently. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2fGXAbe
QUOTABLE — “I like happy endings. I don’t like it when I don’t know how it ends.” A 16-year-old girl identified as “M.R.” who says she wants to stay in Iowa for court-ordered rehabilitation instead of being sent out of state