Wednesday Morning Read: Goodbye, downtown traffic lights; Amana no longer shown on 'hate map'; Dubuque Street to be one-way during Hawkeye home games
TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly sunny. High 81, low 61.
GOODBYE, DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC LIGHTS — Iowa’s second largest city is ditching all but a few of the traffic lights in its downtown. On Tuesday, cranes lowered lights and poles, while crews dismantled eye-level wiring boxes along Second Avenue SE at the intersection with Fifth Street SE. Stop signs will be placed on Second to allow traffic on Fifth to flow freely. Read more: http://bit.ly/2go6QkQ
AMANA NO LONGER SHOWN ON ‘HATE MAP’ — After getting pushback, the Southern Poverty Law Center no longer lists Amana as having a link to the hate group that gained nationwide infamy after this month’s violent Charlottesville, Va., rally. David Rettig, executive director of the Amana Convention and Visitors Bureau, said he learned Monday that the center — which tracks hate groups across the United States — updated its online map to show The Daily Stormer neo-Nazi organization is active across the state and not only in Amana. Read more: http://bit.ly/2x1rltK
DUBUQUE STREET TO BE ONE-WAY DURING IOWA HOME GAMES — One-way — or another — fans will depart Iowa Hawkeye home football games this season. Again this year, Iowa City officials have announced plans to convert a section of Dubuque Street — a main artery to the downtown area — to a one-way with two lanes of northbound traffic following home games. Read more: http://bit.ly/2x2UG77
HI, I’M NATE STANLEY — Tuesday was a day to get to know Nate Stanley. Let’s start with that. He prefers “Nate” and not “Nathan.” “I always feel like I’m in trouble with my mom when I get called Nathan,” Iowa’s newly minted quarterback said. Read more: http://bit.ly/2wIP3vl
QUOTABLE — “I do plan to note inherent biases in media, so I’m not letting journalists entirely off the hook. But the current presidential attack on journalists is an unhealthy and almost authoritarian strain in our political discourse that needs to be seen for what it is.” Mount Mercy associate professor Joe Sheller, on the university’s Fall Faculty Series