The Daily Iowan

Iowa City bars to remain 21-only after close race

NORA HEATON, SAM LANE, and ARIANA WITT

November 3, 2010

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It’s 21. As of around 10:30 p.m. in the Iowa City area, the highly debated 21-ordinance was upheld, winning approximately 52 percent of the Johnson County vote. Students, 21-organizations, and downtown bars were all quick...

Supreme Court justices involved in gay marriage ruling not retained

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 3, 2010

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Three Iowa Supreme Court justices are out. In a historic Tuesday vote, whose margin grew wider as the night wore on, a little more than half of Iowa citizens voted not to retain all three justices. David Baker, Michael Streit,...

Johnson County voting breaks records

ALLIE WRIGHT

November 3, 2010

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A record number of Johnson County voters cast their ballots on Tuesday for a midterm election. Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett reported a nearly 58 percent turnout rate, with 53,512 of 92,610 registered voters showing up...

What’s next for the 21 ordinance debate?

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 3, 2010

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Two years. That’s how long the 21-ordinance will be in place. At the very least. And in that time, no one can touch it — not city councilors, not students, not residents. According to the city code, once an ordinance is...

Loebsack maintains U.S. House seat

CATHRYN SLOANE

November 3, 2010

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, beat his Republican challenger by 6 percentage points Tuesday in what was expected to be a dead-heat race. With 300 of 313 precincts reporting at midnight, Loebsack had secured slightly more than 51...

Iowa City schools get tech boost

MAX FREUND

November 3, 2010

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Iowa City schools are getting redirected, tech style. Because of budget cuts and position vacancies, the Iowa City Community School District has been without a director of technology for the past few years, but that’s slated...

UI engineering seniors will help build bridge in Nicaragua

IAN SMITH

November 3, 2010

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Last year, the small Zambian village of Libuyu needed a bridge in order to access the only school in the area without having to walk several miles around a dangerous river. But they didn’t have the resources. And when a group...

Branstad returns to governor’s seat

ALICIA KRAMME

November 3, 2010

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Terry Branstad is back in the governor’s seat. The Republican candidate will return to the position for his fifth term after an 11-year hiatus. Democratic incumbent Chet Culver called Branstad to “graciously concede”...

Grassley beats Conlin

DI STAFF

November 3, 2010

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U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley easily won re-election Tuesday night over Democratic challenger Roxanne Conlin. Grassley won 63 percent of the vote; Conlin earned merely 34 percent. A poll released early this year showed Conlin was...

Iowa Water and Land Legacy fund approved

DI STAFF

November 3, 2010

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The Iowa Water and Land Legacy amendment passed Tuesday with a vote of 76 percent in favor of the amendment and 24 opposed. The constitutional amendment will create a trust fund by putting money toward outreach to prevent environmental...

Police identify man found under bridge

DI STAFF

November 3, 2010

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Iowa City police have identified the man found under the Highway 6 bridge Monday. Mark Benjamin Brown, 49, was homeless and last known to have stayed in Iowa City. Police said a passerby on the bike trail under the bridge discovered...

Police respond to purse snatching incident

DI STAFF

November 3, 2010

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Iowa City police said they received a report of a purse snatching at 1:05 p.m. on Tuesday. According to police, the female victim said a black male approached her asking for a cigarette while she exited her vehicle. Police said...