The Daily Iowan

One incumbent, three newcomers vie for at-large City Council seats

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 8, 2011

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Matt Hayek Matt Hayek is the only incumbent in the running for the two at-large seats. The current Iowa City mayor and attorney has family roots in Iowa City that date back to 1870. Hayek was president of Englert Theatre ...

Dobyns, Soboroff face off for City Council; Throgmorton runs unopposed

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 8, 2011

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Rick Dobyns Rick Dobyns, a University of Iowa clinical professor of family medicine, is campaigning a second time for a spot on the Iowa City city government, this time for the City Council District A seat. The Johnson County B...

IC residents: immigrants still fearful of federal tracking rules

KRISTEN EAST

November 8, 2011

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Members of the Iowa City community say the Secure Communities Program remains a fear for local immigrants. Roughly 25 people gathered in the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., on Monday night to discuss local immigration...

Romney: cut federal programs, reduce spending by $500 billion

CHASTITY DILLARD

November 8, 2011

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DAVENPORT— Republican caucus candidate Mitt Romney vowed to reduce federal spending by $500 billion annually by cutting federal programs. And though some interest groups have argued his fiscal plans are out of touch, experts...

UI undergrads take advantage of loosened Cuba restrictions

RISHABH R. JAIN

November 8, 2011

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The University of Iowa is opening gates for students to attend a study-abroad program in Cuba this winter. This latest inclusion in the destinations offered by the UI Office for Study Abroad came after President Obama decided...

Poll: most Americans favor small businesses

DORA GROTE

November 8, 2011

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Americans trust small-business owners for job creation more than large corporations, the president, and Congressional leaders, according to a recent Gallup poll. Local Iowa City small business owners say that's because of...

Peace Corps appealing to more UI post-grads

AUDREY ROEN

November 8, 2011

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Peace Corps officials say the group is seeing record number of volunteers this year, which may coincide with the organization's growing popularity as an alternative to graduate school or jobs following graduation.   ...

Official confirms Iowa Ave. fire started at Bruegger’s

DI STAFF

November 8, 2011

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An official with the Iowa City Fire Department confirmed Monday that a fire that destroyed or damaged several buildings in September started at Bruegger's Bagel Bakery, 225 Iowa Ave. Iowa City Fire Marshal John Grier said...

IC man charged with domestic abuse assault

DI STAFF

November 8, 2011

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An Iowa City man was charged Sunday with domestic-abuse assault causing injury after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend down the stairs of their apartment, choked her, and dragged her out of the building by her feet. According...

IC police find three pounds of marijuana in car

DI STAFF

November 8, 2011

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A Clinton woman faces numerous drug charges after Iowa City police reportedly found more than three pounds of marijuana in her vehicle. Jessica Hlubek, 25, was charged Oct. 16 with possession of marijuana with intent to...

Hawkeyes rekindle Big Ten hopes

JORDAN GARRETSON

November 8, 2011

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A week ago, some were more concerned with Iowa's bowl-game eligibility than its division title viability. The Hawkeyes' 22-21 loss at Minnesota on Oct. 29 didn't seem to bode well with three ranked opponents still remaining...

Bench players come up big for McCaffery

BEN SCHUFF

November 8, 2011

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Josh Oglesby didn't hesitate. The Hawkeye freshman found himself alone on the left wing behind the 3-point line about eight and a half minutes into Iowa's exhibition opener against Northwest Missouri State. Oglesby had been...