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"Sex-positive" shop soon to open in downtown Iowa City

JORDYN REILAND

November 28, 2011

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Two Iowa City women have found space downtown to open a "sex positive" boutique. Julia Schaefer and Madison Montgomery said the idea came after a late-night conversation about opening a sex friendly shop in Iowa...

Establishments exempt to 21-ordinance may face tighter regulations

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 28, 2011

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Iowa City bars and restaurants with exemptions to the 21-ordinance will face stricter regulations if a series of proposed ordinances pass. Officials said the amendments to the exceptions would make the laws more consistent,...

Iowa City businesses push for local holiday shopping

ERIC MOORE

November 28, 2011

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Downtown Iowa City business owners have created incentives for holiday shoppers to keep their purchases local this season. And these businesses are making attempts to attract customers through post-Thanksgiving sales, such...

"Repeal Obamacare" defines Republican health-care plans in 2012

SAM LANE

November 28, 2011

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Candidates' Views: Repeal Obamacare. That, at least, is the most common health-care policy proposal from the 2012 Iowa caucus candidates. The slogan dominates candidates' campaign websites and has become common rhetoric ...

Former Democratic presidential challenger says party unwelcoming

MELISSA DAWKINS

November 28, 2011

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Presidential hopeful Harry Braun will not participate in the Iowa Democratic caucuses in January, despite a four-month campaign in Iowa. Braun, originally running against President Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination,...

GOP candidates look to revamp judicial branch

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 28, 2011

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DESMOINES — A handful of Republican caucus candidates are taking shots at the judiciary, with one even calling for the elimination of an entire circuit of the federal appeals court. Suggestions to revamp the U.S. judicial...

Panel recommends young boys for controversial vaccine

CHASTITY DILLARD

November 28, 2011

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Boys as young as 9 may soon be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus — a potential cancer-causing virus passed through sexual activity. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control...

UI environmental leaders skeptical of Coca-Cola’s polar bear campaign

KRISTEN EAST

November 28, 2011

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Some environmental activists and sustainability advocates at the University of Iowa are skeptical about Coca-Cola's new Arctic Home campaign. The Arctic Home campaign is a partnership between Coca-Cola and the World Wildli...

UI emeritus Professor Himie Voxman dies at 99

DI STAFF

November 28, 2011

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World-renowned University of Iowa Professor Emeritus Himie Voxman died at the age of 99 on Nov. 21. A well-known and respected music educator in the nation, Voxman was the UI School of Music director from 1954 to 1980. Peter...

City Council postpones red-light-camera vote

DI STAFF

November 28, 2011

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Iowa City city councilors voted to hold off on the vote regarding implementing photo enforcement for red-light violations last week. The first consideration vote is slated to be held the beginning of January. The vote would...

Iowa City man crafts number-learning tool

SAMANTHA GENTRY

November 28, 2011

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For 35 years, Ralph Ramer read the scores for statewide education testing. As the lead computer-systems analyst, he didn't like what he saw. It seemed to him that kids were falling behind in math, and from that moment on,...

Iowa’s incredible disappearing offense

JORDAN GARRETSON

November 28, 2011

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LINCOLN — Iowa's 7-5 regular season was mediocre. Sure, the Hawkeyes faced replacing more than half of their starters from 2010. But they also played the nation's 68th-toughest schedule and, according to Phil Steele, the second-easiest ...