The Daily Iowan

Locals sound off on Johnson County Justice Center as election nears

NATHANIEL OTJEN

October 2, 2012

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Although no one spoke out publicly against the proposed Johnson County justice center at a forum Monday, the proposal for the $48.1 million center remains a contested issue. A $46.8 million bond would fund the consgtruction ...

Summer drought yields varying results for Iowa pumpkin patches

BRIANNA JETT

October 2, 2012

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This summer’s drought left farmers all over the nation grappling with crop damage — however, when it comes to pumpkins, the results are just the opposite. As the negative effects from the heat continue to ricochet across...

Iowa City downtown, Riverfront Crossing plans intended to ‘captivate’ community

BRENT GRIFFITHS

October 2, 2012

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Images of cities from San Antonio to Portland flashed across the screen as residents of Iowa City viewed the draft plan for downtown and Riverfront Crossings during an open house Monday evening. “You look to Minneapolis...

Clery Report shows rise in alcohol-related crime, sex offenses at UI

MATT STARNS

October 2, 2012

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A new report prepared by the University of Iowa late last week shows a rise in the number of crimes in several categories, and several university officials said the increase might be due to a change in policy and law enforcement. The...

UI Confucius Institute reaches community with Chinese donations

CASSIDY RILEY

October 2, 2012

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Books printed in English and Chinese are soon to make an appearance on the shelves of local libraries, including the Iowa City Public Library, which received its donation last week.  The University of Iowa Confucius Institute...

Locals respond to dip in Arab American support for Obama

RISHABH R. JAIN

October 2, 2012

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A poll released last week by the Arab American Institute shows a 15 percent decline in registered Arab-American Democrats since the last election cycle, and several local experts said the Obama administration’s involvement...

Obama for America stops in Iowa City, pushes early voting

ERIC CLARK

October 2, 2012

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More people are voting early this election year in Johnson County, and Obama for America officials maintain early voting is something college students can and should take advantage of. The Democratic National Committee and Obama...

Iowa City School Board to discuss and vote on SILO fund clause wording

DI STAFF

October 2, 2012

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The Iowa City School District Governance Committee discussed the language of a clause in the Superintendent Limitation on Monday morning. The current clause states for Superintendent Steve Murley to set aside $20 million for...

Iowa City ranked no. 4 college destination town

DI STAFF

October 2, 2012

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The American Institute for Economic Research ranked Iowa City the fourth-best U.S. college destination in its annual College Destinations Index, according to a city press release. The institute ranks the 75 best U.S. college...

Bon Jovi to headline concert in Hubbard Park Friday through Obama for America

DI STAFF

October 2, 2012

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Jon Bon Jovi will perform in Iowa City Friday for one of Obama for America’s Early Vote campaign events. According to an Obama for America Iowa release, Bon Jovi will head to Hubbard Park for a special acoustic performance....

Iowa City police search for suspect in Romantix robbery

DI STAFF

October 2, 2012

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Iowa City police are investigating a Sept. 21 robbery at Romantix, 315 Kirkwood Ave., after receiving reports that a man allegedly blocked a female employee behind the checkout counter and demanded money. According to a release...

UI Law School nears $50M fundraising goal

DI STAFF

October 2, 2012

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The University of Iowa College of Law alumni and supporters have raised $28 million towards the college’s $50 million goal for its Iowa Inspired campaign launched Sept. 28, according to a university press release. Funding...