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Obama criticizes Romney’s economic plan in Davenport

KRISTEN EAST

October 25, 2012

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DAVENPORT — President Obama criticized GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday for having an economic plan in which the arithmetic doesn’t add up, but one University of Iowa expert is skeptical about where both...

Romney promotes economic plan in Cedar Rapids

CASSIDY RILEY

October 25, 2012

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CEDAR RAPIDS — GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney inspired enthusiastic cheers from a few thousand supporters at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday night when he accused President Obama of failing to meet...

Audit reports $272,000 fraud by former UIHC employee

STACEY MURRAY

October 25, 2012

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Despite a University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics employee’s reportedly shaky track record, her continued employment allegedly allowed for an improper disbursement of $270,000 over a nine-year period. Following the incident,...

UI and state officials voice appreciation following FEMA funding approval

STACEY MURRAY

October 25, 2012

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Music may once again ring in a venue called Hancher. The auditorium and several other buildings damaged in the 2008 flood will receive renewed federal support for the construction of their replacements. Iowa lawmakers and UI...

Candidates differ on government’s role in healthcare

BRIANNA JETT

October 25, 2012

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Filtered through the haze of advertisements, debates, fliers, and campaign speeches, both presidential candidates agree on certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act — but they disagree on the role the federal government should...

UN official visits UI to discuss the UN’s global importance

NATHANIEL OTJEN

October 25, 2012

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The United Nations’ outreach extends globally, and every citizen, including Iowans, should know and understand the role of the organization. That was the main message of Robert Skinner, the director of the U.N. Foundation’s...

Fire damage at local restaurant estimated at $40K

DI STAFF

October 25, 2012

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A Wednesday morning fire caused an Iowa City late-night Greek-American restaurant to close suddenly. According to Iowa City Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Greer, a small kitchen fire began in Mega Bite at the Towers apartment...

Iowa City makes “Top 10 Cities for Book Lovers” list

DI STAFF

October 25, 2012

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Iowa City was ranked in the Top 10 Cities for Book Lovers by Livability.com Wednesday. According to a city of Iowa City press release, Livability.com — an online resource that provides information regarding the best places...

Firefighters participate in 2nd annual breast cancer fundraising

DI STAFF

October 25, 2012

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The City of Iowa City Fire Department is taking part in a second cancer-research fundraiser. According to a city press release, the fundraiser is a part of a cancer awareness and fundraising campaign being led by the department...

Iowa field hockey’s Drake flourishing away from home

CODY GOODWIN

October 25, 2012

Filed under Sports

Ann Arbor was split right down the middle on a late November afternoon in 2008. The brisk autumn air breezed through the University of Michigan’s Phyllis Ocker Field as Sarah Drake began her warm-up routine. The Michigan...

Happy returns for Hawkeyes football’s Cotton

SAM LOUWAGIE

October 25, 2012

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Jordan Cotton received a text message from his father, Marshall, on Oct. 20. It was Marshall Cotton’s birthday. And the former Hawkeye player wanted to see his son score a touchdown against Penn State as a present. “So...

Iowa soccer will say farewell to polarizing careers

TOM CLOS

October 25, 2012

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Amid all the disappointing finishes over the last month, and with its season on the brink, the Iowa soccer team will take a moment to honor its group of departing upperclassmen Saturday. The careers of forward Stefani Campbell,...