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Johnson County Obama supporters call win ‘biggest victory’

QUENTIN MISIAG

November 7, 2012

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As the smoke settled after the barrage of votes and exit polls on Election Day, an unexpectedly early announcement by several news outlets announced President Obama’s reelection. Iowa, along with other swing states, went bl...

Proposed Johnson County justice-center bond referendum fails to pass

ERIC CLARK

November 7, 2012

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The spirited debate among Johnson County voters regarding the building of a new justice center is over. On Tuesday, 56 percent of voters voted in favor of the $46.8 million bond referendum. However, a 60 percent vote was needed...

Loebsack re-elected to U.S. House

BRENT GRIFFITHS

November 7, 2012

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DAVENPORT — The Jersey Grille in Davenport erupted as the announcement became official: U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, had won re-election, defeating GOP challenger John Archer. Loebsack won 68 percent of the vote in Johnson...

Johnson County breaks voter turnout records

BRIANNA JETT

November 7, 2012

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Election Day in Johnson County was a day of breaking records. This year’s presidential election saw the number of voters in Johnson County increase over the number from the 2008 presidential election. Johnson County counted...

Justice involved in Iowa same-sex marriage decision retained

ALISON SULLIVAN

November 7, 2012

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Defying many who campaigned for his removal, Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins will keep his seat. Iowans voted to retain Wiggins, despite a strong political effort to oust him following his participation in a court decision...

Weipert officially set to take Johnson County auditor spot

LAUREN COFFEY

November 7, 2012

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After 35 years in the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, Auditor Tom Slockett will not return after next month. In his place will be Travis Weipert, a former Tiffin City Councilor who resigned in August, and believes he can...

Iowa City School Board endorses new funding plan

LAUREN COFFEY

November 7, 2012

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The Iowa City School Board has made a decision, voting Tuesday night on a new way to allocate school-infrastructure local-option funds. The six members of the seven-member board who were in attendance voted unanimously to bring...

Harney, Neuzil, and Sullivan retain seats on county Board of Supervisors

DI STAFF

November 7, 2012

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All the incumbent Johnson County supervisors on the ballot will retain their spots on the Board of Supervisors after receiving roughly 12,000 to 15,000 more votes more than the two candidates running against them. David Fesler...

Jacoby, Lensing, and Mascher retain seats in Iowa House

DI STAFF

November 7, 2012

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Local state Reps. Dave Jacoby, Vicki Lensing, and Mary Mascher, all Democrats, will retain their seats in the Iowa House after an uncontested races this election season. Lensing, D-Iowa City, has served as a state representative...

Woman charged with possession of a controlled substance

DI STAFF

November 7, 2012

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A Muscatine woman has been charged with possession of marijuana while operating a vehicle. According to a State Patrol complaint, Kassandra Braun, 20, 1204 Northwood Lane, was allegedly driving westbound on Interstate 80 on...

Iowa notebook: Hawkeyes feel bowl-game urgency

SAM LOUWAGIE

November 7, 2012

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There are three games left in Iowa’s regular season. And the Hawkeyes know all too well that the regular season might be all they get this year. Iowa has to win two of those final three contests in order to be elig...

Big Ten notebook: Henry back — in all positions — for Purdue

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

November 7, 2012

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Rob Henry is finally healthy, and that’s dangerous for the Hawkeyes. The versatile Boilermaker tore his ACL prior to the 2011 season, and he has suffered from unrelenting swelling throughout his recovery, Purdue head coach...