The Daily Iowan

Johnson County officials say justice-center battle is not over

CASSIDY RILEY

November 8, 2012

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Though local voters didn’t approve the proposed Johnson County justice center Tuesday night, county officials and community members are debating how to move forward. The Johnson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee...

UISG: SafeRide had slow but promising start

BRIANNA JETT

November 8, 2012

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Though SafeRide has gotten off to a slow start, officials insist the numbers show progress for the program. Between the end of August and mid-October, 31 students were reported to have used the service.  Officials of the Partnership...

Officials tout minority vote as key demographic in Obama victory

STACEY MURRAY

November 8, 2012

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In the wake of the presidential election, many are taking note that minorities are transforming into a majority voter block. “The emergence of a new demographic basis where the racial composition of the electorate is changing...

Iowa supreme court justice retention sparks discussion

LAUREN COFFEY

November 8, 2012

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Tuesday’s election saw the retention of Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, who was part of the controversial 2009 decision that legalized gay marriage. And in four other states, residents voted to legalize same-sex...

Little libraries sprout across Iowa

RISHABH R. JAIN

November 8, 2012

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Peculiar little mailbox-sized houses have begun sprouting up in various Iowa City neighborhoods. A closer look inside these structures reveals literary treasures. A fan of free literature can pick up any book from the all-weather...

Iron Hawk owner pleased with results of six-month exemption

ERIC CLARK

November 8, 2012

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A recently opened bar has created a new spot for University of Iowa students and community members alike — even the under-21 crowd. Iron Hawk, 122 E. Washington St., opened on Sept. 22; it was given a six-month exemption to...

UI officially switches to eduroam for campus wireless

DI STAFF

November 8, 2012

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Beginning Friday, University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff will be able to operate their phones, laptops, iPads, and other Internet-connected devices under one campus-wide wireless connection, joining a slew of other colleges...

Iowa City landlord faces additional charges

DI STAFF

November 8, 2012

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An Iowa City landlord previously charged with invasion of privacy now faces three additional counts, according to a police complaint. Elwyn Miller, 63, now faces three additional counts of invasion of privacy in connection with...

Man accused of pimping

DI STAFF

November 8, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of pimping and possession of a controlled substance following an April prostitution sting. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Dwan Moore (a.k.a. Santana), 29, 1856 A. Ave. N.E. Apt....

Woman allegedly steals car

DI STAFF

November 8, 2012

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A woman has been accused of stealing a vehicle. According to a Coralville police complaint, Natasha Tavai, 30, address unknown, was charged June 11 after failing to return a vehicle after agreeing to do so after a 30-minute period. Tavai...

Crisis center toilet paper donation exceeds last year

DI STAFF

November 8, 2012

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The Crisis Center of Johnson County’s third-annual TP the Crisis Center received more than 1,700 rolls of toilet paper. According to a release from the center, the toilet-paper drive held every October, received 200 more...

Hawkeye linebacker Kirksey finds a new home in pass coverage

TORK MASON

November 8, 2012

Filed under Sports

Christian Kirksey talks a lot of trash to Kevonte Martin-Manley and Keenan Davis in practice. He frequently gets matched up against them in pass coverage, and the three don’t shy from the competition. Or the bravado. &...