The Daily Iowan

Role of motherhood forefront in election

JORDYN REILAND

October 30, 2014

Filed under News

Staci Appel opens the car door as her six children hustle out of her black SUV. This scene from one of Appel’s ads may seem like a normal slice of life for the average Iowa mother. Appel shows voters her role as a mot...

Kid Captain known for optimism

LILY ABROMEIT

October 30, 2014

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When Caitlyn Hill was 7 years old, she insisted on wearing flip-flops — something her mother didn’t think was a good idea. Caitlyn had just had a stroke the day before and didn’t quite have the feeling back in her...

Voters to decide whether to fund courthouse annex

CHRIS HIGGINS

October 30, 2014

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After two failures, a referendum Nov. 4 could expand the courthouse should voters approve it. Voters will be asked to decide whether to move forward with a $33.4 million bond to fund a new courthouse annex, $2.6 million more...

Local Iowa House representatives oppose regents funding model

ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

October 30, 2014

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As Election Day approaches, several area Iowa House representatives aren’t feeling the uncertainty or campaign fury as they run unopposed, but they are already thinking about their top priorities for the 2015 legislative...

House District 73 will be a key player in the upcoming general election

KAITLIN DEWULF

October 30, 2014

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An area district will play a key role in which political party will control the majority in the Iowa House of Representatives until 2016. Two candidates are vying for the seat representing House District 73, which encompasses...

Johnson County Public Health ramps up Ebola protocols

BEN MARKS

October 30, 2014

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Although officials do not believe Ebola will pose a threat to Iowa, Johnson County officials are increasing health-related measures and activities regarding Ebola. Tricia Kitzmann, a deputy director of Johnson County Public Health...

Iowa City residents and city planners discuss possible developments

RACHEL GREEN

October 30, 2014

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Iowa City city planners hope to use community feedback on two city areas to make improvements. At an open house Thursday night, city planners prepared for amending the city’s comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan,...

Student admits to bringing gun to school

NICHOLAS MOFFITT

October 30, 2014

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At a pretrial conference Thursday, an Iowa City West High student admitted he knowingly brought a .357 handgun and ammunition to school on Oct. 10. Despite the admission, a lot of what can happen is up in the air, 6th District...

Iowa begins the “Big Ten Playoffs”

JACOB SHEYKO

October 30, 2014

Filed under Sports

Saturday marks the start of the Big Ten playoffs. And no, that’s not a real thing. It doesn’t have an official bracket, there’s no committee to determine what teams get in, nor does it have any real implications....

Will Bluder’s defense improve in 2014-15?

KYLE MANN

October 30, 2014

Filed under Sports

We all know about Lisa Bluder’s style of play. The fast pace, the shooting, and the downpour of points were on full display in 2013-14. As good as the offense was, and as good of a season as the Hawkeyes had, looking forward...

Iowa women’s basketball media day notebook

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

October 30, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Iowa women’s basketball team met the Thursday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, as head coach Lisa Bluder and her team spoke about the upcoming season and what they expect to see. The 2014 Hawks return four of their starter...

Hawkeyes set to take on Northwood

DANNY PAYNE

October 30, 2014

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Iowa’s contest with Northwood on Nov. 2 isn’t going to have any postseason implications and it isn’t going to count toward the Hawkeyes’ record. What it is going to do, however, is give head coach Fran...