The Daily Iowan

Courthouse annex referendum fails

CHRIS HIGGINS

November 4, 2014

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Johnson County voters did not approve a courthouse expansion, despite a major revision to the proposal compared with previous referenda. On Tuesday, 56.9 percent of voters, or 26,956 people out of 52,336, voted in favor of the...

Local representatives will keep their seats in the State House

DI STAFF

November 4, 2014

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As the final ballots were submitted and Election Day came to a close Tuesday, four area Iowa House members, all Democrats were guaranteed to keep their seats. Unopposed representatives filled seats for Districts 74, 77, 85, and...

Iowa senators from District 37 and 43 won unopposed

DI STAFF

November 4, 2014

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Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, who represents District 43, won re-election after running unopposed. An incumbent since 2003, Bolkcom is the majority whip in the Iowa Senate and the head of the Ways and Means Committee. He...

Three Johnson County Officials ran unopposed

DI STAFF

November 4, 2014

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Three Johnson County incumbent officials retained their seats Tuesday because they ran unopposed. Johnson County Treasurer Thomas Kriz, a Democrat, has been treasurer since January 1999. Before, he was the senior vice president...

LOST fails to pass in contiguous voting bloc

NICHOLAS MOFFITT

November 4, 2014

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The local option sales-tax ballot measure has failed to pass in the contiguous five towns of Johnson County — Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Tiffin, and University Heights. The towns voted 54 percent to 46 percent to...

Johnson County saw a slight increase in voter turnout

ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

November 4, 2014

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Johnson County saw a slight increase in voter turnout in Tuesday’s midterm elections. This year, 58.5 percent of voters casted their ballot, which is the equivalent of 52,336 votes out of 89,532 total registered voters...

Excavations will continue in Hubbard Park

RACHEL GREEN

November 4, 2014

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Throughout September and October, Hubbard Park has been acting as a window to Iowa City’s past, and this window will remain open as excavations continue through November. After workers on a flood-mitigation project discovered...

UI senior launches diaper fundraiser

MITCH MCANDREW

November 4, 2014

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While Kelly Loch lives in Iowa City, busy completing her final year at the University of Iowa, her thoughts are often elsewhere. Last summer, Loch fulfilled a lifelong dream when she traveled to Guatemala to volunteer at Fundación...

Kaufman will represent District 73

KAITLIN DEWULF

November 4, 2014

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Winning the majority in every precinct but one, Republican Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, pulled ahead for re-election into the Iowa House of Representatives. Kaufmann defeated Democrat David Johnson, D-West Branch, in the race for...

Iowa Senate District 39 turns blue

AARON WALKER

November 4, 2014

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Democrat Kevin Kinney will soon turn Iowa’s 39th State Senate District blue. He was elected Tuesday over Republican Mike Moore by an unofficial margin of 9,594 to 7,679. Kinney will take over the seat from the retiring...

Rettig, Carberry take supervisor seats

KAITLIN DEWULF

November 4, 2014

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The only Republican to serve on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors in 58 years lost his seat in the midterm election on Tuesday. Supervisor incumbents Janelle Rettig and John Etheredge ran against Mike Carberry for the...

City Council defers TIF vote to November 18th

DI STAFF

November 4, 2014

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Council OKs Police, Fire Station work The Iowa City City Council voted Tuesday to approve a resolution that accepted the work that has been done to the police and fire department. On a 6-0 vote, with Councilor Kingsley Botchwa...