The Daily Iowan

The Iowa Policy Project is pushing for three new reforms for working class families

ALYSSA GUZMAN

November 5, 2014

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Reforms could be coming to the state through the Iowa Policy Project, which officials said could bring sustainability to working-class Iowa families. Officials are looking to reform the Iowa Childcare Assistance Program and to...

The Soap Opera is closing shop

DI STAFF

November 5, 2014

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One downtown Iowa City business is going to close in January after 34 years in business. The Soap Opera has been selling various soaps, lotions, and other bath products since 1981 when Matthew Theobald’s parents opened...

Low voter turnout hurts Democrats

MITCH MCANDREW

November 5, 2014

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In the aftermath of the GOP’s massive wave of victories Tuesday night, Democrats are blaming voter turnout. “We haven’t quite figured out how to engage voters in the midterm elections,” said Gerene Denning,...

UI student promote quitting smoking

CHRIS HIGGINS

November 5, 2014

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Flanked by clouds and construction, University of Iowa students gathered at Hubbard Park to promote anti-smoking on Wednesday. A handful of students stood by filled tables and promotional signs as part of UI Tackles Tobacco,...

Cohousing project continues to grow

RACHEL GREEN

November 5, 2014

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Iowa City Cohousing is continuing to build up money and membership, as demonstrated at an informational meeting held on Tuesday night. The idea of cohousing was developed in Denmark; it revolves around a community of sharing...

Board of Supervisors not considering new courthouse annex plans

BEN MARKS

November 5, 2014

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Johnson County officials have no plans of putting another courthouse-annex referendum on the ballot after yet another failed attempt Tuesday night. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors held a public meeting Wednesday with...

Patagonia Board Member visits University of Iowa

DANIEL VALENTIN

November 5, 2014

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Hundreds of University of Iowa students filled Macbride Auditorium in order to watch Rick Ridgeway give a lecture on the topic of sustainability on Wednesday. UI lecturer Dave Collins said he reached out to Ridgeway this past summer...

Zaza’s Pastas opened in May

ALYSSA GUZMAN

November 5, 2014

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Each week The Daily Iowan will provide an in-depth look at an Iowa City business. After selling homemade pasta at the Iowa City Farmers’ Market for five years, Julia Parisi decided to try something new: opening her own...

SCU Professor Dr. Washington visits UI to talk about race and hip-hop

CORY PORTER

November 5, 2014

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The death of Michael Brown and the ensuing demonstrations and police reaction in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised many tough questions of race and race relations in America, with no easy answers. On Wednesday, one expert came ...

New details emerge in the firing of former coach Tracey Griesbaum

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

November 5, 2014

Filed under Sports

Dismissed Iowa field-hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum and her legal counsel plan on filing a wrongful termination suit against the Iowa Athletics Department stemming from her August firing. They will file the suit next year unless...

Conquering like Caesar

CODY GOODWIN

November 5, 2014

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There was no doubt in Pat Fitzgerald’s mind that, after the Hawkeyes pummeled Northwestern 48-7, at least two of Iowa’s five offensive linemen will make a living playing on Sundays. “They have two NFL players...

Revenge motivates field hockey

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

November 5, 2014

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Revenge is a dish best served cold, and starting today, the Iowa field-hockey team will try to open up a chill buffet. The Black and Gold enter the first round of this year’s Big Ten Tournament with payback on their minds,...