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Secretary of State Paul Pate runs for re-election to refine initiatives

Secretary of State Paul Pate runs for re-election to refine initiatives

Elianna Novitch, Politics Reporter
October 14, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, Who's Who: 2018 Election, Latest News, Politics, State Politics

Secretary of State Paul Pate is running for re-election because he believes it’s important to have continuity in the work he has begun. The 60-year-old Republican candidate is running for a third term against Democratic challenger Deidre DeJear. If re-elected, Pate hopes to continue his work on I...

Why your student ID can’t be used at the polls

Why your student ID can’t be used at the polls

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor
October 11, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, Latest News, Politics, News, State Politics

Most students in Iowa won’t be able to use their student IDs to verify their identity at the polls during a period in politics in which groups are trying to encourage young voters to turn out in masses. The University of Iowa’s Iowa One cards, Iowa State University’s ISUCards, and University ...

Voter-ID law seen as unnecessary by some Iowa county auditors

Voter-ID law seen as unnecessary by some Iowa county auditors

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor
August 28, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, Featured, Latest News, Politics, State Politics

When voters go to the polls in 10 weeks for the midterm elections, the top 99 elections officials must stick to the rulebooks despite some opposing a controversial Iowa voter-ID law. The law, passed in 2017, will require voters to bring identification to the polls beginning in 2019 in an effort to secure ...

Premier trombonists to descend on Iowa City for international festival

Premier trombonists to descend on Iowa City for international festival

Sabrina Shearer, [email protected]
July 10, 2018
Filed under Arts, Events

For the first time, the University of Iowa will host the annual International Trombone Festival to bring world-class trombonists together for a special four-day event to celebrate the many facets the trombone has to offer. The events will occur all day running July 11-14 at the Voxman Music Buildin...

Bad Bad Hats to cap show at Gabe’s

Bad Bad Hats to cap show at Gabe’s

June 26, 2018
Filed under Arts, Events, Music

The Minneapolis band will make its second stop in the state of Iowa as part of its tour. By Brooke Clayton [email protected] Kerry Alexander was majoring in creative writing at Macalester College in St. Paul when she met Chris Hoge, and the poems that she’d been writing turned into song...

Point/counterpoint: Is Iowa’s voter ID-law beneficial?

Point/counterpoint: Is Iowa’s voter ID-law beneficial?

Marina Jaimes, Email: [email protected]
June 12, 2018
Filed under Opinions, Point/Counterpoint

In December 2017, I, along with other student leaders from most Iowa universities, gathered with the Office of the Secretary of State staff to discuss the new voter-ID law and how to educate the students on our campuses on maintaining voting integrity. It was reassuring to see that a governmental...

Takeaways from Iowa’s 2018 primary election

Takeaways from Iowa’s 2018 primary election

Emily Wangen, [email protected]
June 12, 2018
Filed under Politics, News, State Politics

The 2018 primary election was certainly one for the books, with record-breaking turnout, a gubernatorial race, and a few interesting outcomes along the way. Iowa sees record turnout More Iowans turned out to vote in a June primary than ever this year. The previous mark was set in 2014 with 2...

Iowa’s primary sees record voter turnout

Iowa’s primary sees record voter turnout

Sarah Watson, [email protected]
June 6, 2018
Filed under Politics, State Politics

Iowa voters surged to a record-setting day for turnout in the June 5 primary. Iowans cast nearly 280,000 ballots in the election, surpassing the previous June primary vote record, 233,090 in 2014. The mark is likely due to a host of competitive races and perhaps Democrats being motivated to ...

Boulton suspends gubernatorial campaign after sexual-misconduct allegations

Boulton suspends gubernatorial campaign after sexual-misconduct allegations

May 24, 2018
Filed under Politics, News, State Politics

One day after three women accused Sen. Nate Boulton of sexual misconduct, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate on May 24 suspended his campaign, fewer than two weeks before the primary election. Boulton never denied the allegations by the three women, which included his grabbing a woman’s rear in a ...

Richard Gibson, retired 40-year UI faculty member, dies

Richard Gibson, retired 40-year UI faculty member, dies

April 18, 2018
Filed under Campus, News

Former University of Iowa administrator Richard Gibson, 82, died Monday at Brown Deer Place in Coralville after a battle with Alzheimer’s, according to an obituary from Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service. Gibson retired from his position of associate vice president and director of the Facilities Services ...

Remembering Kamil Jackowski one year later

Remembering Kamil Jackowski one year later

Grace Pateras, [email protected]
April 16, 2018
Filed under News

People who knew Kamil Jackowski say he was a great friend, selfless, and a natural leader. He was handsome, and his smile could instantly change the mood in a room. That’s why when the 19-year-old University of Iowa freshman was found dead in a motel room during a fraternity formal in Missouri,...

Letters to the Editor: Fund the backfill, corrections to voter turnout column

Letters to the Editor: Fund the backfill, corrections to voter turnout column

March 28, 2018
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Ask your legislator to back the backfill The Iowa Legislature should fully fund the backfill. In 2013, state law was changed to reduce the amount of taxes that local governments get from commercial and industrial properties. The backfill is a reimbursement from the state to local governments for this lo...