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First openly gay presidential candidate wants chance to debate

GOP presidential-nomination hopeful Fred Karger may be the first openly gay presidential candidate from a major party, but he said he rarely brings up his sexuality during interviews. Actually, he'd like to be known as "Fred, who just happens to be gay."


Regents OK controversial Harkin center at ISU

The state Board of Regents voted 6-2 Wednesday to name an Iowa State University public-policy institute after Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, despite disapproval from Republican members of the Iowa Senate.


Audit reveals more EPIC problems at UIHC

An internal audit of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics found further problems involving the hospital's patient records software program, according to a report presented to the regents Wednesday.


Some parents concerned with draft of Borlaug boundaries

Many parents said they were upset with new bus routes and that their children would be forced out of their current elementary schools.


County backs jail alternative funding

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors says it is committed to funding the county's jail-alternative program if the state decides to cut more than $2 million to the Mental Health and Disability Services Department.


County looks at animal-control ordinance

Under the proposed animal-control ordinance, the county would have the ability to seize, and potentially destroy, vicious or at-large animals.


Students hit homers to end hunger

Proceeds from the Students in Advertising's second home-run derby fundraiser on Wednesday go to Kids Against Hunger, an organization that helps feed children worldwide.


Fair promotes local businesses

Community businesses used the Buy Local Business Fair as an opportunity to network with other local companies.


Students design health-themed social network

The website, CheckMates, is designed for people to help quit smoking or work on becoming more fit.


Spotlight: Student 'scopes' out talent

Jon Hackbarth, the director of talent buying for SCOPE, has kept this year's crew busy. With 15 acts booked, this year's concert lineup is tied for the largest of any previous school year.


Appeals court rules against ex-UIHC surgeon


2 sue School District


Man charged with false imprisonment


Chicago man arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching child


Regents approve REACH expansion


Regents OK Crocco


2 UI programs maintain accreditation


11 UI law grads apply for appeals court spot


Regents OK parking-rate hikes


Regents vote to hike student fees


Sheriff concerned about Tiffin law-enforcement cuts


Iron company coming to IC


ISU hears president suggestions


Clarification


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