Editorial: Increase voter turnout on local elections

The voter turnout rate was an embarrassing 6.67 percent Tuesday, and it was so close that a mere 192 votes decided the winner, according to election results from the Johnson County Auditor's Office.

Tilly: Requiem for a mall

Sycamore Mall — the retail tumor attached to that Panera over by Petland — was rescued from foreclosure earlier this week. The RC Cola of Iowa City shopping experiences will live to sell another day. But understand: The move by Great Western Bank to grant the mall a new loan is akin to pouring a cup of warm water on a man freezing to death.

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