Week three of the shutdown and I hear even the mail won't be delivered today. Oh, wait. That was planned? Columbus Day may be our most politically incorrect holiday, but dese guys gotta problem wid dat.
With barbecue weekend over, city election season kicks into high gear this week.
Satellite voting starts on campus this week with two days each at the two cafeteria dorms: todat and Tuesday at Burge and Wednesday-Thursday at Hillcrest, all 11 AM to 7 PM. Next Monday voting moves to Mayflower. There's also voting all week at the auditor's office, 7:45 to 5:30.
Back to back nights of Coralville candidate forums. Tuesday the League of Women
Voters host the candidates at Coralville City Hall. Council candidates will
begin at 7pm, and mayor candidates go at 8:15. Wednesday at 7 the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce will have the candidates at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday is the deadline for federal candidates to file their fundraising numbers for the quarter ending September 30, so we'll get to examine the various races through that lens soon.
Jack Hatch is back in town Wednesday at 6:30pm at Bob's Your Uncle .
Karen Nichols and Tom Lindsey are hosting Kingsley Botchway Sundar from 2 to 4 at their place (1737 F St). They promise hot cider and pumpkin bars.
And in non-political events, the Run for the Schools is Sunday.