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Protest met with barricade, around 100 law enforcement officers in Coralville

Iowa Citizens march past the Old Capitol as part of a protest on Thursday, June 11th, 2020. Iowa City, along with several major cities across the country, has been a center for protesting racism in the police force and the murder of George Floyd.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

June 11, 2020

A crowd of around 200 protesters, led by the Iowa Freedom Riders, were met with around 100 law enforcement officers at a concrete barrier set up on First Avenue leading to Interstate 80 in Coralville Thursday evening.  The Iowa Freedom Riders had called for a protest at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon af...

Iowa State Fair canceled due to COVID-19

Attendees walk about during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, IA on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

June 10, 2020

The Iowa State Fair Board voted to cancel the 2020 State Fair to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The fair was scheduled for August 13-23. The decision was made during a seven-minute board meeting Wednesday, led by Iowa State Fair Board President Dave Hoffman. “We have one main item to di...

Reynolds to lift 50-percent capacity restrictions on businesses

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

June 10, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the 50-percent capacity limit on businesses will be lifted statewide on June 12. Businesses such as restaurants, bars, and theaters will still be required to facilitate 6 feet of distance between customers. Swimming pools, senior centers, and adult daycare programs will be all...

Iowa City City Council discusses Iowa Freedom Riders’ demands for policy change

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague sits alone in City Hall while leading a city council meeting conducted over video chat due to health concerns caused by COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Riley Davis, News Reporter

June 9, 2020

The Iowa City City Council met with a spokesperson for the Iowa Freedom Riders to discuss the dozen demands the group has made to city councilors and the Iowa City Police Department. Mayor Bruce Teague said the work session, held Tuesday at 2 p.m., aimed to be a collaborative effort between the counc...

Iowa linebacker Dillon Doyle, son of strength coach Chris Doyle, announces he is entering transfer portal

LB Dillon Doyle celebrates during the Iowa football vs. Penn State game in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 17-12.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 9, 2020

Iowa linebacker Dillon Doyle, son of strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle, announced on Twitter Tuesday that is entering the NCAA transfer portal. "I'd like to take this time to THANK Iowa Football for my time in the program," Doyle said in a statement. "Growing up in Iowa City, it has a...

Curfew lifts in Coralville

A crowd gathers outside of Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Social media posts circulated Twitter and Facebook encouraging looters to break into the mall at 10:30 p.m. Police blocked the entrances and the crowd became violent as a man rushed an officer and police used pepper spray and flash bangs on the crowd. Several nearby businesses had property damage to windows and some protesters were handcuffed.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

June 9, 2020

Coralville's 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will end Tuesday following a proclamation by Coralville Mayor John Lundell. An 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew had been initially imposed for city on June 1 after city leaders stated in a release that looting and looting attempts occurred at several Coralville busin...

Iowa City Freedom Riders introduce new demands at second week of protests

Protesters return to the Old Capitol after marching through downtown Iowa City as part of another protest on Monday, June 8th, 2020. Iowa City along with a majority of the country has been protesting the murder of George Floyd and systemic racism in the police force.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 8, 2020

Monday’s protest in Iowa City took on a different form from many of the previous nights, ending in an hour of protesters sharing stories of their run-ins with police and racial profiling. Protesters started filtering onto the Pentacrest starting at 6 p.m. Monday. Protest organizers, known as ...

UI may permanently lay off some employees as a result of COVID-19

Old Capital as seen on April 13, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

June 8, 2020

UI employees may be subject to permanent or temporary layoffs, hiring and salary freezes, or salary reductions as a result of COVID-19-related financial losses. UI president Bruce Harreld said in a campus-wide email Monday that the UI is projected to lose more than $70 million dollars due to th...

Iowa football players take to Twitter to address current state of Hawkeye program

Iowa players walk out of the tunnel before a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 8, 2020

Dozens of former Iowa football players have spoken out recently with stories of racial disparities and mistreatment within the Hawkeye football program. Since then, Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle, who was at the center of many allegations against the program, has been placed on ad...

UI announces positive COVID-19 test within Athletic Department

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 8, 2020

The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it has conducted 237 COVID-19 tests as part of its return to campus protocol. One positive test and 236 negative tests have been received. Testing began May 29 and includes student-athletes, coaches, and staff. The Iowa football team ...

Active Iowa City protester Mazin Mohamedali arrested for violating probation, unlawful assembly

Organizer Mazin Mohamedali speaks to a crowd from the steps of the Old Capitol on Thursday, June 4 in Iowa City before beginning a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality. Everyone met on the Pentacrest at 7 p.m. and then heard a handful of speeches before starting.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 8, 2020

Update June 8: Mazin Mohamedali, a public face and constant voice in the protests across Iowa City over the past week, is being held without bond in the Marshall County Jail, where he was moved Monday, after a Sunday arrest. According to criminal complaints released Monday, Mohamedali, 20, was ar...

Kirk Ferentz speaks on Chris Doyle, allegations of racial disparities within program

 Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz looks to the stands during the football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 7, 2020

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz met with the Iowa media Sunday on a video conference to discuss allegations of systemic racism and mistreatment that have been made by former players against the program. Dozens of former players have claimed there are racial disparities within the Iowa foo...