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April 20, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;   Crowds celebrate in the streets outside of the Hennepin Government Center as Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25, 2020 while in police custody. A video showing Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck sparked world wide protests against police brutality.. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

Local leaders urge continued action after guilty verdict in Chauvin trial

Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor April 20, 2021

Campus and Iowa City leaders and activists reiterated the need for continued action on Tuesday after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three charges in the murder...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission reinstated

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 16, 2021

The Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission was reinstated Thursday night, beginning its first meeting with four new commissioners. Iowa City City Council appointed the new commissioners...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

Truth and Reconciliation commission to resume after joint meeting with City Council

Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor April 13, 2021

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will resume meetings with a newly composed membership starting on Thursday with a joint meeting with the Iowa City City Council, after the council appointed...

City Manager Geoff Fruin speaks at a City Council meeting over Zoom on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Fruin spoke about the proposed plan to build solar panels in Waterworks Prairie Park and the COVID-19 employee pay plan. (Hayden Froehlich/The Daily Iowan.)

City staff removes Market, Jefferson streets one-way to two-way conversion through Capital Improvement Program

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 7, 2021

The Iowa City City Council’s Capital Improvement Program plan will no longer include the conversion of Market and Jefferson streets from one-way to two-way traffic. City Manager Geoff Fruin said...

The Iowa City City Council is seen at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan

City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes to retire, interim attorney appointed until new hire

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 7, 2021

After 25 years of serving as city attorney, Eleanor Dilkes will retire on April 16. The Iowa City City Council unanimously appointed current First Assistant City Attorney Sue Dulek to serve as interim...

Megan Alter poses for a portrait on Friday, April 2, 2021 in front of the Broadway mural in Peppermint Plaza. She announced her second run for Iowa City City Council with a small outdoor gathering.

“I need to roll up my sleeves and become part of the solution:” Megan Alter announces second bid for City Council

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter April 2, 2021

Megan Alter kicked off her campaign run for the Iowa City City Council on Friday evening with a message of addressing the structural inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “When people say...

Photo of the City of Iowa City Memo.

Iowa City issues alternatives to eviction memo following extension of federal eviction moratorium

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 1, 2021

Iowa City will provide guidance and educational resources for local landlords and tenants following the recent extension of the moratorium on evictions until at least June 30 from the Centers for Disease...

Sisters Raneem Hamad (left) and Lujayn Hamad (right) address the crowd during the Say Their Names rally on the Pentacrest on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Iowa City community members gathered to remember George Floyd, Ahmed Arbury, Yassin Mohamed and others. Money was collected during the event which went in donation to a vehicle procession carrying protesters going to Minneapolis. The Hamad sisters were among the protesters driving to Minneapolis.

Iowa Freedom Riders form independent Peoples Truth and Reckoning Commission after organizer resigns from city commission

Claire Benson, News Reporter March 26, 2021

The Iowa Freedom Riders announced Friday that they will be forming The Peoples Truth and Reckoning commission, a day after Iowa Freedom Riders organizer Raneem Hamad resigned from Iowa City’s Ad...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

City Council reviews recommendations for changes to police department

Claire Benson, News Reporter March 24, 2021

The Iowa City City Council will resort to legal review and further discussion regarding the 88 recommendations and action items proposed to the city by the Iowa City Community Police Review Board and...

Intersection of E. Burlington St. and S. Madison St. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Iowa City leaders see adding traffic cameras as step towards equity

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter March 17, 2021

As part of a mission to change the experience of city living, some leaders in Iowa City are considering using traffic cameras to reduce the number of direct police-civilian interactions. The traffic...

Bruce Teague, the mayor of Iowa City, leads the City Council meeting online at 7p.m. on September 1, 2020. Much of the meeting was focused around recent IFR protests and police brutality. Citizens feel the City Council has neglected their wishes.

City Council temporarily suspends Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Claire Benson, News Reporter March 17, 2021

In a 5-2 vote, the Iowa City City Council voted to temporarily suspend the city’s Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission until April 15. Councilor Janice Weiner and Mayor Pro-Tem Mazahir Salih...

Iowa City City Council adopts 2022 budget

Iowa City City Council adopts 2022 budget

Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor March 16, 2021

The Iowa City City Council adopted its budget for the 2022 fiscal year on Tuesday, including a $1 million contribution to affordable housing and an increase of city employees’ minimum wage to $15...

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