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Police investigating reported shots fired in Iowa City's Pedestrian Mall

Police investigating reported shots fired in Iowa City’s Pedestrian Mall

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 25, 2021

A Hawk Alert shared at 1:14 a.m. on Sunday alerted currently enrolled students at the University of Iowa of reported shots fired on the Pedestrian Mall.  "After further investigation police determined...

Looking west up Washington street on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Downtown is quite as students have their mid-terms.

Night Mayor confronts nightmare of Iowa City bathrooms

Meg Doster, News Reporter July 19, 2021

Many downtown Iowa City businesses are housed in century-old buildings, according to Iowa City Night Mayor Joe Reilly, often making the bathroom facilities run down and off-putting to visitors. Renovations...

Jiselle Fernandez of Iowa City tries one of the loop devices on Friday, July, 7, 2021. Fernandez says she likes how they work and likes the music.

Interactive art exhibit ‘Loop’ takes over Pedestrian Mall in downtown Iowa City

Meg Doster, News Reporter July 18, 2021

The Iowa City Pedestrian Mall is staying in the loop with its latest exhibit, aptly titled, “Loop.” The hand-drawn animations within “Loop” and the corresponding flashing lights and softly...

Iowa City Transit bus as seen on Sept. 21.

IC Transit launches new initiatives to help elderly riders

Meg Doster, News Reporter July 14, 2021

The elderly of Iowa City can now ride free on the Iowa City Area Transit system after it launched new changes to their transportation services on July 6. In the week since then, the Transportation...

Studio 13-15 at 13-15 S. Linn Street, seen on Wednesday, June, 30, 2021. The building was built in 1917 and was known as the Hohenschuh Mortuary.The building now stands as part of the Iowa City Downtown Historical District.

Downtown Iowa City recognized for its ‘historic fabric’

Jake Olson, News Reporter July 13, 2021

Iowa City has made its way onto the National Register of Historic Places after four years of working toward accomplishing that goal. The register is an honorable designation that comes with economic...

Iowa City locals and University of Iowa students pile into Elray’s in downtown Iowa City on Friday, October 9th, 2020. As of this weekend, the government mandated closing of bars has been lifted prompting an upswing of business as locals and students return.

Widespread COVID-19 vaccine use heralds a return of pre-pandemic nightlife in Iowa City

Meg Doster, News Reporter June 21, 2021

Iowa City’s nightlife is recovering from the pandemic, one packed nightclub at a time. “People want to be out and feel the connection that being at Studio 13, and other venues, brings,” Jason...

Julie Sands, creator of a project that pairs local high school students with members of a senior center, poses for a portrait on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

New project from Iowa City Senior Center forges intergenerational connections

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter May 9, 2021

On a cold day in December, Iowa City West High School freshman Zaira Ahmad opened up her computer, clicked on a Zoom link, and nervously waited to meet her interview partner, a senior with the Iowa...

Schneider and Varner are welcomed to Bayard, IA on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

‘Visit939Iowa’ – Nebraska students plan to visit every city in Iowa this summer

Isabel Tuisl, News Reporter May 9, 2021

Seth Varner and Austin Schneider were stuck at home quarantining in summer 2020. Although the public was told to stay home, the University of Nebraska-Omaha students thought this was actually the...

A sapling is seen in Court Hill Park on Thursday, April 29, 2021. As a part of Iowa City’s Project 51, 60 trees were planted in Court Hill Park and 400 trees were planted throughout Iowa City in 2020.

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Iowa City plants 400 trees in 2020, looks to break planting record in 2021

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 29, 2021

After breaking records for tree-planting in 2020, the City of Iowa City is planning to plant a more diverse and plentiful selection of trees in 2021. The city announced earlier this month that Iowa...

Customers enjoying themselves inside Tiki Tacos on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Tiki hut style centers, plants and painting can be found throughout the restaurant.

Tiki Tacos n’ Burgers n’ Wings serves up quick eats and island vibes

Delaney Orewiler , Arts Reporter April 27, 2021

Iowa City gained a new restaurant on East Washington Street earlier this month, right next to the downtown Target. The restaurant, Tiki Tacos n’ Burgers n’ Wings, brings made-to-order fast food...

The Ped Mall is seen on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Downtown was quiet during the first weekend after spring break as classes have been moved online and the bars closed due to coronavirus.

As vaccinations continue, Iowa City leaders consider various ways to boost local economic activity

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter April 26, 2021

As the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, local leaders are creatively envisioning the revival of Iowa City’s downtown district. After releasing a comprehensive COVID-19...

Spray painted stars are seen at the Chauncey Swan Park on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

FilmScene to host outdoor cinema series in Chauncey Swan Park

Drew Sullivan, News Reporter April 18, 2021

Multi-colored flowers spray painted on the grass at Chauncey Swan Park mark the location of FilmScene in the Park, a partnership between FilmScene and Iowa City Parks and Recreation which will show...

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