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COVID-19 permanently changing aspects of Iowa City jobs

COVID-19 permanently changing aspects of Iowa City jobs

Meg Doster, News Reporter September 14, 2021

Iowa City white-collar jobs have changed from the standard in-person office work environment because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working from home has been the norm for desk professions for the past...

Zipcar’s that are available on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Cars that are available can be found at the Zipcar parking spaces which are located at 200 S. Linn Street.

ZipCar, University of Iowa cancel partnership

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter September 13, 2021

ZipCar vehicles arrived on the University of Iowa campus nine years ago, to expand transportation options for students and reduce the demand for parking. The service is now canceling its contract with...

Dancers are seen dancing to music at the Latino Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Rachel Wagner/The Daily Iowan)

Latino Fest Iowa City returns after yearlong pause

Kate Perez, News Reporter August 29, 2021

After a year of waiting, Latino Fest Iowa City took over the Ped Mall for the ninth time. The festival featured a total of 17 different events scheduled throughout the day, as well as vendors lining...

New location of Iowa Cannabis Company’s new dispensary onTuesday Aug. 24, 2021. The dispenser will be located at 322 Hwy. 1.

Medical marijuana dispensary rolling in to Iowa City

Meg Doster, News Reporter August 26, 2021

The Iowa Cannabis Company is opening a new medical marijuana dispensary in Iowa City, the sixth medical cannabidiol dispensary in the state. “The city offered a letter of support for their state...

Iowa Book is seen on Aug. 4, 2021. the bookstore will now be managed day-to-day by Barnes and Noble.

Iowa Book enters new partnership with Barnes and Noble College

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor August 23, 2021

After over a century of local ownership, Iowa Book has a new partner. Barnes and Noble College added Iowa Book to its holdings on Aug. 9. The Vanderhoefs, an Iowa City family, have owned Iowa Book...

The Tamarak Discovery School is pictured on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 in downtown Iowa City. The private school will host kindergarten through sixth grade and open this week. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Tamarack Discovery School in Downtown District opens doors, requires masks

Sabine Martin, News Editor August 23, 2021

Both founders of the Tamarack Discovery School and former public school educators will require masks and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 recommendations for students...

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

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

Natalie Dunlap 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...

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