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The Iowa City Pedestrian Mall is seen on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Iowa City to install cameras in Pedestrian Mall

Hannah Lipski, News Reporter March 22, 2023

The City of Iowa City is revamping security in the downtown’s Pedestrian Mall. Thirteen cameras will be installed throughout the area, and the underground conduits for the new cameras are already...

Police tape is seen near the entrance of Yotopia after reports of shots fired near the Pedestrian Mall on in Iowa City, Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. No one was injured and officers were able to detain the shooter.

On The Street | Do UI students feel safe in Iowa City?

DI Staff March 22, 2023

The Daily Iowan spoke with several University of Iowa students to hear about how safe they feel in the area in light of local and national gun violence.In 2022, 44,320 people in the U.S. died because of...

Hua Wei Lee poses for a portrait under the University of Iowa’s International Programs sign in the Old Capitol Mall on March 3, 2023. Lee, a third-year international student originally from Taiwan, said he almost always feels safe when out in Iowa City.

UI international students share mixed thoughts on campus safety

Kate Perez, News Editor March 21, 2023

Ming Dong takes preventative measures to stay safe from potential gun violence in Johnson County. Dong said he has subconsciously adopted not going out after 10 p.m., avoiding people on the street,...

A sign telling customers that $50 bills wont be accepted is seen at Bread Garden Market in Iowa City on March 4, 2023. The sign is a response to the recent spike in counterfeit bills in downtown Iowa City.

Counterfeit money circulates in downtown Iowa City

Hannah Lipski, News Reporter March 20, 2023

Some Iowa City business owners are taking note of recent use of counterfeit bills in downtown Iowa City and are no longer accepting larger bills.   Since late 2022, there have been reports of...

The H-bar is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Cedar Rapids man arrested in fatal H-Bar shooting last October

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter March 13, 2023

RELATED: ‘It should be a safe area:’ Iowa City community responds to fatal H-Bar shooting A Cedar Rapids man was arrested in connection to the fatal shooting at Iowa City’s H-Bar in October.  Cedar...

A crowd gathers outside of Bo’James Food & Drink in search of Will Ferrell in downtown Iowa City on March 8, 2023.

Will Ferrell films documentary in Iowa City

Kate Perez and Cooper Worth March 8, 2023

Iowa City community members flocked downtown Wednesday afternoon after reports that comedian and actor Will Ferrell was in the area circulated.  Kristin Pedersen, Iowa City Community School District...

Photo contributed by Justin Sloan.

Iowa City looks to add new acai bowl and smoothie chain

Hannah Lipski, News Reporter March 6, 2023

A new acai bowl and smoothie shop will soon be coming to Iowa City. Located at 312 S. Madison St., Everbowl, a California-based quick-serve acai bowl and smoothie chain, has its eyes on Iowa City...

University of Iowa Counseling Services is seen at the Old Capitol Mall on Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023.

Johnson County mental health providers reaching individual therapy capacities

Sydney Libert, News Reporter March 5, 2023

Johnson County mental health professionals are experiencing more client demand than their staff can handle, as the county’s rising need for mental health resources follows the national trend. According...

Hamburg Inn No. 2 is seen on April 6, 2022.

Iowa City’s Hamburg Inn No. 2 has reopened after being closed for one month

Natalie Miller, News Reporter March 2, 2023

Well-known Iowa City diner Hamburg Inn No. 2 reopened Feb. 22 with new management following a two-month closure. The restaurant, located at 214 N. Linn St., closed in January to reportedly make repairs...

Beer taps are seen at Coa Cantina on its grand opening night on Feb. 24, 2023.

Iowa City bar Coa Cantina offers fresh food, tequila

Madeleine Willis, News Reporter February 26, 2023

Coa Cantina, Iowa City’s newest Mexican restaurant and tequila bar, held its grand opening this weekend, bringing a new homemade food and dancing spot to the area. The new addition to Clinton...

The Coralville food pantry is seen on Sunday, Nov. 7. 2021.

Think Iowa City’s Foodie February Event will include new “Fillanthropy” food drive

Virginia Russell, News Reporter February 23, 2023

Think Iowa City’s annual Foodie February event debuted a new initiative to help combat food scarcity in Johnson County. The Foodie “Fillanthropy” event is a month-long food drive alongside Foodie...

Customers look through the clothes on display at Vice in Iowa City on Feb. 22, 2023.

Vice Iowa City celebrates five-year anniversary of opening up by giving back to customers

Cooper Worth, News Editor February 23, 2023

In previous years, the owners of Vice Iowa City would celebrate the anniversary of its opening with a cake. To commemorate the vintage consignment shop’s fifth birthday, owners Tony Casella, Demetrius...

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