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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...

Americorps Member and Cashier Megan Hill stands in front of Iowa City Hall on April 14 2021.

Iowa City Earth Fest expands after moving online

Brady Osborne, News Reporter April 18, 2021

Iowa City Earth Fest will take place virtually this year, after being canceled in 2020. The virtual format of the event allows its presentations to take place over the span of two weeks, rather than...

Raneem Hamad (left) and Ala Mohamed (right) speak to the press before the Peoples Truth and Reckoning Commission meeting at the Chauncey Swan Park in Iowa City on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

‘For the people, by the people’: Iowa Freedom Riders, local community supporters kickoff Peoples Truth & Reckoning Commission

Rachel Schilke, News Editor April 15, 2021

As candles in memory of Breasia Terrell and Daunte Wright flickered in the wind, more than 100 Iowa City community members gathered to launch the Peoples Truth & Reckoning Commission, with the...

Community members speak during the Trans Day of Visibility rally at the Pentacrest on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The event was put on by the LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library, and featured chalking and speeches by members of the community.

‘Trans rights are human rights’: Students, community members gather to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Rachel Schilke, News Editor March 31, 2021

Under flags of pink, white, and blue, more than 100 students and Iowa City community members gathered on Wednesday to celebrate a day of visibility for transgender individuals worldwide, advocating...

Area drag queens interact with parade attendees at Iowa City Pride on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Iowa City Pride postponed until October

Brady Osborne, News Reporter March 28, 2021

Iowa City Pride is being postponed until October to give people more time to get vaccinated, which provides a new opportunity for student involvement, as the event traditionally happens in June during...

Photo Illustration by Jeff Sigmund on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Iowa City looks for more public feedback on new mural

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter March 25, 2021

The City of Iowa City is asking for the community’s feedback regarding a new mural coming to the Capitol Mall parking ramp. The mural project was initially approved in the summer after the Iowa...

Photo illustration by Raquele Decker.

New Twitter account that posts vaccine availability helps Iowans get their COVID-19 vaccine

Brady Osborne, News Reporter March 18, 2021

A new Twitter account is helping people in Iowa find and schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. @IAVaccineAlerts is an account on Twitter that posts locations and times of appointments at pharmacies...

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.

Additional short-term parking space for delivery and curbside pick-up orders to be added downtown

Claire Benson, News Reporter March 17, 2021

The Iowa City Transportation Department will implement an additional short-term 10-minute parking space designated for curbside pick-up and delivery after a motion was unanimously passed by the City...

Co-owner of The Shop, Jessica Meyer, poses for a portrait on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Iowa City businesses adapt to pandemic year’s changing markets

Caleb McCullough and Claire Benson March 16, 2021

When a pandemic required her shop to shut its doors, Kate Dreyer and her business partners had to find a way to keep the lights on. Dreyer, along with co-owners Kay Boyer and Jessica Meyer, operates...

Photo of a 100th birthday celebration in May 2020. Contributed.

From fright to forward-thinking: Iowa City nursing home looks toward future beyond COVID-19

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter March 16, 2021

When Oaknoll Retirement Center locked down on March 8, 2020, Oaknoll Recreational Therapist Lindsey Reed said she remembered thinking it seemed inevitable that COVID-19 would reach the long-term care...

Marlen Mendoza, the founder of Colectivo de Mujeres en Negocios, the Collective of Women in Business, poses for a portrait at Open Heartland on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Collective provides support for Latina entrepreneurs in Iowa City

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter March 15, 2021

Marlén Mendoza said the idea to start a collective to support Latina entrepreneurs began with a cup of coffee. When she moved back to Iowa City in 2019, Mendoza reached out to several Latina women...

The Center Senior Center, located in downtown Iowa City, is pictured on March 11, 2021. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Mercer Park sees almost 200 vaccinations in one day through Iowa City Senior Center campaign

Samantha Murray, News Reporter March 11, 2021

The Iowa City Senior Center, in cooperation with the Iowa City government, set up a pop-up vaccination clinic at Mercer Park and vaccinated approximately 200 seniors on Thursday as part of the center’s...

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