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A Chevy Volt is shown being charged at a Hyvee parking lot in Iowa City on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 (Larry Phan/The Daily Iowan)

Johnson County adding electric vehicle charge points

Natasha Keicher, News Reporter October 14, 2021

  Iowa City is nearing its goal of electric vehicle charge points in the Eastern Iowa Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan. The Eastern Iowa Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan, finalized in June...

Customers order at The Java House located on East Washington Street on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Iowa City cafes see boost in customers during midterm period

Meg Doster, News Reporter October 12, 2021

Local cafes are bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic this midterm season. When exactly midterm exams fall on the calendar at the University of Iowa vary between courses, but typically they are...

The Climate Fest Community Mural, painted by volunteers, is seen on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. The mural is located on South Gilbert Court.

Iowa City paint-by-number mural spreads climate change awareness

Natasha Keicher, News Reporter October 11, 2021

A new Iowa City mural painted by volunteers was designed to show appreciation to Iowa City’s compost workers while building community.    The process to create the mural, designed by local artist...

Iowa City City Hall on Tuesday, July, 6, 2021. City Hall is located at 410 E. Washington Street.

Iowa City reaches carbon emission goal nine years early

Emily Delgado, News Reporter October 7, 2021

Iowa City beat its goal to lower carbon emissions by 2030 nine years early. Since 2010, Iowa City has decreased carbon emissions by 49 percent, but their goal was to reduce carbon emissions by 45...

An attendee holds up their hands in the shape of a heart during the Unity March held by Iowa City Pride that began at College Green Park and ended in downtown Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Iowa City Pride decided to change this event from a parade to a march this year to show the community fighting for equal rights together.

Iowa City Pride festival returns

Emily Delgado, News Reporter October 2, 2021

The Iowa City Pride festival returned this weekend after being canceled and postponed for more than a year because of the pandemic.  The last time Iowa City celebrated Pride was in 2019. This year,...

Participants of a women’s march congregate in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. The marchers encountered both street preachers and members of the Iowa City community celebrating Pride during the route.

Iowa City Women’s March protests Texas abortion laws, joining nationwide movement

Meg Doster, News Reporter October 2, 2021

Demonstrators chanted “My body, my choice” Saturday afternoon, along with thousands across the country who joined Women’s March rallies. Pro-abortion rights protesters marched from the Iowa...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague speaks during the 50th Iowa City Pride Festival held by Iowa City Pride on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. While speaking, Teague mentioned the challenges of 2020 including he and his husband not being able to have their wedding. “Let me tell you something about love. Love can stand the test of time.”

Unity March flocks Iowa City streets

Anthony Neri, News Reporter October 2, 2021

A crowd gathered at College Green Park for the first Iowa City Pride festival community march on Saturday. Marchers flocked down Iowa Avenue and made their way to the intersection of Linn Street...

A masked visitor picks out a book at the Iowa City Public Library on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

Iowa City’s ‘pumping heart of literature’ sees some pre-pandemic normalcy

Kate Perez, News Reporter September 28, 2021

The Iowa City literary community isn’t ready to come back in full force. As Iowa City records 50 to 60 cases of COVID-19 each day, literary hubs are trying to return to pre-pandemic norms while...

The Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Iowa City, Iowa is seen on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (Larry Phan/The Daily Iowan)

Big Grove Brewery expands to Cedar Rapids, Des Moines

Isabel Tuisl, News Reporter September 23, 2021

Iowa City’s Big Grove Brewery is expanding to Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. Big Grove launched as a 3.5-barrel brewhouse in Solon, Iowa in 2013, focusing on freshly made craft beer and elevated...

Bowlers celebrate in the bowling alley SpareMe on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (Larry Phan/The Daily Iowan)

SpareMe bowling alley brings dining and entertainment to downtown

Christine Valora, News Reporter September 23, 2021

East College Street has a new attraction in the Chauncey building, SpareMe — an all-inclusive bowling, arcade, and restaurant experience — that welcomes collegiate and family fun.   Jacob...

The Java House is seen on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

Petition claims alleged employee mistreatment at The Java House in IC

Cooper Worth, News Reporter September 21, 2021

Java House, a locally owned Iowa City coffee franchise, is facing backlash after employees started a petition earlier this month claiming that management of the coffee shop refuses to return workers’...

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...

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