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The Grow Solar website is shown on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Johnson County committed to becoming more sustainable

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 20, 2021

Johnson County is making efforts to implement renewable energy throughout the county. Grow Solar, a joint project between Johnson County and Linn County, is increasing solar education and lowering...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seen at a public forum for the 2020 fiscal year budget at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday February 27 2019.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors hope businesses choose to honor their $10.75 minimum wage recommendation

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 13, 2021

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is making efforts to raise the standards of living in the county by recommending an increase to the minimum wage, a recommendation that went into effect this...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seen at a public forum for the 2020 fiscal year budget at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday February 27 2019.

Johnson County considers recognizing Juneteenth as paid holiday

Simone Garza , News Reporter July 7, 2021

Those who typically work on Juneteenth in Johnson County could see it become a paid holiday in the years moving forward.  The Johnson County Board of Supervisors discussed adding Juneteenth to the...

Contributed Photo. Used by permission of John I. Jackson on Wednesday, June, 30, 2021. Jackson is the nephew of Ms. Johnson.

Johnson County now named after the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D from UI, Lulu Merle Johnson

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 6, 2021

Lulu Merle Johnson made history as the first Black woman to hold a Ph.D from the University of Iowa and in the state of Iowa. Now, the county where she spent her time studying, Johnson County, has...

A sign is seen outside the Iowa Memorial Union for the vaccine clinic at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Johnson County to surpass national July 4 COVID-19 vaccination goal

Sabine Martin, News Editor June 30, 2021

Johnson County is already surpassing the national COVID-19 vaccination goal set by President Joe Biden in May for 70 percent of adults in the United States to have at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose...

Johnson County Board of Supervisors vote on the second reading of the Unified Development Ordinance at the Johnson County Treasurer office on Thursday December 12, 2019.

Johnson County updates community outreach survey for American Rescue Plan funding

Jake Olson, News Reporter June 30, 2021

Johnson County released an updated American Rescue Plan survey to reach different populations within the county after releasing an English-only version. The survey, Survey 2.0, went live on June...

Spectators watch fireworks from a Hy-Vee parking lot in Coralville on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

After hiatus, Coralville 4th Fest returns with new spark

Natalie Dunlap and Sabine Martin June 29, 2021

Owner of Next Generation Shows Vern Tripses and his family have been in the carnival industry for 47 years, but last year’s business was at a standstill as the pandemic raged on. This year, festivals...

Corn leaves turning brown due to lack of rain on Monday, June, 21, 2021. A field planted with corn start showing the effects of lack of rain fall. The leaves are turning brown, and the stalks are short.

Growers in Johnson County combat drought conditions

Jake Olson, News Reporter June 27, 2021

Steve Swenka, owner of Double G Angus Farms in Johnson County, said this summer his farm has experienced one of the worst droughts in his life. “We have had only about two inches of rain in the...

Steve Schornhorst, the construction manager on the Shelter House’s board, helps build some walls for The 501 Project at a volunteer build before the ceremony on Thursday.

Shelter House to provide 36 single adult housing units at The 501 Project

Natalie Dunlap , News Editor June 17, 2021

Shelter House is building a second Housing First facility to address a shortage of housing options for Iowa City residents experiencing homelessness.  The 501 Project, located right next to the...

Johnson County Supervisor Candidate Jon Green stops for a portrait on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Johnson County Supervisor Jon Green calls for countywide equity and inclusive policymaking going forward

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 16, 2021

Jon Green, new Johnson County Supervisor, dedicates his success in both the recent election and his campaign strategy to the combination of volunteer work and his restoration message. His strategy...

Jon Green stands at the bar with his girlfriend of three years, Eleanore Taft, as they wait for polls to close on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Green won the special election for Johnson County Supervisor with 66.1 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial election night results.

Democrat Jon Green wins supervisor seat in Johnson County special election

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor June 8, 2021

Jon Green drank a Guinness beer in celebration after the results of the Johnson County Special election came in Tuesday night. Surrounded by supporters at Deadwood Tavern in Iowa City, the Democratic candidate...

School board member Phil Hemingway speaks during Iowa City school board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.

Republican JoCo supervisor candidate Phil Hemingway holds meet and greet in Iowa City neighborhood.

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor May 27, 2021

Phil Hemingway met with a small group of Johnson County residents on an Iowa City porch and discussed the upcoming special election for Johnson County Board of Supervisors, his platform, and the role...

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