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Iowa City Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration virtually celebrates human rights advocates

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teauge kicked off Iowa City's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on MLK Jr. Day Jan. 18, 2021.
Sarah Watson, Executive Editor January 18, 2021

The University of Iowa and Iowa City kicked off their Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration — a full two weeks of festivities, online programming, and service projects this year — on Monday, to celebrate...

Republican majority to push for fully in-person option at Iowa schools

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver stands during the opening of the 2021 legislative session on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Legislative goals for the session include further tax cuts, expanding in-person learning, and moving towards economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor January 11, 2021

Republican lawmakers in Iowa will push to require that K-12 students have the option to take fully in-person classes, as high COVID-19 positivity rates throughout the fall pushed some schools to pivot...

Iowa City religious leaders help launch progressive new branch of United Methodist Church

Photo of Reverend and Liberation Methodist Connexion Collaborator Sean McRoberts.
Claire Benson, News Reporter December 10, 2020

Progressive religious leaders within the United Methodist Church in Iowa City helped launch a new denomination after the denomination voted to keep bans on same-sex weddings and LGBTQ clergy. Leaders...

Board of Supervisors unanimously votes to allow Shelter House to house homeless people in local hotels

Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness and Executive Director of Shelter House Crissy Canganelli at the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session on October 28, 2020. Lyness and Canganelli are seen discussing an agreement on shelter houses for the low-barrier winter shelters at two different locations in Iowa City.
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter December 10, 2020

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to pass an agreement with Shelter House to provide “non-congregate sheltering alternatives” for homeless people in Johnson County. The...

Johnson County health officials expect vaccine rollout by Dec. 14 if approved

Johnson County holds a virtual meeting for the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 12, 2020.
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter December 2, 2020

The Johnson County Public Health Department is preparing for the COVID-19 vaccine to be available to certain populations within as little as two weeks, according to Emergency Preparedness Planner Stephen...

Table to Table Facebook page republished months after being taken down erroneously

The Food Pantry at Iowa, located in the Iowa Memorial Union, serves the Hawkeye community one meal at a time. Wednesday was distribution day, so the pantry will restock before the next distribution.
Claire Benson, News Reporter December 2, 2020

Local food rescue-distribution organization Table to Table has relied on fundraising from Giving Tuesday, a national giving campaign held the first Tuesday of December each year, to provide financial...

Johnson County Ambulance Service experiencing staffing shortages and increase in potentially delayed service to Johnson County residents

Johnson County holds a virtual meeting for the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 12, 2020.
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter November 18, 2020

The Johnson County Ambulance Service has seen an increase in staffing shortages and delayed services over the past three years, according to a report paramedics presented to the Johnson County Board...

Representatives from local government, cities, hospitals, school boards urge Iowans to prepare for rise in cases

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
Rachel Schilke and Brian Grace November 12, 2020

Representatives from local government, school systems, and hospitals urged Iowans to prepare for a rise in COVID-19 cases and continue to adhere to state and county health and safety guidelines. The...

Local nonprofit CommUnity debuts new food pantry location

Items in the warehouse as seen on Tuesday Nov.10,2020.  Clients have different choices to pick from at the food pantry.
Claire Benson, News Reporter November 11, 2020

Iowa City’s CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank nonprofit organization recently debuted its new food pantry location, located in the south district within Pepperwood Plaza, to better accommodate...

Republican Bobby Kaufmann solidifies fourth term in the Iowa House

Iowa Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Muscatine, speaks at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020. The House convened and leaders in the Iowa House of Representatives gave opening remarks to preview their priorities for the 2020 session.
Claire Benson, News Reporter November 3, 2020

WILTON — Republican Bobby Kaufmann was reelected to serve his fourth term in the Iowa House on Tuesday night — still the sole Republican state lawmaker in Johnson County.  State Rep. Bobby...

Three incumbent Democrats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors win reelection

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.
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter November 3, 2020

All three incumbent Johnson County Supervisors won reelection on Tuesday with at least 55 percent of the vote, defeating Republican challenger Phil Hemmingway. Rod Sullivan has been on the board...

Shelter House to continue operating temporary shelter awaiting construction of permanent location

Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness and Executive Director of Shelter House Crissy Canganelli at the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session on October 28, 2020. Lyness and Canganelli are seen discussing an agreement on shelter houses for the low-barrier winter shelters at two different locations in Iowa City.
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter October 28, 2020

Pending the Board of Supervisor’s approval, Johnson County’s Shelter House plans to operate a temporary winter emergency shelter on South Clinton Street while construction continues on the organization’s...

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