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Emma J. Harvatt Hall is seen at the Iowa City City Hall on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

Iowa City officials comment on gender inequality 100 years after city’s first female mayor

Mason Tan, News Reporter June 16, 2022

Emma Harvat became mayor pro tem in 1922, making her the first female mayor in Iowa City. This month marks the 100th anniversary of her election. “It is an occasion to commemorate Iowa city,” Mayor...

Protestors chant while marching from College Green Park to the University of Iowa Pentacrest during a protest against gun violence on Monday, June 13, 2022. Around 20 people attended the demonstration.

March for gun control organized by local youth

Meg Doster, News Editor June 13, 2022

A group of middle school friends organized a gun control march that caught the attention of local politicians. The protest comes less than a month after the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that resulted...

Jon Green, D-Iowa, pets his dog, Snoopy, during Greens watch party for the 2022 Iowa primaries in Lone Tree, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Green won a primary race for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors after receiving 69 percent of the vote, the most between three candidates.

Democrats Green and Fixmer-Oraiz and Republicans Hemingway and Bradshaw win primaries for JoCo Board of Supervisors

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 7, 2022

V Fixmer-Oraiz and incumbent Jon Green have won the Democratic primary race for two seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Green won 69 percent of the vote to Fixmer-Oraiz’s 67 percent...

Former United States Admiral Mike Franken talks to the media on Jan. 26 2022 in the Daily Iowan Newsroom located in the Adler Journalism Building. Franken is running for state and talked about his campaign goals.

Mike Franken wins the Democratic nomination, will take on Sen. Grassley in November

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter June 7, 2022

Mike Franken won the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s U.S. Senate primary race and will take on long-time incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley, R- Iowa, who won the Republican nomination on Tuesday.  Three...

Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 45 Janice Weiner (right) talks to Iowa Rep. Christina Bohannan, who is running for the U.S. Congress in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District (left) at a watch party during the 2022 Iowa Primaries at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Janice Weiner defeated John Raley.

From Iowa City Councilor to Iowa Senator: Janice Weiner wins Democratic nomination for Iowa Senate District 45

Lauren White, Politics Reporter June 7, 2022

After a lifetime of leadership in Iowa City and time spent overseas as a U.S. Diplomat, Janice Weiner will be heading to the Iowa state senate in 2023. The Iowa City Councilor Weiner won the primary...

Democratic nominee for Iowa House District 90 Adam Zabner celebrates with supporters at his watch party at Georges Buffet in Iowa City on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Zabner won the nomination, receiving 43% of the votes, or 1,999 votes.

Adam Zabner, 23-year-old activist, wins Democratic primary for Iowa House 90

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor June 7, 2022

Adam Zabner is the Democratic nominee for Iowa House 90 after winning 43% of the votes in the primary on Tuesday.  By winning the Democratic primary, Zabner is the prohibitive favorite to win the...

Democratic nominee for Iowa House District 89 Elinor Levin plays with kids during her watch party in Iowa City on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Levin won 63% of the vote, defeating Tony Currin.

Elinor Levin wins Democratic nomination for Iowa House District 89

Meg Doster, News Editor June 7, 2022

The Democratic nominee for Iowa’s 89th District, Elinor Levin, celebrated her victory at a watch party surrounded by family and friends in a backyard party that doubled as her niece’s first birthday...

Contributed photo of Anne Discher, executive director of Common Good.

Report shows Iowans are suffering badly from low wages

Samantha Bielema, News Reporter May 4, 2022

A recent report released by Common Good, a nonprofit research and policy advocacy organization, found that working Iowans are suffering financially to make ends meet on a day-to-day basis. Anne...

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Iowa sees 35 tornadoes in 2022, peak months yet to come

Sam Knupp, News Reporter May 3, 2022

The recent La Niña in the Pacific Ocean is bringing tornadoes to Iowa. There have been 35 tornadoes in Iowa as of April 20, about 25 more than the average number for this time of year, said Iowa...

Red Ginger is seen in Iowa City on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Several health code violations found at Iowa City’s Red Ginger, Soseki Cafe

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor May 2, 2022

Johnson County Public Health found 134 health code violations in April at 39 establishments, revealing several issues with adequate hand-washing and debris on food blades at various restaurants. Red...

The Iowa City Farmers Market on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Iowa City cancels Wednesday farmers market after vendor participation declines

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter May 1, 2022

The Iowa City Farmers Market will no longer host Wednesday night markets for the 2022 season because of a decrease in attendance and participation. Juli Seydell Johnson, director of Iowa City Parks...

Photo Illustration by Gabby Drees.

Johnson County moves to a medium COVID-19 community spread amid increased cases

Anthony Neri, News Reporter May 1, 2022

Johnson County moved from a low to medium community spread level on Thursday as COVID-19 cases increased in Iowa. Poweshiek and Howard Counties also shifted to medium community levels, while the rest...

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