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Mayor Bruce Teague speaks with undergraduate student government members at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Iowa City discussing possibility of climate action projects with leftover ARPA funds

Jack Moore and Alejandro Rojas May 3, 2023

Iowa City’s Climate Action Commission discussed the possibility of future climate action projects with remaining funds from the American Rescue Plan Act at the commission's meeting on May 1, but...

Meticulous Masonry employee Cho Kantaphone uses a nail gun at a construction site in Iowa City on Monday, May 1, 2023. Meticulous Masonry has worked with Martin Construction for 13 years.

IC sees low housing creation, can lead to affordability, environmental issues

Isabelle Foland, News Reporter May 2, 2023

City of Iowa City staff is concerned that housing affordability and availability will be negatively impacted after noticing a continued downward trend of residential lot creation in 2022. In...

A Proterra ZX5 electric bus operated by Iowa City Transit serves Route 4 Free Downtown Shuttle in front of the University of Iowa Main Libraries on Feb. 21, 2023.

Greenhouse gas emissions decrease in Johnson County

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter April 30, 2023

A recent report from Johnson County shows greenhouse gas emissions lowered over the past 10 years, with a decrease of roughly 28 percent. The county will take the results of its report and...

Chairperson Lisa Green-Douglass and supervisor V Fixmer-Oraiz listen to a presentation during the Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting in the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Johnson County to provide Shelter House $60,000 for eviction diversion services

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter April 27, 2023

The Johnson County nonprofit Shelter House has plans to use a $60,000 grant of American Rescue Plan Act money to help tenants pay overdue rent.  The county Board of Supervisors unanimously voted...

Captain John Good shows an overnight sobering cell during a tour of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on April 20, 2023. Good explained that sometimes multiple inmates at a time have to sleep on the floor.

Staff at the county sheriff’s office learn to adapt to the building’s poor condition

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter April 26, 2023

When Johnson County contracted a company to complete a facility audit for all the county buildings, one of the results that stood out was the condition of the county sheriff’s office and jail. The...

The Burlington Street Dam on the Iowa River is seen on Monday Feb. 13, 2023.

Iowa River Powerhouse Dam more damaged than previously thought

Isabelle Foland, News Reporter April 24, 2023

The Iowa River Powerhouse Dam was found to have more deficiencies than previously believed, prompting the City of Iowa City to bring on another consultant to further assess the damage. This additional...

Chairperson Lisa Green-Douglass and Vice-chairperson Rod Sullivan laughing during the Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting in the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors discuss proposed budget for fiscal 2024

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter April 20, 2023

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors were presented with the budget for fiscal 2024, which will be approved at a later date pending a formal vote from the supervisors. According to the document...

The Board is seen listening to a presentation during the Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting in the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

Johnson County sees greenhouse gas emission decrease

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter April 19, 2023

Greenhouse gas emissions in Johnson County decreased by roughly 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to a presentation at the Wednesday work session meeting for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. The...

Supporters light candles during a vigil for Cristian Martinez at the Pedestrian Mall in downtown Iowa City on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Martinez went missing in Iowa City on Saturday, April 15.

Candlelit vigil held in Iowa City for missing Muscatine man

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter April 18, 2023

A candlelit vigil was held Tuesday evening in the Pedestrian Mall for Cristian Martinez, a 20-year-old man who went missing early Saturday morning.  Martinez is from Muscatine, Iowa, and was last...

Johnson County Emergency Medical Services team leaves the Johnson County Ambulance and Medical Examiner building in Iowa City to respond to a call on Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Johnson County to create new apprenticeship program

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter April 17, 2023

Johnson County is set to launch a new apprenticeship program in June, with the program creating its first position with the Johnson County Ambulance Service. The county allocated $800,000 of ARPA...

More than 63 percent of the overdose deaths in 2015 involved an opioid, such as carfentanil. 
(Matt Anzur/ Scripps News/TNS)

Local governments allowed to opt into national opioid settlement

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter April 11, 2023

Johnson County and Iowa City’s governments will receive millions after opting into an ongoing national opioid settlement in Ohio last week. The Iowa City City Council and Johnson County Board...

A truck sits on its side after a tornado went through parts of Coralville on Friday, March 31, 2023. The Coralville fire and police departments worked alongside other agencies to help facilitate cleanup.

Johnson County working to assist residents after tornadoes in March

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter April 6, 2023

After several tornadoes swept through Iowa on March 31, Johnson County has been quick to mobilize and respond to the damage. The storms caused heavy damage in parts of Solon, Hills, and Coralville and...

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