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The Iowa City Free Clinic is seen Friday, April 16, 2021. The clinic is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic celebrates 50 years of operations

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter April 18, 2021

The Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic will celebrate 50 years of operation this spring, making it the second-longest running free clinic in the U.S. Founded on the belief that health care...

Johnson County Board of Supervisors Member Janelle Rettig watches election returns during an election night watch party at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Janelle Rettig resigns from Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor April 18, 2021

Johnson County Supervisor Janelle Rettig resigned from the Board of Supervisors on Sunday after 11 years on the board. Rettig was first appointed to the board in 2009, and won a 2010 special election...

University of Iowa first year, medical student, Tanner Kempton gets his COVID-19 vaccination at the Westlawn Student Health Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021. With the eligibility requirements for vaccinations lifted, University of Iowa students are now able to book appointments to get their vaccinations.

‘It’s a good feeling’: University of Iowa wraps up first week vaccinating students with Johnson & Johnson

Brady Osborne, News Reporter April 8, 2021

University of Iowa senior Maeve Craven checked with local HyVee’s for open vaccine appointments once eligibility opened up to all adults this week but didn’t have any luck. She hardly returned...

First year University of Iowa student and Coralville Food Pantry volunteer Tommy Stevens poses for a portrait in Downtown Iowa City on March 23, 2021.

Coralville Food Pantry administers over 500 COVID-19 vaccinations to pantry patrons

Sabine Martin, News Reporter April 8, 2021

Standing outside of the Coralville Food Pantry’s drive-thru food pick-up with a tablet in hand, Tommy Stevens’ job is to survey pantry members about their interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine....

Sanda Trestain - University of Iowa Department of Campus Safety Staff, 2017.

Women in police face gender barriers, look to increase numbers

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 6, 2021

Among multiple encounters of civilians disrespecting their authority and being underrepresented within their departments, women in local police departments have seen their gender come into focus inappropriately...

Photo of Kedibona Ochs. Contributed.

North Liberty teacher Kedibona Ochs inspires students

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter April 4, 2021

By the time Kedibona Ochs graduated high school, he’d lived in 10 different houses by his estimate. Now an English teacher at Liberty High School, he is always carrying his boombox, playing music...

Photo Illustration by Katie Goodale

University of Iowa students advised to take first available vaccine appointment

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter April 1, 2021

After weeks of checking location after location for vaccine appointments, University of Iowa junior Jenna Walsh said she was excited when she finally found an open appointment at the HyVee in Cedar...

Photo of the City of Iowa City Memo.

Iowa City issues alternatives to eviction memo following extension of federal eviction moratorium

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 1, 2021

Iowa City will provide guidance and educational resources for local landlords and tenants following the recent extension of the moratorium on evictions until at least June 30 from the Centers for Disease...

Johnson County Supervisors Rod Sullivan and Royceeann Porter  listen to a presentation during a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2020.

Johnson County sets dates to reopen county buildings to public

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter April 1, 2021

As vaccination rates increase across the state, Johnson County will reopen its buildings to the public May 10, and county employees currently working remotely will return to in-person work on April...

Public health officials say they’re worried the pandemic is causing burnout in their field

Public health officials say they’re worried the pandemic is causing burnout in their field

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter March 28, 2021

With an end date of the pandemic in sight later this year, Danielle Pettit-Majewski said she laughs when she thinks about how tired she felt a year ago. As the Director for Public Health in Washington...

Public health officials ask the public to be patient as they prepare for expanded vaccine eligibility

Public health officials ask the public to be patient as they prepare for expanded vaccine eligibility

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter March 28, 2021

As Iowa prepares to potentially open vaccination eligibility to all Iowans 16 and older on April 5, local public health officials caution that supplies are still limited, and people should remain patient...

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 extends public health disaster emergency to May, approves raise in recommended minimum wage

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter March 25, 2021

A public health disaster emergency declaration in Johnson County has been extended by county officials and will now remain in effect until at least May 31. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors...

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