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In this multiple exposure image, supervisor Rod Sullivan listens to speakers at  a Johnson County Board of Supervisors work session Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (Matt Sindt/The Daily Iowan)

Johnson County to have $4.7 million in ARPA funds after program cuts

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter January 25, 2023

Johnson County will now have over $4.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act money to reallocate after it cut funding to certain programs.  The amount was presented by staff during the county’s weekly...

The Gilbert Street Bridge is seen on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.

Iowa City Gilbert Street Bridge repair project underway

Isabelle Foland, News Reporter January 23, 2023

The project to repair the Gilbert Street Bridge — which has significant damage — will begin Tuesday at the Iowa City City Council meeting to schedule hearings for the public’s input. According...

“Excluded No More,” “Escucha Mi Voz,” “Todo Para Todos,” and more signs are seen in the Johnson County Administration Building on January 24, 2022. About 100 protesters were pushing for funding from the Board of Supervisors Joint Entities Meeting.

Iowan immigrant advocacy group helps distribute $600 pandemic relief checks

Kufre Ituk, News Reporter January 17, 2023

Escucha Mi Voz Iowa helped West Liberty become the country's first city to start distributing $600 pandemic relief checks to farm and meatpacking workers. On Jan. 2, the Iowa City community organization...

New COVID-19 variant increases the risk of infections in Johnson County

New COVID-19 variant increases the risk of infections in Johnson County

Sofia Mamakos, News Reporter January 17, 2023

Johnson County health officials are concerned about a potential increase in cases of the most recent COVID-19 subvariant as UI students return to campus after winter break. As numbers of the new...

Johnson County Board of Supervisor Chairwoman Lisa Green-Douglass votes on the second reading of the Unified Development Ordinance at the Johnson County Treasurer office on Thursday December 12, 2019.

Lisa Green-Douglass elected Johnson County Board of Supervisors chair

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter January 17, 2023

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors elected Supervisor Lisa Green-Douglass as chair and Rod Sullivan as vice chair Jan. 3 for 2023. This will be Green-Douglass’ second time as chair, having...

Iowa City community members march in the Unity Rally and March in Iowa City on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

Johnson County residents, elected officials march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sabine Martin, Managing Editor January 16, 2023

Over 200 Johnson County residents and elected officials marched on Monday morning from Eastdale Plaza to Mercer Park Gym while singing the gospel song “We shall overcome” in honor of Martin Luther...

Karen Smith poses for a portrait in Iowa City on Dec. 7. Smith walked 312 miles to raise awareness for mental health awareness this past summer.

Local mom walks across Iowa, fundraises for mental health awareness

Grace Katzer, News Reporter December 11, 2022

Karen Smith of North Liberty spent her summer walking across Iowa to raise awareness for mental health. Smith, who is a secretary at Van Allen Elementary, completed her journey after walking over 312...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors meets on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.

Johnson County residents speak against proposed Windham Village plans

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Johnson County residents of Windham spoke out against a proposed plan on Thursday at the Board of Supervisors meeting that would set a village boundary for Windham Village. Residents requested the...

Johnson County Treasurer Tom Kriz and Deputy Treasurer Scott Finlayson pose for photos in the Johnson County Administration Building Dec. 2, 2022.

New Johnson County treasurer aims to meet the county’s 21st-century needs

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter December 6, 2022

A new face will be leading the Johnson County Treasurer department after two decades, with current deputy treasurer Scott Finlayson taking over from Tom Kriz after winning the election in November. Kriz,...

Travelers wait by the gates at the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

Eastern Iowa Airport expects busiest holiday season since 2019

Grace Katzer , News Reporter December 6, 2022

The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids is expected to see the second-busiest year of air travel in its history as this year’s holiday travel season begins. The busiest year for air travel recorded...

The Iowa City Airport is seen on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

Iowa City Municipal Airport reports 114 percent increase in economic impact

Emily Nyberg, News Reporter December 4, 2022

The Iowa City Municipal Airport has doubled its economic impact since 2009. The airport is bringing in $24 million annually in total economic activity to the Iowa City area, per the 2022 Iowa...

The Johnson County Administration Building is seen on South Dubuque Street in Iowa City on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022.

Felony gun violations increase in Johnson County

Colin Votzmeyer, News Reporter December 1, 2022

Johnson County officials are calling for reduced gun crimes after the county recorded a rise in felony gun violations since 2019. Johnson County Sheriff Brad Kunkel said the Johnson County Sheriff’s...

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