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Photo Illustration by Jeff Sigmund on Thursday April 29, 2021.

Iowa City City Council looks to allow alcohol use in park shelters

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter May 3, 2021

Iowa City residents will be able to enjoy alcohol in park shelters this summer. The Iowa City City Council passed an ordinance allowing alcohol in city park shelters through two readings, and members...

Mark Nolte addresses a Johnson County joint entities meeting to talk about Project Better Together on April 19, 2021. Project Better Together plans to get 80 percent of Johnson County residents vaccinated by the fall.

Project Better Together launches unique vaccination campaign

Claire Benson May 3, 2021

Project Better Together, a coalition of Johnson County business and development groups, launched a campaign encouraging Johnson County residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The group aims for...

A sapling is seen in Court Hill Park on Thursday, April 29, 2021. As a part of Iowa City’s Project 51, 60 trees were planted in Court Hill Park and 400 trees were planted throughout Iowa City in 2020.

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Iowa City plants 400 trees in 2020, looks to break planting record in 2021

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 29, 2021

After breaking records for tree-planting in 2020, the City of Iowa City is planning to plant a more diverse and plentiful selection of trees in 2021. The city announced earlier this month that Iowa...

Photo of Micah Broekemeier. Contributed.

UI undergrad running for Johnson County Board of Supervisors as a Republican candidate

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter April 28, 2021

Micah Broekemeier, a 29-year-old history major at the University of Iowa, has announced his intention to run as a Republican in the upcoming special election for a Johnson County Board of Supervisors...

The Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City is seen on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Activists urge Johnson County leaders to provide more direct aid to individuals

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter April 22, 2021

Johnson County community members and activists urged local government officials to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan to direct relief for workers at the Johnson County Board of Supervisors’...

A group of protesters gather outside of the Johnson County Courthouse to advocate for Iowa City resident, Naa Adjeiwa Tackie on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Iowa City community rallies in support around small business owner’s alleged wrongful eviction

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 20, 2021

Iowa City small business owner Naa Adjeiwa Tackie, 34, is currently looking to keep her lease and dismiss a motion from her landlord to evict her from her space, accusing him of wrongly evicting her. According...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission reinstated

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 16, 2021

The Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission was reinstated Thursday night, beginning its first meeting with four new commissioners. Iowa City City Council appointed the new commissioners...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

Truth and Reconciliation commission to resume after joint meeting with City Council

Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor April 13, 2021

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will resume meetings with a newly composed membership starting on Thursday with a joint meeting with the Iowa City City Council, after the council appointed...

City Manager Geoff Fruin speaks at a City Council meeting over Zoom on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Fruin spoke about the proposed plan to build solar panels in Waterworks Prairie Park and the COVID-19 employee pay plan. (Hayden Froehlich/The Daily Iowan.)

City staff removes Market, Jefferson streets one-way to two-way conversion through Capital Improvement Program

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 7, 2021

The Iowa City City Council’s Capital Improvement Program plan will no longer include the conversion of Market and Jefferson streets from one-way to two-way traffic. City Manager Geoff Fruin said...

The Iowa City City Council is seen at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan

City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes to retire, interim attorney appointed until new hire

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 7, 2021

After 25 years of serving as city attorney, Eleanor Dilkes will retire on April 16. The Iowa City City Council unanimously appointed current First Assistant City Attorney Sue Dulek to serve as interim...

University of Iowa students José Muñiz Jr. and Regan Smock pose for a portrait outside of the Old Capital building on Sunday afternoon. Muñiz and Smock are running for office in the upcoming University Student Government election.

Bridging the disconnect: how Undergraduate Student Government’s sole executive ticket is reimagining shared governance, student involvement, and equity at the UI

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter April 5, 2021

Undergraduate Student Government election week kicked off on Monday with unchallenged tickets across the ballot. Still, presidential and vice presidential candidates Regan Smock and José Muñiz Jr....

Megan Alter poses for a portrait on Friday, April 2, 2021 in front of the Broadway mural in Peppermint Plaza. She announced her second run for Iowa City City Council with a small outdoor gathering.

“I need to roll up my sleeves and become part of the solution:” Megan Alter announces second bid for City Council

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter April 2, 2021

Megan Alter kicked off her campaign run for the Iowa City City Council on Friday evening with a message of addressing the structural inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “When people say...

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