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Johnson County Board of Supervisor Chairperson Royceann Porter listens to Pat Heiden during a Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting in Iowa City on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Johnson County to defer disciplinary action for unvaccinated county employees

Cooper Worth, News Reporter January 19, 2022

Johnson County will stop disciplining employees who do not comply with the county’s vaccination, testing, and face covering policy, including suspending testing requirements for unvaccinated staff. During...

City Councillor Shawn Harmsen listens to a speaker at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Iowa City City Council passes South District’s Self Supported Municipal Improvement District

Emily Delgado, News Reporter January 19, 2022

Iowa City’s South District will now have a new economic development program. This program is named, South District’s  Self Supported Municipal Improvement District, a project developed by residents...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague speaks at the Senior Center during an Iowa City City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Dec, 7, 2021. City Council Members discussed the new redistricting plan for Iowa City.

Iowa City City Council plans to give $1.5 million in pandemic payments for excluded workers

Emily Delgado, News Reporter January 19, 2022

The Iowa City City Council plans to transfer $1.5 million from its American Rescue Plan Act funding to Johnson County’s  Direct Assistance fund. The City Council will need to vote on this before...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague speaks at the Senior Center during an Iowa City City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Dec, 7, 2021. City Council Members discussed the new redistricting plan for Iowa City.

Iowa City City Council request expedited street Market and Jefferson Streets redesign

Emily Delgado, News Reporter January 12, 2022

The Iowa City City Council is requesting to speed up the redesign of major Iowa City streets to increase street and public safety as part of the capital improvement plan.  Iowa City’s capital...

The Johnson County Administration Building is seen in Iowa City on Monday, Aug. 1, 2021.

Johnson County Public Health request position to improve COVID-19 messaging

Sabine Martin, News Editor January 11, 2022

The Johnson County Department of Public Health is requesting a new position in its fiscal 2023 budget to provide public health-related messaging for all demographics in the community. Danielle Pettit-Majewski,...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague speaks at the Senior Center during an Iowa City City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Dec, 7, 2021. City Council Members discussed the new redistricting plan for Iowa City.

Iowa City City Council to expand Community Police Review Board membership

Emily Delgado, News Reporter January 4, 2022

Two more members will soon join the Community Police Review Board following a vote on Tuesday. The Iowa City City Council unanimously voted to expand the board from five members to seven members...

Iowa City City Council Members meet at the Senior Center on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.

Iowa City City Council to reinstate hybrid meetings

Emily Delgado, News Reporter January 4, 2022

The Iowa City City Council plans to move to a hybrid model for its meeting, aiming to have a hybrid option at its upcoming Jan. 18 meeting.  The decision was made following a memo sent by the Iowa...

Johnson County Supervisor RoyceAnne Porter addresses the crowd on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Supervisor Porter held a victory for Biden party at Mercer Park.

Royceann Porter to serve as Board of Supervisors chair

Rachel Schilke, Senior Print Editor January 3, 2022

Royceann Porter, Johnson County supervisor and founder of the Black Voices Project, will take on a new role as chairp of the supervisors. Porter is the first African American to hold the position...

This map shows the proposed reprecincting for Plan A with Iowa City City Council voting districts.

Iowa City City Council selects precinct plan prioritizing future population growth

Emily Delgado, News Reporter December 14, 2021

Some Iowa City residents may vote in a different precinct for the next 10 years after the Iowa City City Council's decision to choose precinct Plan A, which takes into consideration future population...

Ryerson’s Woods State Forrest Preserve provides trails open to the public from dawn to dark. The Ryersons Woods State Forrect Preserve hiking trail is seen on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. The preserve is managed by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department.

Federal grant to fund native seed planting in Ryerson Wood State Preserve

Simone Garza, News Reporter December 8, 2021

The Ryerson Wood State Preserve, located near Iowa City, will plant native seeds and trees to remove invasive plant species after receiving $200,000 through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Iowa...

Labor Educator for the University of Iowa Labor Center Paul Iversen poses for a portrait in his office at the University of Iowa Labor Center offices in Coralville, Iowa on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

Social Justice and Racial Equity grants provide Iowa City organizations with funding for new resources, programs

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter December 5, 2021

The Iowa City Social Justice and Racial Equity grant is providing local organizations, such as the Food Pantry at Iowa and the University of Iowa Labor Center, with opportunities to diversify their impact...

The Milwaukee County Sheriffs Lenco BearCat (armored vehicle) is a popular attraction during the Sussex Touch-a-Truck event on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The free event, located behind at the Civic Center, features emergency vehicles, fire trucks, police cars, construction vehicles and more.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office budgets for MRAP replacement

Cooper Worth, News Reporter December 5, 2021

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting funding to replace its Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicle with a more compact vehicle with similar functionality. The Sheriff’s Office...

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