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Young trees soak in the sun Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at the University of Iowa.

Roots for Trees Iowa City Parks and Recreation program reopens Wednesday

Meg Doster, News Reporter September 14, 2021

Iowa City may be home to many new trees with the help of a city program beginning Wednesday. The Iowa City Department of Parks and Recreation’s program, Roots for Trees, begins Sept. 15. The program...

Members of the Iowa City Community School District Board listen to members of the crowd during an Iowa City Community School District meeting in Iowa City on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Members of the audience argued for and against a mask mandate within the school district. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City schools will require masks for K-12 students

Meg Doster, News Reporter September 14, 2021

Iowa City schools will require masks for K-12 students. The Iowa City Community School District board voted unanimously to mandate mask use for students, staff, and visitors at its meeting Tuesday night. Previously,...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Iowa City City Council allocate $200,000 to Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 8, 2021

Iowa City City Council approved devoting $200,000 to aid the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s charges –– which was created after the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 –– during its...

A mosquito trap is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. The trap, placed by Johnson County Public Health Mosquito Surveillance Program, is located just off a trail in Hickory Hill park. The park is located at 1439 E Bloomington St.

Surveillance reveals West Nile virus risk in Johnson County

Cooper Worth, News Reporter September 7, 2021

A group of mosquitoes trapped near Hickory Hill Park in northeast Iowa City tested positive for West Nile virus late last month. The Johnson County Public Health Mosquito Surveillance Program, with...

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

Johnson County Sheriff to keep MRAP for now

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor August 19, 2021

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office’s Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle will remain in the county for now. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors decided in an informal meeting Thursday...

Johnson County holds a virtual meeting for the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 12, 2020.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors to consider masks in county buildings

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor August 11, 2021

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution to recommend masks in all county facilities and buildings at its formal meeting Thursday.  During a work session Wednesday, the...

Demonstrators marched from the Iowa City Catholic Worker House to Mercer Park Wednesday afternoon.

Demonstrators call on city to provide funds for excluded workers

Sabine Martin, News Editor August 11, 2021

Marchers gathered at the Iowa City Catholic Worker House in support of allocating American Rescue Plan funding to excluded workers Wednesday. They held signs that said, “Public money for public...

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

Iowa City City Council votes not to approve Hickory Trail Estates

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 28, 2021

Developers will need to return to the drawing board for the Hickory Trail Estates plan following an Iowa City City Council vote that rejected the rezoning plan. During the Tuesday night meeting,...

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

Iowa City City Council to seek community feedback on military vehicle

Sabine Martin, News Editor July 28, 2021

The Iowa City City Council will seek feedback from the south district in Iowa City about the replacement of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. The MRAP vehicle was assigned to the...

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 considers recognizing Juneteenth as paid holiday

Simone Garza , News Reporter July 7, 2021

Those who typically work on Juneteenth in Johnson County could see it become a paid holiday in the years moving forward.  The Johnson County Board of Supervisors discussed adding Juneteenth to the...

Iowa City City Hall on Tuesday, July, 6, 2021. City Hall is located at 410 E. Washington Street.

After a year of closure, City Hall is back open, signaling a return to pre-pandemic life

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 6, 2021

Iowa City City Hall is now open after being closed to the public since March 2020. The hall was closed in response to concerns over the pandemic. The reopening of City Hall means that the public...

Contributed Photo. Used by permission of John I. Jackson on Wednesday, June, 30, 2021. Jackson is the nephew of Ms. Johnson.

Johnson County now named after the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D from UI, Lulu Merle Johnson

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 6, 2021

Lulu Merle Johnson made history as the first Black woman to hold a Ph.D from the University of Iowa and in the state of Iowa. Now, the county where she spent her time studying, Johnson County, has...

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