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Johnson County Supervisor Royceann Porter speaks at a protest outside The College Dentistry on Friday, January 29th, 2020. University students from the dental college marched to the College of Dentistry to protest unaddressed issues regarding the treatment of minority students.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission to consider removal of Chair Royceann Porter

Claire Benson, News Reporter March 2, 2021

Iowa City’s newly formed Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission will consider a change in leadership this week after multiple members expressed unnamed concerns around current chair Royceann...

University Iowa Associate AD of Student-Athlete Academic Services, Liz Tovar speaks to the Undergraduate Student Government over Zoom on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020. Student government is discussing the Class Pass/Fail legislation being passed tonight.

University of Iowa Student Government resolution to encourage sustainable housing development in Iowa City

Claire Benson, News Reporter February 23, 2021

Prompted by many upscale housing units set to be developed in Iowa City, several members of the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government are currently working on a resolution to advocate...

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

Iowa City to revisit historic preservation guidelines following dispute

Claire Benson, News Reporter February 16, 2021

Iowa City city staff will review city historic preservation guidelines to potentially prevent disputes between homeowners and the Historic Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, the Iowa City City...

A mask sits on the Irving B. Weber statue in front of Van Allen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.   The US has seen a shortage of N95 surgical masks in the recent weeks due to coronavirus. The CDC currently recommends the use of facemarks be reserved for those who are sick or for those who are caring for the sick.

Iowa City mask mandate still in effect despite governor relaxing statewide restrictions

Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor February 6, 2021

Iowa City's mask order will remain in place despite the lifting of several statewide COVID-19 mitigation measures by Gov. Kim Reynolds starting Sunday. The city said in a press release Saturday...

A protester puts their bicycle on the ground before sitting down in front of police officers. Officers fired tear gas on the crowd after protesters attempted to advance on the police line. Several protesters reported that no one in the crowd made physical contact with officers before being tear gassed. This protester sat on the ground amid a cloud of tear gas for several minutes.

Protesters question thoroughness of June 3 protest review

Claire Benson, News Reporter February 3, 2021

People who were active in summer protests voiced their discontent Tuesday with an independent review of the incidents of a protest on June 3, when the Iowa City Police Department and Iowa State Patrol...

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

CommUnity to hire law enforcement liaison, receives city council support

Claire Benson, News Reporter February 3, 2021

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank, a local organization providing Iowa City and Johnson County residents with a number of physical and mental health resources, will begin the process of creating...

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Iowa City to host a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month

Claire Benson, News Reporter February 2, 2021

Iowa City’s slate of Black History Month events and celebrations are moving mostly online this year, with the city finding creative ways to celebrate the achievements of Black Iowans and Americans. Iowa...

File photo of a police cruiser.

City Council will use individual community leaders to gather diverse public input

Claire Benson, News Reporter February 1, 2021

The Iowa City City Council is trying to solicit feedback on its preliminary plan to accelerate community policing introduced in December, hoping to find avenues outside of regular meetings to find...

University of Iowa Police Officer Alton Poole wears his VIEVU LE2 Body Worn Video Camera as he patrols the Finkbine Golf Course tailgating lot before Iowa's game against Northern Iowa Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Iowa City. The University of Iowa has outfitted all 43 of their police officers and 18 members of their security staff with the cameras at a cost of $899 each.

In Focus | Iowa police body camera video sometimes revealing — if the public is allowed to see it

February 1, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in an occasional series called “In Focus” about public access to police body camera and in-car camera video in Iowa. By Erin Jordan, The Gazette, and...

A protestor puts their bicycle on the ground before sitting down in front of police officers. Officers fired tear gas on the crowd after protestors disobeyed an order not to advance. Several protestors reported that none of the protestors made physical contact with officers before being tear gassed unexpectedly. This protestor sat on the ground amid a cloud of tear gas for several minutes.

Iowa City releases report over police use of tear gas, flashbangs against protesters

DI Staff January 29, 2021

An independent firm completed a review of the June 3 protest in Iowa City, providing 39 recommendations to the Iowa City Police Department, including reviewing agreements with other law enforcement...

The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine vial is seen on Tuesday, Dec.22, 2020 at the Iowa City VA Health Care System's hospital.

Phase 1B vaccine rollout may take longer than expected in Johnson County, public health officials warn

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter January 25, 2021

It may be several months before everyone in the next phase of Johnson County’s COVID-19 vaccination program receives their shot, public health officials warned Monday. Johnson County’s COVID-19...

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

City council approves $12 million financing for Ped Mall project

Claire Benson, News Reporter January 19, 2021

Iowa City’s Pedestrian Mall will undergo redevelopment, with a $56 million development gaining financial assistance from the city. The Iowa City City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to award...

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