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Iowa City City Council members meet in the Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

Iowa City City Council gives first pass to Comprehensive Plan Amendment for South District

Emily Delgado, News Reporter October 6, 2021

Iowa City is planning to create affordable housing and walkable areas in the South District with a new form-based zoning plan.  The Iowa City City Council passed the first consideration of the...

A Johnson County Board of Supervisors informal meeting is held in the Johnson County Administration building on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Johnson County at good capacity for COVID-19 booster shots

Cooper Worth, News Reporter September 29, 2021

Certain Johnson County residents are eligible for booster shots after the shots gained approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a larger swath of Americans who have received...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague encourages people to vote during a rally for voting rights at the Pentacrest on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

Iowa City mask mandate extended indefinitely

Meg Doster, News Reporter September 29, 2021

Mayor Bruce Teague is extending Iowa City’s mask mandate indefinitely. This extended order requires that all people over the age of two must wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The...

A COVID-19 safety sign hangs on the door of the Adler Journalism Building in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

COVID-19 cases higher in Johnson County than a year ago

Emily Delgado and Cooper Worth September 26, 2021

Johnson County has seen an average of 400 positive COVID-19 cases every week in the last few weeks. Since the beginning of September, the state has reported an average of 50 to 60 new cases of COVID-19...

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,...

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