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Jaunita, left, and Elizabeth Thomas, right, check out a stand during ‘Juneteenth in our Neighborhood’ for a Juneteenth celebration in Iowa City on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Iowa City community members celebrated with music, games, vendors, and a fashion show.

Johnson County Juneteenth celebrations continue into Saturday

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 18, 2022

Johnson County Juneteenth celebrations continued into Saturday with both Iowa City and Coralville hosting events to mark the occasion. Vendors, community members, and local officials all turned...

Attendees model a shirt reading “Strong Black and proud,” during ‘Downtown at Sundown’ for a Juneteenth celebration in Iowa City on Friday, June 17, 2022. Iowa City community members celebrated with music, games, vendors, and a fashion show.

Iowa Citians flock to Chauncey Swan Park for Juneteenth celebration

Sam Knupp and Mason Tan June 17, 2022

Iowa Citians flocked to Chauncey Swan Park for the Downtown at Sundown celebration. The celebration featured a variety of vendors selling everything from t-shirts to keychains to soul food. Iowa City...

Protestors chant while marching from College Green Park to the University of Iowa Pentacrest during a protest against gun violence on Monday, June 13, 2022. Around 20 people attended the demonstration.

March for gun control organized by local youth

Meg Doster, News Editor June 13, 2022

A group of middle school friends organized a gun control march that caught the attention of local politicians. The protest comes less than a month after the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that resulted...

Jon Green, D-Iowa, pets his dog, Snoopy, during Greens watch party for the 2022 Iowa primaries in Lone Tree, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Green won a primary race for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors after receiving 69 percent of the vote, the most between three candidates.

Democrats Green and Fixmer-Oraiz and Republicans Hemingway and Bradshaw win primaries for JoCo Board of Supervisors

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 7, 2022

V Fixmer-Oraiz and incumbent Jon Green have won the Democratic primary race for two seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Green won 69 percent of the vote to Fixmer-Oraiz’s 67 percent...

Former United States Admiral Mike Franken talks to the media on Jan. 26 2022 in the Daily Iowan Newsroom located in the Adler Journalism Building. Franken is running for state and talked about his campaign goals.

Mike Franken wins the Democratic nomination, will take on Sen. Grassley in November

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter June 7, 2022

Mike Franken won the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s U.S. Senate primary race and will take on long-time incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley, R- Iowa, who won the Republican nomination on Tuesday.  Three...

Democratic nominee for Iowa House District 89 Elinor Levin plays with kids during her watch party in Iowa City on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Levin won 63% of the vote, defeating Tony Currin.

Elinor Levin wins Democratic nomination for Iowa House District 89

Meg Doster, News Editor June 7, 2022

The Democratic nominee for Iowa’s 89th District, Elinor Levin, celebrated her victory at a watch party surrounded by family and friends in a backyard party that doubled as her niece’s first birthday...

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New Iowa City program to educate residents on eliminating food waste

Emily Delgado, News Reporter May 4, 2022

Tackling food waste is the City of Iowa City’s goal with the new “Love Food, Fight Waste” program. The program will educate community members on how to reduce food waste by showing the impact...

Mayor Bruce Teague speaks with undergraduate student government members at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Iowa City garbage collection fees to increase

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter May 3, 2022

Iowa City residents will see an increase in their solid waste disposal rate of $1.50 per housing unit, per month starting in July as a result of increasing volumes of waste and city costs. The increase...

Executive director Mazahir Salih looks at a presentation at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Iowa City City Council to allocate more American Rescue Plan Act funds to city nonprofits

Emily Delgado, News Reporter May 3, 2022

The Iowa City City Council is deciding on allocating additional American Rescue Plan Act funds, directing city staff to find ways to use the federal grant to support local nonprofits. The City Council...

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Johnson County moves to a medium COVID-19 community spread amid increased cases

Anthony Neri, News Reporter May 1, 2022

Johnson County moved from a low to medium community spread level on Thursday as COVID-19 cases increased in Iowa. Poweshiek and Howard Counties also shifted to medium community levels, while the rest...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors held a meeting at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Johnson County Supervisors oppose use of eminent domain for CO2 pipelines

Cooper Worth, News Reporter April 27, 2022

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has agreed to sign a letter to oppose the use of eminent domain for two proposed carbon sequestration pipelines that would run through 36 Iowa counties, not...

Jim Throgmorton, a former Iowa City Mayor, poses for a portrait in the Pedestrian Mall on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Throgmorton recently published a memoir about his time on the council.

Former Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton recounts time serving on the city council in new memoir

Emily Delgado, News Reporter April 26, 2022

Jim Throgmorton’s background in urban planning came in handy when he was serving as Iowa City’s mayor. Throgmorton recounts his time as a former mayor in his new memoir, Co-Crafting the Just...

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