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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors discuss during a budget meeting at the Johnson County Administration Building on Jan. 12, 2022.

Johnson County poll workers to receive a $2 pay increase

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter September 22, 2022

With the midterm election approaching, election workers in Johnson County will receive an increase in their hourly pay, as county officials try to attract more election workers.  The Johnson County...

Linn Street is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2022.

Iowa City expands free Wi-Fi to Northside

Sydney Libert and Cooper Worth September 20, 2022

 Iowa City residents now have access to free Wi-Fi in most of the city’s public areas — including the historic Northside.  City officials announced the internet connection expansion on Sept. 8,...

Shelter House executive director Crissy Cannganelli speaks at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Cangaenlli has served for the past 18 years at the Shelter House and attended the meeting as the City Council approved a collaborative plan with Shelter House helping to fund full-time civilian positions for homeless street outreach.

Iowa City City Council extends Shelter House street outreach and engagement specialist program

Isabelle Foland and Sydney Libert September 21, 2022

The Iowa City City Council unanimously voted to approve a three-year agreement with Shelter House to continue the street outreach and engagement specialist program Tuesday.  The council entered...

Ambulances are seen in the Johnson County Ambulance Services in Iowa City on Oct. 3, 2021.

Johnson County Ambulance Service sees increase in call volume

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter September 15, 2022

The Johnson County Ambulance Service saw an 11 percent increase in the volume of calls it received compared to 2021. The service has experienced 14,315 ambulance calls so far in 2022. Fiona Johnson,...

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Iowa City will resume standard utility billing for the first time since March 2020, assistance plans being implemented

Virginia Russell, News Reporter September 7, 2022

The City of Iowa City is resuming utility bill collection for residents after pausing it for two years in March 2020.  Iowa City’s utility billing practices were modified to alleviate financial pressure...

Iowa City mayor Bruce Teague listens Truth and Reconciliation Chair Amel Ali during a special meeting of Iowa City City Council for the removal Ali from her position on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

Iowa City City Council delays motion to remove Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor August 4, 2022

Editor's Note: This article contains language some might find offensive. The Iowa City City Council delayed during a sometimes contentious meeting Thursday removing Amel Ali from her position as...

Mazahir Salih poses for a portrait in her office at the Center for Worker Justice in Iowa City Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

Center for Worker Justice receives funding to combat wage theft

Liam Halawith, News Reporter June 30, 2022

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa on Thursday. The agreement allocates funding to the center for five years in the...

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...

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