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A group of protesters gather outside of the Johnson County Courthouse to advocate for Iowa City resident, Naa Adjeiwa Tackie on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Iowa City community rallies in support around small business owner’s alleged wrongful eviction

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 20, 2021

Iowa City small business owner Naa Adjeiwa Tackie, 34, is currently looking to keep her lease and dismiss a motion from her landlord to evict her from her space, accusing him of wrongly evicting her. According...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission reinstated

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 16, 2021

The Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission was reinstated Thursday night, beginning its first meeting with four new commissioners. Iowa City City Council appointed the new commissioners...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

Truth and Reconciliation commission to resume after joint meeting with City Council

Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor April 13, 2021

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will resume meetings with a newly composed membership starting on Thursday with a joint meeting with the Iowa City City Council, after the council appointed...

City Manager Geoff Fruin speaks at a City Council meeting over Zoom on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Fruin spoke about the proposed plan to build solar panels in Waterworks Prairie Park and the COVID-19 employee pay plan. (Hayden Froehlich/The Daily Iowan.)

City staff removes Market, Jefferson streets one-way to two-way conversion through Capital Improvement Program

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 7, 2021

The Iowa City City Council’s Capital Improvement Program plan will no longer include the conversion of Market and Jefferson streets from one-way to two-way traffic. City Manager Geoff Fruin said...

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

City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes to retire, interim attorney appointed until new hire

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 7, 2021

After 25 years of serving as city attorney, Eleanor Dilkes will retire on April 16. The Iowa City City Council unanimously appointed current First Assistant City Attorney Sue Dulek to serve as interim...

University of Iowa students José Muñiz Jr. and Regan Smock pose for a portrait outside of the Old Capital building on Sunday afternoon. Muñiz and Smock are running for office in the upcoming University Student Government election.

Bridging the disconnect: how Undergraduate Student Government’s sole executive ticket is reimagining shared governance, student involvement, and equity at the UI

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter April 5, 2021

Undergraduate Student Government election week kicked off on Monday with unchallenged tickets across the ballot. Still, presidential and vice presidential candidates Regan Smock and José Muñiz Jr....

Megan Alter poses for a portrait on Friday, April 2, 2021 in front of the Broadway mural in Peppermint Plaza. She announced her second run for Iowa City City Council with a small outdoor gathering.

“I need to roll up my sleeves and become part of the solution:” Megan Alter announces second bid for City Council

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter April 2, 2021

Megan Alter kicked off her campaign run for the Iowa City City Council on Friday evening with a message of addressing the structural inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “When people say...

Photo of the City of Iowa City Memo.

Iowa City issues alternatives to eviction memo following extension of federal eviction moratorium

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 1, 2021

Iowa City will provide guidance and educational resources for local landlords and tenants following the recent extension of the moratorium on evictions until at least June 30 from the Centers for Disease...

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

Johnson County sets dates to reopen county buildings to public

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter April 1, 2021

As vaccination rates increase across the state, Johnson County will reopen its buildings to the public May 10, and county employees currently working remotely will return to in-person work on April...

Sisters Raneem Hamad (left) and Lujayn Hamad (right) address the crowd during the Say Their Names rally on the Pentacrest on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Iowa City community members gathered to remember George Floyd, Ahmed Arbury, Yassin Mohamed and others. Money was collected during the event which went in donation to a vehicle procession carrying protesters going to Minneapolis. The Hamad sisters were among the protesters driving to Minneapolis.

Iowa Freedom Riders form independent Peoples Truth and Reckoning Commission after organizer resigns from city commission

Claire Benson, News Reporter March 26, 2021

The Iowa Freedom Riders announced Friday that they will be forming The Peoples Truth and Reckoning commission, a day after Iowa Freedom Riders organizer Raneem Hamad resigned from Iowa City’s Ad...

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 extends public health disaster emergency to May, approves raise in recommended minimum wage

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter March 25, 2021

A public health disaster emergency declaration in Johnson County has been extended by county officials and will now remain in effect until at least May 31. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

City Council reviews recommendations for changes to police department

Claire Benson, News Reporter March 24, 2021

The Iowa City City Council will resort to legal review and further discussion regarding the 88 recommendations and action items proposed to the city by the Iowa City Community Police Review Board and...

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