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Johnson County Supervisor candidate Jon Green (left) speaks with Senate candidate Dave Muhlbauer (right) on the patio behind George
Dave Muhlbauer stops in Iowa City on the Senate campaign trail
Natalie Dunlap, News Editor • May 26, 2021

On the patio behind George's Buffet, a northside Iowa City business, Democratic senatorial candidate Dave Muhlbauer met with Johnson County Democrats, reporters, and Johnson County Supervisor candidate Jon Green.  Iowa City was one of Muhlbauer’s stops on his second...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020.
Democrat David Muhlbauer launches Senate campaign
Natalie Dunlap, News Editor • May 24, 2021

The first Democrat has announced their candidacy for Iowa’s 2022 Senate race.  Dave Muhlbauer, the former Vice Chairman of the Crawford County Board of Supervisors, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission on May 21 and released a campaign...

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House on May 4, 2021, in Washington, DC. President Biden set a new goal to have 70% of adult Americans with at least one shot and at least 160 Americans fully vaccinated by July 4th, 2021.
Non-taxable student loan forgiveness won’t immediately impact current student borrowers
Brian Grace, Politics Reporter • May 4, 2021

A provision in President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that makes federal student loan forgiveness tax free until 2025 won’t have a significant immediate impact on students with relatively new loans, but could prove more beneficial if Biden directly cancels...

Sen. Chuck Grassley speaks with reporters outside of Iowa City High School after a Q&A session with students on June 2, 2021.
Senator Chuck Grassley speaks with Iowa City High students
Natalie Dunlap, News Editor • June 2, 2021

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, held a Q&A with government students at Iowa City High School on Wednesday morning.  The stop in Johnson County is part of Grassley’s 99 county tour. Grassley said he goes to a few high schools a year because it’s hard to entice young...

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann speaks during the opening of the 2021 legislative session on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Legislative goals for the session include further tax cuts, expanding in-person learning, and moving towards economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
State-based bids to thwart presidential orders reach Iowa
Dylan Morgan and Lyle Muller May 7, 2021

If your time is short: HF 815, pending in the Iowa Legislature, says Iowa would not have to follow a presidential executive order if it were deemed unconstitutional by the attorney general.  A read of the U.S. Constitution does not mention presidential executive orders...

The Iowa State Capitol building is seen in Des Moines on April 9, 2019.
Education free speech bill passes Iowa Senate unanimously, heads to Gov. Kim Reynolds
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter • May 5, 2021

The Iowa Senate passed an amended version of House File 744, known as the education free speech bill, in a unanimous vote on Wednesday. The bill says that the state Board of Regents and directors of community colleges in Iowa must adopt a policy that includes specific statements...

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Gov. Kim Reynolds listens during a conference at the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. The new crisis center is a collaborative project between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and community partners, and focuses on providing mental health and substance use care. It will have a soft opening on Monday.
Gov. Reynolds tours new mental health and crisis center in Iowa City
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter • February 11, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Department of Human Services Director Kelly Garcia toured the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday afternoon, a new mental health and crisis facility that will begin providing services to a small group of people on Monday Feb. 15, when the center...

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.
Three incumbent Democrats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors win reelection
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter • November 3, 2020

All three incumbent Johnson County Supervisors won reelection on Tuesday with at least 55 percent of the vote, defeating Republican challenger Phil Hemmingway. Rod Sullivan has been on the board since 2004. He has passed several human-rights ordinances and a graduated minimum...

Jakeline Morello (furthest left), Sara Cello (furthest right), and their friends pose for a portrait in front of the Iowa City Public Library polling location on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. They had all recently just voted, with Morello and Cello voting all Democrat.
What you need to know ahead of Election Day
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • November 1, 2020

Tuesday is Election Day, and nearly a million people across the state have already cast their ballots. There’s still time to vote in person on Nov. 3 — here’s what you need to know about voting in-person the day of. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. in every...