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Temple Hiatt poses for a portrait by Edward Jones in Coralville on March 21, 2023. (Matt Sindt/The Daily Iowan)

Gun violence continues while gun control restrictions loosen in Iowa

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 21, 2023

Temple Hiatt’s nephew showed signs of mental illness the day of his death. A Red flag gun safety law could have saved his life. Hiatt, a volunteer with Iowa Moms Demand Action, said legislation...

The Iowa State Capitol is seen before the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. At the State Capitol, legislative leaders spoke in their chambers while rally members congregated in the rotunda in support of freedom. The 2022 Legislative Session started today and will end in April.

Legislative Roundup | Iowa Senate passed a bill that would limit the access of the State Auditor

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor March 9, 2023

A bill passed by the Iowa Senate on Tuesday would limit the types of information available to the State Auditor’s office during the course of an audit of any state agency or other state entity. Sen....

Candidates for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors speaks at the Miller Learning Center, Iowa City, on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Liz Tovar joins JOCO Republicans to discuss DEI

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 9, 2023

The Johnson County Republicans hosted the University of Iowa’s top DEI official Thursday at its weekly meeting amid pending legislation in the Iowa Legislature whether to defund the regent universities’...

Protestors stand in front of the Old Capital on Mar. 1, 2023.

Students across Iowa walk out in protest of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter March 1, 2023

Iowa City High School students left class Wednesday to march toward the University of Iowa Old Capitol in a statewide protest of several anti-LGBTQ+ bills recently introduced in the Iowa Legislature.  Some...

Reporters interview Democratic candidates Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan at a fundraising event at the Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon, Iowa. Mathis is pursuing a seat in Iowas 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House while Bohannan is pursuing a seat in Iowas 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House. Bohannan and Mathis spoke about polarization in politics, education, abortion rights, and healthcare at the event.

Iowa Democrats navigate a new future with no caucuses

Emily Delgado , Politics Reporter February 19, 2023

After the Democratic National Committee approved a new primary calendar for the presidential nomination process, Iowa Democrats must navigate a new future without their first-in-the-nation spot and...

Iowa City Community School District board members react during a meeting at the Professional Development Center at the Educational Services Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

Iowa City schools consider funding options for new preschool programs

Jack Moore, News Reporter February 1, 2023

Funding for more Iowa City Community School District preschool program options is still being considered following a school board member debate on Tuesday.  Members of the Iowa City Community School...

Rep. Elinor Levin, D-Iowa City, watches other representatives pick seats during the first day of the 90th Iowa General Assembly at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Rep. Adam Zabner, D-90, will also serve his first term in the house.

New faces representing Johnson County in Iowa statehouse

Lauren White, Politics Reporter January 22, 2023

Following the 2022 election, five new delegates represent Johnson County in the Iowa Legislature. While most are in the minority party, they jumped right into focusing on education, fentanyl precautions,...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors meets on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.

Johnson County residents speak against proposed Windham Village plans

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter December 9, 2022

Johnson County residents of Windham spoke out against a proposed plan on Thursday at the Board of Supervisors meeting that would set a village boundary for Windham Village. Residents requested the...

Protesters and fans listen to Allen West speak at a Young Americans for Freedom event on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

Guest speaker discouraging DEI initiatives on campus, draws controversy from students

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 30, 2022

Allen West, retired Lt. Col for The Army, visited the University of Iowa Wednesday evening where he said focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion is bad for the country. He was welcomed by the...

Left, V Fixmer-Oraiz and right, Jon Green won the two open seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors in the 2022 midterm election.

Jon Green, V Fixmer-Oraiz win Johnson County Board of Supervisors seats

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter November 8, 2022

Democrats Jon Green and V Fixmer-Oraiz won the two open seats for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Fixmer-Oraiz won 31.7 percent of the vote and Green won 35 percent of the vote on Tuesday....

Yasmin Mosrell gives her phone number to Adam Zabner during a ‘votando juntos’ event held by Manny Galvez, Adam Zabner, V Fixmer-Oraiz, and Elinor Levin at El Paso Mexican Tienda y Taqueria in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022.

Johnson County Democratic candidates hope to connect with Spanish speaking voters

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter October 25, 2022

Johnson County Democratic candidates have attempted to register Latino and Spanish-speaking citizens ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm election at grocery stores in the county. Adam Zabner, an Iowa House...

V Fixmer-Oraiz speaks to Johnson County Democrats during a barbecue at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City on Oct. 9. V is one of four Johnson County residents vying for one of two open seats on the board, and is running against Jammie Bradshaw, R-Lone Tree; Jon Green, D-Lone Tree; and Phil Hemingway R-West Liberty.

A push for inclusivity: V Fixmer-Oraiz’s journey to Johnson County Board of Supervisors candidacy

Grace Smith, Photojournalist October 16, 2022

While rain trickled down onto East Washington Street and bounced off food stand tents at the Iowa City Farmers Market on Sept.17, V Fixmer-Oraiz stood near the entrance of Chauncey Swan Parking...

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