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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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A gavel is seen before a Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting at the Johnson County Administration Building in Iowa City on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.

JoCo Board of Supervisors candidate forum discusses affordable housing, new jail

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor May 22, 2024

Affordable Housing was a key issue at a League of Women Voters’ Johnson County Board of Supervisors candidate forum on Tuesday night in the Iowa City Senior Center.  The forum hosted all five...

Contributed by Bob Conrad.

Former state lawmakers endorse Bob Conrad ahead of June 4 primary

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor May 17, 2024

Former Democratic state lawmakers Mary Mascher and Kevin Kinney endorsed Democrat Bob Conrad for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors this week ahead of the June 4 primary election that will decide...

Mandi Remington speaks during a protest on the Pentacrest about the University’s removal of RVAP, the Rape Victim Advocacy Program, on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Two JoCo Supervisors endorse Mandi Remington in Democratic supervisor primary

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor May 16, 2024

Johnson County Supervisors Jon Green and V Fixmer-Oraiz endorsed Mandi Remington, a candidate for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, on Thursday ahead of the June 4 primary election.  Remington...

Maci Arjes, the club secretary for UI College Republicans and VP of events for Turning Point USA, is seen at the Tippie College of Business in Iowa City, Iowa, on Tuesday April 23, 2024.

Political passion outside of UI student’s career goals

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter May 7, 2024

Despite her heavy involvement in the university’s political sphere, fourth-year University of Iowa student Maci Arjes, does not plan to pursue a political career after graduating this spring. Instead,...

Anna Behrens poses for a portrait while tabling for the Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) on the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Friday, April 19, 2024. Behrens is a Student Violence Prevention Program Assistant for WRAC.

UI senior fights for abortion rights, heads to Harvard Law

Natalie Miller, Politics Reporter May 7, 2024

Anna Behrens, a third-year student at the University of Iowa who is graduating a year early this May, will leave Iowa City with not only her degree but three years of advocating for abortion rights. After...

Demonstrators march towards the Iowa City Council Building during a rally in downtown Iowa City on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. A couple hundred demonstrators gathered to protest a new Iowa law that permits state and local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws.

Over 250 march to IC City Hall to protest new Iowa immigration law

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor May 1, 2024

More than 250 Iowa City area residents and members from Escucha Mi Voz and the Catholic Worker House marched through downtown Iowa City Wednesday evening to protest a new Iowa law that permits state...

Paula Scanlan, former teammate of transgender athlete Lia Thomas, speaks during a Young American’s for Freedom sponsored event at Iowa Memorial Union’s Black Box theatre on Monday, March 25, 2024.

Photos: Paula Scanlan visits the University of Iowa

Jordan Barry, Photojournalist March 26, 2024

Paula Scanlan, the former teammate of transgender athlete Lia Thomas, spoke at Iowa Memorial Union’s Black Box Theatre on Monday night. There were approximately 15 activists who engaged in peaceful...

Paula Scanlan, former teammate of transgender athlete Lia Thomas, speaks during a Young American’s for Freedom sponsored event at Iowa Memorial Union’s Black Box theatre on Monday, March 25, 2024.

Former UPenn swimmer Paula Scanlan lectures at UI

Liam Halawith and Roxy Ekberg March 25, 2024

Former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Paula Scanlan gave a lecture and Q&A about her advocacy for women’s sports in the Iowa Memorial Union’s Black Box Theatre in Iowa City Monday night....

Demonstrators gather on the steps of the Old Capitol in Iowa City to raise awareness on transgender discrimination on International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, 2023. This Trans Day of Visibility is sponsored by the Today You, Tomorrow Me mutual aid group.

Johnson County activists to hold events leading up to Transgender Day of Visibility

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter March 24, 2024

Johnson County activists will host several events celebrating the Transgender Day of Visibility this week, starting Sunday. Organizers say the celebration comes as some proposed bills in the Iowa Legislature...

Photo contributed from Anna Banowsky

UI graduate student plans to run for Iowa House seat

Jack Moore, News Editor March 4, 2024

Anna Banowsky, a 26-year-old University of Iowa graduate student, announced her bid for the Iowa House on Saturday. Banowsky said she plans to run because residents of Iowa House District 92, which...

Vince Everett Ellison holds up a photo of Iowa City activist graffiti during a guest lecture at the IMU on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. Ellison is a conservative speaker invited by YAF who opposes DEI and abortion. Two dozen protesters played a “bingo board” made out of Ellison’s talking points.

Iowa YAF brings Vince Everett Ellison to IMU, protesters raise money for reproductive health care

Liam Halawith and Roxy Ekberg February 27, 2024

As Iowa lawmakers consider legislation to codify the Iowa Board of Regents’ efforts to reduce the number of diversity equity and inclusion offices in Iowa’s public universities, anti-DEI advocate...

Members of the Johnson County Democratic Party’s Central Committee meet at Carpenters Local in Iowa City on Thursday Feb. 1, 2024. The committee was voting on whether to censure the Johnson County Attorney Rachel Zimmermann Smith.

Resolution to denounce JoCo attorney for protester arrests fails after heated debate

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor February 2, 2024

In a packed room at the Carpenters Union Local 1260 at 1008 William St., the Johnson County Democrats Central Committee voted against a proposed resolution Thursday night to censure county attorney...

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