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Attendee Jennifer Leonhard holds up a sign during a rally before the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Leonhard attended the rally to support the medical freedom and privacy bill.

Iowa House introduces bill to further evaluate presidential executive orders

Lauren White, Politics Reporter January 11, 2022

On the second day of the 2022 Iowa legislative session, a lawmaker introduced a bill that would put presidential executive orders under review in Iowa if those orders are suspected of restricting a...

Adam Zabner is seen with Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga. (Courtesy of Adam Zabner)

Adam Zabner announces campaign for Iowa House seat

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor January 5, 2022

Another young candidate has entered the race in Iowa House District 90.  Adam Zabner, a 22-year-old Democratic activist from Iowa City, announced his legislative campaign on Wednesday.  Andrew...

Elinor Levin, Iowa House of Representative candidate for District 89, poses for a portrait at Encounter Cafe in Iowa City on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

Democrat Elinor Levin looking to bring new ideas to Iowa Statehouse

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor December 13, 2021

Elinor Levin had wanted to run for office for several years, and with the retirement of Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, who has been in her seat since 1995, Levin says she has found the right opportunity....

Recently appointed member of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee Tony Currin. Currin is also the Affirmative Action Chair for the Johnson County Democrats. (Contributed)

Iowa City leader to run for Iowa House

Lauren White, Politics Reporter December 13, 2021

Iowa City community leader Tony Currin announced on Monday that he will be running for Iowa House as a Democrat to replace Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, in District 89.  According to a press...

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Lauren White , Politics Reporter November 16, 2021

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announced on Tuesday that she is running for Iowa Senate District 45 in the 2022 election.  Weiner, a Democrat, is the first candidate to announce a campaign...

City Councilor Janice Weiner accepts a ballet from a voter during early voting polls at the Old Capitol Mall on Oct. 26, 2021. The opportunity to vote early and in person started on Oct. 13, 2021. (Cecilia Shearon/The Daily Iowan)

New voting rules cause absentee ballot headaches for auditors

Rylee Wilson , Managing Editor October 26, 2021

New deadlines for absentee ballots are creating hang-ups for some counties, including Johnson County. A law signed by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in March shortened Iowa’s early voting period from...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague leads a march during a rally for voting rights at the Pentacrest on Saturday, Aug. 28.

Iowa Democrats rally against voter suppression

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter August 30, 2021

The March on Old Capitol for Voting Rights was one of over 50 nonviolent rallies held across the nation protesting the 389 bills suppressing voting methods that have been introduced by over 48 states...

Iowa City Mayor Pro Tem Mazahir Salih speaks during the final session of the “Speak Up, Speak Out” series at Mercer Park on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Mayor Bruce Teague invited community members to voice their thoughts and frustrations.

Mazahir Salih endorses Shawn Harmsen for Iowa City City Council, won’t seek reelection

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor June 23, 2021

Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large Councilor Mazahir Salih announced she will not seek reelection on the Iowa City City Council and endorsed Shawn Harmsen for City Council at an event Wednesday night.  Salih...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague to formally announce reelection after first term

Sabine Martin, News Editor June 17, 2021

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague will be running for reelection after leading the Iowa City City Council for one term. Teague will announce his candidacy Thursday night at the Iowa City Juneteenth Block...

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...

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...

The second 2020 Presidential Debate plays on the television in Gabe’s on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The debate is between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.

Iowans say Thursday’s presidential debate was more productive

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor October 22, 2020

Donald Trump and Joe Biden offered contrasting visions for America’s future Thursday night, in an exchange that was far more restrained than the pair’s first debate in September. With less than...

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