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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Janelle Greiger, a paramedic at the Johnson County Ambulance Service, prepares to respond to a call on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. The service explained it is a hit or miss when it comes to how many calls they receive.

Number of deaths stabilize in JoCo following the pandemic

Roxy Ekberg, News Reporter October 11, 2023

After roughly three years of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson County is experiencing relief from fatalities.  The Johnson County Medical Examiner Department reported a decline in the...

The Johnson County Administration Building is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday Oct. 4 2023.

Johnson County administration building to receive $7.3 million update

Roxy Ekberg, News Reporter October 4, 2023

The Johnson County administration and health and human services buildings are scheduled to undergo major upgrades to create a safer and more efficient environment.  Updates include fire suppression...

Johnson County Public Health building sign is seen Iowa City on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023.

JoCo Public Health selected for grant program to address vaccine inequities

Roxy Ekberg, News Reporter September 27, 2023

Johnson County Public Health was selected as a demonstration site to receive $150,000 in funding to address vaccine equity.  The county’s designation as a demonstration site means its procedures...

National Alliance of Mental Illness Pamphlets seen at the Guide Link Center in Iowa City on Sept. 15, 2023.

JoCo reports jump in youth crises, merges mental health services

Roxy Ekberg, News Reporter September 26, 2023

Residents, especially youths in Johnson County are experiencing more mental health crises since the COVID-19 pandemic.   CommUnity’s Mobile Crisis Response program, which serves Johnson County...

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A growing Iowa City skyline stands against a muggy afternoon sky on Monday, July 17, 2006. A story released Monday in Money Magazine ranked the city No. 74 on its Best Places to Live list out of an original pool of nearly 750.

Sullivan, Green-Douglass, Friese take supervisor nominations

June 8, 2016

By Addi Martin [email protected] After a close vote on June 7, incumbent Democrats will likely fill two of the three open seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Rod Sullivan...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

May 9, 2016

Heiden for county supervisor Please become informed about and vote for the candidate or candidates of your choice in upcoming local elections for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. And when you...

UI president Bruce Harreld listens to the other panelists at the Old Capitol Museum on Monday, May 2, 2016. The panels discussed numerous topics including social justice and themed semester program. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

UI justice forum with Harreld turns contentious

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld’s academic year is ending similarly to how it began. Tension grew after Harreld refused to respond to numerous questions from community members at a Just...

The University of Iowa Campus looking west from Old Capitol and the Pentacrest.

‘Survivor Art Installation’ works to end myth about sexual assault

Claire Dietz, [email protected] April 21, 2016

“Well, what were you wearing?” should never be words a rape survivor hears. The Rape Victim Advocacy Program aims to dispel the myth clothing mean a person “deserved it.” The Survivor Art Installation...

DITV: 911 operator

DITV: 911 operator

April 21, 2016

Often, the role of a 911 dispatcher in the case of an emergency is overlooked. "911 what's the address of the emergency" are the first words you hear when you get ahold of the operator. Dispatchers...

County studies wage increase

County studies wage increase

Gage Miskimen, [email protected] April 14, 2016

A new committee in charge of the new local minimum-wage ordinance met to layout future plans. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting with the appointed Minimum Wage Advisory Committee...

Thinking inside the box: Johnson County agencies push baby boxes

Thinking inside the box: Johnson County agencies push ‘baby boxes’

April 12, 2016

    Following the Finnish lead, Johnson County agencies are offering “baby boxes” to residents in need and by doing so, possibly saving lives. Each year, Early Childhood Iowa, previously...

Hull joins supervisor race

Hull joins supervisor race

One local veteran says he hopes to increase more awareness of veteran issues and be the voice of locals if elected in the county-supervisor race. Mike Hull, 51, a lifelong Iowa City resident, recently...