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Sullivan, Green-Douglass, Friese take supervisor nominations

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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

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 and Lisa Green-Douglass were re-nominated to to the supervisors, and Iowa City restaurant owner Kurt Friese to...

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 do, we hope you’ll join us in voting for Pat Heiden in the June 7 Democratic primary election and aga...

UI justice forum with Harreld turns contentious

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)

Katelyn Weisbrod, [email protected]

May 3, 2016

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 Living Theme Semester Planning Committee discussion on Tuesday night. The event also saw several audience...

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

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

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 will be on display 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25 in the John...

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 are trained professionals who are responsible not only for keeping callers calm during an emergenc...

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 on Wednesday night to set up the committee, which will discuss the current impacts of the minimum...

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 known as Johnson County Empowerment, receives an $11,000 grant from the state to invest in...

Hull joins supervisor race

Hull joins supervisor race

Anis Shakirah Mohd Muslimin, [email protected]

April 10, 2016

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 announced his candidacy for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. “I’ve been thinking...

Minimum wage increase looms in IC

Minimum wage increase looms in IC

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

April 5, 2016

The minimum wage in Johnson County will be $9.15 per hour in less than a month. Last fall, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance raising the county’s minimum wage gradually in three phases, with the final raise of $10.10 coming in 2017. According to a press release sent April 1 by Iow...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

March 25, 2016

Heiden ready to serve I support Pat Heiden for Johnson County supervisor. I have known and worked with Pat for more than 20 years. Pat has the personality, the dedication to community service, and the broad experience to do this job well. As executive director of Oaknoll Retirement Residenc...

Democrat Jason Lewis announces county supervisor candidacy

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Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

March 22, 2016

Another Democrat has announced he’s running for Johnson County Supervisor. Jason Lewis, the director of the Writing and Humanities Program at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, recently announced his candidacy. Lewis, who has run for the Iowa City School Board in the past,...

UI student wages to rise

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Ben Poss, [email protected]

March 4, 2016

The University of Iowa will raise its minimum wage to $9.50 an hour on June 1 alongside a county-wide ordinance in an attempt to keep students working on campus. Currently, Johnson County’s minimum wage is set to be $9.15 an hour, effective May 1. This pay rate will be raised to $10.10 an hour on...