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‘It is more about empowering people’: Iowa City Council candidate Kingsley Botchway II hopes to continue making Iowa City a home for everyone

Iowa City Council member Kingsley Botchway II, who is currently serving in an at-large seat as mayor pro-tem, is running for re-election in the Nov. 7 election emphasizing the issues...

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‘A better life is something you build’: Iowa City Council candidate Mazahir Salih hopes to create a more inclusive community

Mazahir Salih, a candidate for one of two at-large seats on the Iowa City Council, is focusing on building a more inclusive community in Iowa City by addressing affordable housing,...

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More initiatives will kick in to reduce waste going into the Iowa City Landfill

A cardboard ban will kick into effect Jan. 2, 2018 in an effort to keep about 14,500 tons of cardboard waste out of the Iowa City Landfill. The ban is...

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Construction begins soon on nature-themed play area in Riverfront Crossings Park

Now that first phase of construction on Riverfront Crossings Park is well underway, work on phase two — an extensive nature play area — is projected to begin in September,...

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Home-like art installation coming to Black Hawk Mini Park

The Black Hawk Mini Park in downtown Iowa City will host a temporary art installation called the Prairie Box designed by Hannah Givler, a sculpture and design instructor at the...

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Iowa City bike plan include expanding access to facilities and programming

City officials hope to focus on making biking more accessible to all Iowa City residents as a part of the bicycle master plan -- an effort to make the city...

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With opening of MERGE, development group continues working to foster local entrepreneurs

The Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) has come a long way since its inception in 1984. The organization celebrated its latest expansion with the opening of a new co-working...

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Construction coming to two Iowa City parks

Two construction projects are planned for Iowa City parks: one to renovate the cabins in City Park, and another to replace a shelter and restrooms in Happy Hollow Park.

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Iowa City group works to decrease health disparities in low-income neighborhoods

Asthma and other health issues are disproportionately high in Iowa City’s low-income neighborhoods, an issue the city is working to address through an ongoing grant project.

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Botchway kicks off city council campaign focused on affordable housing, mental health and economic development

Kingsley Botchway kicked off his campaign for reelection to his at-large Iowa City Council seat with an event at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom last Friday. As people gathered in...

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Iowa City Council passes moratorium on some rental and building permits

New rental and building permits for some areas of Iowa City will be put on hold following the passage of a six-and-a-half-month moratorium during a special meeting Thursday morning. The...

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Iowa City Council rezones Northside property despite concerns about building height, senior housing

Following news during the Tuesday Iowa City Council meeting that designated senior housing would no longer be possible at a planned multi-use building on the corner of Linn and Market...

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Riverfront Crossings Park gets funding for first phase of construction

The Iowa City Council approved funding amounting to nearly $3 million for the first phase of the Riverfront Crossings Park during its Tuesday, June 6 meeting.

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New construction may change Northside landscape in Iowa City

Iowa City's Northside neighborhood might see a new, taller addition to the landscape if the Iowa City Council goes forward with a zoning change that would eliminate current parking requirements...