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Posted by Emma Husar | Jun 22, 2017

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.

Posted by Emma Husar | Jun 22, 2017

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.

Posted by Emma Husar | Jun 19, 2017

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...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 9, 2017

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Thursday, June 8 committing to honor the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change from which President Donald Trump recently...

Posted by Emma Husar | Jun 9, 2017

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...

Posted by Emma Husar | Jun 7, 2017

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.

Posted by Emma Husar | May 8, 2017

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...

Posted by Emma Husar | Apr 20, 2017

The Iowa City Police Department is working to foster trust and improve relationships with the community by addressing racial profiling and bridging the gap between police officers and minorities, Iowa...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 19, 2017

Photo by owlpacino Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation Monday that moves Iowa's OWI enforcement process away from incarceration, and the Iowa City Council reduced open container regulations for special events....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 30, 2017

Soak up the alcohol after a night on the town and enjoy some local flavor from up to six food trucks at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center on Friday...

Posted by Emma Husar | Mar 23, 2017

Iowa city council members discussed ways to make Iowa City greener -- including moving forward with a climate action steering committee, making the city more bicycle friendly and making it...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 9, 2017

Iowa City council member Susan Mims, who is completing her second term on the city council, announced her decision to run for re-election in November as the representative of District...

Posted by Emma Husar | Mar 7, 2017

Issues of affordable housing and discussions about creating an accessible, inclusive community took the forefront Monday evening as Mazahir Salih, the current president of the Center for Worker Justice of...

Posted by Emma Husar | Feb 24, 2017

Iowa City Major Jim Throgmorton outlined plans to "foster a more inclusive, just and sustainable city" in the annual State of the City speech delivered during Tuesday's Iowa City Council...

Posted by Christine Hawes | Feb 8, 2017

Public workers gathered last week at the State Capitol to stand up for collective bargaining, and will gather there again Tuesday, Feb. 7. -- photo via Campaign to Organize Graduate...

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Posted by Emma Husar | Feb 8, 2017

Photo by Drew Bulman Collective bargaining rights and food trucks featured at Tuesday night’s Iowa City Council meeting, as plans for a food truck pilot program moved forward and representatives...