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Coralville City Councilmember says he has ‘zero tolerance’ for Black Lives Matter, calls it ‘a bunch of criminals’

During the public comments period of the Coralville City Council’s Tuesday Zoom meeting, multiple residents inquired about the city’s efforts to oversee and potentially reform the Coralville Police Department, as protesters have demanded. Twice, Councilmember Tom Gill interrupted responses to these questions from his fellow city councilmembers by pointing out there was a work session slated to discuss issues of racial justice following the meeting. […]

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COVID-19: Johnson County reports 27 new cases, Muscatine mayor receives death threats over face mask mandate

Johnson County saw its 22nd consecutive day of double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as the Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 27 county residents tested positive for the virus during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. Since the current surge began on June 17, there have been 676 new cases reported […]

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Watch: Mayor Bruce Teague and Supervisor Royceann Porter discuss Juneteenth, Black Lives Matter and the Black Voices Project

During the Thursday edition of Iowa City’s online program Community Connection, Mayor Bruce Teague and Johnson County Supervisor Royceann Porter discussed Saturday’s Juneteenth Celebration on the Pentacrest, as well as the recent protests in the city and the country. Although other Juneteenth celebrations have had to be canceled due to COVID-19, the Iowa Freedom Riders, […]

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Coralville lifts its curfew

The city of Coralville has lifted its overnight curfew, the city declared on Monday afternoon. “I would like to thank Coralville residents for their patience and compliance with the curfew,” Mayor John Lundell said in a statement announcing the end of the 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. The city imposed the curfew on June […]

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Interim ICPD chief makes vows to the public ahead of protests Tuesday, where some police removed riot gear

Mayor Bruce Teague began the Iowa City Council meeting on Tuesday night by addressing the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers on May 25, and the protests that have followed. Teague, who spoke at a protest over Floyd’s killing and the problems of racism and police violence, talked about “shock and horror” people […]

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Coralville is quiet, one glass panel is broken in Iowa City as protests over racism and police violence continue

People gathered in front of the Coralville Police Department on Monday to protest racism and police violence, and express solidarity with others around the country moved to action following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Some held signs, some chanted, some chalked messages on the sidewalk. Even though the protest was peaceful, […]

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Iowa City Landfill reopens to the public, Coralville adds an extra trash pick-up day and the Can Shed is back

The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center will reopen for all residential customers on Monday. “All services, including yard waste, bulky items, electronics and appliances recycling, and compost will be available,” the Iowa City Public Works Department said in a statement. “Wood chip mulch will not be available until further notice.” The city closed the […]

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