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After years of delay, the Forest View relocation program begins to move forward

Cindy Onnen has lived in Forest View Mobile Home Court for half a century. She moved there with her husband and 2-year-old son in 1971, when the rent was $25. “It went up to $35 the next month, and I […]

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Affordable housing, art and excellent tacos: Angie Jordan is leading efforts to build up Iowa City’s South District

Angie Jordan believes every neighborhood has doers. But Iowa City’s South District is chock full of them. “This is a daily grind,” said Jordan, president of the South District Neighborhood Association. “This isn’t something one person did or one organization […]

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Iowa City Council creates new rules governing meetings and addressing disruptions

The Iowa City Council unanimously adopted a new set of procedural rules for its meetings, including sanctions for rule breakers, during its March 22 meeting. While most of the rules cover routine conduct and meeting structure, six of the 36 […]

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For Sudanese immigrants in Iowa City, visiting home is a long, expensive and all too rare privilege

When Dalia Musa moved to the United States, her youngest child was in the second grade. Musa, a mother of three, emigrated from Sudan in 2013. By the time her family traveled back to Sudan, her children were high schoolers. […]

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CommUnity is expanding its fleet of crisis responders, providing an alternative to 911 for locals in mental health crises

CommUnity’s Mobile Crisis Outreach program is getting a new fleet of eight vehicles, as well as three full-time counselors, thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from Iowa City. The addition of staff and vehicles will shorten response times in […]

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Watch: Get to know the four candidates for Iowa City Council

As Tuesday’s election approaches, voters have a chance to familiarize themselves with the candidates for the Iowa City Council through video statements on City Channel 4’s “Meet the Candidates” series. There are three seats on this year’s ballot. Two are […]

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Jason Glass, candidate for Iowa City Council, discusses policing, affordability and being called ‘moderate’

During his campaign for Iowa City Council, Jason Glass has maintained an upbeat tone, stressing what he considers to be positive aspects of the city while proposing ways he’d like to build on those positives. That approach isn’t unusual, especially […]

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Iowa City Truth and Reconciliation Commission works on moving forward after the city council’s rejection of their chosen facilitator

Iowa City’s Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will take a new approach to fulfilling its task of documenting systemic racism in the community, and collecting the stories of those who have experienced it. Previously, the commission had focused […]

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Iowa City Council hears two very different plans for how to spend federal pandemic relief funds

Both of the Iowa City Council’s two meetings on Tuesday had speakers addressing how the city should spend the $18.3 million in federal funds provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). During the council’s 4 p.m. work session, city […]

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Iowa City issues new mask mandate for schools, restaurants, UI campus and more

Mayor Bruce Teague issued a face mask mandate for Iowa City on Thursday evening, due to the ongoing surge in cases of COVID-19 driven by the spread of the Delta variant in Iowa. “The Delta variant has reached our community, […]

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Iowa City Council will resume in-person meetings, starting on July 6 at the Senior Center

The Iowa City Council will resume in-person meetings, starting on Tuesday. But instead of meeting at City Hall, the council will be holding both its work sessions and formal session in the assembly room of the Senior Center (28 S […]

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