Democrat Royceann Porter was elected to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in the special election to fill the seat of the late Kurt Michael Friese. It was a landslide victory for the longtime community activist, who won 56 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Phil Hemingway, who received 43 percent. In November, […]
Update: At 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, the Iowa City Police Department released a statement saying that the ICPD and the Coralville Police Department had determined neither threatening phone call was credible, and both calls originated from outside the United States. Iowa City schools were put on a “soft” lockdown on Tuesday afternoon, following threatening phone […]
Polls open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday for the special election to fill the vacant seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and remain open until 9 p.m. Voters will need to go to their assigned polling place to cast their ballot, and for some people that will be a different location than the one where they voted in the November general election. […]
For its second year, Run CRANDIC is adding “5Kish” and “10Kish” fun runs to its marathon and half-marathon, event organizers announced on Monday. The fun runs will be on Saturday, April 27, the day before the two longer races. The courses for both fun runs follow the Iowa River Corridor Trail starting near Big Grove […]
The hallway outside Room 351 of the Iowa Memorial Union was crowded but quiet on Wednesday morning. Members of COGS, the union representing University of Iowa graduate students, were staging a grade-in — a protest that allowed them to do their work as teaching assistants, while demonstrating their resolve prior to the start of a […]
Trampolines, a zip line and an American Ninja Warrior-eque obstacle course are replacing blue light specials as Planet 3 Extreme Air Park Iowa City’s first indoor trampoline park, opens in the former Kmart on Saturday.
Christmas is coming slightly early for Iowa City households still waiting for one of the city’s new 65-gallon recycling carts. The final stage of the distribution of carts to curbside recycling customers will take place from Dec.10 to Dec. 22. Distribution of the blue-lidded carts began in February. Support for the purchase of the new […]
Early in-person voting in the Dec. 18 special election to fill the vacancy on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors began on Wednesday. Voters can cast a ballot at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office — which is open Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. — until the office closes on Monday, Dec. 17. […]
Run CRANDIC will return for its second year on Sunday, April 28; the routes for its marathon and half-marathon were announced on Tuesday, and represent a literal reversal of direction from the inaugural race. […]
Royceann Porter and Phil Hemingway, the two candidates in the Dec. 18 special election to fill the vacancy on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, will answer questions during a forum on Wednesday night.
There will be no trash pick-up or collection of recycling and organic waste materials in Iowa City on Thursday, the city announced on Monday. The Thursday routes will be covered on Friday, along with the standard Friday routes. “The Thursday suspension of services will allow Resource Management staff to attend the funeral of long-time co-worker […]
Memorializing the dead by speaking their names is usually a very personal act, but sometimes it’s also a political one. The recitation of names on the steps of the Old Capitol on Friday will combine both those aspects. […]