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Royceann Porter, the first black candidate nominated for a countywide office in Johnson County, elected to the Board of Supervisors in a landslide

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, […]

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Iowa City schools locked down due to threatening phone calls

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 […]

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Where to go and what you need to know to vote in the Dec. 18 special election for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

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. […]

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Run CRANDIC announces 5Kish and 10Kish fun runs

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 […]

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The Board of Regents offers UI grad student workers a new contract with no benefits

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 […]

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Iowa City will finish distributing new carts to curbside recyclers by the end of December

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 […]

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Early voting in the Johnson County special election has begun

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. […]

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Board of Supervisors candidates Royceann Porter and Phil Hemingway will discuss the issues in a forum on Wednesday night

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.

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No curbside trash and recycling collection in Iowa City on Thursday

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 […]

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