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Iowa City Council candidate Megan Alter on the needs of the south side, equity issues and being a decision-maker

Like many people, Megan Alter first came to Iowa City to attend the University of Iowa. While in graduate school, she got to know the city and after completing her Ph.D., decided to make Iowa City her home. Alter has been active with various community groups for many year, but it was the national election in 2016 that first made her think […]

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Letter to the editor: Megan Alter will broaden access in an at-large council seat

Iowa City has seen dramatic changes in the last decade. Many of us are proud to see a place we love growing a little more modern. But this growth brings concerns, too, mostly boiling down to one overarching question. Why does it feel like these changes are only for the benefit of a few? We take pride in being an inclusive place, but Iowa City has […]

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Get on your bikes and ride with Iowa City Council candidates

While question-and-answer sessions are a standard part of an election cycle, actual cycling isn’t. But the two will be combined for the Cruisin’ with the Candidates Bike Ride on Thursday evening, sponsored by Think Bicycles of Johnson County, Bike Iowa City and the Iowa City Bike Library. The event will feature all three candidates for the two […]

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Three candidates will be on the November ballot for two at-large seats on the Iowa City Council

The field of candidates is now set for the Iowa City Council election in November. Incumbents Pauline Taylor, who represents District A, and District C’s John Thomas are both unopposed, and there are three candidates for the two at-large council seats: Megan Alter, Laura Bergus and Janice Weiner. […]

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Laura Bergus announces run for Iowa City Council

Attorney Laura Bergus announced on Tuesday that she is running for Iowa City Council. A life-long resident of Iowa City, Bergus is seeking one of the two at-large council seats that will be on the ballot in November. […]

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