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I am the Iowa City and Johnson County government reporter for The Gazette. One of my favorite parts about my job is that I’m constantly learning something new and then I get to share that information with readers. Through my coverage, I hope to make it easier for readers to understand how local government works. When I’m not reporting, I enjoy hiking, spending time outside, reading and finding new restaurants to try.
Latest Articles by Izabela Zaluska
Local Government Mar. 30, 2023 8:40 am2d ago
All elected officials will get at least a 4 percent raise for fiscal year 2024, which starts July 1. County employees are also expected to get a 4 percent wage increase.
Business News Mar. 27, 2023 2:15 pm5d ago
DeliMart, locally owned convenience stores in the Iowa City area, permanently closed over the weekend and will be opening as Casey’s General Stores after the minority partners decided to sell to the company.
News Mar. 26, 2023 5:00 am8d ago
The vision for the Iowa River Landing more than 30 years ago was to renovate the area to be a spot for entertainment, hospitality and retail. Major parts have been fulfilled, including the opening of the Xtream Arena in 2020, but there is more to come.
Business News Mar. 23, 2023 2:56 pm9d ago
Kim Casko, president and CEO of the Iowa City Area Business Partnership, announced Thursday she will be resigning, effective May 12.
Business News Mar. 23, 2023 12:12 pm9d ago
The last day of business at the location on 25 W. Burlington St. was Monday, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Gazette.
Local Government Mar. 22, 2023 1:27 pm10d ago
The city launched the $3 million grant program at the end of last year with a focus on facility improvements to expand an organization's ability to serve the community in coming years.
Local Government Mar. 21, 2023 5:00 am12d ago
Curious what road projects are coming up this construction season? In addition to the interchange overhaul, here are some projects in Coralville, Iowa City and North Liberty to keep an eye out for.
Local Government Mar. 19, 2023 5:00 am16d ago
Johnson County and Iowa City, using federal pandemic relief funds, and local businesses are joining to increase wages for eligible child care workers by $2 per hour starting in April.
Local Government Mar. 16, 2023 2:29 pm16d ago
The new cameras will be the first city-owned cameras in the downtown Ped Mall. In the past, law enforcement investigations have relied on private video. City officials said the decision to install cameras was not prompted by any recent incidents.
Local Government Mar. 15, 2023 3:06 pm17d ago
The Green Infrastructure Equality Project will feature an educational campaign and full cost reimbursement for implementation of soil quality restoration practices in the project area south of Interstate 80.
Community Mar. 14, 2023 11:11 am19d ago
Three Iowa high school students were recognized for their talents through the Grant Wood Legacy Prize from the University of Iowa’s Grant Wood Art Colony.
News Mar. 12, 2023 5:00 am21d ago
The massive reconstruction of the interchange is entering the fifth year of work ahead of schedule and with another milestone expected by Labor Day. Plus, organizations working to secure future funding for the 380 Express bus service.
Local Government Mar. 8, 2023 3:59 pm24d ago
According to unofficial results, the public measure, which needed 50 percent of votes to pass, failed with 401 voters — or 84.2 percent — voting “no.” A total of 75 voters — or 15.8 percent — voted “yes.”
News Mar. 7, 2023 2:55 pm25d ago
Groundbreaking for the new Domestic Violence Intervention Program shelter is anticipated in early May, doubling the capacity of the current shelter, which was built in 1993.
News Mar. 3, 2023 5:00 am31d ago
Houses into Homes has helped furnish more than 1,000 homes since its inception in February 2018 and has diverted hundreds of tons of items from the landfill. In addition to helping families, the organization has created a sense of community among its staff and volunteers.