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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
Cole Bruxvoort will attend Kirkwood Community College after graduation. Elective classes at West High have helped him decide this is the path for him, and playing baseball has given him his work ethic and motivation.
Matisse Arnone is passionate about sustainability and politics. He plans to continue exploring these interests by pursuing environmental policy at the University of Vermont.
Twin sisters Ketshia and Karen Lubanda both brought up wanting to help people as one of the reasons why they want to pursue nursing — and eventually become doctors — after graduating from Liberty High School.
Local Government May. 24, 2023 3:36 pm7d ago
Ten acres at the corner of First Avenue and Second Street in Coralville — a “gateway between the University of Iowa and Coralville” — will include restaurant, retail, commercial and multifamily housing as part of a redevelopment project.
Food & Drink May. 24, 2023 8:13 am7d ago
Cravings for Chipotle burrito bowls, chips and guacamole will be easier to satisfy once a location opens in Coralville. The location will offer online order drive-thru pick up only.
Local Government May. 22, 2023 5:12 pm9d ago
The first phases of the Johnson County administrative campus renovation are likely going out to bid in early June — with construction anticipated to start in August — after months of review, redesign and discussions of how to keep costs down.
Local Government May. 19, 2023 6:00 am12d ago
There are about 2,193 households in Johnson County with limited English proficiency. The language access program will help these households fully engage with county government and benefit from county services.
Local Government May. 17, 2023 2:55 pm14d ago
Iowa City Transit recommends the city launch a two-year zero fare pilot program, which city staff says will improve the experience for riders and drivers, remove barriers and increase transit ridership. Fares are now $1.
Community May. 15, 2023 6:00 am16d ago
This year is a special one for the free annual community festival held at Centennial Park as it celebrates 15 years of blues-inspired live music, barbecue, craft beer and family-friendly activities. Last year’s event attracted 20,000 people.
Government & Politics May. 14, 2023 6:00 am17d ago
Cedar Rapids expects a $3 million impact; Iowa City says the long-term impacts are ‘difficult to project’ but could affect library funding.
Local Government May. 7, 2023 5:00 am24d ago
Johnson County’s smaller towns, like Lone Tree, Hills and Swisher, are working on community-led downtown revitalization efforts. The themes of building trust and authentic communities falls into the broader work of Better Together 2030, a visioning plan for Johnson County’s future.
Local Government May. 5, 2023 6:00 am26d ago
Four electric buses have been rolling through Iowa City for nearly a year and a half — and there are efforts to hopefully expand the fleet. It’s been a learning experience for the city, and the transit department is pleased with the roll out, according to the city’s transportation director.
Local Government May. 3, 2023 6:27 pm28d ago
Hours of emotional and passionate comment from the community, commissioners and council members showed there is a desire and interest to get this work done even if there is disagreement on the path forward. Concerns were again raised Tuesday that there still hasn’t been enough community input.
News Apr. 30, 2023 2:54 pm31d ago
Mohamed Eman — an engineer who’s lived in Iowa City for 24 years — and other members of the local Sudanese immigrant community organized a demonstration Saturday afternoon in downtown Iowa City to draw awareness to the crisis in Sudan.
Business News Apr. 26, 2023 11:00 am35d ago
The locations will offer something for golfers of all ages and levels — from beginner to experienced. Each X-Golf location also includes a full bar and food options.