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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 Jan. 4, 2023 9:41 pm31d ago
The compensation board recommends a 16 percent salary increase for the county attorney, 12 percent increase for the sheriff and 10 percent increase for auditor, recorder, treasurer and the five supervisors.
Health Care and Medicine Jan. 3, 2023 5:00 am36d ago
Thanks to grant funding, Witwer Children’s Therapy in Cedar Rapids has new equipment that mimics riding a horse. Witwer is currently the only therapy clinic in the state that uses the MiraColt in sessions.
Transportation Dec. 27, 2022 8:20 pm39d ago
The solar power generating project is in the early design stages but is something the airport has been looking at for a couple of years. The airport will use funds from the federal bipartisan infrastructure law passed last year.
News Dec. 25, 2022 6:00 am43d ago
The Hall family has enjoyed being together this year and spending time with one another, especially after four family members — Ashley, James, Vonnie and Evan — were diagnosed with different health issues within the span of a few months in late 2021.
Local Government Dec. 23, 2022 6:00 am47d ago
Johnson County’s plans for campground improvements to improve water quality at popular F.W. Kent Park will need to be scaled back after bids came in significantly over budget twice, delaying the project by at least one year.
Local Government Dec. 16, 2022 8:52 am51d ago
Local officials in Linn and Johnson counties are exploring solutions to potentially relocate jail facilities, as one county’s facility nears the end of its life while the other has years left, but sits in a less-than-ideal spot.
Local Government Dec. 14, 2022 12:28 pm53d ago
The council took no formal action during the meeting but asked city staff questions and heard from the public. Mayor Chris Hoffman said the city will continue to communicate with residents as discussions progress.
Community Dec. 14, 2022 8:08 am53d ago
This is the first time prior registration will not be required to receive a meal, the organization announced. Meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Crime and Courts Dec. 13, 2022 2:35 pm53d ago
The city of Iowa City has reached a temporary agreement with the owners of the H-Bar following increased serious incidents and calls for service. Compliance is effective immediately.
Transportation Dec. 9, 2022 4:13 pm57d ago
A recent reports from the Iowa Department of Transportation found the aviation industry has an annual impact of $6.4 billion in economic activity, supports nearly 41,000 jobs and generates $124 million in tax revenue.
Local Government Dec. 8, 2022 6:48 am59d ago
The five-week pre-apprenticeship program creates a pathway for Iowans to qualify for and complete a skilled trades apprenticeship. Iowa City is investing more than $400,000 in pandemic relief dollars, which will allow the Labor Center to run the program for the next four years.
Local Government Nov. 30, 2022 2:33 pm66d ago
The program, which helps eligible residents pay for things like rent, utilities and funeral expenses, is on track to spend $1.5 million this year - exceeding its $1 million budget. Johnson County’s social services director attributes the increase to pandemic relief programs ending, and changes that made more people eligible for assistance.
News Nov. 30, 2022 8:48 am67d ago
The North Liberty Fire Department is in the process of recruiting three full-time firefighters while also pursuing a location for a second fire station. These efforts will help reduce response times, address rising call volumes and prepare the department as the city continues to grow.