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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
News Apr. 7, 2023 8:48 am61d ago
The demand for veterinary services in Iowa — and across the country — grew during the pandemic as adoptions and the pet population increased. This demand has outpaced the number of graduating veterinarians, causing strain on a system that was already facing challenges pre-pandemic, various professionals told The Gazette.
News Apr. 7, 2023 8:56 am61d ago
The shortage of veterinarians is being felt across the industry, but some clinics — such as specialty and emergency practices — “have been particularly challenged.”
Business News Apr. 6, 2023 1:48 pm62d ago
Workers at the Starbucks in downtown Iowa City are the first in the state to begin the process to unionize.
Local Government Apr. 5, 2023 7:48 pm63d ago
Two budget amendments proposed by Iowa City council member Laura Bergus Tuesday would have shifted funds from the city’s police department to its reserve fund. Both amendments failed to pass, but Bergus’ proposals — and comments from nearly 80 residents — are likely to lead to more conversations about the future of policing in Iowa City.
Local Government Apr. 5, 2023 6:00 pm63d ago
No contractors bid on the project last month
Weather Apr. 4, 2023 3:05 pm64d ago
The nonprofit is seeking community support and funds to help rebuild the warehouse. Read more to find out how you can help.
Environmental News Apr. 4, 2023 6:00 am64d ago
The $15,000 in grant funding will be used to expand and diversify the city’s urban tree canopy.
Weather Apr. 3, 2023 6:44 pm65d ago
As residents and businesses continue to recover from last week’s storms, there’s a new concern: getting debris cleaned up ahead of another band of severe storms expected Tuesday.
Local Government Mar. 30, 2023 8:40 am69d 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 pm72d 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 am73d 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 pm76d 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 pm76d 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 pm77d 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 am78d 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.