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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
Community Mar. 14, 2023 11:11 am76d 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 am78d 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 pm82d 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 pm83d 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 am87d 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.
Real Estate & Development Mar. 1, 2023 4:02 pm89d ago
The Riverfront West housing project is at the corner of South Riverside Drive and Myrtle Avenue.
Real Estate & Development Mar. 1, 2023 9:39 am89d ago
The Coralville City Council gave final approval to rezoning the 3.84 acres of land to make way for the hotel and retail buildings on Westcor Drive that are anticipated to create 50 jobs.
Environmental News Feb. 27, 2023 3:16 pm91d ago
Johnson County Conservation began visiting the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County’s early childhood education classes last month through a new partnership. The students get engaging, hands-on nature programming once a month.
Local Government Feb. 22, 2023 5:10 pm96d ago
The Iowa City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved first consideration of rezoning 3.87 acres of vacant land on the corner of North Dodge Street and Scott Boulevard for a mixed-use development.
Local Government Feb. 20, 2023 12:04 pm98d ago
The city used federal pandemic aid, supplemented with local funds, for a $1.3 million voluntary relocation program intended to help residents of the mobile home park find safe, stable housing ahead of the park’s closure.
Health Care and Medicine Feb. 20, 2023 6:00 am98d ago
Johnson County has been designated a HeartSafe Community as local partners continue informing residents how to effectively intervene if they witness someone in sudden cardiac arrest.
Local Government Feb. 20, 2023 5:00 am98d ago
The conversation comes ahead of anticipated growth, desire to improve fire response and concerns about contaminated water. It’s a renewed discussion after voters rejected a similar measure two decades ago.
Weather Feb. 16, 2023 5:10 pm102d ago
Eastern Iowa is seeing come of the worst travel conditions and highest snow fall with Thursday’s winter storm.
Local Government Feb. 15, 2023 5:31 pm103d ago
The board decided the pay increases for fiscal year 2024, as well as how process can be improved for next year if no state law changes occur.
Local Government Feb. 15, 2023 5:29 pm103d ago
The city council identified the site for the second fire station and gave unanimous approval on proceeding with land acquisition. Also, the council updated details on a new city park on the northwest side.