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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
Business News Jul. 6, 2022 1:22 pm88d ago
The Iowa City Downtown District wants to bring more retailers selling mensware to the city’s downtown and has doubled the cash incentives in its retail referral program.
Crime and Courts Jul. 5, 2022 4:28 pm88d ago
Law enforcement responded to an incident at GuideLink Center in Iowa City where an individual began to physically assault staff members after walking into the building. The GuideLink Center will remain closed until 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
News Jul. 5, 2022 6:00 am89d ago
The board representing the self-supported municipal improvement district, or SSMID, in the South District is focusing on hiring an executive director and continuing to raise awareness of what this tool could mean for business retention and new opportunities.
News Jul. 5, 2022 4:39 pm88d ago
Iowa City Public Library patrons will no longer incur fines for returning library materials past their due dates. Overdue fines were eliminated for children’s and teen materials in June 2019.
Fires Jun. 27, 2022 5:04 pm96d ago
The Iowa City Church on American Legion Road on the east side of Iowa City was “fully engulfed in flames and smoke” early Saturday morning. The fire remains under investigation.
Local Government Jun. 25, 2022 6:00 am99d ago
One of the recommendations of the Gather Here Recreation Master Plan is to close the downtown pool at Robert A. Lee Recreation. The Iowa City Council is faced with many questions as it begins discussing the plan, including invest in the pool or use that money to add a warm water pool at Mercer Aquatic Center.
News Jun. 24, 2022 7:01 am100d ago
All services now are open at the 24/7 center in Iowa City. The Gazette spoke with GuideLink’s executive director and medical director to talk about the center’s first year and what’s next.
Crime and Courts Jun. 23, 2022 12:43 pm101d ago
Lance Cpl. Gabe Heefner has been a fighter throughout his recovery after the Marine was shot in a bizarre incident last year while driving along an Iowa City street. He has made good progress, but “there’s still a long way to go,” his father says.
Local Government Jun. 15, 2022 4:40 pm108d ago
The Coralville City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to appoint Keith Jones, a retired banker and longtime city resident, to fill the vacant council seat. Jones was sworn in after the vote and took his seat at the council dais.
News Jun. 15, 2022 6:00 am109d ago
The three-story building, at 501 Southgate Ave., adjacent to Shelter House, is a transformational “housing first” effort that will save lives by providing no-barrier housing for 36 men and women.
Weather Jun. 14, 2022 8:14 am110d ago
A heat advisory is in effect through Wednesday evening in Iowa, according to the National Weather Service. Here is what to watch out for, and places to cool off, in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area.
Local Government Jun. 11, 2022 6:00 am114d ago
The council is expected to approve the appointment of Keith Jones at its meeting Tuesday. Jones, a longtime resident and retired banker, would be sworn in after the vote and participate in his first meeting as a council member.
Campaigns & Elections Jun. 7, 2022 10:15 pm116d ago
Incumbent Jon Green and newcomer V Fixmer-Oraiz advance to the Nov. 8 general election for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors after a primary victory Tuesday. The two Democrats will face Republicans Jammie Bradshaw and Phil Hemingway.
Local Government Jun. 7, 2022 2:27 pm117d ago
Iowa City is working with Think Iowa City to spur tourism and economic activity in the city. Think Iowa City will administer a grant program to help fund conferences, tournaments and special events.