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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
Crime and Courts Nov. 1, 2022 1:50 pm96d ago
Antonio Scotton, 19, is facing charges of willful injury and participating in a riot last month that started inside the H-Bar in Iowa City and continued outside. The fight happened just minutes before a fatal shooting was reported.
News Oct. 31, 2022 5:00 am103d ago
Nancy Bird, who had led the Iowa City Downtown District for a decade, discusses how downtown has changed over the last decade, recovering from the pandemic and what’s next for the area.
Local Government Oct. 30, 2022 6:00 am100d ago
Johnson County’s direct assistance program funded by pandemic relief dollars was the first of its kind in the state. After successfully advocating for these payments for immigrant workers, Escucha Mi Voz members share how these checks helped them and what comes next.
Crime and Courts Oct. 28, 2022 6:43 pm100d ago
The city of Iowa City is taking legal action against the property and business owners of the H-Bar following a fatal shooting last weekend, and increased serious incidents and a spike in calls for service. The city filed a nuisance abatement petition Friday afternoon.
Business News Oct. 30, 2022 12:21 pm99d ago
West Liberty Foods will close its Mount Pleasant location in May of next year, impacting the jobs of 350 employees, the West Liberty-based company said Friday.
Local Government Oct. 25, 2022 12:57 am104d ago
Johnson County Public Health’s Community Health Division is one of 40 recipients nationwide to receive $125,000 in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Crime and Courts Oct. 24, 2022 4:33 pm104d ago
Waymond Thomas, 36, of Iowa City died Sunday after being shot outside H-Bar on South Van Buren Street in Iowa City. It is the second time this year that a person has been shot outside the bar.
Business News Oct. 20, 2022 3:04 pm108d ago
The leaders of Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) and Iowa City Area Business Partnership recommended to their respective boards that the two groups be formally merged by July 1, 2023.
Local Government Oct. 20, 2022 9:35 am109d ago
The $9.4 million building at 360 Main Street will be home to the city’s administrative offices, city council chambers, community space and a public plaza when construction is completed.
Local Government Oct. 19, 2022 3:10 pm109d ago
The council’s approval signals support for fully renovating City Park Pool, which residents have pushed back against because they want to preserve the character of the existing pool. The approval is not a binding decision, the city said. A design and public input process is slated to begin late next year.
Campaigns & Elections Nov. 3, 2022 1:46 pm95d ago
Democratic incumbent Rep. Amy Nielsen is seeking her fourth term. She is running against Republican Wayne Grell and Libertarian Jacob Wenck. House District 85 includes Solon, North Liberty and parts of northeastern Johnson County.
Campaigns & Elections Nov. 3, 2022 1:50 pm94d ago
Republican Heather Hora of Washington is running against Democrat Eileen Beran of Kalona for the two-year term to represent House District 92, which covers all of Washington County and parts of Johnson County.
Community Oct. 4, 2022 1:19 am125d ago
Iowa City is among the 25 best places for families to live in the United States, according to an inaugural list launched by Fortune Well at the end of September. Iowa City ranked No. 18.
Retail Oct. 3, 2022 3:25 pm125d ago
A Tennessee-based company bought Iowa City Marketplace for $14.3 million. Businesses in the shopping center have shifted over the years, particularly with the center’s anchor stores.