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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 Aug. 4, 2022 7:34 am120d ago
Iowa City Council members indicated they are in support of contributing funds to free up county dollars for half the 319 residents who were left out of a pandemic relief program. City staff were directed to pursue negotiations with the county to explore options.
Local Government Aug. 3, 2022 3:30 pm121d ago
Monument Hills project, featuring single-family homes and senior living development, easily passes Iowa City Council’s first vote. Iowa City Council members said they like how the development will feature a variety of housing.
Crime and Courts Aug. 2, 2022 3:10 pm122d ago
Iowa City police were called to Elray’s Live and Dive in downtown Iowa City just after midnight on Sunday. Alex Bwayonga, 18, verbally threatened staff, pulled out a loaded gun and pointed it at bar staff, police said.
Local Government Jul. 31, 2022 6:00 am126d ago
Solon is among the state’s 10 fastest growing cities. The city is excited about the growth, but it’s also taking steps to retain the small-town feel that attracts people there in the first place.
Business News Jul. 28, 2022 6:45 am128d ago
Area businesses are prioritizing DEI practices but work so far has been broad. Inclusive ICR Chair Angelica Vannatta hopes the group’s first DEI Index will help businesses see which efforts to prioritize and improve.
News Jul. 27, 2022 9:12 am128d ago
The Iowa City Police Department received 236 calls for service related to fireworks complaints from June 1 to July 8, according to a city memo. During the same period last year, the department received 136 calls.
Local Government Jul. 22, 2022 3:18 pm133d ago
Amel Ali, who previously served as vice chair, was unanimously selected as the new chair of the city’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The commission also heard an updated facilitator proposal.
Community Jul. 19, 2022 7:35 am136d ago
The Coralville Public Library and Coralville Community Food Pantry are partnering to increase access and remove barriers to community resources, including opening a Community Fridge in the library cafe and hiring a Community Resource Navigator.
News Jul. 18, 2022 6:00 am138d ago
Big changes are expected next spring as the long-awaited overhaul of the interchange at Interstate 80 and First Avenue in Coralville is slated to begin. The $41 million project will convert the interchange to a diverging diamond interchange.
News Jul. 17, 2022 5:08 pm138d ago
Iowa City — with input from the community — will need to decide if the Senior Center should remain downtown or if there’s another location that might serve residents better, as the population of older adults in Johnson County continues to grow.
Local Government Jul. 12, 2022 7:07 pm143d ago
The $1,400 checks are going to low-income residents negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those excluded from pandemic relief checks most Americans received, like refugees and immigrants.