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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 Jul. 17, 2022 5:08 pm144d 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 pm149d 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.
Local Government Jul. 8, 2022 6:00 am155d ago
The Monument Hills project would consist of 64 single-family homes, along with a senior living community on the east side of the development. The proposed development is near Harvest Preserve and Calder Park in northeast Iowa City.
Crime and Courts Jul. 7, 2022 10:18 am155d ago
An Iowa City man is facing a charge of terrorism and two charges of possession of explosives after bringing “incendiary materials” to the GuideLink Center and University of Iowa’s College of Public Health.
Business News Jul. 6, 2022 1:22 pm156d 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 pm156d 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 am158d 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 pm156d 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 pm164d 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 am167d 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 am168d 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 pm169d 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 pm176d 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 am177d 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.