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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 Oct. 25, 2022 12:57 am151d 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 pm152d 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 pm156d 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 am156d 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 pm157d 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 pm142d 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 pm142d 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.
Campaigns & Elections Oct. 10, 2022 9:00 am166d ago
Five candidates are running for two seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Learn more about them before early voting begins Oct. 19.
Community Oct. 4, 2022 1:19 am172d 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 pm173d 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.
Local Government Sep. 28, 2022 3:40 pm178d ago
Amel Ali has resigned from Iowa City’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, effective immediately. Last month she was accused of using a racial insult against other Black leaders and making disparaging comments on a local podcast.
News Sep. 26, 2022 5:00 am181d ago
South District resident Angie Jordan — who has pushed for the creation of the taxing area and led other efforts on the city’s south side over the years — will start in October.
Local Government Sep. 23, 2022 11:59 am183d ago
The Inclusive Economic Development Plan led by Astig Planning has been in the works for about a year with research, surveys, focus groups and interviews. The plan identifies barriers and potential solutions for business owners in Johnson County who have been historically underrepresented.
Local Government Sep. 23, 2022 5:00 am184d ago
Newstrack: The new Youth Council will be a way for high school students to connect with elected officials, develop leadership skills, advocate for other young people and participate in the community by leading service projects.
Local Government Sep. 21, 2022 3:47 pm185d ago
The city of Iowa City is working with Think Iowa City to administer a tourism and visitor recovery grant program intended to spur economic activity in the city. A total of $125,000 in American Rescue Plan Act dollars is available through 2026.