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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 Jun. 11, 2022 6:00 am181d 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 pm184d 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 pm184d 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.
Campaigns & Elections Jun. 3, 2022 9:09 am188d ago
Andrew Dunn, Christy Wolfe and Adam Zabner are running for the seat currently held by Rep. Christina Bohannan, who is running for Congress. The three Iowa City Democrats share their priorities and why they’re running.
Local Government Jun. 2, 2022 6:00 am190d ago
The “ambitious” $3.5 million direct assistance program funded by American Rescue Plan Act dollars had almost 2,600 Johnson County residents apply. Next steps include giving applicants time to fix errors and developing a timeline for $1,400 checks to be sent out to those who are selected.
Local Government May. 31, 2022 9:19 am191d ago
F.W. Kent Park in eastern Johnson County has seen a record number of visitors during the pandemic. With the park’s increased use, the county is investing $3.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to replace the campground shower house and wastewater system, which will also have a positive impact on water quality in the lake.
News May. 28, 2022 1:32 am195d ago
The memorial has been in the works for a decade and is just a few months away from being in its final form. The project was led by former Coralville Mayor Jim Fausett, a Korean War veteran, up until he died in 2017.
Princeton McKinney finished school at Elizabeth Tate High School in late February, two days before his father passed away. Thinking about what his father would have wanted him to do has pushed McKinney to work hard in pursuing his career as an electrician.
Having moved around her whole life, Shay Church-Roberts said she’s excited to start a new chapter of her life in a new place. The Liberty High senior will go to Fort Jackson for basic combat training as part of the U.S. Army Reserve. She will then start school next spring at Alabama State University.
K-12 Education May. 26, 2022 9:53 pm196d ago
Hunter Shook will continue his education at the U.S. Naval Acadamy and follow his dreams of becoming a pilot. What set the Naval Academy apart most to him was that “your responsibilities don’t stop when you’re on the ground.”
K-12 Education May. 27, 2022 10:29 pm195d ago
Kongolo Mwenemkamba plans to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge after graduating from City High School. He will continue playing football and plans to major in kinesiology.
Community May. 25, 2022 6:00 am198d ago
Leah Rogers of Mount Vernon said she always wanted to be an archaeologist. In her career spanning four decades, Rogers has contributed to hundreds of reports revealing clues about the past.
Local Government May. 24, 2022 12:23 pm198d ago
Iowa City’s Parks and Recreation Department wants to hear what the public thinks of its draft recommendations as part of a big picture plan to re-imagine recreation. The draft recommendations include looking at the future of the city’s pools, as well as upgrades to athletic fields.