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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 Nov. 26, 2021 7:58 pm
Racial Equity Connect — or R.E. Connect — was co-founded by Tracy Jon Sargeant and V Fixmer-Oraiz about six months ago. Since then, they have recruited organizations, spoken with elected officials and began creating a network for people of color.
Local Government Nov. 19, 2021 7:37 am
Years in the making, the Iowa City Council approved a zoning code that prioritizes walkable neighborhoods and different types of housing in an effort to transform 900 acres of undeveloped land in the city’s southside.
Local Government Nov. 18, 2021 3:41 pm
Supervisors on Thursday approved projects with funds allocated in the current 2022 fiscal year, including payments to residents excluded from federal relief efforts.
Local Government Nov. 18, 2021 4:01 pm
The 10th annual Municipal Equality Index showed Iowa City, Dubuque and West Des Moines received a perfect score. Nine cities in Iowa were ranked in the 2021 index.
More than half of states, including Iowa, do not regulate nonpowder guns — but the Marine’s family and Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness have said they are in favor of regulating air rifles and other similar guns as firearms.
Crime and Courts Nov. 8, 2021 4:32 pm
Mohamed Traore, 26, was arrested following a meeting of the city’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which he is chair of. The police department released a statement saying it could have addressed the matter more privately.
Community Nov. 8, 2021 6:00 am
The Coralville Community Food Pantry is about halfway to its goal of raising $1.2 million for a new, fully customized building that will be double the size of the current space.
Local Government Nov. 5, 2021 4:30 pm
The Iowa City Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously supported a proposal to establish a self-supported municipal improvement district in the south side of the city.
Crime and Courts Nov. 7, 2021 8:20 am
The charges reveal for the first time what police believe happened the evening that Gabriel Heefner, a lance corporal in the U.S. Marines, was found in a crashed car in the residential neighborhood with a gunshot wound to the head
News Nov. 5, 2021 6:00 am
The Iowa City Board of Adjustment denied a special parking exception for a proposed high-rise on Linn Street, where the U.S. Bank building is located. An updated proposal has not been submitted.