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"This project really would not have been possible without our public and private partnerships with service providers and other organizations, and from the support we have gotten from Iowa City and Johnson County," Shelter House Executive Director Crissy Canganelli said Tuesday. In August 2017, Shelter ...
In Eastern Iowa, Johnson County ranked 122nd, scoring high for population health and infrastructure but ranking poorly for availability, affordability and quality of housing. Cedar County followed at 126th and then Iowa County at 186th. Linn County came in at 195th, with a low ranking in housing and a high ...

Johnson County Judge Paul Miller issued a ruling Tuesday saying Lamar Wilson, 24, cannot be granted immunity under Iowa Code 704.13. Miller wrote that the statute is void for vagueness and that the evidence doesn't support the claim that Wilson was justified in shooting his gun. The law says a person ...
Johnson County Treasurer Tom Kriz reminds all residents that second-half property taxes were due March 1, 2018. Payments need to be ... The treasurer's office is located on the first floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street in Iowa City. Hours are Monday through Friday, ...
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Johnson County Judge Paul Miller ruled Tuesday that 24-year-old Lamar Wilson doesn't qualify for immunity because evidence doesn't show he was justified when shooting his gun. A trial jury in February found Wilson guilty of voluntary manslaughter and other ...
IOWA CITY — The ballot is all but set for the Johnson County Democratic primary, and once again no Republicans or Libertarians have filed to run for county seats on the ballot. Incumbents county Supervisors Mike Carberry and Janelle Rettig both are seeking re-election to the two open seats on the board.

OXFORD — A backpacking trip organized through Johnson County Conservation is slated to take Iowa high schoolers to the deep wilderness of Idaho this summer while imbuing a conservation ethic and outdoor skills. The group of up to 11 students will travel to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in northern ...
Johnson County comes up short against other Iowa counties in issues regarding the environment people live in. A recent report published by the County Health Ranking & Roadmaps program, a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Madison Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood ...
(File photo) People gather during a rally in support of low-wage workers on the Ped Mall in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. A list of 150 Johnson County businesses who have pledged to honor the $10.10 minimum wage, which was voided by the state legislature this spring, was distributed at the ...
The Johnson County Master Gardeners have a solution for you. Sunday — yes, sorry to give you such short notice — at the Iowa City Public Library is the group's second Seed Share. Master Gardener Linda Schreiber says that seed companies were invited to donate seeds to share with the public. Free and ...
That's definitely a concern for the state and for the region,” said Liesl Eathington, an Iowa State University economist who studies population trends. Data from the ... This was particularly prominent during the farm crisis in the 1980s, when Johnson County was the only county to have positive net migration.
A North Liberty woman alleges the salmonella she got after eating chicken salad from Fareway endangered her transplanted liver. Denise Whipple, 66, filed a lawsuit in Johnson County District Court Thursday against Fareway, a Boone-based grocery store chain, and Triple T Specialty Meats, the Ackley ...
A decision as to whether convicted Iowa City pedestrian mall shooter Lamar Wilson will be freed under Iowa's new "stand your ground" law, an unprecedented court case in Johnson County, has been delayed. The setback came after a Thursday morning post-trial hearing in the Johnson County Courthouse ...
IOWA CITY — An organization created to help war-torn Europe after World War II now is working to aid food insecurity in Johnson County. The CROP Hunger Walk, an international effort to curb hunger by Church World Service, is gearing up for an annual walk to benefit the food pantry at the Crisis Center ...
All law enforcement radio traffic will be encrypted, effectively going silent to the public, on March 13 throughout Johnson County. In a Thursday news release ... According to the Sioux City Journal, police radio traffic was encrypted in Woodbury County in northwestern Iowa last July. Other Iowa counties like ...
For nearly 30 years, activists and advocates for seniors and individuals with disabilities of Johnson County and Iowa have been working toward the goal of increasing mainstream housing opportunities for Iowans who want to age in place and individuals with disabilities to live and work in their communities ...
Undeterred, the Iowa City man eventually made it to the Democratic Precinct 17 caucus and became one of thousands of voters around the state who braved bad weather to participate in the beginnings of a process that could play a role in picking nominees — especially in the crowded Democratic field for ...

Friday Morning Read: Tait Purk sentenced to 50 years, Iowa City-North Liberty passenger rail study continues, new apartments going up near Kirkwood ... During a Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County meeting this week in North Liberty, local elected officials agreed to proceed with the ...
A Johnson County Catholic school will be closed on Friday to combat the spread of flu, according to media reports. Officials with the St. Michael the Archangel School, a K-8 private ... Iowa ranked third at 6.3 percent and the national average was 5 percent. That fits with the latest reports from state health ...
During a Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County meeting this week in North Liberty, local elected officials agreed to proceed with the third phase of feasibility studies of a passenger rail service connecting Iowa City and North Liberty. “We feel it's an asset. We want to investigate it as much as ...
Boxes of paperwork are stacked around the desk of an administrator in the County Attorney's Office in the Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City. The office is out of space, and the county is considering a seven-year lease for the office in the nearby MidWestOne Bank building. (Rebecca F. Miller/The ...
When the nation and state's political parties are so divided, finally some refreshing news: Going into the 2018 Iowa legislative session, the League of Women Voters of Johnson County is in agreement with other several organizations serving our state. Specifically, the League of Women Voters of Iowa has ...
The county has been named No. 1 in Iowa for workplace safety by the Iowa Municipalities Workers' Compensation Association, according to a press release from the Board of Supervisors. Last year, the county tied with Woodbury County. Each county has an Experience Modification Factor, which is based ...
JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The current Chair of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, Mike Carberry, is seeking re-election to the board during the Democratic Primary on June 5. “I have made a difference in my first term and I want to continue making a difference in Johnson County in a ...
JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) has sworn in Lonny Pulkrabek, a Johnson County Sheriff, as the 2018 president. Pulkrabek said he is looking forward to representing the 99 counties in Iowa. “It is both an honor and a pleasure for me to serve as ...
IOWA CITY — Democrat Mike Carberry of Iowa City announced Wednesday he's running for re-election to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Carberry, 57, is wrapping up his first term on the board. His seat, along with Supervisor Janelle Rettig's, will be on the ballot this fall. “There's just a lot of ...
A man found dead in the snow in downtown Iowa City earlier this month was intoxicated and died of hypothermia, according to the Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office. According to a Wednesday news release, the results of the autopsy for Paul Biagas, 24, showed the cause of death was ...
IOWA CITY — Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek has been sworn in as president of the Iowa State Association of Counties. The organization is a nonprofit consisting of elected and appointed county officials, according to its website, and works to promote effective and responsible county government.
Johnson County, Iowa City leaders discuss improving community. City and county leaders in Johnson County met up today with one goal in mind - how they can improve their overall community.
Today's letters to the editor call on the Iowa Legislature to prioritize water quality, gun control, bipartisanship. Iowa farming must prioritize water quality. I live on 40 acres in rural Johnson County, an oasis of prairie, woodland, and wetland in the midst of row crops. Here, I work to restore the native ...
The filed motion said that assistant Johnson County attorneys Dana Christiansen and Jude Pannell did not resist the motion. Judge Kevin McKeever, a district court judge for the Sixth Judicial District of Iowa, signed the motion Saturday. The pretrial motions deadline was also extended "to allow adequate ...
CORALVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Officials from cities across Johnson County met up today with county leaders with one goal in mind: how they can improve their overall community. They came to the table to discuss a few topics. County officials gave updates on where things stand with the Crisis ...
(File photo) Curtis Jones during a pretrial conference at the Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City, Iowa, on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Jones is ... IOWA CITY — The trial for a man accused of killing an Iowa City bail bondsman last year is now set to take place in Polk County this summer. According to court ...
A couple dozen city and county staff members and representatives were in attendance to hear the presentation Monday at a Johnson County Joint Entities meeting. Supervisor Lisa Green-Douglass and Iowa City Council member Susan Mims gave an update on the effort to train law enforcement in mental ...
While many DI readers are on the Iowa City campus, the bulk of the online audience is outside Johnson County and half lives outside Iowa, Brummond said. “A large part are alums, or parents of students or Hawkeye fans,” he said. “We're striving to be more about the impact on campus, (writing) interesting ...
IOWA CITY — On the heels of Iowa's first Solarize program in Linn County last year, officials in Johnson County plan to embark on their own program — which incentivizes private solar development through volume purchasing prices. Becky Soglin, Johnson County sustainability coordinator, said ...
The Johnson County Courthouse is seen from the fourth floor of the new MidWestOne building at 500 S. Clinton St. in Iowa City. The Johnson County supervisors are considering leasing 8,613 square feet on the fourth floor for the Johnson County Attorney's Office so the county can add another courtroom, ...
Police said they found approximately 40 pounds of marijuana in the bed of the truck. A pipe used to smoke meth was also found on Brewer, authorities said. Brewer faces charges of controlled substance violation and Iowa tax stamp violation, both Class D felonies. He was booked at the Johnson County ...
A Johnson County police report says around 40 pounds of marijuana was found on the bed of a truck. The report says Benjamin Brewer was speeding on Van Buren St. in Iowa City. Two people were on the back of his truck. One of them was thrown from the truck while he was speeding. Brewer failed to ...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Johnson County says it has found a way to make the county a little greener while saving taxpayers a little green. ... "Save the county taxpayers' money and to lighten our carbon footprint in the process," said Mike Carberry with the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will sponsor three legislative forums in January, February and March. The first forum will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., in Rooms A, B, C. The other forums will be Feb. 24 at the Coralville Public Library, 1401 ...
Responding officers found the man in the snow in a fenced-in garden area of the center, which is closed until Sunday for renovations. Authorities identified the man as Paul J. Biagas, 24, of Iowa City. While foul play is not suspected in Biagas' death, police and the Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office ...
Mike Carberry will serve as the chairperson of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors through 2018. During a Tuesday morning meeting of the ... Carberry contempalted running for governor of Iowa last year as a Democratic nominee, but decided against it in May. Supervisor Janelle Rettig served as ...
... Liberty near mile marker 8. They say the car rolled onto its top and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police haven't released the name of the person but said they were using their seatbelt. The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Swisher Fire Department.
Johnson County, where Iowa City is located, has the highest rate in the state of people who are “housing costs burdened”, Anthony said. This means households that pay more than 30 percent of their gross income on housing costs, including utility expenses, are considered to be housing cost burdened.
He was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for an evaluation before being booked at the Johnson County Jail. Branecki faces charges of assault causing bodily injury, assault on peace officers, possession of a fake ID, interference with official acts and two counts of trespass causing injury ...
CORALVILLE - The 11th annnual Winterfest celebration is set to take place on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Events will be held in several locations: Iowa River Landing/Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Johnson County Historical Museum, Iowa City Area Association of Realtors, ...
Both Hobson and Hathway are currently being held at the Johnson County Jail, each with a $10,000 bond. Both face a second degree robbery charge, a Class C felony. Iowa City CrimeStoppers may offer a reward of up to $1,000 for information on this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call ...
JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The Iowa Department of Transportation is asking drivers to watch for snow plow drivers during Friday's heavy snowfall. The DOT said most of the big orange trucks have multiple snow plow blades on them to cover multiple lanes so they need the extra space.
Johnson County supervisors from left: Pat Harney, Lisa Green-Douglass, Mike Carberry, Janelle Rettig and Rod Sullivan ceremonially flip the switch on the large solar energy-collecting array on the site of the former armory near the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St., in Iowa City, ...


 

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