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  1. Sullivan walks out on UI social justice discussionRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Sullivan walks out on UI social justice discussion Hunter 5/3/16 Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan joined several members of the Iowa City community in a walk out during a U of I discussion on social justice yesterday. At issue was the school's stance of not being adherent to the second phase of the county's minimum wage ordinance.

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  2. UI not following county wage increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    UI not following county wage increase Hunter 5/2/15 While thousands of Johnson County minimum wage earners will get a 95 cent raise this month, nearly 2700 employees at the University of Iowa won't be as fortunate. As a state agency, the UI's stance is that they're not bound by the county ordinance.

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  3. Johnson County takes second minimum wage hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Businesses in Johnson County are now paying their minimum wage employees $1.90 more than the state and federal minimum wage requirement. The increase comes after an ordinance passed last fall calling for a minimum wage of $10.10 by this coming new year.

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  4. Sheriff looks into jury tampering claim after Iowa verdictRead the original story

    Friday Apr 29 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Investigators are looking into an unusual claim of jury tampering in a medical malpractice trial in which University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently avoided millions in damages. After a lengthy trial, a Johnson County jury ruled Feb. 23 that the hospital was negligent in caring for a mother who suffered complications before giving birth in 2010.

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  5. Minimum wage increases mean trade-offs in Johnson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 28 | KCRG

    A Johnson County commission will study the effects of a series of minimum wage increases that began in September 2015 and will continue indefinitely. "We have to weigh how challenging it is for someone earning a very low wage versus the difficulty some businesses will have in paying that wage," said county supervisor Rod Sullivan.

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  6. Second minimum wage increase takes effect this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 28 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Second minimum wage increase takes effect this weekend Podhajsky 04/30/16 Minimum wage workers in Johnson County will see another increase in their paychecks starting Sunday. The second of three minimum wage increases approved by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors last year goes into effect on Sunday, bumping the local minimum wage from $8.20 an hour to $9.15.

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  7. County considers CIT center in Riverfront CrossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    County considers CIT center in Riverfront Crossings Podhajsky 04/27/16 Now that it's got momentum going on Crisis Intervention Training, Johnson County is looking at creating a local facility for CIT programs. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors started discussions on Wednesday to look at entering a public-private partnership for the block bordered by Clinton and Capitol streets on the east and west and Benton and Lafayette streets on the south and north.

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  8. Survivors of sexual assault express themselves on t-shirtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The Clothesline Project is a way for survivors to be heard, by expressing themselves by writing messages on t-shirts. Over the last 20 years about 400 shirts have been collected to display, those shirts coming from Johnson county alone.

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  9. Kozak found guilty of first degree murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... admitted Kozak shot Farrington, called for jurors to reduce the charge to voluntary manslaughter. However, Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness reiterated the testimony of two experts called by the prosecution who disagreed with Logan's diagnosis. ...

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  10. Alexander Kozak and Andrea FarringtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    ... hours. Sentencing will be June 6. Prosecutors say Farrington was shot three times while working in the mall. Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness argued the shooting was premeditated.

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  11. Man Convicted of Murder in Coralville Mall ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | KAAL-TV Austin

    ... Farrington at Coral Ridge Mall. Prosecutors say Farrington was shot three times while working in the mall. Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness argued the shooting was premeditated. Police say Kozak told officers he "snapped" after Farrington texted ...

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  12. Prosecution makes closing argument in Kozak murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Prosecution makes closing argument in Kozak murder trial Podhajsky 04/25/16 The Story County jury has received its instructions and the prosecution has made its closing statements in the trial of North Liberty resident Alexander Kozak. In her closing argument, Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness recapped eyewitness statements, quoted Kozak's post-arrest confession, and reiterated that a person with a mental condition can make plans.

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  13. Artists use refuse to create artRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 23 | KCRG

    ... ird year this event. The Craft Your Environment Fair is just one of several events planned by local groups in Johnson County to celebrate Earth Month.

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  14. Arrest made in February meth lab bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 23 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Arrest made in February meth lab bust Podhajsky 04/23/16 Police have taken an Iowa City man into custody after busting a meth lab in February. Kurtis Stanfield of Gryn Drive was booked into the Johnson County Jail on Friday on one count of a Controlled Substance Violation.

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  15. Kalona raises its water, sewer ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 21 | The Washington Evening Journal

    ... revenue is used to maintain, repair and upgrade the systems. The council also discussed the contract with Johnson County Refuse for solid waste and recyclables collection. The provider seeks a 75-cent increase that would raise the recycling to $6 ...

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  16. Judge denies request for mistrial in Kozak murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 21 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Judge denies request for mistrial in Kozak murder trial Podhajsky 04/21/16 The Johnson County Attorney's Office avoided what could have been a major mistake in the Alexander Kozak trial. Defense attorney Alfredo Parrish asked for a mistrial this morning after assistant Johnson County attorney Naeda Elliott asked an expert witness about whether Kozak showed signs of premeditation in the murder of Andrea Farrington.

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  17. Idaho woman accused of stealing $1900 in items from ICPLRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 21 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    ... there was no response to emails and she no longer lived at the listed address. Malaterre was booked into the Johnson County Jail on Wednesday afternoon on one count of 2nd Degree Theft, a class D felony carrying up to five years in prison.

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  18. Man charged with impersonating deputy, possession weapon and drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 19 | KCRG

    The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is accusing a South English man of pretending to be a sheriff's deputy. Deputies caught up to a reckless driver traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Interstate 380 about 9:30 Monday morning.

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  19. Marion Theresa SodakRead the original story

    Monday Apr 18 | Osky News

    Marion Theresa Sodak, 90, of Oskaloosa, and a lifelong member of St. Mary's Church in Oskaloosa, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. On July 5, 1925, Marion was born in the Johnson County village of Oasis, Iowa, the daughter of John "Jack" and his wife Mary Agnes Coleman Hensley.

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  20. Officer accused of interfering with hit & run investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 15 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the former Director of Public Safety at the University of Iowa ignored a director order during the arrest of his stepson. It was an incident that had been kept secret for months until documents were released by the county attorney's office at the end of February.

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