D.M. workers flush at suburban homes, city watches $2.2M go down drain

The city of Des Moines has discovered local office workers flushed $2.2 million out of the municipal budget because they are working at home and not using toilets in...

COVID costs Des Moines $38M in revenue; services may be delayed

The city of Des Moines may have to delay some added rental inspections and broadband service to make up for a two-year drop of $37.8 million in revenues related...

Lawsuit claims Reynolds’ staff, AG’s office approved sexual-arousal experiments at Glenwood

A new whistleblower lawsuit alleges Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' staff and an assistant attorney general approved of sexual-arousal experiments on the mentally disabled residents of a state-run care facility. The...

Cedar Rapids businesses lose more than $133 million from derecho damage

The economic fallout from the derecho that swept across Iowa in August resulted in Cedar Rapids businesses losing more than $133 million, according to a new report released by...

Grassley supports stimulus package, but not ‘massive’ cash for states

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Wednesday he supports a new federal stimulus package, but he balked on big-ticket aid to state and local governments. “I do not support...

Hart contests 2nd District results, plans to petition U.S. House committee

Democratic candidate Rita Hart on Wednesday said she will contest the certified election results showing she lost to Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks by six votes in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District...

COVID-19 spike eases in Iowa despite thousands testing positive daily

The signs of coronavirus trouble continued to ease in Iowa Wednesday but thousands have tested positive daily as the governor urged caution and companies worked to get vaccines on...

Iowa’s crisis hotline sees major increase in calls in 2020

Since the summer, Drew Martel said people are increasingly calling the state's crisis hotline, Your Life Iowa. Adults and teens are calling and texting counselors about depression and anxiety. Some...

Iowa schools spent nearly $26 million on COVID-related costs but also saw savings

Iowa school districts reported spending nearly $26 million on unexpected coronavirus-related expenses this last fiscal year, including new technology, personal protective equipment and additional cleaning supplies. But districts also reported...

CDC panel advises states to prioritize health care workers, nursing home residents for COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — Health care workers and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities would be the first people in the U.S. to receive COVID-19 vaccines under recommendations...

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