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Citizens group petitions Reynolds to require masks in public

There’s no hiding it — masks are the COVID-19 story of the week, in Iowa and around the nation. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement has...

GOP lawmakers defeat new proposal to allow secretary of state to...

A panel of state lawmakers turned down a Democratic proposal Wednesday to allow the Iowa secretary of state to send out absentee ballot request...

Polk County cites ‘alarming’ threat to seniors from COVID-19

Citing an “alarming” 20% increase in COVID-19 infections within central Iowa, Polk County health officials and advocates for the elderly say the state's nursing...

Ernst: Oil companies shouldn’t get COVID relief cash, farmers should

Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst told the Iowa Farmers Union Tuesday that she doesn’t want federal pandemic relief going to oil interests.  A farmers union...

Reynolds leaves COVID mask decisions to schools, stands by abortion waiting...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declined Tuesday to pressure school districts to require students and staff to wear face masks. She also pledged to fight a...

Emails reveal confusion and conflict in Iowa’s pandemic response

Emails between state and federal officials during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic point to confusion and serious disagreement over testing, equipment and...

Iowa doctor: State should require masks in schools this fall

As a physician in our community, I am very concerned about the recent guidelines for Return to Learning put forth by the State of...

Reynolds says COVID-19 immunity strikes a ‘balance.’ It’s not even close.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says her signature on a COVID-19 immunity bill for businesses and health care facilities that fail to protect their staff...

Reynolds, business leaders begin planning for Iowa’s post-COVID economy

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday the state’s work to repair an economy limited by the COVID-19 pandemic should address a broad range of...

Reynolds extends COVID-19 social distancing rules; reopens youth sports

Iowans can return to youth sporting events but they won’t be able to return their bottles and cans to the grocery store to get...
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