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For Iowa’s rural restaurants, COVID-19 may be their ‘demise’

In Iowa’s rural communities, restaurants serve a higher purpose than offering a plate of food or a cup of coffee. On Iowa’s main streets,...

Scientists move to protect gorillas, Iowa’s bonobos from COVID-19

Ever since I visited Rwanda's mountain gorillas in 2009 and started following a bonobo research center in Des Moines, I've cringed any time there...

SBA advice: Don’t wait for Congress, apply now for small-business disaster...

Small businesses and non-profits that have sustained economic injury because of the COVID-19 disaster should not wait for more action from Congress before they...

Iowa ‘not quite’ in need of a stay-at-home order

Iowa officials said Monday that an analysis of the latest data on the spread of COVID-19 indicates the state is “not quite” at the...

More COVID-19 testing should not change our behavior. But it probably...

What would you do if you received a positive diagnosis of coronavirus? This is the essential question behind the public policy argument over who should...

Reynolds: Child care is vital to keep essential workers on the...

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Sunday defended her decision not to close child-care centers, even as schools have closed. She called on schools, community organizations...

Des Moines mayor urges residents to stay home, suspends parking meter...

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie urged residents Saturday to voluntarily stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak. He added that they should work to stay healthy. That...

Iowa hit with ‘staggering’ number unemployment claims

The state of Iowa has already been hit with a “staggering” and unprecedented number of unemployment claims as a result of the coronavirus outbreak,...

Iowa’s prisons will accelerate release of approved inmates to mitigate COVID-19

From school districts to workplaces to restaurants, Iowans across the state are shutting their doors and keeping to themselves to mitigate the spread of...

Iowa lawmakers brace for coronavirus impacts: ‘I hope we are all...

WASHINGTON — Why does it take so long to get COVID-19 test results? How can we take care of elderly parents? Can Congress work...
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