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There’s still time to rescue Iowa’s small businesses, experts say

No amount of disinfectant spray or disposable towels can wipe away the fears Heather Ann Roe feels for the future of her small business. On...

Rural hospital expansions may be small, despite federal action

Despite federal action allowing Iowa’s rural hospitals to expand their patient capacity due to the coronavirus, hospital officials say they’re not likely to grow...

Nursing home inspectors focus on infections as Trump rolls back regulations

With the coronavirus outbreak growing, Iowa's nursing home inspectors are focusing on infections that threaten the 55,000 elderly and disabled Iowans now living in...

Grassley: Iowans should embrace ‘pioneer spirit’ during COVID-19 crisis

This week, I scheduled a dozen county meetings in keeping with my annual tour across the state to keep in touch with Iowans. Like...

Marcus Branstad self-isolating family after day care closes as a precaution

Iowa state natural resources commissioner Marcus Branstad is staying home with his family after his child's day care closed to help guard against the...

St. Patrick’s Day parties interrupted by order closing bars; restaurant owners...

The threat of COVID-19 couldn’t stop St. Patrick’s Day bar patrons from decking out in shamrocks and green and celebrating the holiday Tuesday morning. But...

I have to avoid all viruses, not just COVID-19. Social distancing...

When news of the COVID-19 contagion broke, I saw two distinct responses: zombie apocalypse-level panic and dismissal of the virus as a mild cold...

Reynolds enacts state of emergency; closes bars, other businesses

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds cut St. Patrick’s Day celebrations short on Tuesday, declaring a State Public Health Emergency related to COVID-19 response and mitigation. The...

Lawmakers give governor ‘broad powers’ to run government

Iowa lawmakers approved legislation late Monday and early Tuesday to give Gov. Kim Reynolds broad authority to run state government for at least 30...

Reynolds: I want Iowa to remain ‘open for business’

Gov. Kim Reynolds says she is working to make sure “the state remains open for business” while she takes steps to ensure that Iowa’s...
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