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Iowans win (and lose) jobless benefits due to their employers’ pandemic...

A fast-food worker who resigned after his boss allegedly tried to keep the staff in the dark about a COVID-19 outbreak has successfully appealed...

Two state workers fired for expediting a former colleague’s jobless-benefits claim

Two state workers were fired this year for allegedly helping a former colleague collect unemployment benefits in the midst of an unprecedented surge in...

U.S. House approves $2,000 stimulus checks backed by Trump

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure Monday evening to send $2,000 stimulus checks to many Americans, embracing a call from...

Analysis: Iowa had one of America’s worst rates of COVID-19 infection...

Iowa is seeing a sharp reduction in COVID-19 deaths, but it reportedly has one of the nation’s worst records of coronavirus infections during the...

Five things that didn’t totally suck in 2020

During a New Year’s Eve gathering last year, my friends and I merrily shredded a 2019 calendar and said good riddance. We had every...

If I have allergies, should I get the coronavirus vaccine? An...

Editor’s Note: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a public health pediatrician whose research exposed the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, answers questions about the vaccine and allergies,...

How holiday cards help us cope with a not-so-merry year

The first Christmas card was, perhaps predictably, one of good cheer. The concept is commonly credited to Sir Henry Cole, the founder of the...

Iowa ranks 6th in nation in recent COVID-19 deaths

Iowa has the sixth-highest COVID-19 death rate in the country, the New York Times reported.  In addition, the drop in new cases in Iowa has...

Times: Number of Iowa daily COVID tests fall to lowest level...

Iowa has been testing fewer people for COVID-19 each day than it had since mid-May, on average, the New York Times reported.  That may be one...

State official: Iowa veterans compare nursing home’s COVID-19 unit to a...

Only 21 residents of the Iowa Veterans Home have contracted the coronavirus this year, the home’s commandant said Monday, adding that some of the...
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