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The lurid legacy of coronavirus: fear of humanity

Do you remember thriving downtowns, even in rural areas, with cafes, diners, restaurants and maybe even lunch wagons; hardware, clothes, book and department stores...

Governor calls for school closings as legislative session is suspended

Iowa Gov. Reynolds recommended Sunday that all Iowa schools close for four weeks as part of the state's response to the escalating community-based spread...

Coronavirus ‘community spread’ confirmed; governor calls for new precautions

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Saturday that COVID-19 has entered a new stage in Iowa with a first case of a Dallas County resident...

U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; Rep. Steve King votes no

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House early Saturday approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his support...

COVID-19 outbreak: We’re in a crisis. Let’s not waste it.

Shortly after President Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, you might remember, then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel got into a bit...

Reynolds broadens coronavirus response but doesn’t back closing schools, businesses

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday a state task force will add representatives from schools, businesses and hospitals to fight a coronavirus outbreak. Seventeen Iowans...

Coronavirus ‘social distancing’ raises concerns about Iowa’s blood supply

Canceling university classes and other “social distancing” measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 could have an unintended public health consequence: reducing the...

State revenue estimates hold steady; officials say impact of COVID-19 is...

Citing the lack of hard evidence that state revenues will be affected by the early stages of COVID-19, Iowa’s three-member Revenue Estimating Conference kept...

Top health officials warn of coronavirus: ‘It’s going to get worse’ 

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials painted a dire picture of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, warning members of Congress that the public health...

Hand sanitizer and mah-jongg: How the Branstads are coping with coronavirus...

Ambassador Terry Branstad hasn’t had so much as the sniffles in the time he’s served as the United States’ top diplomat in China. “You know,...
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