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Information is as vital as face masks during COVID crisis

We have all become acutely aware in the past few weeks why masks and face shields, respirators and ventilators are so important for hospital...

Nursing home infections spread while state inspectors lack PPE

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread in Iowa nursing homes Monday, even as state inspectors relied on the facilities themselves to provide them with...

Governor’s temporary abortion ban triggers lawsuit

The ACLU of Iowa, along with Planned Parenthood and the Emma Goldman Clinic, are suing Gov. Kim Reynolds and other state officials for blocking...

Utah-based chairman of six Des Moines auto dealerships dies of COVID-19

The chairman of a company that owns six major Des Moines area auto dealerships died Sunday of COVID-19, the DeseretNews reported. Robert Garff, 77, of...

Don’t let the ‘new normal’ leave the public out of public...

The news that the State Capitol was closing to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak was just one in a stream of emails...

Reynolds defends temporary ban on surgical abortions

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Sunday defended her decision to include surgical abortions in her order to suspend “non-essential” and elective medical and dental procedures,...

Nurse, pregnant mom, caregiver, pilot’s wife still waiting for COVID test...

I'm a nurse, public health professional, soon-to-be nurse practitioner, wife of a pilot, caregiver to an elderly grandmother, pregnant mom of three, soon to...

COVID-19 has suspended bottle returns; grocers want to make that permanent

Iowa grocers hope a temporary reprieve from accepting empty beverage cans and bottles from customers will become permanent, the head of their association acknowledged. But...

Despite closure orders, stores from sporting goods to psychic shops are...

Despite Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order closing additional retail stores Friday, the narrow list continues to allow everyone from big-box stores to small businesses to...

Reynolds grows emotional at the toll of COVID-19 on Iowans

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds grew emotional at a press conference Friday as she discussed the impact business closings are having on the state due...
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