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Iowa sees continued shortages of protective equipment for health workers

Obtaining enough medical protective equipment will continue to be a challenge for Iowa, particularly now that the federal stockpile is nearly depleted, Iowa Gov....

State may start charging employers’ unemployment accounts for COVID claims

As unemployment claims skyrocket due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa employers may have to start sharing the cost, state officials said Thursday. So far, employers’...

DHS says it’s protecting youth in detention and group homes

The Iowa Department of Human Services says it has put in place “robust mitigation strategies” to reduce the risk posed by COVID-19 at a...

COVID-related lull in hotel business could delay payments for $100 million...

Backers of high-profile Iowa community development projects that drew a combined $100 million in state aid may fall behind on loan payments because of...

Reynolds says she’s ‘somewhat optimistic’ about COVID-19 spread

A total of 122 Iowans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and 431 Iowans have now recovered from the virus, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday. The...

Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. More than 100 lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday asking...

Stuck at home with your partner? Look to retirees for how...

Across the country an unprecedented number of couples are suddenly spending every waking and sleeping hour of the day with one another. That’s what...

Reynolds: It would be ‘irresponsible’ to order statewide shelter-in-place

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday it would be “irresponsible” for her to order a statewide shelter-in-place, even if one region of the state...

Amazing heroes in the fight against coronavirus

One of my memories, one that had been tucked away back where the cobwebs congregate, is from that day in 2004 when the oldest...

Hospitalized Iowa mayor says he protected others from his COVID-19 infection

The hospitalized mayor of Walker, Iowa, said Monday that he and his family practiced social distancing before and after he tested positive for COVID-19. “My...
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