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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,...

Reynolds: ‘The reality is that COVID-19 is now here’

Gov. Kim Reynolds' office announced five new cases of coronavirus late Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Iowa to 13. All...

Eight virus cases confirmed in Iowa as governor declares emergency and...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared an emergency Monday as the state confirmed five new cases of coronavirus and Iowa's financial firms were rocked by...
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