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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...

Trump ousts another watchdog as critics see ‘disturbing pattern’ 

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has ousted the second federal watchdog in the span of five days as congressional Democrats accused him of purging...

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...

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...

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...

Reynolds’ expanded closures include malls, campgrounds, playgrounds, social clubs

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds expanded mandatory closures Monday, shuttering malls, playgrounds, bingo halls and social clubs until at least April 30. The closures are a...

If Iowa is already practicing ‘shelter in place,’ why not call...

Gov. Kim Reynolds, as part of her argument against ordering Iowans to “shelter in place” to prevent the spread of COVID-19, suggests that her...

New congressional panel to police COVID-19 relief spending

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced plans to form a new committee charged with overseeing the more than $2 trillion the...

Trump reluctantly invoked an obscure wartime power. Here’s what it means.  

WASHINGTON — As his administration came under fire for its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump last week invoked an obscure Korean...

Governor extends school and business closings through April 30

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday extended through April 30 the closing of schools and selected businesses, as well as the statewide ban on...
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