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Iowa business terminates employee who drove through Hy-Vee protesters in Des...

An Iowa business announced on Twitter that it terminated an employee who drove through a group of protesters at the Park Avenue Hy-Vee in...

Black Lives Matter protesters condemn Hy-Vee after employee airs complaints on...

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the front of the Park Avenue Hy-Vee in Des Moines on Saturday, blocking off store entrances with their...

Reynolds declares Iowa ‘in recovery,’ appoints business leaders to advise economic...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday declared the state “in recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic and she announced a panel of a dozen business...

Immigrant meatpacking workers: essential or disposable?

Meatpacking plants, particularly the big national and international companies, have instituted a veil of secrecy. They failed in the early days of COVID-19 to...

Airlines see first flicker of returning passengers

Airlines are starting to see the first faint pulse of vacation travel after COVID-19 turned many airports into little more than staging areas for...

Insurers deny claims from businesses forced to close by pandemic

Does COVID-19’s impact on air quality and surface contamination constitute “physical damage” of a business? That’s one of the central questions judges and juries may...

Federal coronavirus aid posed barriers to rural small businesses, lawmakers hear

Rural small businesses have largely missed out on federal coronavirus assistance and many may not survive without another round of aid tailored to small-town...

Reynolds says virus ‘is not going away’ and reopens more Iowa...

Telling Iowans “we’ve got to learn to live with this, it is not going away,” Gov. Kim Reynolds rolled back COVID-19 mitigation efforts and...

How COVID-19 will change Iowa’s restaurant scene forever

Brenda Brehme cooks up gravy-smothered hot beef in her joint gas station and restaurant business, where she relies on hungry drivers to fuel up...

Reynolds reopens more Iowa businesses, says hospitals are prepared

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday that Iowa hospitals are prepared to manage COVID-19 cases as she reopens hair and nail salons, barber shops and...
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