COVID-19 in Iowa

Debate: Feenstra, Scholten disagree on COVID-19 policy, immigration

In their first televised debate, the candidates for Iowa's 4th Congressional District offered divergent views on management of the COVID-19 pandemic and immigration policy. Republican...

Iowa sets another COVID hospitalization record; deaths up 16% in two weeks

Three key signs of how the coronavirus pandemic is progressing in Iowa were all up sharply the past couple of days. — Hospitalizations hit another...
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Lawmakers refused to fund no-bid contracts before Reynolds used federal virus aid

Gov. Kim Reynolds decided to use $21 million in federal pandemic relief aid to pay for unrelated no-bid contracts with a hand-picked software company...

A record 501 patients are hospitalized in Iowa with COVID-19

More than 500 people were hospitalized in Iowa Tuesday morning due to COVID-19 complications, the highest number of patients since the beginning of the...

Iowa’s unemployment rate falls to 4.7%

More Iowans returned to work in September as the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.7%. The August rate was 6%. Nationally, unemployment fell to 7.9%...

Iowa’s governor gives the First Amendment a second chance

An unreported positive result occurred last week as Iowa’s governor presided over the presidential re-election rally held Wednesday in Des Moines: Kim Reynolds discovered...

Audit: Reynolds misused $21 million in pandemic aid

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds misused $21 million in CARES Act pandemic-relief aid for a state software system that was approved months before COVID-19 arrived,...

Iowa still ranks among nation’s COVID-19 hot spots with new cases up 21% over...

Iowa continues to rank among the nation's hot spots for COVID-19, the virus that has disrupted the economy, schools, and lives.  Johns Hopkins University on...

279,700 extra deaths in the U.S. so far in this pandemic year

The number of deaths in the United States through September 2020 is at least 10% and likely 13% higher than it would have been...

Reynolds extends COVID-related restrictions another 30 days

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended restrictions on bars, restaurants and some other businesses another 30 days as the state continues to see more...
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