COVID-19 in Iowa

Regents freeze tuition for next fall; students ask for no spring increase

The Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday approved a tuition freeze for the fall 2020 semester, even as student leaders urged a commitment to...

Reynolds: I’m ‘proud’ of progress made by Test Iowa program

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says her administration never promised that the controversial Test Iowa program would perform 3,000 tests for COVID-19 per day, but...

Regents to study university collaboration, efficiencies as campuses reopen

The Iowa Board of Regents is launching a new effort to explore collaboration and administrative consolidation among state universities, as well as other measures...

Lawmakers resume session amid social-distancing rules

Iowa lawmakers returned Wednesday to restart their 2020 legislative session, which was interrupted in mid-March by the COVID-19 pandemic. In many ways, legislators picked up...

Suspended interviews left some Iowans without unemployment money for over a month

For the last seven weeks, Abigail Sui has struggled to find out the status of her client’s unemployment claim. Sui works at EMBARC, a non-profit...

After a spike in egg demand, Iowa producers seek pandemic assistance

Despite a recent surge in consumer demand for whole eggs, Iowa's elected leaders are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to let egg producers...

Greenfield wins Democratic primary, will challenge U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst

Democrat Theresa Greenfield will challenge Republican Sen. Joni Ernst in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. The Associated Press projected Greenfield the winner of the June 2...

Polk County says it cannot socially distance protesters in jail

The Polk County Jail has seen an influx of inmates due to the arrest of protesters in Des Moines, but staffers there are unable...

State vows to disclose COVID outbreaks at meat plants

State health officials are working on a new system to alert Iowans about COVID-19 outbreaks at meat processing plants.  “We have been working on a...

Feds: One-fifth of nursing homes not reporting COVID-19 data

One-fifth of the nation’s nursing homes are failing to comply with federal regulations requiring them to report COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease...
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