Extra unemployment benefits will end in June, Reynolds orders

BY: - May 11, 2021

Unemployed Iowans will lose their extra $300 per week benefit and other federal pandemic unemployment assistance in June, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday. “Federal pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs initially provided displaced Iowans with crucial assistance when the pandemic began,” Reynolds said in a press release. “But now that our businesses and schools have reopened, these […]

Des Moines restaurants expect a busy Valentine’s weekend despite COVID-19

BY: - February 12, 2021

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Scott Carlson is setting candles out at his restaurants for the first time in nearly a year. Carlson owns Americana and Court Ave. Brewing Co., both in downtown Des Moines, and Gilroy’s in West Des Moines. In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, staff took everything off the tables, […]