Month: March 2020

A federal judge says the Iowa Department of Human Services must stop using a physical restraint at the Boys State Training School in Eldora. The judge called the restraints a form of torture in a ruling on a case brought by former students at the facility who sued the state over the use of restraints […]

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the state will mail an absentee ballot request form to every active registered voter in the state — for voting in the June 2 primary. Pate released a recorded message about the decision. “The June 2nd primary election will go on as scheduled because it’s important for Iowans […]

An Oskaloosa business has a key role in helping treat those who have the coronavirus. Interpower president Bob Wersen says his company makes electrical cords for various products. That includes cords for ventilators that are used in hospitals to treat patients with respiratory problems like those caused by COVID-19. Wersen says Interpower has extra capacity […]

With so many Iowans spending more time at home lately, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says it’s the ideal opportunity for them to take a few minutes and fill out their U.S. Census questionnaires. Grassley is urging Iowans to complete the form online, which especially makes sense during the coronavirus pandemic. Grassley says, “I want Iowans […]

A northern Iowa native who lives in China encourages Iowans to stay home as much as they can to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Ian Schacht, who grew up in Worth County, lives in Sichua, about 800 miles from Wuhan where the COVID-19 outbreak began. Schacht says what’s happening now in Iowa happened many weeks […]

Iowa’s three largest pet food manufacturing facilities continue to operate with coronavirus guidelines in place. Purina’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Kurt Venator says the 1,000 plus workers across the state are cleaning the production areas more frequently while practicing social distancing. “Our people are the heart of our business and we’re doing as much as we […]

Governor Kim Reynolds says private businesses and volunteers are stepping up to deal with shortages of medical supplies. “If we know something about Iowans, it’s that we are at our best when times are tough,” Reynolds said yesterday during her daily news conference. “…Now, even as our resolve is being tested in ways like never […]

Senator Joni Ernst is not yet sure a fourth federal stimulus package will be needed, but if one is developed, Ernst says it should include more help for the health care system. “Making sure that we are investing properly in vaccinations,” Ernst says, “and making sure that we are also developing plans for other future […]

L-R – Shelley Hack, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd — Walt Disney Television via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the constantly scary headlines that are coming from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise people are using their time at home to seek comfort in old television favorites. As previously reported, Hallmark Channel is running its […]

Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix(NEW YORK) — Good news for fans of the Netflix series Locke & Key: The show has been renewed for season two. The series, based on the comics by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, follows three siblings who move into a supernatural estate following their father’s murder. “We are thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke & Key alongside all of […]

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