Month: August 2020

Reports of child abuse in Iowa have dropped dramatically in recent months, but advocates for children say it’s no cause for celebration, as a drop in calls doesn’t mean a drop in incidents. Brooke Hendrickx, the spokeswoman for the Quad Cities Child Abuse Council, says the pandemic and back-to-school policies are affecting children at risk […]

Another Iowa event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison was supposed to run September 9th through the 12th. But for the first time since the rodeo’s first run in 1948, it has been cancelled because of coronavirus concerns. According to a statement from rodeo officials, this is believed […]

Musician Kanye West’s name will be on the Iowa ballot as a 2020 presidential candidate. Three state officials today voted to dismiss objections to West’s nominating petitions. The decision was made by Republican Secretary of State Paul Pate and two Democrats. The panel dismissed questions of whether 19 of the signatures on West’s petitions were […]

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved a revision in security plans for some casinos to allow them to cut back on the number of officers on duty as attendance has been down. Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says the plans were set for the new fiscal year that began in July before knowing […]

After two judges ruled tens of thousands of absentee ballot request forms from Woodbury and Linn Counties are void, the Iowa Democratic Party is filing a lawsuit seeking to overturn those rulings. Last week, the Republican Party and the Trump campaign successfully argued in court that the forms violated a state order because voter ID […]

Class 4A 1. WDM Valley (1-0), LW #1 @ #3 Dowling Catholic 2. Ankeny (1-0), LW #3 @ #10 Waukee 3. Dowling Catholic (1-0), LW #2 vs #1 Valley 4. Southeast Polk (1-0), LW #5 vs Ankeny Centennial 5. Cedar Falls (1-0), LW #4 @ Waterloo West 6. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (1-0), LW #7 vs […]

State officials say a maintenance upgrade to the state’s coronavirus website is the reason key Covid-19 data listed on the site dramatically decreased at one point this weekend. The glitch in reporting the number of tests performed and Covid-19 deaths is fixed, according to a spokeswoman for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Late last […]

An Iowa State University study shows how plants’ genetic factors are impacting crop stress as it relates to climate change. Stephen Howell, a distinguished professor of genetics, development and cell biology at ISU, says they’re making critical advances. “There are two very different systems within plants that recognize heat stress and help to protect plants […]

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is setting up a temporary office in Cedar Rapids today and Wednesday. Spokesperson Lynn Hicks says Investigator Al Perales will be on hand. “Al will be there to answer any questions that consumers have regarding consumer protection issues after the storm,” Hicks says. “Things like price gouging, hiring contractors and […]

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