Month: April 2020

Page: 85

Governor Kim Reynolds will soon make clear how the school year may end for Iowa’s K-12 students. Reynolds was asked about the issue during a news conference this afternoon. “This is Wednesday,” Reynolds said in response. “By tomorrow, I think we’ll be issuing an additional health emergency declaration that will address the very question that […]

This is Census Day and Iowans are urged to fill out their forms online, by phone or through the mail, with all answers based on where they’re living today, April 1st. Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg is chairman of the Iowa Census Complete Count Committee. Responses are vital from every Iowa household, Gregg says, as […]

Pranksters may love today’s date, but it’s no April Fool’s joke that the rent is due and many Iowans are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. While most evictions in Iowa are being postponed, Iowa Legal Aid litigation director Alex Kornya says tenants should still pay their rent or work out an agreement […]

The cities of Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Iowa City are located in the three counties in Iowa with the most COVID-19 cases, but the county with the fourth highest number of cases has a population that ranks 28th among Iowa’s 99 counties. State officials today report 34 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in […]

Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines has sent a letter to Governor Kim Reynolds urging Reynolds to issue a “stay-at-home” order to fight the coronavirus.  Rep Axne letter to Govenor PDF Axne says she’s concerned that the numbers in the state are going to get worse. “The Iowa Department of Public […]

Anyone who’s read an obituary lately is noticing significant changes in how funerals are having to be conducted in Iowa during this coronavirus pandemic. Suzanne Gebel, executive director of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, says they’re adapting to follow the governor’s mandate which bans gatherings of ten or more people to help prevent the spread […]

Sixty percent of Americans surveyed in the latest Grinnell College National Poll say they are working from home and 88% say they are confident the country will get through the COVID-19 crisis. A strong majority of 70 percent of Americans responded that they will stay home and avoid contact with others as long as officials […]

Two people from Minnesota were killed in a helicopter crash in southwest Iowa late Tuesday afternoon. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports the names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family. Authorities say the crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. A person in the area of 240th and Robin Avenue, said they […]

A group of sewing professionals in Forest City are making at least 6,000 face masks for a Mason City hospital. The Winnebago Industries employees work in the “Stitchcraft” facility and normally sew curtains, cushions and other items for the inside of the company’s motor homes. Chad Reece, director of corporate relations for Winnebago Industries, says […]

Iowa bars and restaurants have been given permission to provide carry-out or delivery of cocktails and other alcoholic beverages as their seating areas have been closed to the public, but that was set to expire at midnight. Shortly after five o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new proclamation, so that service may continue […]


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