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Authorities: Iowa patrol trooper slain amid violent standoff

Apr. 10, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol was shot and killed during a violent standoff with a man who fought back against agents in an armored personnel carrier and said he wanted to shoot other officers, authorities said Saturday. Sgt. Jim Smith...

Iowa governor declines to help house migrant children

Apr. 08, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday said she has rejected a federal request to accept migrant children into the state, saying the need to find homes for them "is the president's problem." Reynolds told WHO radio that her priority is the health and...

Industry foe charged under Iowa's new food trespassing law

Apr. 08, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An animal rights activist whose investigations and pranks have made him a leading foe of the livestock industry has been charged with trespassing at a pig facility, in the first case brought under Iowa’s latest law aimed at protecting farming operations from...

Iowa City quarantines students, staff amid variant concerns

Apr. 07, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa City school district said Wednesday that 127 students and five staff members tested positive for the coronavirus or are presumed positive, prompting the district to close 11 classrooms and quarantine more than 660 students and 16 staff members due to exposure....

Iowa opens vaccinations to all adults as virus spreads

Apr. 05, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa opened coronavirus vaccination to everyone age 16 and older on Monday, as the state dealt with increasing spread of the virus and a seven-day death rate that was among the highest in the nation. State public health officials reported 68 more...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 05, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. April 1, 2021. Editorial: How can Iowa become a telework destination? Make it a place people want to live Gov. Kim Reynolds said recently she hopes Iowa can attract more teleworkers. That is a good goal. ...

Reynolds signs gun bill easing background checks, permits

Apr. 02, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Friday that will make handgun carry permits and background checks on unlicensed sales optional in Iowa. As of July 1, people can buy handguns from private non-licensed sources such as websites, gun shows and...

Many still hesitate to get vaccine, but reluctance is easing

Apr. 02, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

So few people came for COVID-19 vaccinations in one county in North Carolina that hospitals there now allow anyone 16 or older to get a shot, regardless of where they live. Get a shot, get a free doughnut, the governor said. Alabama, which has the nation's lowest...

US draws close to 100M vaccinations as baseball resumes

Apr. 01, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

The U.S. moved closer Thursday toward vaccinating 100 million Americans in a race against an uptick in COVID-19 cases that is fueling fears of another nationwide surge just as the major league baseball season starts and thousands of fans return to stadiums. More than 99...

The Latest: 6 more COVID cases found in local China outbreak

Mar. 31, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

BEIJING — Health officials in China say six more people have become ill with COVID-19 in a southwestern Chinese city on the border with Myanmar. That brings the confirmed total in the Yunnan province city of Ruili over the past two days to 12, including three Myanmar citizens. ...