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Iowa governor expects increased vaccine allocation

Jan. 27, 2021 7:28 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday the federal government is promising states a 17% increase in one of the vaccines the state receives starting in early February, potentially boosting the number of shots available amid frustration that eligible people have been unable to get...

Iowa arranged COVID-19 tests at office of governor's donors

Jan. 27, 2021 4:57 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds’ administration arranged coronavirus testing for employees at the suburban office of a large pork company whose owners are her top donors, underscoring allegations that her wealthy supporters have received special treatment. The Iowa Department of Public...

Unions file OSHA complaint over no Capitol mask mandate

Jan. 21, 2021 6:15 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A labor union representing state workers has filed a complaint with the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration, arguing that a lack of a mask mandate at the Iowa Capitol threatens the safety of everyone who enters the building. Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO President...

Iowans 65 or older soon to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 21, 2021 4:00 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will expand the groups who can get a coronavirus vaccine to people ages 65 and older, among others, starting next month, even though the federal government hasn't made good yet on its promises to send the state more doses, officials said Thursday. Iowa is still in its first phase...

Pork exec gives $25K to Iowa governor; company got virus aid

Jan. 20, 2021 2:48 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An owner of a large pork production company that disproportionately benefited from an Iowa coronavirus aid program recently donated $25,000 to Gov. Kim Reynolds' campaign, a new disclosure report shows. Mary Ann Christensen, board member of Christensen Farms and part of the family...

Iowa judge tosses felonies against Black Lives Matter leader

Jan. 15, 2021 3:12 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed nine felony counts against a Black Lives Matter leader in Iowa who was charged with shining a laser pointer in the eyes of police officers during an August protest. Judge Paul Miller ruled Thursday that the Johnson County attorney's office violated Matè...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers her Condition of the State address before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Iowa governor requests full-time classroom learning option

Jan. 12, 2021 8:50 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday night that she will ask lawmakers to immediately send her a bill to sign into law that would require schools to offer parents the option of having their children in classrooms full time despite continuing high levels of coronavirus throughout...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 11, 2021 2:11 PM EST

Des Moines Register. Jan. 9, 2021. Editorial. Yes, vaccines are on the way. No, this is not the time to let your guard down. Governor, give us more information. The novel coronavirus doesn’t care that a new year is supposed to offer a new start. It doesn’t care about our pandemic fatigue. It is as...

Members in the Iowa House take the oath of office during the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa lawmakers open session with limited virus rules

Jan. 11, 2021 1:55 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers began their legislative session on Monday with no mask requirements, and many members opted not to wear face coverings even as rates of coronavirus infections rise in the Des Moines area and much of the state. Republicans, who hold majorities in both the House and...

Iowa lawmakers likely will talk taxes, voting, guns, schools

Jan. 10, 2021 10:32 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature will convene Monday with Republicans holding large majorities and promising an agenda that could include tax cuts and changes to voting, gun and school attendance laws. Republicans, who in November expanded their majority in the House and maintained their edge...