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Gun control group launches ad blitz in key Iowa House races

Sep. 21, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national gun control advocacy group said Monday it is targeting eight key races with digital ads and mailers seeking to help Democrats win back control of the Iowa House. Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will spend...

Number of coronavirus cases in Iowa tops 80,000 on Sunday

Sep. 20, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Iowa has exceeded 80,000. State health officials reported 881 new virus cases as of 10 a.m. Sunday to give Iowa 80,009 cases since the pandemic began. There was also one additional death reported since Saturday at 10 a.m., giving the state 1,265...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo, Des Moines Public School students and supporters march from Roosevelt High School to the Governor's Mansion at Terrace Hill to protest the cancellation of fall and winter extracurriculars, in Des Moines, Iowa. All in-person activities were suspended this month as the district's classroom instruction remains virtual. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)

Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom return

Sep. 20, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms during...

Iowa virus cases surge by over 1,200 and deaths rise by 10

Sep. 18, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coronavirus infections grew by 1,259 confirmed cases on Friday with 10 additional deaths. The state now has more than 78,000 confirmed cases, and the total number of death since March has risen to 1,258. While trends have generally been improving in many locations, and Iowa...

Iowa posts 14 new virus deaths, third-fastest spread in US

Sep. 17, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa on Thursday reported more than 900 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 14 deaths in the past 24 hours, as a federal report said the state has one of the nation's highest infection rates. As of Thursday morning, Iowa Department of Public Health data showed 918 new confirmed...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

Reynolds defends using coronavirus funds for staff pay

Sep. 16, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday there is nothing inappropriate about her decision to spend nearly $450,000 in federal coronavirus relief money on salaries for aides in her office, including her chief of staff and spokesman. Reynolds addressed the matter at a press conference...

In this Aug. 7, 2020 photo provided by the Iowa Falls Times Citizen, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds greets people at the Hardin County GOP Sweet Corn Feed in Eldora, Iowa. Reynolds scoffs at calls for a statewide mask order, calling them

Iowa governor won't budge on masks even as virus deaths rise

Sep. 15, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Plenty of Republican governors initially rejected mask mandates, but few have held to their skepticism amid soaring coronavirus cases with the tenacity of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. Reynolds scoffs at calls for a statewide mask order, calling them “feel-good” actions, and...

Reynolds: Bars in 4 counties can open, not in college towns

Sep. 15, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she'll let bars, breweries and taverns in four counties reopen, less than three weeks after she order them closed after a surge in coronavirus cases. In a proclamation that is effective Wednesday, Reynolds said bars may reopen in Black Hawk, Dallas,...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 10, 2020 Want one fewer contagious disease to worry about? Get a flu shot. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Maintain physical distance from others. Stay home if you’re sick. By now everyone is familiar with measures to prevent spreading and contracting the novel coronavirus,...