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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, June 4, 2020. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP, Pool)

Iowa Democrats unveil police conduct bills; GOP considering

Jun. 4, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats and black leaders called Thursday for urgent action by state lawmakers to enact laws regulating police conduct and investigations, after a week of protests across the nation over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. On the statehouse steps, Rep. Ras Smith, a...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, June 4, 2020. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP, Pool)

Iowa governor signs voting rights bill requiring restitution

Jun. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday signed a bill that will allow convicted felons to get their voting rights back only after they have paid full restitution to victims. The bill becomes effective if the legislature passes a proposed constitutional amendment automatically restoring...

Polk County rescinds curfew after peaceful protests

Jun. 4, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Polk County officials on Thursday rescinded a curfew after experiencing several nights of peaceful protests in the Des Moines area. The Polk County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end the curfew, which took effect Sunday. The 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew was imposed at the...

Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines, left, gets a hug from Rep. Bob Kressig, D-Cedar Falls, in the Iowa House chambers, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Lawmakers returned Wednesday after suspending the session when the coronavirus pandemic surfaced in Iowa in March, prompting state officials to close the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa Legislature returns for brief budget-focused session

Jun. 3, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the coronavirus still spreading and against a backdrop of daily protests over police treatment of minorities, the Iowa Legislature returned Wednesday morning for what is likely be be a brief session to finish its work for the year. Lawmakers left when the coronavirus pandemic...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, pool)

Reynolds won't say if she'd accept Trump's offer of troops

Jun. 2, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declined Tuesday to say whether there were circumstances under which she would seek President Donald Trump's offer of military help to quell protests. Reynolds, a Republican and supporter of Trump, said at a news conference that she relies on the advice of her...

This undated photo provided by the Kelly family shows Italia Marie Kelly, 22, of Davenport, Iowa. Kelly, who also went by the last name Impinto, was shot and killed outside a Walmart early Monday, June 1, 2020, while leaving a protest against police brutality. Police say the death is under investigation and came amid a night of civil unrest in Davenport, Iowa's third largest city. (Courtesy of the Kelly family via AP)

Woman, 22, killed at protest as civil unrest roils Davenport

Jun. 1, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman was killed early Monday in an apparently random shooting as she was leaving a protest against police brutality in Davenport, as gun violence and looting rocked the city for hours, police and her relatives said. Italia Marie Kelly, 22, was one of two people fatally shot...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds holds a news conference on COVID-19 at the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnston, Iowa, on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool)

Panel says virus reduced $360M from next year's state budget

May. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State budget experts said Friday that Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Legislature will have about $360 million less to use for next year's budget than earlier expected. The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference, a group of three people responsible for estimating state revenue, set lower...

Iowa Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter watches as Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks during her daily COVID-19 press conference at the Emergency Operations Center, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Johnston, Iowa. (Brian Powers/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool)

Northwest Iowa county with meat plant sees coronavirus spike

May. 27, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa county that is home to a meatpacking plant has seen nearly 500 coronavirus cases in the past week, but state officials and the company said Wednesday they couldn't confirm an outbreak at the facility. The state health department reported 678 cases since Wednesday in...

Daughter says Iowa failed to protect her dad, 86, from virus

May. 26, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The daughter of an Iowa nursing home resident who died suddenly in a coronavirus outbreak said Tuesday she believes the state could have done more to stop the spread and protect elderly citizens such as her father. Roger Coe, 86, died Friday at the Crystal Heights Care Center in...

Iowa governor to allow evictions, large events to resume

May. 26, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds moved Tuesday to lift a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures and allow gatherings of more than 10 people to resume, as she continues to end restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Under an emergency proclamation, the governor declared that...