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Omaha Marine recalled as hero who died while helping others

Sep. 17, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha Marine killed last month in Afghanistan was remembered at his funeral Friday as a hero who died while trying to help others. The Rev. Suzanne Howe recalled Bible scripture in describing the actions of Marine Cpl. Daegan Page, who was one of...

Bousselot wins special election to represent Ankeny in House

Sep. 14, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Voters in the fast-growing suburb of Ankeny elected Republican Mike Bousselot to the Iowa House on Tuesday, filling a seat left vacant after the incumbent died in July. Bousselot beat Democrat Andrea Phillips by 51.5% to 48.3% for the House District...

Cedar Rapids schools will require students, staff wear masks

Sep. 14, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Masks will be required for all students, staff and visitors in Cedar Rapids schools, the district's superintendent said Tuesday. Superintendent Noreen Bush announced the requirement beginning Wednesday in an email to families, a day after a...

Redistricting session set for Oct. 5; court OKs more time

Sep. 14, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday set a special legislative session for Oct. 5 to approve redrawn legislative and congressional district maps, and the chief justice of the state Supreme Court signed an order giving lawmakers extra time to complete their task. ...

Judge temporary order allows Iowa schools to mandate masks

Sep. 13, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered the state of Iowa to immediately halt enforcement of a law that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Judge Robert Pratt said in an order signed Monday that...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 13, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: This is not a drill. Abortion rights are in dire danger, and Iowans will have to fight to preserve them Arguments about abortion rights in America are cacophonous, often redundant and sometimes...

Iowa judge denies woman's request to halt state mask ban law

Sep. 10, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state court judge declined Friday to halt enforcement of an Iowa law that prohibits school boards from enacting mask requirements, saying there is no evidence that any school board would immediately impose a mask mandate if the law wasn't in effect. ...

Iowa uses federal virus relief funds for $3.7M ad campaign

Sep. 09, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will use federal coronavirus relief funds to pay for a $3.7 million national ad campaign that promotes the state as a destination for visitors and workers, an agency spokeswoman said Thursday. The 30-second ad is part of a larger “This Is...

Iowa judge considers whether to halt state mask ban law

Sep. 09, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican legislators and the governor prohibited mask mandates in schools for purely political reasons to appease complaining constituents, a lawyer representing a mother and her sons argued Thursday. “The popularity of the governor and...

Iowa sees 30 more virus deaths and more cases among children

Sep. 08, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa saw 30 more deaths caused by the coronavirus in the past week as data showed more children and young adults were getting infected and more people were being treated in hospitals, according to the state Department of Public Health. As the...