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Iowa sees biggest daily COVID-19 increase since late May

Jul. 10, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

Iowa on Friday registered its largest daily jump in coronavirus cases since May, leading health officials in the worst-affected parts of the state to warn people to take the threat more seriously and to stop congregating in bars and other places in large numbers. Among the 10 counties with the largest jumps was...

Iowa woman gets probation for holding party during shutdown

Jul. 10, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

RIPPEY, Iowa (AP) — A west-central Iowa woman has been sentenced to one year of probation for holding a large party in May during a government-order ban on gatherings of 10 or more people. Charity Snavely, 38, of Rippey, was also sentenced earlier this month to 10 days in jail, but that sentence was...

Iowa got free masks from Taiwan and companies, filings show

Jul. 8, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As Iowa faced a shortage of equipment needed to protect people from the coronavirus, the state received timely gifts from a foreign government and major corporations of nearly 1.4 million surgical masks. New disclosure filings show that the free masks came from the government of...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds arrives to update the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Urbandale, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa governor decries local mandatory mask wearing

Jul. 7, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Local officials don't have the authority to require that residents use masks to halt spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday, a day after the mayor of Muscatine issued such an order. Asked at a news conference about Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson's order, which...

Iowa governor to use $50M in federal money for mental health

Jul. 7, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she would spend $50 million in federal funding on adult and childhood mental health and substance abuse programs. The money is part of the state’s allocation from the $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package, known as the CARES Act, that was...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 6, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 4, 2020. Dear Iowa: Listen to public health experts and put on a damn mask You’re on your own. That remains the message to states from President Donald Trump as the novel coronavirus spreads like wildfire across the country. From leaving states to find their own ventilators and...

Iowa reports 2.6% jump in COVID-19 cases; total exceeds 31K

Jul. 4, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported another 786 confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday, pushing its total for the pandemic past 31,000. The state Department of Public Health said one in every 102 Iowa residents has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, while one in every 11 has tested negative. The...

Confirmed Iowa virus cases jump 389; total approaches 30,500

Jul. 3, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases identified in Iowa increased by 389 on Friday, bringing the state’s total known positive cases to nearly 30,500, state health officials said. Three more COVID-19 deaths also were reported Friday, bringing the state’s...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020 file photo, Dave Turnier processes mail-in ballots at at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also reflects another reality that the president will not concede: Many in his party believe expanding mail-in voting could ultimately help him. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Can Trump's anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?

Jul. 3, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who are promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also...

File-This June 18, 2020, file photo shows Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updating the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse, in Des Moines, Iowa. Reynolds on Monday, June 29, 2020, signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, Pool, File)

Iowa governor signs abortion law amid court challenge

Jul. 2, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court. Reynolds signed the measure into law just after lawyers representing Planned...