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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...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Reynolds and four top Iowa officials cooperated in making a marketing video for a company that has received no-bid contracts during the state's coronavirus response. The arrangement between the state and Utah-based Domo Inc. has raised allegations of favoritism and improper use of public resources. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa governor, aides appear in PR video for no-bid vendor

Jan. 7, 2021 9:27 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's governor and four aides helped make a marketing video for a Utah company that was awarded no-bid contracts for work on the coronavirus pandemic, a move that has raised allegations of favoritism and improper use of public resources. Domo Inc.'s video featured interviews with...

Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus crowd inside a subway train during a rush hour in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Wary of another wave of infections, China is urging tens of millions of migrant workers to stay put during next month's Lunar New Year holiday, usually the world's largest annual human migration. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China makes parts of province high danger zones

Jan. 5, 2021 12:39 AM EST

BEIJING — China has designated parts of Hebei province near Beijing as a coronavirus high danger zone after 14 new cases of COVID-19 were found. Eleven of those cases were in Shijiazhuang city, where some events for the 2022 Winter Olympics will be held. An additional 30 people tested positive for the...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers a question during a debate with Rita Hart in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa officials on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, were expected to certify a Republican candidate as a six-vote winner for an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades. Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District after a recount saw her 47-vote lead steadily dwindle to single digits but never be overcome. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Pelosi says Iowa Republican in contested race will be seated

Dec. 30, 2020 4:38 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Majority Democrats in the U.S. House will allow an Iowa Republican to take office while they review her opponent's contest claiming the six-vote race was wrongly decided, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday. Pelosi said “yes” when asked at a news conference whether...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder talks with U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt, left, in Des Moines, Iowa. Pratt, who has warned that systemic political corruption is a threat to U.S. democracy, is ridiculing President Trump's pardons, including those issued to convicted Republican campaign operatives and members of Congress.

Federal judge in Iowa ridicules Trump's pardons

Dec. 29, 2020 2:49 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge in Iowa who has warned against political corruption is ridiculing President Donald Trump’s pardons, including those issued to convicted Republican campaign operatives and former members of Congress. “It’s not surprising that a criminal like Trump...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Iowa attorney general Tom Miller speaks in Iowa City, Iowa. To determine whether Burlington officer Chris Chiprez should face charges in the Oct. 1, 2017, fatal shooting of 27-year-old Marquis Jones, authorities turned to the office of Attorney General Miller, a Democrat and the longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history with four decades in power. Like 30 other cases involving force used by police in the decade before and years since, the attorney general's office cleared Chiprez of criminal wrongdoing, documents obtained under the open records law show. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

No officers convicted by Iowa AG in force cases since 2004

Dec. 23, 2020 3:14 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When cops pulled over Marquis Jones for loud music one sunny afternoon in October 2017, the 27-year-old Black man got out of his car and ran. Jones escaped one officer’s tackle and carried a handgun as he fled through a neighborhood in Burlington, Iowa. Police yelled for him...

FILE - This Dec. 19, 2019, file photo, shows the entrance to the Glenwood Resource Center campus in Glenwood, Iowa. In a report released Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, the U.S. Justice Department has found that Glenwood Resource Center, the Iowa state-run care center for people with intellectual disabilities, likely violated the constitutional rights of residents by subjecting them to human experiments, some of which were deemed dangerous. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)

Feds probe Iowa care home: Disabled 'not human guinea pigs'

Dec. 22, 2020 10:10 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has found a state-run care center for people with intellectual disabilities has likely violated the constitutional rights of residents by subjecting them to human experiments, some of which were deemed dangerous by federal investigators. A report released...

A medical worker takes samples from a man during a COVID-19 testing at a makeshift clinic in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. South Korea was opening dozens of free COVID-19 testing sites in the greater Seoul area, as the country registered additional more than 700 new cases Monday amid a surge in infections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Taiwan sets 60% of population vaccination goal

Dec. 14, 2020 10:25 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan has set a goal to vaccinate 60% of its population with a COVID-19 vaccine, or 15 million people, a health official said Tuesday. Taiwan has signed an agreement with COVAX to purchase a COVID-19 vaccine, but is also actively in talks with vaccine companies who have candidates in...

FILE - In this May 6, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. After facing a workforce shortage for months, Iowa has awarded an emergency $2.3 million contact-tracing contract to a company owned by a Republican Party insider. The Iowa Department of Public Health selected Iowa City-based MCI for the contract out of 14 companies that applied and experts questioning the data metrics. MCI is owned by GOP donor Anthony Marlowe, and has done work for President Donald Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds' political campaigns. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci File)

Iowa's contact-tracing firm helped Trump, Reynolds campaigns

Dec. 4, 2020 5:46 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After facing a workforce shortage for months, Iowa awarded an emergency $2.3 million contact-tracing contract to a company that has worked for the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds and is owned by a Republican insider. The Iowa Department of Public Health...