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Editorial Roundup:

Aug. 3, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. july 31, 2020. Can you give us the lowdown for the layman on how vaccines work? Vaccines are cheat codes for the immune system. If you don’t know what a cheat code is, stop right now and look it up. The human body is designed to have certain events occur at certain times....

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Jul. 27, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 26, 2020. Gov. Reynolds has a cart-before-horse problem. First: Order masks to reduce virus spread. Then open schools. Gov. Kim Reynolds recently held a news conference and signed a proclamation intended to push Iowa schools to reopen for in-person classes this fall. She clearly thinks...

Governor's office lifts cap on virus testing at Dubuque site

Jul. 25, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A limit on the number of COVID-19 tests performed at a busy Dubuque clinic will be lifted, starting Monday. Earlier this week, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' office imposed a limit of 100 tests per day on the Epic Health and Wellness clinic in Dubuque, saying the clinic could not handle the...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020 file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference in Urbandale, Iowa. Gov. Reynolds says she will override local school districts and require students to spend at least half of their education time in classrooms despite concerns the move could endanger children and teachers as the number of coronavirus cases increase in the state. Reynolds' decision Friday, July 17, 2020, will invalidate plans implemented by some districts to limit in-person classes to one day a week for most students with online learning on other days. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa cites quality concerns for cuts at Dubuque testing site

Jul. 22, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday that concerns with the quality and safety of coronavirus testing at a busy clinic in Dubuque prompted the state to sharply reduce its operations this week. The state will send 2,000 additional kits to Dubuque County to make additional...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020 file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference in Urbandale, Iowa. Gov. Reynolds says she will override local school districts and require students to spend at least half of their education time in classrooms despite concerns the move could endanger children and teachers as the number of coronavirus cases increase in the state. Reynolds' decision Friday, July 17, 2020, will invalidate plans implemented by some districts to limit in-person classes to one day a week for most students with online learning on other days. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa governor orders reduced testing at Dubuque site

Jul. 21, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Coronavirus testing will be reduced to only 100 tests per day at a Test Iowa site in Dubuque, despite a sharp increase in cases in Dubuque County. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office ordered the site to reduce its testing, Dubuque officials announced Monday. The site will be opened...

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Jul. 20, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 16, 2020. Wanted: A long-term care ombudsman who actually advocates for Iowa seniors If you reside in a nursing home and are not getting needed care, you might be afraid to complain. You don’t want to offend or anger the people who feed and bathe you. You don’t want to be...

Suspect in Iowa killing arrested in Michigan

Jul. 14, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A suspect in an Iowa killing has been arrested in Michigan. U.S. Marshals took 25-year-old Deonte Ellison into custody shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Dubuque Police Department says an arrest warrant was issued for Ellison after he was identified as a suspect...

Iowa arrest reviewed after handcuffed Black man has seizure

Jul. 12, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating an eastern Iowa arrest after video posted on social media showed a handcuffed Black man having a seizure and apparently struggling to breathe after officers used pepper spray on him. Dubuque officials said an internal investigation will review the Friday...

Officials turn struggling Dubuque cemetery over to state

Jul. 9, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Unable to overcome mounting financial woes, the board of Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque has approved a plan to transfer ownership of the cemetery to the state of Iowa. The Linwood Cemetery Association recently made that decision when it became clear that the cemetery would soon run out...

Couple sentenced to 2 years for stealing from disabled mom

Jul. 6, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque man and his wife have been sentenced to federal prison for stealing more than $200,000 from his disabled mother. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release Monday that 66-year-old H. David Derby was sentenced to 26 months and 52-year-old Patti Lynn Derby to 24 months...