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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, file photo, Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks prior to Vice President Mike Pence speaking at the

Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

Oct. 24, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state supreme courts when they have controlled all levers of state...

Iowa's COVID-19 death rate among highest in US, report says

Oct. 23, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has among the nation's highest coronavirus death and infection rates and residents should avoid gatherings in most counties to fight the virus, federal experts said this week. The virus infected and killed about twice as many people per capita in Iowa as the national average...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference in Johnston, Iowa. Iowa is planning to use millions of dollars in federal pandemic funds on a long-term plan to improve data management across state agencies, a second information technology project that may not fit the purpose of the aid. State and federal auditors this week told Iowa’s executive branch to return millions of dollars to the state’s $1.25 billion coronavirus relief fund that have been spent on new accounting and human resources software.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa's use of pandemic aid for 2nd IT project draws scrutiny

Oct. 22, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is planning to use millions of dollars in federal pandemic relief funds on a long-term plan to improve data management across state agencies, a second information technology project that may not fit the intended purpose of the aid. State and federal auditors this week told...

Iowa governor stands by use of virus aid for IT project

Oct. 21, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' administration will try to convince federal auditors to reverse course and approve its plan to spend $21 million in coronavirus relief funds on a long-planned information technology upgrade. Reynolds said Wednesday that the state believes spending...

Audit faults Iowa's move to spend virus aid on $21M software

Oct. 19, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's auditor warned Monday that the governor's decision to spend $21 million in federal pandemic relief funds on a new executive branch software system would not be allowed and should be abandoned. State Auditor Rob Sand said that using the federal money to pay for Workday, a...

Iowa rate of new coronavirus cases ranks eighth-highest

Oct. 19, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported nearly 1,000 more coronavirus cases Sunday, and the state's rate of positive cases remains high. The state reported 910 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 new deaths as of Sunday morning to give Iowa 107,057 cases and 1,528 deaths since the pandemic began, according to Iowa's...

Iowa reports nearly 3,000 virus cases in past three days

Oct. 19, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has reported nearly 3,000 new confirmed positive coronavirus cases in the last three days. The state Department of Public Health reported 1,595 confirmed cases Saturday, another 915 on Sunday and 508 new confirmed cases Monday. During that time, the department reported 13 more...

Iowa virus deaths, new cases and positivity rate remain high

Oct. 16, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported another 1,330 confirmed coronavirus infections Friday as the state's rate of coronavirus deaths, new cases and overall positivity rate indicated that statewide spread of the virus is continuing. The new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours came as the state reported 16...

Gov. Roy Cooper listens as Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, answers a question during a briefing during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

Oct. 15, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the Democratic governor considers whether to tighten restrictions or reopen more of the economy. The governor’s decision, which is expected...

President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally at Des Moines International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Governor defends rally as Iowa's virus death toll tops 1,500

Oct. 15, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa set another record Thursday for people being treated in hospitals for COVID-19, but Gov. Kim Reynolds said the health care system was managing well and there was no need for new actions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The number of people hospitalized rose to 482 as the...