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38 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional death confirmed

38 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional death confirmed

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 336 positive cases. There…

Iowa courts attempt to serve citizens during COVID-19 pandemic

Iowa courts attempt to serve citizens during COVID-19 pandemic

DES MOINES – During these unprecedented and ever-changing circumstances, the Iowa Judicial Branch is attempting to provide regular public updates on the steps they have taken to provide essential services to…

Former Waterloo doctor has medical license suspended, faces criminal charges after alleged car chase with police

Former Waterloo doctor has medical license suspended, faces criminal charges after alleged car chase with police

DES MOINES – A former Waterloo doctor has medical license suspended, faces criminal charges after alleged car chase with police. Nicholas J. Kuiper, D.O., a 41-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who formerly…

Continued progress announced on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

Continued progress announced on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) last week announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions…

Iowa 1st District Congresswoman Finkenauer asks Governor Reynolds to issue statewide ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

Iowa 1st District Congresswoman Finkenauer asks Governor Reynolds to issue statewide ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) sent a letter to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recognizing the governor’s efforts regarding the outbreak of coronavirus in the state and urging consideration of…

64 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

64 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 64 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 298 positive cases (a…

Iowa state parks reduce some amenities as part of COVID-19 response

Iowa state parks reduce some amenities as part of COVID-19 response

CLEAR LAKE – Iowa state parks are continuing to look at ways to help protect the health of visitors and staff during the COVID-19 health emergency. Iowa state parks are still…

President Donald J. Trump signs CARES Act; Read FAQ about rebates and more

President Donald J. Trump signs CARES Act; Read FAQ about rebates and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump signed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act on Friday, March 27, 2020. The CARES Act gives rebates to millions of Americans, loans and grants…

Manager of a decade long Iowa marijuana trafficking operation sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

Manager of a decade long Iowa marijuana trafficking operation sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – The manager of a large-scale marijuana trafficking operation who brought marijuana into Iowa for resale for a decade was sentenced today to more than seven years in…

56 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 2 additional deaths confirmed, Reynolds holds press conference today

56 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 2 additional deaths confirmed, Reynolds holds press conference today

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 56 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 235 positive cases. There…

Federal student loan payments suspended, waives interest waived during national emergency

Federal student loan payments suspended, waives interest waived during national emergency

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced this week that the office of Federal Student Aid is executing on President Donald J. Trump’s promise to provide student loan…

21 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa; Reynolds to hold press conference today

21 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa; Reynolds to hold press conference today

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 21 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 145 positive cases. There…

First COVID-19 death confirmed in Iowa

First COVID-19 death confirmed in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned late today of the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was an older adult, 61-80 years…

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, Reynolds to hold press conference today

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, Reynolds to hold press conference today

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 19 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 124 positive cases. There…

U.S. reaches agreements with Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders

U.S. reaches agreements with Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working…

Iowa DNR reminds citizens: Public drinking water is safe to drink

Iowa DNR reminds citizens: Public drinking water is safe to drink

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to public drinking water to provide clarity to the public. The…

Iowa DNR investigating drowning on Mississippi River

Iowa DNR investigating drowning on Mississippi River

GUTTENBERG, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a drowning that happened on March 21, around 1:30pm, near the spillway of Lock and Dam #10 on the…

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa; two in Cerro Gordo county

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa; two in Cerro Gordo county

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 22 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 90 positive cases. There…

U.S. Small Business Administration issues Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Iowa

U.S. Small Business Administration issues Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Iowa

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of January 31, 2020 and…

Senators unveil new plan to cancel student loan payments for duration of coronavirus emergency

Senators unveil new plan to cancel student loan payments for duration of coronavirus emergency

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) unveiled an emergency student loan payment and…

DEA proposes process to expand marijuana research in the United States

DEA proposes process to expand marijuana research in the United States

WASHINGTON – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice announced action to further expand opportunities for scientific and medical research on marijuana in the United States. The…

Iowa Rep. Axne urges credit monitoring companies to halt reporting of missed payments until coronavirus outbreak ends

Iowa Rep. Axne urges credit monitoring companies to halt reporting of missed payments until coronavirus outbreak ends

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) wrote with her colleagues to the three major credit reporting agencies to urge them to cease reporting of missed payments on hospital bills, mortgage…

U.S. Senate today passes bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act

U.S. Senate today passes bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today passed the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act, 90-8, and it is now on its way to President Donald Trump to be signed…

Mason City man busted with weed and meth in Clarksville

Mason City man busted with weed and meth in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A Mason City man was busted with weed and meth in Clarksville, the local police department proclaimed today. On March 13, 2020 the Clarksville Police Department conducted…

Report claims that  pandemic shows Affordable Care Act more critical than ever for Iowans 

Report claims that  pandemic shows Affordable Care Act more critical than ever for Iowans 

DES MOINES — As the country grapples with a growing coronavirus pandemic, Iowa Voices – an organization focused on the voting record of Iowa Senator Joni Ernst – released a…

Alliant Energy temporarily suspends disconnects for non-payment; intends to waive late fees

Alliant Energy temporarily suspends disconnects for non-payment; intends to waive late fees

MADISON, Wis. (March 18, 2020) — Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) is temporarily suspending disconnections for all of Iowa and Wisconsin customers during the public health emergency related to the coronavirus…

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of six additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 29 positive cases. According…

Workers impacted by COVID-19 closures can apply online for unemployment benefits

Workers impacted by COVID-19 closures can apply online for unemployment benefits

DES MOINES – Employees impacted by COVID-19 closures can and should apply for unemployment benefits online here: CLICK HERE In order to comply with current recommended guidelines regarding reducing large…

USDA ensures food safety during COVID-19 outbreak

USDA ensures food safety during COVID-19 outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is ensuring the safety and timely delivery of the U.S. food supply while protecting the health of USDA employees during this…

Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency

Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon…

Senate and House agree to waive requirement for school days to be rescheduled

Senate and House agree to waive requirement for school days to be rescheduled

DES MOINES – The Senate and House have agreed to waive the requirement for Iowa schools to reschedule days canceled following Governor Reynolds’ recommendation, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.…

Gov. Reynolds recommends Iowa schools close for four weeks, will hold a press conference tomorrow

Gov. Reynolds recommends Iowa schools close for four weeks, will hold a press conference tomorrow

DES MOINES – Upon discovery of the existence of substantial community spread of COVID-19 in the state, Gov. Reynolds is recommending that Iowa schools close for four weeks. “Based on…

Health Department mass gathering recommendations for COVID-19

Health Department mass gathering recommendations for COVID-19

MASON CITY – There is currently no known community spread of COVID-19 in (Cerro Gordo County) at this time (but it has reached parts of Iowa). However, with continued limited…

COVID-19 community spread confirmed in Iowa, state agencies take additional measures to limit spread and assist Iowans

COVID-19 community spread confirmed in Iowa, state agencies take additional measures to limit spread and assist Iowans

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of one additional positive case of an Iowan with COVID-19 (as of Saturday evening, March 14), for…

Iowa prison officials cancel visiting at all facilities

Iowa prison officials cancel visiting at all facilities

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Corrections has been implementing measures, policies and protocols to prevent the spread and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in the state prisons. Effective…

Federal judge halts Trump Administration directive to slash food stamps for hundreds of thousands during pandemic

Federal judge halts Trump Administration directive to slash food stamps for hundreds of thousands during pandemic

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal judge has blocked a Trump Administration rule set for next month that would have kicked hundreds of thousands of needy, hungry Americans off of…

U.S. House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act

U.S. House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON — The House today passed, on a bipartisan 363-40 vote, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe…

One dead, several arrested after armored car robbery in Waterloo

One dead, several arrested after armored car robbery in Waterloo

WATERLOO – A brazen attempt to rob an armored car in a Waterloo US Bank parking lot ended with one attempted robber dead and later with several behind bars. On…

Iowa state troopers eject LGBTQ youth from Iowa Capitol for using “restrooms that match their gender identity”

Iowa state troopers eject LGBTQ youth from Iowa Capitol for using “restrooms that match their gender identity”

DES MOINES — A group of LGBTQ youth were ejected Thursday from the Iowa Capitol Building for using restrooms they claim matched their gender identity. Iowa Safe Schools – an…

State of Iowa provides COVID-19 update

State of Iowa provides COVID-19 update

DES MOINES – Testing at Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory has indicated two additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa residents, a total of 16 positive cases. An…

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