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House votes to bar COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Iowa schools, colleges

DES MOINES — A bill that’s passed the Iowa House forbids educational institutions in the state from…

Iowa COVID-19 deaths surpass 9,000 as hospitalizations drop

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Iowa climbed past 9,000, the state…

Drop in childhood vaccinations could bring outbreaks of measles, whooping cough

DES MOINES — The number of new reported COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in Iowa is falling, but…

Hours of testimony at Iowa Capitol hearing on COVID related mandates

DES MOINES — Critics of masking and COVID vaccine mandates testified at a subcommittee hearing at the…

As Omicron wave winds down, new COVID cases numbers in north-central Iowa on the decline

MASON CITY — New data from the Iowa Department of Public Health shows the decline of the…

Governor is exploring options to challenge federal vaccine mandate for health care workers, Iowa Guard

DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds says she and a group of other Republican governors are mulling…

Fighting COVID information fatigue in Iowa

IOWA CITY — The COVID-19 pandemic is now two years old, and Iowa health-care workers say they’re…

House Minority Leader says interesting time Reynolds to end public health disaster proclamation

JOHNSTON — Governor Kim Reynolds last week decided that the Public Health Disaster Proclamation she first issued…

State pandemic emergency status to end

DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds will allow the COVID-19 disaster declaration to expire next week. Reynolds…

Number of new weekly COVID cases continue to drop in north-central Iowa, hospitalizations slightly up

MASON CITY — For the second straight week, the number of reported new COVID-19 cases in north-central…



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