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Require masks, Iowa faith leaders tell Gov. Kim Reynolds


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:09:00 +0000

Author: Philip Joens and Maya Miller, Des Moines Register

"Lead us in a shared goal of sacrifice for the common good." Six Iowa religious leaders called on Gov. Kim Reynolds to issue a statewide mask mandate.

       

Read more: Require masks, Iowa faith leaders tell Gov. Kim Reynolds


Iowa State Epidemiologist Caitlin Pedati gets 45% raise amid coronavirus pandemic


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:31:46 +0000

Author: Tony Leys, Des Moines Register

Kelly Garcia, interim director of the Iowa Department of Public Health, said Pedati's raise brings her salary in line with other state doctors.

       

Read more: Iowa State Epidemiologist Caitlin Pedati gets 45% raise amid coronavirus pandemic


Iowa State details COVID-19 testing process as students move to campus; University of Iowa will not require tests


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:27:16 +0000

Author: Kiley Wellendorf, Ames Tribune, Des Moines Register

As students and families settled in, university officials held a news conference detailing what's sure to be a unique school year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

       

Read more: Iowa State details COVID-19 testing process as students move to campus; University of Iowa will not require tests


State says students at Iowa elementary school must return to in-person classes by Friday


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:31:15 +0000

Author: Charles Flesher, Des Moines Register

The state denied Urbandale's request to continue holding classes online at the year-round elementary school.

       

Read more: State says students at Iowa elementary school must return to in-person classes by Friday


Students move into dorms at Iowa State in a staggered system because of COVID-19


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:38:49 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Iowa State held their first move-in day for incoming students on Monday, Aug. 8, 2020. The school is holding rolling move-ins to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

       

Read more: Students move into dorms at Iowa State in a staggered system because of COVID-19


Democrat J.D. Scholten rejects DCCC funding in race for Iowa's 4th District: 'I want this race to be run out of Sioux City and not D.C.'


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:05:40 +0000

Author: Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register

"I want this race to be run out of Sioux City and not D.C.," Democrat J.D. Scholten said.

       

Read more: Democrat J.D. Scholten rejects DCCC funding in race for Iowa's 4th District: 'I want this race to be run out of Sioux City and not D.C.'


Des Moines City Council to vote on $99,000 ammo purchase for police; activists ask to speak


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:53:29 +0000

Author: Shelby Fleig, Des Moines Register

The annual ammunition purchase is for training of the Metro Special Tactics and Response team, Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert says.

       

Read more: Des Moines City Council to vote on $99,000 ammo purchase for police; activists ask to speak


Drake to host Blue Oval Showcase, a professional track meet with safety measures, no fans


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:47:12 +0000

Author: Matthew Bain, Des Moines Register

The annual Drake Relays were canceled due to COVID-19, but there will still be a track meet at Drake Stadium this year.

       

Read more: Drake to host Blue Oval Showcase, a professional track meet with safety measures, no fans


The latest: Iowa school districts prepare to start classes in COVID-19 pandemic


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:30:33 +0000

Author: Robin Opsahl, Des Moines Register

When Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation requiring at least 50% of teaching in-person, some schools had to backtrack on board-approved plans.

       

Read more: The latest: Iowa school districts prepare to start classes in COVID-19 pandemic


Reports that envoy asked Brazil for ethanol favor to help Trump in Iowa draw Democrats' ire


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:01:44 +0000

Author: Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register

The U.S. State Department denied reports that Ambassador Todd Chapman asked Brazil to cut its ethanol tariff as a favor to President Trump.

       

Read more: Reports that envoy asked Brazil for ethanol favor to help Trump in Iowa draw Democrats' ire


UI will not test students for COVID-19 before they come to campus this fall


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:57:54 +0000

Author: Isaac Hamlet, Iowa City Press-Citizen

The University of Iowa announced Monday, Aug. 3, that rather than focusing on testing, resources will be funneled into infection prevention efforts.

       

Read more: UI will not test students for COVID-19 before they come to campus this fall


Photos: Cumming's new mural stands tall at water tower


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:52:56 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

The artwork gives thanks to local veterans and features bikers on the Great Western Trail.

       

Read more: Photos: Cumming's new mural stands tall at water tower


Theresa Greenfield's campaign gets $132,000 fundraising boost after dog, Ringo, goes viral


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:24:22 +0000

Author: Brianne Pfannenstiel, Des Moines Register

The five-year-old rescue dog helped his human, Democratic Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield, to bring in $132,000 in online donations.

       

Read more: Theresa Greenfield's campaign gets $132,000 fundraising boost after dog, Ringo, goes viral


The first phase of Fleur Drive reconstruction is nearly complete. Here's what's next


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:00:39 +0000

Author: Shelby Fleig, Des Moines Register

The current work on northbound lanes from Bell to Watrous avenues is 80% finished, said City Engineer Steve Naber.

       

Read more: The first phase of Fleur Drive reconstruction is nearly complete. Here's what's next


'Love your neighbor' Iowa Faith leaders call on Gov. Reynolds for mask mandate


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:00:06 +0000

Author: Zach Boyden-Holmes, DesMoines

Iowa Faith leaders gather at the Capitol to call for Gov. Kim Reynolds to issue a mask mandate.

       

Read more: 'Love your neighbor' Iowa Faith leaders call on Gov. Reynolds for mask mandate


Photos: Barksdale cookies are here to stay at state fairgrounds


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:51:53 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

After 26 years, the pioneer of the fair's 'cookie buckets' is retiring at age 92.

       

Read more: Photos: Barksdale cookies are here to stay at state fairgrounds


Iowa Faith leaders call on Gov. Reynolds for mask mandate


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:57:53 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Iowa Faith leaders gather at the Capital to call for Gov. Kim Reynolds to issue a mask mandate.

       

Read more: Iowa Faith leaders call on Gov. Reynolds for mask mandate


Suspect charged with murder after man fatally shot at 8-year-old son's funeral


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:45:47 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

A 26-year-old Davenport was shot outside a funeral home. He was there for his son's funeral.

       

Read more: Suspect charged with murder after man fatally shot at 8-year-old son's funeral


Iowa reports another 4 COVID-19 deaths, 320 confirmed coronavirus cases


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:52:55 +0000

Author: Staff reports, Des Moines Register

Iowa reported its first three COVID-19 cases on March 8. The state's first death was reported March 24.

       

Read more: Iowa reports another 4 COVID-19 deaths, 320 confirmed coronavirus cases


From the Dietitian:   What do you recommend for healthy snacks?


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:40:04 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

From the Dietitian:   What do you recommend for healthy snacks?

       

Read more: From the Dietitian:   What do you recommend for healthy snacks?


Will Ankeny City Council let Casey's build a 67-foot sign at I-35 travel center?


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:20:04 +0000

Author: Robin Opsahl, Des Moines Register

The Plan and Zoning commission opposes the sign, which would be the city's tallest, but the City Council has final say.

       

Read more: Will Ankeny City Council let Casey's build a 67-foot sign at I-35 travel center?


Some Iowa care centers ease visitor limits, but coronavirus surge prevents return to normal


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:03:01 +0000

Author: Tony Leys, Des Moines Register

"It's not nearly as simple as opening the doors," Iowa industry leader says.

       

Read more: Some Iowa care centers ease visitor limits, but coronavirus surge prevents return to normal


Iowa sales tax holiday: How to save on back-to-school shopping; plus, what is tax-free?


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:02:37 +0000

Author: Katie Akin, Des Moines Register

The 2020 sales tax holiday is Aug. 7 and 8. Here's everything you need to know — including if masks will be tax free.

       

Read more: Iowa sales tax holiday: How to save on back-to-school shopping; plus, what is tax-free?


Will schools have enough substitute teachers during pandemic? Rules are relaxed, but concerns remain.


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:42:03 +0000

Author: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has relaxed requirements for substitute teachers to expand the available pool. Concerns remain about their numbers, readiness.

       

Read more: Will schools have enough substitute teachers during pandemic? Rules are relaxed, but concerns remain.


After pandemic forces 'remote crisis learning,' districts now preparing for the true virtual schools model


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:00:41 +0000

Author: Shelby Fleig, Des Moines Register

Leaders at Iowa's accredited online public schools are working overtime to prepare for a record number of virtual students this year.

       

Read more: After pandemic forces 'remote crisis learning,' districts now preparing for the true virtual schools model


Iowa breweries join national Black is Beautiful beer initiative supporting racial justice


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 00:00:14 +0000

Author: Kylee Mullen, Ames Tribune, Des Moines Register

Alluvial Brewing's owner hopes the community will use it as an opportunity to not only enjoy a new, local beer, but also to have difficult conversations.

       

Read more: Iowa breweries join national Black is Beautiful beer initiative supporting racial justice


Police identify two contract workers in fatal Pella construction incident


Created: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 18:28:01 +0000

Author: Andrea May Sahouri, Des Moines Register

Two contract workers died in a Pella construction incident on Saturday while installing internet lines.

       

Read more: Police identify two contract workers in fatal Pella construction incident


Photos: Ankeny Christian Academy graduation


Created: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 04:18:03 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Ankeny Christian Academy held its graduation ceremony Saturday at the high school

       

Read more: Photos: Ankeny Christian Academy graduation

 
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