Democrats say Covid protocols in the legislature are falling short and endangering the health of employees and the general public. Representative Brian Meyer, a Democrat from Des Moines, said online testimony should be allowed at public hearings. “They don’t feel like it’s safe to come here — I mean we don’t have a mask mandate,” […]
Last fall’s mild, dry weather allowed many Iowa farmers to harvest their crops in record time, but now those same conditions are causing concern. Meteorologist Dennis Todey, director of the U.S.D.A.’s Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, says drought continues to be the biggest worry. “We have some very dry soils throughout the Northern Plains into […]
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved an underage gambling fine of $20,000 today for the Wild Rose Casino in Clinton. The 20-year-old visited the casino some 40 times and gambled — but Wild Rose vice president Tom Timmons says this was a unique case. “This person had his cousin’s ID. And the cousin and […]
The owner of a child care center in the northeast Iowa town of Sumner is accused of abusing a one-year-old at the facility. Authorities arrested 54-year-old Crystal Bahe of Sumner Tuesday on a charge of child endangerment. Sumner police say they took the Sumner woman into custody after an employee at Crystal’s Christian Child Care […]
Iowans age 65 and older will become eligible for a Covid vaccination, starting next month, but Governor Kim Reynolds cautions the state isn’t getting as many doses as it needs to meet vaccination goals. “We are restricted on the number of doses that are coming into the state,” Reynolds said late this morning, “and so […]