More than 17 percent of Iowa’s K-12 teachers are 55 or older and Governor Kim Reynolds today said state officials realize the health concerns of teachers are an issue as schools reopen for classes. “I believe that school districts and teachers know without hesitation that our kids need to be in the classroom, ” Reynolds […]
This summer’s major fundraisers for the American Cancer Society in Iowa are undergoing significant changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Relay For Life is held every summer in many Iowa cities to raise funds for research and services for cancer patients and their families. Iowa chapter spokesman Brian Ortner says many once-familiar events are […]
A report from the State Auditor’s office says coronavirus results from the Test Iowa program are not being properly handled because they go from the State Hygienic Lab to three other entities before making it to the Department of Public Health. Auditor Rob Sand, a Democrat, says Iowa law requires direct reporting of the results […]
Governor Reynolds today said all the inmates at the state prison in Fort Dodge who’ve tested negative this month for COVID-19 are being re-tested today. An inmate died of complications of the virus and 186 inmates, along with 19 staff members, have tested positive among the nearly 1,400 tests that were performed in the past […]
The development of the corn and soybean crops continues to be ahead of past years. The U.S.D.A. crop report says 35% of the corn is at or beyond the silking stage of development– which is eight days ahead of last year and two days ahead of the five-year average. The report says 58% of the […]