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As COVID surges on, Iowa Republicans advance bills to make it easier to use ivermectin and harder to vaccinate kids »

The number of new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health declined from the record-setting 38,574 new cases in last week’s IDPH weekly update, but was still the second-highest weekly total IDPH has reported during the pandemic. According to the department, another 34,949 Iowans tested positive for the virus since its […]

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As COVID surges on, Iowa Republicans advance bills to make it easier to use ivermectin and harder to vaccinate kids

The number of new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health declined from the record-setting 38,574 new cases in last week’s IDPH weekly update, but was still the second-highest weekly total IDPH has reported during the pandemic. According to the department, another 34,949 Iowans tested positive for the virus since its […]

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Letter from Joe Bolkcom: Let’s talk weather

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Record number of Iowans test positive for COVID; Gov. Reynolds says cases are undercounted, but doesn’t think state needs to reopen test sites

In its weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported the highest number of new cases of the virus during a seven-day period since the first cases were discovered in the state in March 2020. According to IDPH, another 38,574 Iowans tested positive from Jan. 12-18. But in an interview with […]

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Letter from Joe Bolkcom: Let’s talk weather

We Iowans love to talk about the weather! Not Governor Reynolds. She didn’t mention the recent off-the-charts weather disaster in her rosy Condition of the State address recently. On Dec. 15, Iowans once again experienced a set of events that no one alive has ever witnessed before. A record temperature of 74 degrees. The first […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks didn’t support the military

By Paul Deaton, Solon Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks should be consistent about where she stands on support for the military. On Jan. 12, she voted against expanding eligibility for educational benefits to our National Guard and Army Reserves in the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2021. In June, Miller-Meeks said, “I can think […]

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Letter to the editor: Gov. Reynolds wants to tear Iowa’s safety net

Gov. Reynolds wants to starve Iowa’s safety net and, consequently, its people. In her recent Condition of the State address, Governor Kim Reynolds used her platform to kick struggling Iowans while they are down. At one point in her speech, Reynolds lamented that Iowa’s “safety net has become a hammock.” The implication, of course, is […]

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Letter to the editor: Johnson County, wear your mask!

By Kent Williams, Iowa City Last weekend I visited the North Dodge Hy-Vee, the Coralville Hy-Vee. Only about half the people were wearing masks. When I’ve visited other businesses, the people working there weren’t wearing masks. At my chiropractor’s office, no one was wearing a mask. If you visit the popular stores near Kalona, no […]

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