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Gov. Reynolds scorns CDC guidance as ‘not grounded in reality,’ blames immigrants for rising COVID infections

The CDC issued new COVID-19 guidance on Wednesday, modifying its previous announcement regarding mask-wearing. Because of lagging vaccination rates in parts of the country, and the rapid spread of the virus’s Delta variant, the agency said it was now recommending that even fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public areas with “high” or “substantial” […]

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Criticizing Chuck Grassley for opposing ‘anything that moves us forward,’ Abby Finkenauer launches a run for Senate

Abby Finkenauer announced on Thursday she is running for Senate in 2022. Finkenauer, who now lives in Cedar Rapids, represented her hometown of Dubuque in the Iowa House for two terms before being elected to Congress from Iowa’s 1st District in Congress in 2018. Finkenauer had a quick rise in Iowa politics, becoming the second-youngest […]

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‘We need to leverage every resource possible’: Coralville City Councilmember Hai Huynh kicks off her reelection campaign

“I feel like we just did this yesterday,” Hai Huynh said at the kickoff event for her reelection campaign in Coralville’s Central Park on Monday evening. Huynh was elected to the Coralville City Council in the September 2020 special election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Tom Gill. Huynh won the four-way […]

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Free DIY COVID-19 test kits now available

The last Test Iowa sites closed down on Friday, as the Iowa Department of Public Health ceased using drive-through test sites and started relying on at-home test kits to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Like the drive-through testing, the at-home testing program, which IDPH is doing in partnership with the State Hygienic […]

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