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White House Coronavirus Task Force: Iowa has the country’s highest rate of new COVID-19 cases, and should have statewide mask mandate

Johnson County had another triple-digit increase in its number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with the Iowa Department of Public Health reporting 138 residents had tested positive for the virus during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. The department’s official 14-day average daily positivity rate for Johnson County increased to 23.4 percent on Tuesday. […]

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COVID-19: 188 new cases in Johnson County, 990 statewide; IDPH information appears to have a new problem

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported on Sunday that another 188 residents of Johnson County had tested positive for COVID-19 during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. The department’s official 14-day average positivity rate for the county also increased to 22.3 percent. In its Sunday analysis of the spread of COVID-19 in metro […]

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Iowa City begins final collection of derecho debris, curbside and drop-off options available in Coralville and North Liberty

City crews will start their final round of curbside collection of large debris from the Aug. 10 derecho in Iowa City on Monday. The Public Works Department estimates that the final round may take until the end of September to complete. “Following the final pass of debris removal, residents will need to adhere to pre-storm […]

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Judge orders Linn County to void 50,000 absentee ballot request forms

A district court judge has ordered Linn County Auditor Joel Miller to nullify about 50,000 absentee ballot request forms, siding with Republican groups that alleged Miller overstepped his authority by sending out request forms with pre-filled voter information. The Trump campaign, Republican Party of Iowa and two national Republican campaign committees filed three separate lawsuits […]

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