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As national GOP leaders praise Gov. Reynolds’ handling of the pandemic, Iowa COVID deaths surpass 9,000

One day after national Republican leaders praised Gov. Kim Reynolds as “a national leader in effectively balancing lives and livelihoods” during the pandemic, the Iowa Department of Public Health disclosed that more than 9,000 Iowans have died from COVID-19. In […]

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See that yellow box? It could save your life.

Most people are familiar with some of the signs of heart disease — chest pains, dizziness, shortness of breath — but sudden cardiac arrests can occur without any warning signs, and a person’s chances of survival decreases 7 to 10 […]

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Iowa House Republicans approve ban on transgender girls in girls’ sports, extending the ban to colleges and universities

The Iowa House approved a bill to ban transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports at schools on Monday night, after amending it to extend the ban to community colleges and public and private universities. HF 2416 only received support […]

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Gov. Reynolds will deliver the Republican response to President Biden’s State of the Union address

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that Gov. Kim Reynolds will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech next week. In a written statement, McConnell praised Reynolds’ “brave, bold, and successful leadership” […]

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‘Bloom County’ is coming to television as an animated series, bringing echoes of Iowa City with it

Almost 42 years after it was first launched, 33 years after its creator discontinued it and seven years after he revived it, the much-beloved comic strip “Bloom County” is set to become an animated series on Fox. And when Berkeley […]

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After its first year providing crisis services, the GuideLink Center assesses its accomplishments and obstacles

During its first year, the GuideLink Center, a facility that provides care for mental health and substance use disorders, has helped over 1,000 people, said Executive Director Abbey Ferenzi. The center offers 24/7 services, including rapid assessment, triage and crisis […]

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Republican majority on House Education Committee unanimously approves ban on transgender girls in girls’ sports

A bill banning transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports at school passed the Iowa House Education Committee on a party-line vote Monday, with all the committee’s Republicans voting in favor of it and all of its Democrats opposed. HF […]

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GetHelpNowCR.com provides an easy way for people in Cedar Rapids to find help with depression and other challenges

There’s a new online resource available for people in crisis and others who need help, GetHelpNowCR.com. This site, which can be accessed through its URL and through a QR code, feature information about and links to services to assist those […]

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‘State-sanctioned bullying’: Iowa House Republicans advance bill to ban transgender students from playing girls sports

It was a forgone conclusion that a bill seeking to ban transgender girls from participating in girls sports at all Iowa schools would be approved by a subcommittee of the Iowa House Education Committee on Thursday, because the two Republicans […]

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As McConnell calls Jan. 6 ‘a violent insurrection,’ Grassley and Ernst avoid giving direct answers on the issue dividing Republicans

The Republican National Committee’s attempt to whitewash the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol as “legitimate political discourse” while condemning two Trump-critical party members has led to pushback from GOP senators, Politico reported on Tuesday. That pushback does […]

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Gov. Reynolds: COVID-19 is now ‘part of our everyday lives,’ no longer ‘a public health emergency’

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday her administration will officially stop taking any action that treats “COVID-19 as a public health emergency” at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15. That is when the extension of the state’s Public Health Disaster […]

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UI’s LGBTQ Clinic, a ‘haven’ for trans and nonbinary patients, marks 10 years of breaking down barriers

When Dr. Nicole Nisly met her first transgender patient, she didn’t know what to say. It’s common among healthcare providers. What name should I use? How should I refer to them? Should I ask? Her patient was a trans woman […]

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