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Iowan-made podcasts to stream from home

While you’re busy socially distancing yourself from friends and neighbors, a familiar voice can help you make it through the day. Here are five podcasts recorded here in Iowa to open your mind, without stepping outside your front door. Stuck in the Middle Listen on: Apple, Buzzsprout, Spotify Recorded in Davenport at the Underground Economy, […]

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Linn County homeless shelter will remain open 24/7 through April; LIFTS begins delivering groceries and prescriptions

Linn County’s overflow shelter for people experiencing homelessness will stay open through April. The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved the extension during its meeting on Monday. The overflow shelter opened last November at the county-owned Fillmore Center, 520 11th St NW. The shelter’s services are provided by Willis Dady Homeless Services. The overflow shelter […]

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Art in the time of COVID-19: Richard Wagor

This series, Art in the time of COVID-19, highlights musicians and artists in eastern Iowa whose life and work have been upended by the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state. If you would like to recommend someone to be featured in this space, please reach out to Little Village. Richard Wagor, Bassist If […]

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United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties looking for volunteers for ‘Free Laundry Day’ and other community needs

Laundromania is making Wednesday, April 1, Free Laundry Day at its locations in Johnson County for those experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19. “This is a special day for people in need.” Laundromania owner Brian DeCoster said in a written statement. “We ask that our patrons who regularly do their laundry with Laundromania and have […]

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Rep. Cindy Axne calls for shelter-in-place order, as Iowa sees its biggest one-day increase in positive tests for COVID-19

“Today starts of the fourth week since Iowa’s first coronavirus cases were confirmed, and the reality is the end is not yet in sight,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said during her Monday afternoon press conference on the state’s response to COVID-19. Earlier in the day, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 88 more Iowans had […]

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Iowa City Community School District announces changes to its grab-and-go meal program

As the Iowa City Community School District begins its second week of distributing grab-and-go meals during the school shutdown, there’s been a major change to the program. The program distributes prepacked lunches and breakfast for the following day to anyone 18 or younger — they do not have to be enrolled in one of the district’s schools to receive the meals. When it was launched last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture rules required the child to be present to receive a meal. But in an email sent to parents on Sunday night, the district said that has changed. […]

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Iowa’s COVID-19 ‘peak’ expected soon

“We’re thinking that we might see a peak [in the number of COVID-19 cases in Iowa] — a first peak — in the next two to three weeks,” Iowa Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter said on Sunday. “That’s the best information that we have right now.” Reisetter stressed that that projection is […]

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