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Vice President Pence says Iowans are ‘blessed’ to have Kim Reynolds as governor, praises meat processing plants during visit to Iowa

“The people of Iowa have been blessed by the leadership of Gov. Kim Reynolds,” Vice President Mike Pence said during his visit to the state on Friday. Pence was speaking to a group of religious leaders at Westkirk Presbyterian Church in Urbandale, one of two scheduled public events on Friday. “One of the things the […]

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Judge rules Iowa’s ban on funding for Planned Parenthood’s sex education programs is unconstitutional

A state district court judge has struck down as unconstitutional Iowa’s ban on Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH) receiving public grant money to provide sex education programs in the state. “The Act has no valid, ‘realistically conceivable’ purpose that serves a legitimate government interest as it is both irrationally overinclusive and under-inclusive,” Judge Paul […]

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Reynolds says Iowa is in ‘the recovery phase of COVID-19’ as it sees its highest one-day death toll from the virus

Iowa’s total number of COVID-19 cases reached 10,111 on Tuesday, and the state saw its highest one-day death toll as the Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 19 deaths from the virus. But at her press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Iowa is now in “the recovery phase of COVID-19.” The governor […]

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‘Iowans are meant to work’: Gov. Reynolds discusses her decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions, as another 534 cases are reported

Gov. Kim Reynolds started her press conference on Monday by praising her administration’s efforts to deal with the impact of COVID-19 in the state. “You may not be aware of this, but this week is Public Service Recognition Week,” the governor pointed out before giving a glowing assessment of the work of various state agencies. […]

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