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‘It has been three weeks,’ Gov. Reynolds defends Test Iowa’s performance, announces its tests have now been validated

The State Hygienic Laboratory has finished its validation of Test Iowa’s equipment, Gov. Reynolds announced at her press conference on Thursday. According to the governor, the Test Iowa processing equipment were 95 percent accurate when determining if a sample was positive, and 99.7 accurate when determining if a sample was negative. As part of the […]

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Iowa is back open for business as more spikes are expected, the COVID-19 death toll passes 300 and Fauci warns of risks

Almost all the businesses closed by the state to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa will be able to reopen. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new public health proclamation on Wednesday that eliminates most of the state’s remaining COVID-19 restrictions. According to the governor, the state has made enough progress in controlling the virus […]

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Where Reynolds sees ‘some positive trends’ in Iowa’s COVID-19 data, the Black Hawk County sheriff sees ‘failures of corporate greed and governmental ignorance’

At her press conference on Monday, Gov. Kim Reynolds said she would announce further relaxations of the state’s remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday. But the governor started her Tuesday press conference by saying that announcement would now be made on Wednesday. “I’m still reviewing some information with the Department of Public Health and my team […]

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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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