Governor’s office omits more than 180 newly reported cases in its Sunday press release on COVID-19

Because the Iowa Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 information site was undergoing scheduled maintenance this weekend, the governor’s office released press releases on Saturday and Sunday with updates on the number of newly confirmed cases of the virus and COVID-19 deaths. The press release sent after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday stated, “Today, the state of […]

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Iowa Utilities Board ends prohibition on disconnections

Some utility companies will be able to start disconnecting customers with unpaid bills next week, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) decided on Wednesday. On March 27, IUB issued an order suspending all utility disconnections for the duration of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proclamation of a public health emergency. The governor’s proclamation expires on Wednesday, May 27, […]

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