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Iowa to use $100M for coronavirus testing

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DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds says her administration is using $100 million from the federal government to maintain the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity as schools reopen and flu season begins. Reynolds told reporters that she wanted to make sure the state has enough tests to meet the ...

Food banks: USDA program helped but better ways to meet need

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DES MOINES — As she inched ahead in her rusty Chevy pickup, Brianna Lordz bemoaned that engine problems had prevented her from making it to the last few drive-up produce giveaways organized by a Des Moines food pantry. But Lordz managed to coax her old truck to a former Sears parking lot, ...

Bold hopes for virus antibody tests still unfulfilled

Todays News

WASHINGTON — At the height of the coronavirus lockdown, President Donald Trump and his top health advisers trumpeted a new test that would help Americans reclaim their lives — one that would tell them if they already had the virus and were protected from getting it again. Their arrival ...

Portland protesters light fire near police precinct

Todays News

PORTLAND — A fire started outside a police precinct on Portland's north side resulted in about 15 arrests during protests Sunday night into Monday morning, police said. Demonstrators protesting police brutality began marching at about 9 p.m. Sunday and stopped at the North Precinct ...

Naked protesters demand action after Daniel Prude’s killing

Todays News

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Naked except for “spit hoods” in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester's police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability, local news outlets reported. Photos and video showed the demonstrators, some ...

Why police unions are not part of the American labor movement

Todays News

In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, news reports have suggested that police unions bear some of the responsibility for the violence perpetrated against African Americans. Critics have assailed these unions for protecting officers who have abused ...

Des Moines area bars can’t reopen while lawsuit proceeds

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DES MOINES — An Iowa judge has refused to allowed some Des Moines area bars to reopen while their lawsuit challenging Gov. Kim Reynolds’ new round of bar closures makes its way through the courts. The Des Moines Register reports that Polk County Judge William Kelly emphasized the ...

Derecho lasted 30 minutes, but it will be years for full recovery

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Hannah Scates Kettler and her husband dreamed of settling down in a rural area. Both were archaeologists. Both had deep family ties to plants and gardening. So this year, after a lot of “soul searching,” Kettler and her husband decided to open and launch “Minerva’s Meadow,” a ...

Iowa man killed in two-vehicle crash

Todays News

CLAYTON COUNTY — An Iowa man died following a two-vehicle car crash Saturday morning in Clayton County, Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says 23-year-old Cedar Rapids resident Jasmyne Jones tried to pass 72-year-old Byron Meyer, of Postville, in his utility terrain vehicle, KIMT-TV reported. But ...

Proclamation encourages masks

Todays News

One of the most controversial things to come from the COVID-19 pandemic are mask mandates. Gov. Kim Reynolds has held back from issuing a statewide mask requirement, leaving Iowa as one of the few states without one. But, local governments have taken steps to require a mask in Iowa. ...

Iowa’s daily COVID-19 case total jumps 61 percent over 14 days

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Iowa, one of the nation’s COVID-19 hot spots, has seen a jump of 61 percent in the number of daily cases over the past two weeks, the New York Times reported. The state this week has seen a flurry of both actions, reversals of decisions, inaction, and court challenges as the coronavirus ...

Bus changes await students

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Busing will look a lot different this year for Marshalltown Community School District students. Many changes have been implemented to help protect students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation Director Rex Kozak said the bus atmosphere will look a lot different. “We are ...

Iowans to receive absentee ballot request forms

Todays News

Iowans will begin receiving absentee ballot request forms from the state this weekend, Secretary of State Paul Pate announced. Pate is sending the forms statewide to active registered voters ahead of the November general election. Pate said he wants to encourage absentee voting and social ...

High school principal releases rap message

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Meet the cool new associate principal of Marshalltown High School — William Terry. He started on July 1, but introduced himself to the district and students through a hip-hop rap video. “I am the self-titled ‘Hip-Hop Administrator,’” Terry, 47, said. Using instrumentals from ...

Daily Record, Sept. 4, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Thursday • Phoebe Blanche Kapayou made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness-first offense charge, a possession of a controlled substance-first offense charge, a possession of a controlled substance-second ...

Daily Record, Sept. 6, 2020

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Friday • Jacob Mackenzie Lacey made an initial appearance on a possession of marijuana charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. A substance abuse evaluation is ordered ...

White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Money & Markets

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1 — two days before the election — has been met, not with exhilaration, but with suspicion among some public ...