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IVH has COVID-19 outbreak

An outbreak of the COVID-19 virus at the Iowa Veterans Home has not been confirmed as a new variant and more tests have to be performed to determine what the virus strain is. Reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health on Friday, there are eight confirmed cases and no deaths. The ...

Vaccine plan targets ‘movable middle’

WASHINGTON — Thrown off-stride to reach its COVID-19 vaccination goal, the Biden administration is sending A-list officials across the country, devising ads for niche markets and enlisting community organizers to persuade unvaccinated people to get a shot. The strategy has the trappings ...

An outlier among Iowa law enforcement

Iowa State Patrol troopers, who stop more than 150,000 motorists a year, provide security at the state Capitol and staff high-profile events including RAGBRAI, don’t wear body cameras. The deficiency was obvious after an April 8 protest at the Capitol when troopers arrested a Black high ...

Iowa police investigate body found in Des Moines River

DES MOINES — Iowa police are investigating a body found Saturday in the Des Moines River. Des Moines Fire Department's Water Emergency Team is helping recover the body from where it was found near the Euclid Avenue Bridge, Des Moines police spokesman Sgt. Paul Parizek said. Parizek said ...

Iowa restaurants puzzled by soaring meat prices

DES MOINES — Darren Warth noticed that chicken was getting more expensive last December. First, it was $90 a case, then $100. $120. $150. By April, it was beef prices that were shooting up. And in June, it was pork. At Smokey D's BBQ, Warth's Des Moines barbeque joint of 15 years, ...

Transgender rights, religion among cases justices could add

WASHINGTON — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. But even before the justices wrap up their work, likely later this week, they could say whether they'll add more high-profile issues to what ...