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Coronavirus deaths in Iowa surpass 2000

BY O. KAY HENDERSON As of this morning, the state website tracking coronavirus data shows more than 2000 Iowans have died of Covid. 2024 Iowans have died of the virus since March, when the first cases…
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Governor Reynolds to Address Iowa on COVID 19

This evening, Gov. Reynolds will give a live address to Iowans on COVID19, the need for Iowans to practice safe mitigation efforts, as well as announce new steps to fight the virus in order to…
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State board recommends Reynolds issue mask mandate statewide

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR The Iowa State Board of Health has voted to recommend that Governor Kim Reynolds issue a statewide mask mandate. The vote was 7-2 among the board members — all of whom were…
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Hart seeks complete recount in Iowa’s second congressional district race

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Democratic candidate Rita Hart is seeking a complete recount in all 24 counties of Iowa’s second congressional district, where the current tally shows Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks ahead by just 47 votes. Hart’s…
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Reynolds warns patients may be turned away from hospitals if Covid surge continues

BY O. KAY HENDERSON More than 3,000 Iowa nursing home residents have Covid and there were a record 1,190 Covid patients in Iowa hospitals last night. Hospital officials say this surge threatens to overwhelm the system.…
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Another lead change in 2nd Congressional District

There’s another twist in the second Congressional district race between Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart. Miller-Meeks was ahead after ballots were counted after last Tuesday’s (11/3) election.  But after an error in a…
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Insurance companies pay $1.6 billion for derecho damage in Iowa

The Iowa Insurance Division says it has paid $1.6 billion in insurance payouts for damages caused by a rare wind storm that blew through the state in August. The agency said Monday (11/9) that insurance…
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Jasper County vote update

All ballots cast in Jasper County in this year's General Election were recounted this weekend and a hand recount will be held Monday (11/9) in a precinct in Mingo. The preliminary results -- added to…
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Error in Jasper County leads to new leader in US House race

An error in counting of ballots has led to a change in the US House District 2 race. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate spoke Friday morning (11/6) in Newton: "Our investigation determined that Jasper…
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This week’s weather in Iowa to aid wrap up of 2020 harvest

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - The 2020 Harvest is speeding toward completion. Ninety-seven percent of soybeans have been harvested. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says about 1.5 million acres of corn was left to…
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