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Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

By LAUREN WEBER, LAURA UNGAR, MICHELLE R. SMITH, HANNAH RECHT and ANNA MARIA BARRY-JESTER AP - The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources necessary to confront the worst…
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Kids admitted free Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway

Kids under 15 will be admitted free to Wednesday night’s (7/1) races at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.  Also, driver Jonathan Hughes has donated two bicycles that will be given away Wednesday.  The Southern…
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Crystal Heights allowing some visitors

Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa says it will allow a limited number of visitors as part of the state’s reopening plan from the coronavirus.  An outbreak of COVID-19 was declared after several residents and…
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Knoxville Nationals cancelled

Add the Knoxville Nationals to the list of events cancelled because of the coronavirus.  The Knoxville Raceway and Marion County Fair Board announced Tuesday that the Nationals have been postponed until August 11 through the…
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Kenny Chesney Picks "Happy Does" As His Next Single

As we told you, Kenny Chesney just landed his record-extending 31st number one single with “Here and Now,” and now he’s set his sights on his next one. The singer just announced that “Happy Does”…
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On this day in 1972: Alabama plays their first gig

On this day in 1972, Alabama gave their first paid performance at Canyonland Park, Alabama. At the time, they were known as Wild Country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6kCHaAL_lA&list=PLJ6gtl1sX46oGhsK4RK5FMVmFM4lSwIEH
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No fall sports at Grinnell College

Grinnell College says it will cancel football and other fall sports because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Division III school announced Monday (6/29) it would cancel sports including football, soccer, golf, cross country and…
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How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic?

By The Associated Press How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic? Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking some precautions and you can too. Air travel means spending…
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Reynolds signs abortion law amid court challenge

By DAVID PITT Des Moines - AP - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a…
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What Cheer 155th Celebration

What Cheer is gearing up for the 155th Celebration this coming Friday (7/3) and Saturday (7/4).  Jan Dugger with the What Cheer Area Community Club says the celebration will be at the Keokuk County Fairgrounds. "We…
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