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Iowa bars ready to reopen

CEDAR RAPIDS — Rick Martin couldn’t celebrate his 75th birthday at his favorite hangout, but plans to make up for that when the Red Lion Lounge opens this Thursday, May 28. “I’m tickled to death,” said the Navy veteran, who served two tours in Vietnam. “We have a lot of good friends down here that […]

Casinos, amusement parks, live music per...

Iowans will be allowed to go to casinos, racetracks, amphitheatres, amusement parks, bowling alleys, outdoor playgrounds and more beginning June 1, as Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced further lifting of restrictions that had been in place to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Venues will be limited to 50 percent capacity and smoking […]

Iowa surpasses 400 deaths from COVID-19 ...

UPDATED May 22, 2020, with letter from Linn County Public Health regarding Test Iowa results. Iowa reached another dark milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, surpassing 400 deaths from COVID-19 and seeing the deadliest day so far in the state. While no longer reporting daily updates, the state’s coronavirus “dashboard,” which provides real-time data, shows 22 […]

Iowa surpasses 15,000 confirmed cases of...

In just over two months, more than 15,000 Iowans have tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. With a new coronavirus “dashboard” that shows aggregate test results in real time and the state discontinuing daily updates on case numbers, Iowans will no longer find straightforward daily statistics on the pandemic, […]