MASON CITY — For folks who work with the Kinney Pioneer Museum near the Mason City Municipal Airport, living history has been a little less alive over the past year.

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IOWA CITY — Five Iowa Department of Transportation crews were hit while doing roadwork in 2020. Two workers lost their lives. This year, four Iowa DOT crews have been struck by motorists.

Georgia man charged in fatal shooting in Iowa

As Republicans march ahead with their campaign to tighten voting laws in political battlegrounds, some in their party are worried the restrictions will backfire by making it harder for GOP voters to cast ballots.

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DES MOINES — Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% in January as more residents joined the workforce, the state’s Workforce Development department reported Monday.

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MAXWELL — Sudden meat shortages last year because of the coronavirus led to millions of dollars in federal grants to help small meat processors expand so the nation could lessen its reliance on giant slaughterhouses to supply grocery stores and restaurants.

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CLINTON — Lawmakers are determined to change hourly minimum wages on federal and state levels. A rate of $15 per hour is the prevailing starting point to raise the masses out of poverty.

IOWA CITY — Majority Democrats in the U.S. House will allow an Iowa Republican to take office while they review her opponent’s contest claiming the six-vote race was wrongly decided, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday.

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa Supreme Court severely limited Thursday the financial damages that can be awarded for injuries and deaths caused by state police officers who are found to have used excessive force.

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced this week that 2021 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses are now on sale.

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 23-year-old Illinois man has been charged with fraud for filing a false claim on a vacant house in Cedar Rapids after a major storm caused widespread damage in the area in August.

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JOHNSTON, Iowa — The coronavirus continued to spread broadly across Iowa Thursday as state officials said nearly 10% of the state’s schools have sought a waiver to temporarily educate students remotely instead of in classrooms.

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WHEATLAND — Rita Hart for Iowa announced Thursday that the campaign will file for a complete recount in all 24 counties in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.

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IOWA CITY — A Republican candidate seeking to flip a Democratic-held Iowa congressional seat pulled ahead by 40 votes Tuesday after a county said that it failed to report accurate results from a small town on election night.

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JOHNSTON — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that she will require that people wear masks if they join indoor gatherings of 25 or more people as Iowa sees a surge of coronavirus infections that is threatening to overwhelm hospitals.

KELLOGG — Authorities have identified a man whose body was found last week in a burning ditch in rural central Iowa.

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DES MOINES — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms during the …

IOWA CITY — U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack said Friday that he’s “deeply concerned” about an Associated Press report that showed the first known coronavirus outbreak at an Iowa meatpacking plant was far more severe than the state publicly acknowledged.

DES MOINES — The latest coronavirus figures in Iowa show the number of confirmed cases nearly doubled in the 24-hour period from Wednesday morning to Thursday, pushing the state’s total to more than 40,500.

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IOWA CITY — The first confirmed coronavirus outbreak at an Iowa meatpacking plant was far more severe than previously known, with more than twice as many workers becoming infected than the state Department of Public Health told the public, newly released records show.

IOWA CITY — Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against Black Lives Matter protesters accused of stealing a confidential police document and displaying it during a television news broadcast.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, on Monday, signed a bill into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill that limits the secretary of state’s ability to send absentee ballot requests to all registered voters, a move that followed a record turnout in this year’s primary election largely because of a surge in absentee voting.

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DAVENPORT — In celebration of National Quilt month, a Transformative Fibers Art Quilt exhibition will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.

OTTUMWA — Joss Teed remembers helping set up banners for Jump Rope for Heart when he was a student at James Elementary. Now, as a P.E. teacher with Ottumwa Schools, he’s leading his students through the program.

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Democratic Party extended until Monday a deadline for presidential candidates to request a review of the results of the Iowa presidential caucuses, following a caucus night debacle in collecting votes that led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results and inconsisten…

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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee called for a “recanvass” of the results of the Iowa caucuses Thursday, saying it was needed to “assure public confidence” after three days of technical issues and delays.

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