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.

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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.

Superintendent search narrows to 2 finalists

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.

Woman injured in hit-and-run dies

WAUKEE — With four days until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden is looking beyond his Democratic rivals and taking square aim at President Donald Trump as the two men campaign within miles of each other on the same day.

DECORAH — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg cast himself as the lone candidate who can “turn the page” on the politics of the past while campaigning in Iowa Thursday, sharpening his criticism of top rivals Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders with just four days until the state’s kick…

SIOUX CITY — Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill is seeking to hire a private attorney to represent the county during an expected legal challenge that will question whether county Supervisor Jeremy Taylor lives at the address where he is registered to vote.

KNOXVILLE — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg called former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote to authorize the Iraq War part of the nation’s “worst foreign policy decision” of the millennial mayor’s lifetime.

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CHICAGO — Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois prepares to joins the recreational market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to consumers a…

Davenport woman charged with sexually abusing child

OTTUMWA — Protests are part of presidential campaigns. So, when a man named Dustin stood up and began talking in the middle of former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech, it wasn’t a complete shock.

1 person killed in Mississippi River community house fire

There was little change among the top tier in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination over the past month, but a poll of likely Iowa caucus goers suggests Iowa Democrats are eliminating some candidate from consideration.

Ex-campaign manager takes deal in petition signatures case

WASHINGTON — An election watchdog filed a complaint Thursday alleging that an outside group founded by top political aides to Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst violated campaign finance law in its effort to improve the Republican’s chance of reelection next year.

DES MOINES — Some farm groups and farm-state lawmakers expressed anger at the Trump administration Thursday over final ethanol rules that they said failed to uphold the president’s promises to the industry.

Review finds 15 errors on felon list

CENTERVILLE – The decision to move a nativity scene from the Appanoose County Courthouse lawn drew a swift backlash online, with critics decrying the move.

DAVENPORT — Deere & Co. plans to lay off nearly 60 more workers at its Davenport Works plant, the company said Monday.

Casey’s reports net income of $82 million

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids-area libraries are moving toward eliminating overdue fees, saying the fines primarily hurt low-income borrowers and don’t succeed in getting books and other material returned more quickly.

Fort Dodge man found guilty of murder

DES MOINES — United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Michael Adam Muth, age 32, formerly of Britt, Iowa, to 144 months in prison Tuesday for transportation and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.

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