Iowa study: 82.5% of deer tested positive for COVID-19

When researchers in Iowa first began testing deer for COVID-19 in April of 2020, they didn’t find any signs of the virus for months. That changed in the fall when the first positives popped up in September and October.

Iowa governor signs COVID-19 vaccine mandate exemption into law

Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill that allows Iowa workers to seek medical and religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccine mandates and guarantees that those who are fired for refusing a vaccine will qualify for unemployment benefits.

Iowa school mask mandates allowed, judge rules

A federal judge has ordered the state of Iowa to immediately halt enforcement of a law passed in May that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Police guide that calls BLM a terrorist group draws outrage

The document distributed by the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association contains misinformation and inflammatory rhetoric that could incite officers against protesters and people of color, critics said.

Billboard calls Trump's Iowa rally a 'COVID superspreader' event

As President Donald Trump's fans head to his campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday afternoon, they'll pass a large billboard that criticizes the president's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling the rally a "superspreader event."