The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.
Congresswoman Cindy Axne, Iowa House Minority Leader Todd Prichard and Iowa Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls recently sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General requesting an independent investigation.
After 43 of Iowa’s 99 counties this week declined additional shipments of shots because of less consumer demand, Reynolds on Wednesday promoted vaccinations and said the state is concentrating efforts on trusted community leaders to help convince resistant Iowans to get the shots.
A judge has ruled that former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad does not have to testify in a long-running lawsuit brought by an investigator who was fired in 2013 shortly after filing a complaint about Branstad’s state vehicle speeding.
Officials say Michael Thomas Lang, 41, of Grundy Center, was released from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Wednesday and transported by law enforcement to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, where he made his initial appearance.
The U.S. is set to meet President Joe Biden’s latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million coronavirus shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public.
The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd there, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday.