IOWA (IRN) – There were 901 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases from 10 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the state’s dashboard, which brings the state’s total number of cases to 79,128. The state is reporting six additional deaths, leaving the state’s death toll at 1,264.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll places Democratic candidate for Senate Theresa Greenfield in a slim lead ahead of Sen. Joni Ernst. The latest Iowa Poll, published Saturday, shows Greenfield leading Ernst by three percentage points in what the Des Moines Register calls one of the most competitive races in the country.
CHICAGO, IL (IRN) – The Big Ten Conference on Saturday released a fall football schedule after reversing course on a decision to postpone the season in August due to coronavirus concerns.The Iowa Hawkeyes will open their season at Purdue and finish the regular season hosting Wisconsin. So far, there will be no ticket sales to the general public. Only families of players on a school-by-school basis will be allowed.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Iowa’s governor has issued a proclamation to honor the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to her office. Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the order saying that all state flags should be flown at half-staff on Saturday, September 19, until the time of Ginsburg’s internment. The long-serving U.S. Supreme Court justice died on Friday at age 87 after battling pancreatic cancer.