DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Public Health shared the latest COVID-19 data through a news release due to planned maintenance of the state website. IDPH reported 26 deaths and 419 new positive cases. The daily increase in deaths is the highest reported.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Hundreds of Iowans could soon be facing the eviction process. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ suspension on evictions and utility shutoff is set to expire Wednesday night. The week of June 15 is when eviction hearings are slated to begin. Renters are hoping to get some extra time, while landlords hope to put an end to their hardships. Several organizations are asking for at least a 45-day extension, which would be helpful for renters, but not landlords.
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – The University of Iowa announced Friday that face-to-face classes will resume this fall. Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa have formed committees as they develop plans to bring students back to campus this fall.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The next federal stimulus payments are arriving in the mail, but the Iowa Attorney General’s Office has a warning: do not expect a check. The federal government is sending out pre-paid Visa debit cards by the millions.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Des Moines community members have started a petition following the school board’s unanimous vote to build a new shared stadium for the high schools. On Tuesday, the Des Moines School Board approved the $15 million project to build a football and soccer stadium with Drake University. Some residents are protesting the decision.