Republican Party of Iowa Opts to Conduct District Conventions By Mail-In Ballot

The Republican Party of Iowa announced district conventions scheduled for Saturday, April 25th will not convene due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iowa Department of Public Health Reports Two COVID-19 Associated Deaths, 56 New Cases

The Iowa Department of Public Health has been notified of 56 additional positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 235 positive cases and two additional deaths.

Iowa Sees Over 41,000 Unemployment Claims Due to COVID-19 Surge

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that during the week of March 15-21, 2020, 41,890 people who work in Iowa filed unemployment insurance claims.

Ashley Hinson Announces 450 Grassroots Leaders Backing Her Campaign

Ashley Hinson, Republican candidate inn Iowa’s 1st Congressional District’s race, announced the support of more than 450 grassroots leaders.

Iowa House Speaker Calls On Democrats to Stop Politicizing COVID-19

Speaker Pat Grassley called on Iowa Democrats and Better Democracy PAC to suspend fundraising using the public health emergency to attack Republicans.

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health learned of the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), an elderly resident of Dubuque County.

State Objection Panel Upholds One Challenge, Dismisses Others

Nine candidates saw a challenge to their nominating petition signatures for the June primary, the State Objection Panel only upheld one of the challenges.

Elective Abortion is NOT Essential Healthcare

Pro-life physicians call for all elective abortions to be suspended in accordance with the current CDC recommendations pertaining to elective procedures and office visits.

Pate Extends Voting Period for Absentee Ballots Sent By Mail for June Primary

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is extending the absentee voting period to 40 days for Iowans who choose to vote by mail in the June primary.

Study: Vast Majority of Iowa Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

Matt Everson: “The economic downfall from COVID-19 is real and happening fast. Small businesses and their employees are worried and struggling.”

Small Business Administration Issues Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration for Iowa

The Small Business Administration’s declaration allows COVID-19 pandemic-impacted small businesses in Iowa to apply for low-interest support loans.

Iowa Dept. of Public Health Recommends Iowans Traveling Out-of-State Self-Isolate

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 in Iowa bringing the number of positive cases in the state to 68.

Episode 96: Dr. Dustin Krutsinger Discusses COVID-19

Shane Vander Hart discusses COVID-19 with Dustin Krutsinger, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Reynolds Orders Restaurant Dine-In Areas, Bars, Gyms, and Recreational Facilities Closed

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency that takes steps to implement social distancing and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Iowa DOT Drivers License and ID Services Available By Appointment

The Iowa DOT asks that Iowans make appointments to reduce the number of people waiting in service centers in an effort to limit community spread of COVID-19.