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KXEL Morning News for Wed. Nov. 25, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds yesterday urged Iowans to stay vigilant during the holidays by following mitigation strategies to protect vulnerable people and keep businesses open. She said she is optimistic the state could begin receiving federally approved vaccination doses as early as December. Public health officials have a “fast-track” strategy to prioritize and administer state-allocated vaccines…read more »


KXEL Midday News for Tue. Nov. 24, 2020

The State of Iowa has reported 143 nursing homes with coronavirus outbreaks, with thousands of residents testing positive for the virus. The state Department of Public Health says more than 4,500 residents of care centers are infected with the virus. State data shows 1,008 residents of long-term care facilities have died with COVID-19 in the…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Tue. Nov. 24, 2020

Iowa surpassed 211,000 coronavirus cases and 2,200 deaths, and the state remains ranked third-highest in the nation for virus positivity rate. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports there were 1,661 new confirmed cases in the previous 24 hours Monday morning and 13 additional deaths. That raised the total number of cases in Iowa to…read more »


KXEL Midday News for Mon. Nov. 23, 2020

Two teenagers have died after a car accident near Chariton. The Iowa State Patrol said the accident happened just after 5 p.m. Sunday when a Jeep turning from Highway 34 onto a street struck a pickup truck, ejecting everyone in the Jeep. Two Jeep passengers died. They were identified as 15-year-old Katilynn Spicer of Des…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Mon. Nov. 23, 2020

Iowa First District Congresswoman-elect Ashley Hinson of Marion participated in freshman legislator orientation remotely this month due to COVID-19. In a Friday interview on Fox News Channel’s “Bill Hemmer Reports” program, Hinson talked about why voters elected her, and why Joe Biden’s plan to spend $2 trillion to address climate change would be bad for…read more »


KXEL Midday News for Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in October…far better than the national rate of 6.9%. The number of unemployed Iowans declined to 58,500 in October – down from 78,700 in September. Iowa’s peak unemployment rate during the pandemic was 11.0% in April and now has fallen by 7.4 percentage points. Iowa’s rate now is less…read more »

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