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The Iowa Board of Medicine voted Friday to send Gov. Kim Reynolds a letter asking her to issue a shelter-in-place order, adding to the chorus of voices pushing for stronger action in Iowa to slow the spread of COVID-19. ...

This time last year, General Motors' luxury brand, Cadillac, had just finished moving its headquarters from New York back to Warren, Mich. ...

For many farmers, March is the calm before the storm of spring. But this year, in addition to ordering seeds and planning crops, small farmers around the country are finding themselves with very different tasks as the coronavirus outbreak upends their worlds: They're remaking business plan ...

Are construction workers, just for example, essential? It depends. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - You don't know if they're going to have a season. They don't know if they're going to have a season. ...

This week's On Iowa Politics Podcast: confident, calm and compliant; under pressure; and COVID-19 and the campaign ...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is providing an update on coronavirus in Iowa at 2:30 p.m. today. ...

IOWA CITY - While the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has ramped up its campus' preparation for any potential surge in COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization, most don't, prompting the facility to roll out a 'virtual hospital' as well for the many coronavirus patients recover ...

The no-school mandate has been extended, and so it is as well for no school sports. ...

5:14 P.M. CHANGES MADE TO JACKPOT GAMESCLIVE - Changes are coming to popular jackpot games. ...

JOHNSTON - Gov. Kim Reynolds expressed concern Friday that the shelter-at-home issue is dividing Iowans at a time they need to be united in following directives she said often are more comprehensive in slowing the spread of coronavirus than the shelter orders in most states. ...

The world is consumed with health care concerns - as the coronavirus continues to spread, infecting more than 1 million globally and killing tens of thousands. ...

As the coronavirus pandemic causes employment uncertainty for some Iowans, here are answers to frequently asked questions about furloughs. ...

  Despite an abundance of temporarily shuttered storefronts in downtown Cedar Rapids or Iowa City, visitors to other, still-trafficked establishments could be forgiven for forgetting for a moment there's a global pandemic going on. ...

Nikki Kettelkamp had plans to launch a website for her store, SCOUT of Marion, by the end of the year. But when Iowa expanded an emergency health order closing most retail stores during the growing coronavirus pandemic, she wanted a way now to continue to serve her customers. ...

IOWA CITY - These are challenging times. But a beautiful bouquet of flowers goes a long way to brightening someone's day. ...

While you're entering data into a spreadsheet, it's there. ...

SEYMOUR - Despite a statewide order limiting gatherings to fewer than 10, hundreds of people gathered Thursday in southern Iowa's Wayne County for a horse auction, health officials there said. ...

DES MOINES - Iowa workers received a double dose of bad news Thursday as claims for unemployment relief again surged and Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered many business to stay closed weeks longer. ...

AMES - The Iowa State athletics department, like all collegiate athletics departments, is faced with a shortfall - money that was expected but never came. ...

Two newly released and broad-reaching economic reports show a sharp drop in business sentiment in Iowa and across the Midwest - directly attributed to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The City of Cedar Rapids, The Gazette and area service providers have launched an online business resource database to help reduce the economic impact from COVID-19. ...

DES MOINES - Leaders in the Iowa Legislature announced plans Thursday to extend the 'pause' in their 2020 session until at least April 30 due to continued concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Iowa's schools must stay closed until April 30, Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered Thursday, an extension of previous closures that will keep more than 520,000 students out of the classroom for a total of at least seven weeks as the state responds to the novel coronavirus. ...

Three university athletics projects scheduled to go before Iowa's Board of Regents for approval this week were pulled from the agenda, 'given the uncertainty about the impact of the coronavirus on collegiate athletics.' ...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is providing an update on coronavirus in Iowa at 2:30 p.m. today. ...

Gazette staff and wires ...