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Iowa’s most populous county now has a high level of coronavirus transmission, according to the CDC, and Polk County officials are urging all residents to resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces and to get vaccinated. A total of 75 of Iowa’s 99 counties have a high or substantial level of spread as of Monday.
Iowa renters and housing advocates are bracing for a potential wave of eviction filings this week after the federal pandemic-related hold on many evictions ended July 31. Meanwhile, residents of six affordable housing complexes in the state are facing mass evictions unrelated to the end of the moratorium, raising concerns about a major reduction in Iowa’s supply of affordable housing and renters having nowhere to go.
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Iowans are no longer required to get a permit to purchase or carry a handgun after changes to the state's gun laws took effect Thursday.
The legislative fruits of 2020’s demonstrations against police violence offers more protection to police and harsher penalties for protest-related charges.
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