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Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Here First

State public health data indicates Iowa is beginning the new year with a large surge in coronavirus cases. Tiffany O’Donnell was officially sworn into office on Monday as the new mayor of Cedar Rapids. Plus, Iowa State University researchers have figured out a way to convert a powerful greenhouse gas into chemicals used to make plastic bags and milk cartons and keep methane out of the atmosphere.

Clay Masters is Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host and lead political reporter.