THEY SAID …
“Our hospitals are full. Our well being care staff are drained. Dad and mom and guardians are scared to ship their kids to varsities.”
— Polk County Well being Division Director Helen Eddy, on current surges in COVID-19 instances as kids return to high school
“The place are all the ladies who’re in TV broadcasting over 50? You don’t see ladies on TV with grey hair and wrinkles.”
— Sonya Heitshusen, former WHO-TV anchor, who’s suing the station for age and gender discrimination after she was let go a 12 months in the past
ODDS AND ENDS
Public information: A pair of recent lawsuits contend Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ workplace for greater than 5 months has refused to “well timed and meaningfully reply” to information requests associated to Take a look at Iowa, a $26 million, no-bid coronavirus testing contract.
Unemployment up: Iowa’s unemployment charge rose barely final month, however new state information indicated the variety of Iowans making use of for jobless advantages was 32,200 decrease than a 12 months in the past.
Truthful attendance: Unaudited figures indicated 2021 attendance for the 11-day Iowa State Truthful was 1,094,480. That quantity was 75,895 beneath the document of 1,170,375 set in 2019.