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CEDAR FALLS -- The University of Northern Iowa announced contingency plans for season ticket holders for the 2020 football and volleyball season if there are changes to the schedules or seating capacity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starlight Cinema in Independence will later this week join other area movie theaters in reopening from the COVID-19 public health emergency closures ordered in March by Gov. Kim Reynolds.


EDITOR'S NOTE: This letter has been sent to Speaker Pat Grassley, House Majority Leader Matt Windschitl, and House Minority Leader Todd Prichard, Members of the Iowa House, and the Iowa Governor staff



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The Buchanan County (Iowa) Department of Public Health today announced the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The individual was an older adult (61-80 years).