Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand

The statewide COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline since its recent peak in mid-September, but the Iowa Capital Dispatch reports certain counties in rural Iowa — where vaccination rates lag behind the state average — have new daily cases comparable to their pandemic peak last year.

Iowa State Auditor

The Iowa State Auditor’s office on Tuesday released a reaudit of the Sioux City Community School District that did not show any major wrongdoing.

The report covers a period from June 30, 2017, to June 30, 2019, and recommends the school board approve and document pay raises.