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New unemployment claims in Iowa fell to 3,859 in the week ending May 29. That’s two less than the previous week’s 3,861 claims.

However, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics released yesterday,  overall unemployment is once again on the rise. The DOL reports unemployment in Iowa currently stands at 26,737 claims, more than 1400 claims over the previous week’s numbers.

Woodbury County Law Enforcement Center Authority

State Auditor Rob Sand is alleging Governor Kim Reynolds’ appearance in COVID-19 public service announcements last year was a violation of Iowa’s self-promotion law. Reynolds denies this.

The law prohibits state officials from using public money to promote their name and image. But it contains an exception for disaster emergencies, and Iowa has been under a disaster emergency proclamation for more than a year because of the pandemic.

COVID-19 cases continue to fall in all three Siouxland states.

COVID-19 positivity rates continue to go down in the state of Iowa. The current level is below 3%, with Woodbury County slightly higher at 3.2%.  The Iowa Department of Public Health recorded 176 additional cases, with four in Woodbury County. There were seven additional deaths added to the total number of deaths statewide since the pandemic. Siouxland Public Health urges anyone 12 or older to get vaccinated.

Officials with the Sioux City Police Department say a suspected murder-suicide claimed the lives of a Sioux City couple yesterday.

Investigators say evidence at the scene shows that 60-year-old Nicholas Socknat may be responsible for the death of 51-year-old Kelli Socknat before shooting himself. The two lived together at a home near Morningside Elementary School.

Spokesperson Sgt. Jeremy McClure says there are no reports of disturbances involving the couple. However, given the circumstances detectives consider this a case an of domestic violence.

Associated Press

Health officials in all three Siouxland states have temporary stopped use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, following CDC and FDA recommendations. This move comes after six women experienced severe and rare blood clots, resulting in one death. One case was diagnosed in Nebraska.

Health officials in South Dakota say no adverse cases were reported in nearly 16,000 doses of the J&J vaccine.  More than 78 thousand doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in Iowa.

News release from the state of Nebraska:

Siouxland District Health Department

Seventeen more Iowans have died of complications of COVID-1 in a 24-hour period.  There were almost 600 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus.

There have been 1,485 deaths since the start of the pandemic with 50% living in long-term care facilities.  There are currently outbreaks at 58 long-term care facilities in Iowa, including 13 in Siouxland.

There are 463 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state with 69 at Sioux City’s two hospitals.

Manni fayyaa Sioux land akka gabaasseti magaala Woodbury County keessati guyyaa qibxataa namni tokko corona virus qabamuu himan, waliigalatti namni qabame 3,360 gaheera.

Lakoofsi nama due 44 dha.

Kutaa Iowa se’aati 24 keessati, namni 400 oltuu kan qabame yoo ta’u, waliigalatti namni qabame 35,800 oli gaheera.

Akka website state coronavirus tti, namni qixee oli baayinnan qabame nama umrii 18-40 keessa kan jiruudha. Namni waliigalatti du’e 756 keessa namni 401 kan long-term care facilities keessa jiraniidha.

ማክሰኞ አውራጃ ጤና በ Woodbury ካውንቲ ውስጥ ለ 3,360 የደረሰ አንድ ልብ ወለድ ኮሮናቫይረስ አንድ አዲስ ጉዳይ ሪፖርት ማድረጉን ዘግቧል ፡፡

የሟቾች ቁጥር በ 44 ነው ፡፡

በአዮዋ በ 24 ሰዓት ውስጥ, ወደ 400 ገደማ የሚሆኑ ሰዎች አዎንታዊ ምርመራን አደረጉ, በድምሩ ከ 35,800 በላይ።

በመንግስት ኮሮናቫይረስ ድርጣቢያ መሠረት በአዎንታዊ ሁኔታ ከፈተኑት አምሳያ ግማሽ ያህሉ ዕድሜያቸው በ 18 እና በ 40 መካከል ናቸው ፡፡ከረጅም ጊዜ የእንክብካቤ መስጫ ተቋማት ጋር የተገናኙ 401 ሰዎችmotewal ka 756 ሰዎች wust ፡፡

ከአዎንታዊ ጉዳዮች መካከል ግማሽ ያህሉ ዕድሜያቸው በ 18 እና በ 40 መካከል ነው ፡፡

የስቴቱ ኦዲተር እንደገለፀው የሙከራው አይዋ ፕሮግራም የፈተና ውጤቶች በቀጥታ ከአይዋ የህዝብ ጤና ክፍል ጋር እየተጋሩ አይደሉም ፡፡

Y Tế Huyện Siouxland đã báo cáo chỉ có một trường hợp nhiễm bệnh mới về vi khuẩn corona ở quận Woodbury vào Thứ Ba, với tổng số là 3,360.

Số người chết vẫn là 44.

Trong khoảng thời gian 24 giờ ở Iowa, gần 400 người đã có kết quả dương tính, với tổng số hơn 35,800.

En un período de 24 horas en Iowa, casi 400 personas más dieron positivo, para un total de más de 35,800.


El Distrito de Salud Siouxland reportó solo un nuevo caso de coronavirus en el condado de Woodbury el martes, por 3,360 en total.

El número de muertes sigue en 44.En un período de 24 horas en Iowa, casi 400 personas más dieron positivo, para un total de más de 35,800.

July 3, 2020
Associated Press

Locally, there are 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Woodbury County, for a total of 3,282.  Dakota County reports five more positive cases for 1,805.  In the three counties in the Sioux City Metro area there are 83 deaths in all, with one in Union County where they also logged 140 cases.

Seven more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 669 more have tested positive for a total of 739 deaths and more than 33,200 positive cases.

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The ongoing trade war with China shows little indication of wrapping up, even with negotiators back at the table. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says he’s not putting stock in rumors or predictions about when an agreement might be reached.

 Now I’m going to be very careful about being positive about things coming out.  

Both countries’ economies are feeling the pain from tariffs, Grassley says, but the whole world will ultimately benefit from a resolution.

This week on The Exchange, we hear sound from the rededication of an old memorial marking the Old Missouri River Trail in War Eagle Park. The Daughters of the American Revolution first dedicated the monument back in 1928.  The group and many others assisted the group in finding the stone again and recreating the monument in War Eagle Park.

The monument was thought to be lost for much of the 20th century.  Native American Michael O'Conner prayed and sang at the event.