Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a press conference at Iowa PBS on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Johnston, Iowa. With 37% of Iowans fully vaccinated, Reynolds called on those unsure or skeptical to make an appointment and receive the vaccine. (Brian Powers/The Des Moines Register via AP) Be sure […]

By Mary Barinka Community Autism Resource Specialist Hormel Historic Home In April we celebrate Autism Acceptance/Awareness month!  (As guest columnist this week I want to add Appreciation to the alliteration.)  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological developmental condition impacting one’s processing of social interactions, communication and sensory information. Since […]

Follow stories throughout the day with our Politics & Policy portal. Snapshot State Secretary Rex Tillerson, left, is welcomed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the former’s courtesy call at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines. Bullit Marquez / AP What We’re Reading Two-Faced Thiel: Despite standing by the president in […]

Idaho has gone seven consecutive days reporting less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. As of Tuesday, the state’s seven-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases reached its lowest point since early October, at 534.4 cases per day. The seven-day average has dropped by 67.6% since its peak of […]

CLOSE FREMONT – It should come as no surprise the COVID-19 pandemic and its dramatic impact locally is the News-Messenger’s top story from 2020. With small businesses struggling from stringent safety protocols and local schools trying to merge online learning with in-person instruction, COVID-19 hit Sandusky County hard. Buy Photo […]

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has advocated tougher restrictions on public life as the country reports 590 deaths, its highest single-day coronavirus death toll. Germany is gradually moving toward a tighter lockdown, at least for a limited period after Christmas. Cases are increasing despite a partial shutdown on Nov. […]

Michigan on Tuesday reported a record 190 deaths tied to COVID-19 and added 5,793 new cases. Of the Tuesday deaths, 30 were identified during a delayed records review, the state said. With the additional records, Tuesday surpassed the previous high for deaths of 164 reached on April 16, at the […]

Having opened its doors at the start of Penn State’s fall semester, the Crust & Crumb Cafe on Beaver Avenue is looking to establish itself within the downtown State College community amid the coronavirus pandemic by playing into its “artisan-inspired” atmosphere. To accomplish this goal, cafe owner Amber Winkler and […]

New house sales surge, cold storage is also hot, a tale of NYC apartment buying, Seritage REIT ruminations, and some vacation rental owner advice. In Today’s News New House Sales Outpacing New House Starts by Historic Margin The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says housing demand has increased so […]