Tony Leys, Ames Trib News

Tony Leys

Ames Trib News

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent:
  • Ames Trib News
  • IC Press-Citizen
  • The Des Moines Register
  • The Hawk Eye
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • DelmarvaNow!
  • North Jersey News
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • The Tennessean
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • KENS 5
  • WLTX
  • ABC10

Recent articles by Tony:

Iowans don't need to prove eligibility for COVID booster shots: 'A lot of it is on the honor system'

Unlike last spring, when thousands of Iowans scrambled for scarce vaccine, booster shots are now widely available at pharmacies and clinics. → Read More

Medicaid management firms' record on appeals shows illegal denial of care, Iowa auditor says

"They need to start caring about people instead of looking at the bottom dollar," says Iowan with paralysis whose case is cited in auditor's report. → Read More

Iowa records another 100 deaths from COVID as new cases dip; Gov. Kim Reynolds hints at vaccine mandate ban

Nearly 6,500 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in Iowa per day over the past week, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported. → Read More

Iowa records another 100 deaths from COVID as new cases dip; Gov. Kim Reynolds hints at vaccine mandate ban

Nearly 6,500 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in Iowa per day over the past week, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported. → Read More

Iowa records another 100 deaths from COVID as new cases dip; Gov. Kim Reynolds hints at vaccine mandate ban

Nearly 6,500 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in Iowa per day over the past week, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported. → Read More

Iowa records another 100 deaths from COVID as new cases dip; Gov. Kim Reynolds hints at vaccine mandate ban

Nearly 6,500 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in Iowa per day over the past week, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported. → Read More

Iowa will use $3.8 million from opioid settlement to improve addiction treatment

The $3.8 million grant will help the University of Iowa expand training for health care professionals to prescribe addiction treatment medications. → Read More

How downtown Des Moines' iconic Travelers umbrella sign was almost lost, then saved — but don't ask the cost

Its original owner lost interest in maintaining it. It remains a downtown beacon because of one company's commitment to preservation without profit. → Read More

Iowa widow blames unvaccinated people for her husband's death from 'breakthrough' COVID infection

If more people were vaccinated against COVID, there would be fewer "breakthrough" infections among the elderly and chronically ill, a UI expert said. → Read More

Iowa COVID hospitalizations mount on eve of State Fair, schools reopening; epidemiologist says 'surge' may be coming

On Wednesday, 328 adults and three children were in Iowa's hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to federal data. → Read More

Iowa COVID hospitalizations mount on eve of State Fair, schools reopening; epidemiologist says 'surge' may be coming

On Wednesday, 328 adults and three children were in Iowa's hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to federal data. → Read More

Iowa COVID hospitalizations mount on eve of State Fair, schools reopening; epidemiologist says 'surge' may be coming

On Wednesday, 328 adults and three children were in Iowa's hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to federal data. → Read More

Iowa COVID hospitalizations mount on eve of State Fair, schools reopening; epidemiologist says 'surge' may be coming

On Wednesday, 328 adults and three children were in Iowa's hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to federal data. → Read More

MercyOne hospitals, clinics to require employee COVID vaccinations

Des Moines' MercyOne Medical Center will join its main competitor, UnityPoint Health, in requiring employees to receive COVID vaccinations. → Read More

After COVID devastates his life, 39-year-old Iowan wonders how anyone can doubt its danger

Aaron Davis wishes he'd had the chance to be vaccinated before COVID left him permanently damaged at age 39. → Read More

Polk County listed as having 'substantial' spread of COVID, so CDC recommends resuming wearing masks

As of Friday, 67 Iowa counties were listed as having "substantial" or "high" spread of the coronavirus. Masks are encouraged in indoor public places. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: New CDC mask guidance is 'not grounded in reality or common sense'

The CDC recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places in areas with substantial or high transmission. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: New CDC mask guidance is 'not grounded in reality or common sense'

The CDC recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places in areas with substantial or high transmission. → Read More

Altoona woman wins $50,000 in Polk County's first COVID vaccine lottery drawing

Kim Kietzman of Altoona was the first of five $50,000 winners in Polk County's new vaccine lottery, which will run through Aug. 20. → Read More

Iowa Poll: Democrats and women are more likely to fear another COVID wave than Republicans and men

Two-thirds of Iowans say they're confident the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to decline; 28% remain worried about surges of new cases or deaths. → Read More