Ryan J. Foley, The Associated Press

Ryan J. Foley

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Iowa City, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Ryan:

Families of 3 deceased workers sue Tyson over Iowa outbreak

The lawsuit alleges that Tyson officials were aware the virus was spreading at the Waterloo pork processing plant by late March or early April but kept that information from employees and the public. → Read More

Families of 3 deceased workers sue Tyson over Iowa outbreak

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The families of three workers who died after contracting the coronavirus in an Iowa meat plant outbreak sued Tyson Foods and its top executives Thursday, saying the company knowingly put employees at risk and lied to keep them on the job. The lawsuit alleges that Tyson officials were aware the […] → Read More

Iowa finds no violations at Tyson plant with deadly outbreak

Iowa regulators say they found no workplace safety violations at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant, which employed several people who died after contracting the coronavirus. The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration closed its inquiry into the Tyson plant in Waterloo earlier this month without sanctioning the meat company. → Read More

Iowa finds no violations at Tyson plant with deadly outbreak

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa regulators say they found no workplace safety violations at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant, which employed several people who died after contracting the coronavirus. The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration closed its inquiry into the Tyson plant in Waterloo earlier this month without sanctioning the meat company. […] → Read More

Police Violence Videos Thwarting Officers Attempts To Control Narrative

Access to video and social media by citizens has put extra pressure on police departments not to make misleading statements that paint officer actions in... → Read More

Video evidence increasingly disproves police narratives

Police departments deny lying but acknowledge sometimes making mistakes when releasing information in fast-moving, complicated situations. The videos, they say, do not always capture officers' perspectives. → Read More

Evidence from video increasingly disproves police narratives

Minneapolis cops said that George Floyd died after a "medical incident." In Buffalo, New York, the police said a 75-year-old protester "tripped and fell" before cracking his head on pavement. In both cases, videos quickly disproved those claims. → Read More

Video evidence increasingly disproves police narratives

Minneapolis police initially told the public that George Floyd died after a “medical incident during a police interaction.” The Buffalo, New York, department said a protester “tripped and fell."... → Read More

Video evidence increasingly disproves police narratives

Police departments deny lying but acknowledge sometimes making mistakes when releasing information in fast-moving, complicated situations. The videos, they say, do not always capture officers' perspectives. → Read More

Daughter says Iowa failed to protect her dad, 86 and in a nursing home, from virus

The daughter of an Iowa nursing home resident who died suddenly in a coronavirus outbreak says the state could have done more to stop the spread and protect vulnerable citizens such as her father. → Read More

Waterloo father, 35, recovering after nearly dying of COVID-19

A 35-year-old Waterloo husband and father is recovering after nearly dying last month of the coronavirus. → Read More

Iowa inmates earn $1.15 per hour producing COVID-19 supplies

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of Iowa’s most reliable sources of personal protective equipment to fight the coronavirus has been a statewide prison labor program that can pay inmates as little as 58 cents per hour. Prisoners across the state have helped make 98,000 masks, 40,000 gowns, 17,000 face shields and 24,000 gallons of hand sanitizer in recent weeks, the Iowa Department of Corrections says. → Read More

Iowa inmates earn $1.15 per hour producing COVID-19 supplies

One of Iowa's most reliable sources of personal protective equipment to fight the coronavirus has been a statewide prison labor program that can pay inmates as little as 58 cents per hour. → Read More

Owner of vendor awarded no-bid coronavirus contract charged with felony in assault on woman in November

A Republican donor was awarded millions of dollars in no-bid contracts to supply personal protective equipment to Iowa's executive branch, despite facing a pending felony charge alleging he brutally beat a woman last November. → Read More

Governor: Iowa OSHA acted appropriately on Tyson complaint

Gov. Kim Reynolds says Iowa regulators acted appropriately when they declined to inspect a Tyson Foods pork plant in Perry before hundreds of workers tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

Regulators sat on complaint as outbreak at Iowa plant grew

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Safety regulators declined to inspect an Iowa pork plant after receiving a complaint alleging workers were exposed to the coronavirus in crowded conditions — a decision that critics said allowed a burgeoning outbreak to grow unabated. An April 11 complaint to the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleged that employees at the Tyson Foods processing plant… → Read More

State rebuilds PPE stockpile after deals with unusual sources

Iowa has rebuilt its stockpile of personal protective equipment after a dire shortage that prompted the state to buy replenishments from some unusual sources. → Read More

Dead Iowa worker had warned virus was 'everywhere' at plant

In the days before his death, an Iowa meatpacking worker told his nephew that the coronavirus was spreading through his plant due to crowded spaces and a lack of personal protective equipment. → Read More

Only 4,000 have received results under Iowa testing program

Gov. Kim Reynolds says only 4,000 people have gotten results under Iowa's $26 million coronavirus testing contract but that will increase now that the equipment has been validated. → Read More

In 'modified quarantine,' Iowa governor pushing to reopen

Restaurants, salons, barber shops and gyms in Iowa will be allowed to reopen Friday under new rules intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus → Read More