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Past articles by Hollie:

Des Moines will test Burger King's Impossible nuggets starting next week, reports say

The international fast-food chain announced Wednesday it'll be testing plant-based nuggets from Impossible Foods in Des Moines, Boston and Miami starting Oct. 11. → Read More

Special session set for Oct. 28 to review 2nd set of redistricting maps

On Tuesday, the Iowa Senate rejected the first redistricting proposal from the Legislative Services Agency. → Read More

Former President Donald Trump holding Des Moines rally Saturday

The rally will start with remarks from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig followed by Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) and Ashley Hinson (IA-01). → Read More

'He made this place whole': After discovery of human remains, community rallies support for Xavior Harrelson

Remains discovered near Lake Ponderosa match the description of what the 11-year-old was wearing when he was last seen. Authorities haven't confirmed if it is him. → Read More

Iowa unemployment rate increased slightly in July

The Iowa Workforce Development says labor participation is rising in the state. → Read More

Answering your questions about the 2021 Iowa State Fair

From enhanced security measures to ticket prices, Local 5 has all the information you should know before walking through the gates. → Read More

Xavior Harrelson: Search for missing Iowa boy stretches into 3rd month

Xavior, who turned 11 on May 30, was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue pajama pants and black high-top shoes near his Montezuma home. → Read More

Research suggests COVID-19 treatment remdesivir increases hospital stay, does little to improve survival

The drug is still widely used in hospitals nationwide, including at UI Hospitals and Clinics. A University of Iowa study found it does little to improve survival. → Read More

'I feel like Adventureland robbed me of my baby': Parents of Michael Jaramillo speak out after fatal accident

On Monday, Michael died from the injuries he suffered on the Raging River raft ride at Adventureland Park Saturday evening. → Read More

'Iowa has no choice but to act': State to send troopers to US southern border

This comes after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported a 20-year high in border crossings last month. → Read More

TestIowa ending operations July 16, IDPH finalizing plans for free at-home COVID testing

IDPH says staggered closings of TestIowa drive-thru sites and clinic locations across the state will occur over the next five weeks. → Read More

The future is electric: Iowa's efforts in transportation

Big-name brands like General Motors, Volkswagen and Ford all recently announced significant changes in their production lines to manufacture electric vehicles. → Read More

Capitol riot suspect blames 'pack of lies,' seeks release

The Des Moines resident says he believed he was a “true patriot” for going to Washington at the urging of Donald Trump. → Read More

VERIFY: When was the last time Iowans saw gas prices around $3.00 a gallon?

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted Iowans are paying more for gas now than in the last seven years, but that's not true. Let's VERIFY. → Read More

What you should know about Iowa's federal unemployment benefits ending this week

Last month, Gov. Kim Reynolds cited a strong labor market and a recovering economy when she announced the $300 benefits will be ending the week of June 12. → Read More

Mollie Tibbetts' hometown remembers her life following guilty verdict

Even with a guilty verdict, Friday was a difficult day for Brooklyn. "Justice for Mollie" signs and blue ribbons lined Jackson Street, all for Mollie and her family. → Read More

Sentencing the next step in Cristhian Bahena Rivera case: Here's what that entails

The death penalty was abolished in Iowa back in 1965. Cristhian Bahena Rivera's sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 15 in Poweshiek County. → Read More

Hy-Vee issues recall for undeclared egg in chicken taco kits

The Midwest grocer's supplier Reser's Fine Foods issued their own recall after discovering eggs were not declared on the packaging. → Read More

Lawmakers wrap 2021 session with ban on masks, anti-abortion constitutional amendment

The Iowa Legislature wrapped up its work for the year late Wednesday night. → Read More

Child pandemic food assistance cards being distributed in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Human Services says the P-EBT cards are being distributed through "multiple rounds" of mailings starting this week. → Read More