KCRG-TV9′s i9 Investigative Team reached out to the city to talk about the lack of activity from the Cedar Rapids Employee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team. However, the city said it would only answer additional questions in writing.
The State Health Facilities Council, which approves or denies those applications, voted down the hospital proposal in a close 2-3 vote back in February. However, a resignation has the potential to reverse the previous decision.
Multiple experts told our i9 team that overcapacity prisons are more likely to create dangerous situations for staff members because the chance of violence increases. Two state prisons, Anamosa and Fort Dodge, are now under capacity since our story aired in March.
The citation from Iowa OSHA, which our KCRG-TV9 i9 Investigative Team received through a public records request, said these were serious violations. And the agency gave the department of corrections a $9,472 fine for the citation.
The KCRG-TV9 i9 Investigative Team found state funding at the Anamosa State Penitentiary has grown by around 2.7%, even though the estimated total funds available for the state has grown by around 22.7%.
Death certificates our KCRG-TV9 i9 Investigative Unit found show Iowans dying of respiratory conditions due to an underlying cause of pneumonia. County staff members told us about a similar trend as well.
An email KCRG-TV9′s i9 Investigative Unit received shows the Iowa Department of Public Health only alerted county health departments it was expanding eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccinations 8-minutes before the announcement was made.
Minnesota’s Governor used a slightly misleading comparison to criticize Iowa’s Governor’s move to do away with most COVID-19 restrictions, including her mask mandate and restrictions on bars and restaurants.
The lack of a local snow removal company left residents at the Town and Country Housing Apartments snowed in for days, which meant they missed doctor’s appointments and services couldn’t reach the residents.
Our KCRG-TV9 i9 Investigative Unit learned fire code only requires multiple access points for emergency services when there are more than 30 homes in an area. There are only around 20 homes on South Park Road.