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Some Iowans double-booking for COVID-19 vaccines

If you make an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine, show up.  Since demand for the vaccine still far outpaces supply, it's led some Iowans to make multiple appointments as they search for one closer…
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Sen. Ernst visits Pella hydroelectric plant Inbox

Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst was in Pella Tuesday afternoon (4/6).  She toured the hydroelectric power plant at Lake Red Rock in Pella.  During her visit, Ernst spoke with reporters about infrastructure legislation making its…
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Oskaloosa City Council discusses stimulus spending

What to do with federal stimulus money?  The Oskaloosa City Council talked about that during a study session Monday (4/5).  City Manager Michael Schrock told the Council the City will receive approximately $1.6 million in…
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All Iowans above age 15 now eligible for Covid shots

BY O. KAY HENDERSON As of today (Monday), all Iowans age 16 and above are eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations. Governor Kim Reynolds says getting an appointment may be challenging, but she has repeatedly urged Iowans to…
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Bibby & Cook found guilty in 2018 police shootout and robbery

A jury in Ottumwa reached verdicts Thursday (4/1) on two men accused of getting into a shootout with police in August 2018.  35-year-old Michael Bibby of Ottumwa was found guilty of one count of attempted…
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Iowa’s 2nd district Congressional race is now over

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Democrat Rita Hart is no longer challenging the outcome of her race against Republican Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks. State-certified results showed Hart finishing six votes behind Miller-Meeks, out of more…
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One dead after fight in Newton

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  A man from Newton has been charged with first degree murder after another man died after a fight in Newton Tuesday night…
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Groenendyk charged with violating no-contact order

The Mahaska County Board President has been charged with violating a no-contact order filed by a member of his family.  According to a police report, Mark Groenendyk violated the order when he arrived at the…
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Restaurants looking to add back workers as vaccination moves forward

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR RADIO IOWA - Iowa’s unemployment rate is again near where it was before the pandemic hit more than a year ago, but the state’s leisure and hospitality industry now employs 25,000 fewer…
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Handful of Democrats join GOP in passing wide-ranging education bill

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - The Iowa House has approved changes in how schools may use state funding for the Teacher Leadership and Compensation program. Republican Representative Holly Brink of Oskaloosa said not every…
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