STATE NEWS

Dry weather leads to record number of wild turkeys taken in Iowa

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season wrapped up with a record harvest of 16,059 birds, topping the record of 14-843 set last season. DNR Wildlife Research Biologist Jim Coffey says the…
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Iowa Senate’s GOP leader undergoing treatment for brain tumor

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver announced this afternoon that he’s undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Whitver, in a written statement, said he is remaining in the Iowa Senate…
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Iowa’s drought conditions continue to recede

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The latest report out today shows the amount of drought in Iowa continues to shrink. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows nearly 53% of the state is now drought free. That…
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Feeding America study finds Iowa food insecurity getting worse

By Pat Powers and Natalie Krebs (Radio Iowa) Feeding America’s latest annual study shows that the hunger problem in Iowa is getting worse. Food Bank of Iowa CEO Michelle Book says the new “Map the…
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Wet fields slow corn and bean planting

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Planting progress was slowed again last week by wet conditions. The U.S.D.A. crop report says there just two days suitable for field work due to the rain. The amount of…
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State budget includes renovations for 72 year old office building

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The governor has another week to sign or veto the remaining bills passed by the 2024 Iowa legislature. She’s already approved a billion dollar tax cut and the state…
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Regents approve university room and board increases, hear plan for tuition increases

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The Board of Regents heard the first reading of proposed tuition increases for the three state schools and approved increases in room and board rates at their meeting today. “The…
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Rains wash away Iowa extreme drought for first time in 2 years

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The latest U-S Drought Monitor map of Iowa shows no red areas indicating extreme drought. DNR Hydrologist Tim Hall says we’ve been seeing red for a long time. “The first…
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Marion among four counties given state disaster declaration after Monday storms

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for four counties following Monday's severe weather. The governor's proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and Disaster Case Advocacy Program…
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Iowa’s opioid settlement dollars remain in limbo

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Nearly $27 million in state funding that could have been used for prevention and treatment of opioid use won’t be spent. States are getting money from legal settlements with…
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