STATE NEWS

Thousands of classic cars expected at weekend Heartland Nationals

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - For Iowans who love glistening paint, shiny chrome and loud engines, one of the Midwest’s largest car shows will take over the Iowa State Fairgrounds this holiday weekend. Stephanie Schoennagel,…
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Realtors Association leader says housing market slowed, not stopped

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - The president of the Iowa Association of Realtors says the record-setting housing market has slowed some — but it is far from hitting a full stop. Byron Menke of Treynor…
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Grundy Center man sentenced to life for killing State Trooper

BY DAR DANIELSON Grundy County District Court Judge Joel Dalrymple today denied a new trial and then sentenced the man found guilting in of killing State Trooper Jim Smith. Michael Lang of Grundy Center was found…
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Hinson, Miller-Meeks, Feenstra vote no on bipartisan gun bill

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Democratic Congresswoman Cindy Axne of West Des Moines and Republican Senator Joni Ernst voted for the bipartisan gun bill President Biden signed into law this morning. The rest of Iowa’s congressional delegation…
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AAA Iowa predicts lots of people traveling for 4th of July

BY MATT KELLEY Travel industry experts predict the upcoming Fourth of July holiday will be the busiest-ever for travel by car, truck, SUV and van in Iowa and nationwide, despite record or near-record gasoline prices. Meredith…
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Iowa man pleads not guilty in deaths of 3,000 feeder hogs

RANDALIA, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa farmer has pleaded not guilty to neglect charges after more than 3,000 feeder hogs died on his property. Derek David Smith, 41, of Randalia, waived an arraignment and…
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Both sides of abortion issue react to Iowa Supreme Court decision

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - Representatives from the ACLU of Iowa and Planned Parenthood talked with reporters today to discuss the Supreme Court decision on abortion. ACLU of Iowa legal director Rita Bettis Austen says…
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Governor signs bills on unemployment, childcare, George Washington Carver Day

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR Governor Kim Reynolds signed several bills into law today. One shortens the amount of time Iowans can receive unemployment from 26 weeks to 16. It also requires the unemployed to take a…
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Farm Service Agency looking to fill dozens of positions

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR Dozens of Farm Service Agency offices across Iowa are seeking new employees. Matt Russell, the Iowa FSA director, says they’re hiring for a host of positions in dozens of Iowa communities. “One…
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Senator Ernst says U.S. military must find new suppliers of rare minerals

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Republican Senator Joni Ernst is calling on the Pentagon to find new suppliers and stockpiling critical minerals, like cobalt and lithium “which are used to product engines, night vision equipment and other…
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