STATE NEWS

With gradual snow melt, Iowa’s spring flood risk remains ‘normal’

BY MATT KELLEY Iowa was inundated by record or near-record flooding in 2019, followed by severe-to-extreme drought in 2020, drought that’s endured into 2021. What will this spring hold, as planting season is mere weeks away? Nathan…
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Governor Reynolds gets COVID-19 vaccination

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - After blasting those who are spreading what she called “misleading” and “inaccurate” information about the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for COVID-19, Governor Kim Reynolds took the shot herself on live…
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Rozenboom bill addresses deer population

State Senator Ken Rozenboom of Oskaloosa has filed a bill that would deal with Iowa’s rising deer population.  During last Saturday’s (2/27) Eggs and Issues forum in Oskaloosa, Rozenboom noted the high deer populations in…
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Bill to remove Iowa’s permit requirement for concealed weapons

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - A bill that would no longer require Iowans to get permits to carry a concealed weapon has made it past initial review in the Iowa House and is scheduled…
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Iowa’s House delegation splits along party lines on pandemic relief

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR RADIO IOWA - The three Republicans from Iowa who serve in the U.S. House voted against the pandemic relief House Democrats approved this weekend. Fourth district Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull is…
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Iowa COVID vaccine news

Governor Kim Reynolds has good news about coronavirus vaccines in Iowa.  At a Thursday morning (2/25) news conference, she said Iowans are getting the vaccines in good numbers. "Next week, we project that 70 percent…
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Iowa Senate approves bill limiting early voting

Republicans in the Iowa Senate approved a bill Tuesday sharply limiting early voting, with some arguing that changes were needed to ensure the integrity of the state’s election despite no evidence of fraud. The bill,…
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GOP-led Iowa legislature to approve election law changes this week

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - A key Republican says GOP legislators plan to give final approval tomorrow to a bill that shortens Iowa’s early voting period and makes other election law changes. Republican Representative…
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Jake Chapman in new role as Iowa Senate President

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - A Republican from Adel is entering his seventh week in a new role in the Iowa Legislature, but his name could be on the ballot for another office next…
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House passes bill for schools' Covid related costs

A bill providing public schools extra money to cover Covid-related costs has won bipartisan approval in the Iowa House. $27 million would be split among all districts, but Republican Representative Dustin Hite of New Sharon…
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