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Water Summary Update: 2023 Water Year end shows third dry year in a row

DES MOINES - For the third year in a row, precipitation was below normal for Iowa’s Water Year, which covers Oct. 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2023, according to the latest Water Summary Update. That…
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Work underway on new multi million dollar terminal for Des Moines Airport

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Managers of the state’s largest airport marked the beginning of the construction of a new $445 million terminal with a groundbreaking today in Des Moines. Airport executive director Kevin Foley…
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Attorney General Bird Announces Chief of Staff Aaron McKay

DES MOINES -- Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today announced her appointment of Aaron McKay as Chief of Staff. McKay is a graduate of Upper Iowa University and recently served as the State of Iowa Director…
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Harvest moves ahead with dry weather

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Dry weather gave farmers almost a full week of field time and the latest corn and soybean harvest numbers show the result. The USDA report shows 16 percent of corn…
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El Nino could bring Iowa a warmer winter

By Pat Powers (Radio Iowa) The calendar says fall but the thermometer says summer. Forecasters say much of Iowa’s southern half will see near-record high temperatures in the low 90s today through Sunday. State climatologist…
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Iowans with disabilities need to be well prepared for emergencies, storms

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) Iowans of all ages and abilities need to be prepared for severe weather, but people with mobility issues — either due to a disability or age — need to be…
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Secretary Pate and Auditor Advisory Group urge Iowans to turn to trusted sources for election information

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and his Auditor Advisory Group are once again working together to serve as trusted sources for information leading into the 2023 City-School Election. Together, the election officials…
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DNR Advises Drivers to Stay Alert for More Deer Movement

DES MOINES -- Drivers are advised to stay alert as they travel Iowa’s roadsides over the coming weeks. Autumn deer behavior, crop harvest and peak travel times for motorists combine to hike the risk of…
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Recommendation would merge or eliminate 111 state boards and commissions

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) A review committee is recommending the elimination or consolidation of 43% of state boards, commissions and advisory groups — slightly fewer than were listed in the committee’s initial report.…
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Ag expert sees proso millet as Iowa’s crop of the future

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) A grain that millions of people in Asia and India eat every day is almost unheard-of in Iowa, but a researcher at Iowa State University says it has the potential…
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