STATE NEWS

Legislative panel reviews proposed rules for Iowa’s six week abortion ban

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The panel of lawmakers that oversees state agency regulations has conducted its initial review of how the Iowa Board of Medicine intends to enforce Iowa’s six-week abortion ban. The…
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Iowa’s governor calls for more tax cuts, teacher pay raises in annual speech to lawmakers

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Governor Kim Reynolds is calling for another reduction in Iowa’s personal income tax and a 50% increase in the minimum salary for first-time teachers. Reynolds delivered the annual “Condition…
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Tougher penalties in Iowa for trespassing on farms upheld

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) A federal appeals court has upheld enhanced penalties in Iowa for trespassing on farms. A federal appeals court has upheld two state laws that established new penalties for trespassing…
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DCI Updates on Perry School Shooting

DES MOINES -- On January 5, 2024, the Iowa State Medical Examiner performed the autopsies on the two decedents from the Perry High School active shooter event. The deceased Perry Middle School student has been…
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Officials say six shot, one fatally, in Perry school by suspect who died by self-inflicted gunshot

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Authorities say a 6th grader was killed and five other people were wounded during a shooting this morning in Perry High School and the 17-year-old suspect, who was a…
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Iowa’s now endured 182 straight weeks of drought

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) The final tallies are in, and state climatologist Justin Glisan says 2023 is going down as one of Iowa’s warmest and driest years in more than 150 years of record…
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Drought conditions continue during record streak

DES MOINES - The current drought is the longest in Iowa since the 1950s, with abnormally dry and drought conditions extending into the 188th week in a row, according to the latest data available. Following…
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How to care for your trees during an Iowa winter

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) Today marks the arrival of winter, and soon enough, we’ll be dealing with big piles of snow. Aaron Steil, a consumer horticulture specialist at the Iowa State University Extension, says…
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With shotgun seasons over, deer hunting shifts to late season mode

DES MOINES -- With the two shotgun seasons now in the books, Iowa’s deer hunting shifts to a more solitary endeavor with the opening of the late muzzleloader season and the reopening of the archery…
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Be sure to check conditions before venturing onto the ice

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Temperatures are expected to be above normal the rest of this week in what has already been an up-and-down cycle in Iowa. The wide range of temperatures can impact the…
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