STATE NEWS

Iowa voters to decide if gun-related amendment is added to Iowa Constitution

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Early voting for Iowa’s General Election began this week and a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution is on the back of the ballot. Richard Rogers of the Iowa…
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Report: Iowans see jump in insurance premiums three times national average

By Natalie Krebs (Radio Iowa) A study finds the average rate of family premiums for health insurance offered by private employers in Iowa has risen significantly. The report from the State Health Access Data Assistance…
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Iowa's Absentee Voting Period Begins Today

DES MOINES – Iowans can begin casting ballots for the 2022 general election today, which is the start of the absentee voting period. It marks the first day Iowans can vote in person at their…
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Report suggests $900 million in annual wage theft impacts 250,000 Iowa workers

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) A new study suggests Iowa workers are underpaid by at least $900 million a year. Common Good Iowa, the group issuing the report, calls that wage theft. Sean Finn,…
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Grassley 46%, Franken 43% in Des Moines Register Iowa Poll

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) A Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll released this weekend shows Republican Senator Chuck Grassley with a three percent lead over Democratic challenger Mike Franken. The poll of likely voters was taken…
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AG Miller launches program for rural communities to prevent opioid addiction

DES MOINES – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced an initiative designed to prevent opioid addiction before it begins. The Billion Pill Pledge program, launched in conjunction with Goldfinch Health, extends education and resources to hospitals…
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Iowa State Fair leader announces retirement

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The CEO and Manager of the Iowa State Fair is retiring. Gary Slater is a Missouri native who served as manager of the Missouri State Fair and the World Pork…
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Iowa’s pheasant season is expected to be a repeat of 2021

DES MOINES -- Iowa’s 2022 pheasant season is expected to be another good one when more than 60,000 plus blaze orange clad hunters take to the fields on Oct. 29. And based on the results…
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Des Moines airport website hacked, no flights impacted

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Russian hackers targeted the websites of more than a dozen U.S. airports yesterday morning, including the Des Moines International Airport. A group linked to the Kremlin has claimed credit…
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Iowa Utilities Board sets oral argument to discuss safety jurisdiction on proposed Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline

(Des Moines) – The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) on Friday issued an order scheduling a December 13, 2022, oral argument proceeding in connection with the proposed carbon capture pipeline by Summit Carbon Solutions (Summit Carbon) in Docket…
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