STATE NEWS

Study: Iowa is among the deadliest states for kids to be near trains

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - Iowa has improved slightly but still has one of the nation’s worst rates of children being hit by trains, according to a study by a non-profit group that works to…
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Cedar Rapids hospitals cite rising Covid patient count, postpone elective surgeries

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - The two hospitals in Cedar Rapids have postponed all elective surgeries that had scheduled “through Christmas” due to a rising number of Covid-19 patients. St. Luke’s and Mercy Hospitals…
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Storms bring Iowa at least 5 tornadoes, 1 death, damage in all 99 counties

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - Last night’s powerful storm spun off multiple tornadoes in Iowa, while straight line winds exceeded 80 miles an hour. There are dozens of reports of structural and tree damage —…
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Farm land values in Iowa rising

Iowa farmland values jumped 29% this year to an average statewide cost of $9,751 per acre, the highest such value recorded by Iowa State University since it began its survey in 1941. The nominal land…
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Iowa’s governor to pursue ‘significant tax cuts’ in 2022

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - The governor’s budget director says there’s likely to be more than $2 billion in the state’s Taxpayer Relief Fund by this summer. There’s more than a billion dollars in…
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Rep. Hite to run for re-election

State Representative Dustin Hite of New Sharon announced Friday (12/10) he will run for re-election in 2022.  While he will be running to serve in a new district, thanks to redistricting, Hite tells the No…
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Omicron case confirmed in Black Hawk County

Iowa health officials have confirmed the first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in the state. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Thursday (12/9) that the case was detected in a sample at the…
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Covid patient count in Iowa hospitals hits another 2021 record

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR The Covid patient count in Iowa hospitals has reached 777, another record high for 2021. It’s a 7% increase since last Wednesday. “We continue to struggle, as many hospitals in Iowa have…
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Job fair in Newton for TPI Composites employees

Iowa Workforce Development is hosting a job fair in Newton on Thursday (12/9) and Friday (12/10) for the more than 700 employees of T-P-I Composites who will be out of work at the end of…
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Arrest in string of Des Moines arson fires

Police in Des Moines say they've arrested a man suspected in a string of overnight arson fires involving half a dozen vehicles that also damaged at least two homes. Police say in a news release…
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