STATE NEWS

House votes to delay eminent domain requests for pipelines until 2023

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - The Iowa House has endorsed a temporary measure in response to landowner complaints about proposed carbon pipelines. Under the proposal, developers wouldn’t be able to apply for eminent domain…
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Iowa Lottery sees impact of gas prices, inflation

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - Iowa Lottery sales so far this fiscal year are nearly even through February when compared to the record set last year. Iowa Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer, says higher gas prices…
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Statewide tornado drill set for today

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Iowans are urged to take part in this morning’s statewide tornado drill. Meteorologist Alex Krull, at the National Weather Service in metro Des…
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House GOP proposes new $12 million scholarship fund for UI, ISU, UNI

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Republicans in the Iowa House are proposing a new 12 million dollar scholarship program for students at Iowa’s three public universities. House Speaker Pat Grassley said it’s an effort…
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Filing deadline nears, GOP and Democratic Party Primary ballots appear to be set

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - The deadline is 5 p.m. today, but by midafternoon all the candidates who’ve announced campaigns for statewide office have already filing their nominating petitions in the Secretary of State’s…
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Bottle Bill changes and cut in beer tax win GOP backing in Senate panel

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Republicans on an Iowa Senate committee have approved making changes in Iowa’s Bottle Bill — tripling the amount of deposit fees that go to redemption centers that accept empties…
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Plan proposes moratorium on eminent domain requests for carbon pipelines

BY O. KAY HENDERSON House Republicans appear poised to vote for a year-long moratorium that would prevent the companies planning to build carbon pipelines from seeking eminent domain to seize property along the pipeline routes. Republican…
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Coronavirus update

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iowa and the number of new positive COVID-19 tests in the state are going down.  The Iowa Department of Public Health says in the week that ended Tuesday…
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Four Iowa officials seek action after delays in NWS warnings

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Both of Iowa’s U.S. Senators and two Iowa congresswomen are asking for answers AND upgrades after reports of technical delays in the National Weather Service warnings of severe storms…
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Unemployment rate drops in January

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7% in January, which was down from the revised December rate of 3.9%. Iowa Workforce Development says the leisure and hospitality industries added the most…
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