STATE NEWS

Southern Iowa economic development group’s executive charged with theft

BY O. KAY HENDERSON The long-time leader of a multi-county economic development organization in southern Iowa has been arrested and charged with theft. State Auditor Rob Sand says his office has opened an investigation of the Southern…
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AARP worried about impact of dropping 3G phone service

BY MATT KELLEY RDIO IOWA - Some major cellular service providers will switch off their 3G networks on February 22nd and Iowans who have older phones may suddenly find their devices no longer work. Tom Kamber,…
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Coronavirus update

The number of new positive tests for coronavirus in Iowa continues to fall.  The Iowa Department of Public Health says in the week that ended Tuesday (2/8), 12,833 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19.  Two weeks…
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Iowa House committee chair seeks investigation of judge

By DAVID PITT DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The chairman of the Iowa House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that he’s working to launch an investigation of a state court judge who was accused of trying to…
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Gas prices remain up despite decreased demand

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR It’s the dead of winter and Iowans are driving much less, especially compared to summertime, but gasoline prices are defying the basic lessons of economic by rising, even though demand is falling.…
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High blood pressure a problem for one third of Iowans

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - A new study finds about one in three Iowans have hypertension or high blood pressure. Dr. David Goff, director of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute,…
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Lawmakers consider taxing vaping liquid like rolled cigarettes

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - A small group in the Iowa House is working on a bill that would tax the liquid used in electronic cigarettes at or near the same rate as combustible…
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Governor says Iowa schools haven’t spent $793 million in federal pandemic relief

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Senate Republicans are proposing a 2.25% increase in general state support of public schools. It’s slightly less than the 2.5% increase Republican Governor Kim Reynolds has proposed. Public school…
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Coronavirus update

The rate of new positive tests for coronavirus is slowing down in Iowa.  The Iowa Department of Public Health says as of Tuesday (2/1), there were 22,736 new positive COVID-19 tests over the past week. …
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Nomination deadline approaching for Heroes of the Heartland

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - Iowans have until week’s end to nominate an unsung hero they know for statewide recognition. The Iowa chapter of the American Red Cross is asking to hear stories about people…
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