STATE NEWS

April wetter and warmer than normal

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) State Climatologist Justin Glisan  says April brought the showers the state needs. “We’re actually about eight-tenths of an inch above average and particularly wet across southeastern Iowa and northwestern Iowa,…
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Statewide event next week aims to get kids walking, biking to school

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) National Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day is one week from today on May 8th and organizers in Iowa say this year's event promises to be the biggest yet.…
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Red Cross responders are deployed across Iowa’s tornado-torn areas

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) Emergency responders are stretched thin after Friday’s severe storms spun off at least 17 tornadoes in Iowa, damaging dozens of homes and claiming a life in Minden. Josh Murray, communications…
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Speaker says House GOP to seek UI, ISU, UNI tuition caps

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Speaker Pat Grassley says if Republicans retain control of the Iowa House after the November election, they’ll push to limit tuition increases at the three state universities. This spring,…
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Iowa water conditions still not favorable for kayaks, canoes

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) We’re more than a month into spring and the experts say Iowans who are itching to get on the open water with their kayaks and canoes may want to wait…
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Lung Association’s ‘State of the Air’ report largely positive for Iowa

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report finds positive trends in air quality in two Iowa metros. “Des Moines is actually listed on the ‘cleanest cities’…
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Penalties for trespassing to hunt in Iowa are going up

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The fines for trespassing in order to hunt deer will go up significantly July 1. The law — and the fines — have been expanded to include trespassing to…
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Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report

DES MOINES -- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. Additionally,…
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Taxes, teacher pay, AEA changes top issues of ’24 Iowa legislature

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Lawmakers sent the governor a bill to cut Iowans’ income taxes by a billion dollars next year, they set up the framework for an $8.9 billion state budget and…
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Iowa legislature OKs merger for mental health, substance abuse treatment

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The Iowa legislature has approved the governor’s plan to create a combined system to help Iowans with a mental illness as well as those with addiction issues. Republican Representative…
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