STATE NEWS

Dry area in western Iowa expands

BY DAR DANIELSON The new report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows more counties now showing dry conditions. The Iowa DNR’s Tim Hall says the negative outweighs the positive in the report. “We had a little…
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Blakesburg man charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile

A Blakesburg man is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile.  Around 6:15pm Tuesday (7/28), the Wapello County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a juvenile who had been sexually assaulted.  On Wednesday (7/29), a search…
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White House advisor says Iowa COVID-19 trends worrisome

BY O. KAY HENDERSON A key advisor on the White House Coronavirus Task Force says Iowa is among a group of states where mitigation efforts should increase. Dr. Deborah Birx said the concern is rising infection…
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COVID-19 outbreak reported at juvenile facility

Authorities in Iowa reported an outbreak of coronavirus at Iowa’s detention center and school for male juvenile offenders in Eldora. Twelve students and five staff members at Eldora Boys State Training School have tested positive…
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Environmental group calls for overhaul of Iowa ag economy, better race relations

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR The Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club is calling for a climate adaptation plan and other policies to overhaul the state’s agricultural economy. The group calls for changes to make farming more…
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The rules are relaxed for giving blood and the timing couldn’t be better

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR Thanks to changes in federal rules, more people are now eligible to give blood, and more donors are needed as hundreds of Iowa blood drives have been cancelled because of the pandemic.…
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Four arrested in Newton burglary

Four men from Des Moines have been arrested in connection with a burglary early Wednesday (7/22) south of Newton.  The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says there was a call of a burglary in progress just…
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Supreme Court releases guidelines for resuming in-person jury trials

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - The state court system is moving closer to returning to holding jury trials across the state. Supreme Court Justice Matthew McDermott co-chaired the committee which reviewed and made recommendations on…
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Iowa City mayor issues proclamation requiring face coverings

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA -  Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague has issued a proclamation requiring every person in the city to wear a face-covering when in a public place. Teague wore a plastic face shield…
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Native American Imagery Removed from Indianola City Logo

Leaders in the south-central Iowa city of Indianola have approved a measure to remove Native American imagery from its city logo, including from police cars, badges and patches. The Indianola City Council voted unanimously Monday…
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