STATE NEWS

Biden’s EPA administrator says RFS levels coming ASAP

BY O. KAY HENDERSON The administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spent much of Tuesday in Iowa. It’s the first solo trip Administrator Michael Regan has taken since he was sworn into office. Regan toured…
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Farmers made big planting progress last week

BY DAR DANIELSON Dry conditions allowed farmers to spend a lot of on the tractor last week. The new U.S.D.A. crop report shows nearly half of the state corn crop was planted in the last week…
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State Auditor wins Supreme Court ruling in University of Iowa case

BY DAR DANIELSON The Iowa Supreme Court has sided with the State Auditor in a subpoena request from the University of Iowa. State Auditor Rob Sand sought information from the U-I on its plan to lease…
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Man charged with threatening Governor cites free speech

An Iowa man charged with leaving a threatening voicemail telling Gov. Kim Reynolds she should be “hung for treason” defended his comments Thursday as free speech, saying he was expressing opposition to COVID-19 restrictions. Harvey…
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The State to pay for security fence at Governor's mansion

The state of Iowa will pay $400,000 to design and build a wrought iron fence around the historic Des Moines mansion used as the residence for Gov. Kim Reynolds, officials said Wednesday (4/28). Iowa Department…
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80 Iowa counties decline COVID-19 vaccine doses

Iowa health officials said Tuesday that 80 of the state’s 99 counties declined some or all of their COVID-19 vaccine doses for next week, showing that demand for immunizations is dropping dramatically. Iowa had fully…
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Trial set for inmates accused of killing Anamosa prison staffers

Trial has been set for two prison inmates accused of using a hammer to kill a prison nurse and correctional officer during an escape attempt last month. Station WHO-TV reports that Michael Dutcher and Thomas…
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Group wants to bring pawpaw patches back to prominence

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - You may know the song that includes the line, “Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch,” but most Iowans have never tasted or even seen the fruit from trees that…
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Almost half of Iowa adults have had two-dose series of Covid vaccine

BY O. KAY HENDERSON The state website tracking Covid-19 vaccinations shows more than 911-thousand Iowans have had both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. “We are very, very close to having nearly half of the…
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Suspect in Iowa Trooper's death moved from hospital room to jail cell

A man charged in the shooting death of an Iowa State Patrol trooper was released from a hospital Wednesday (4/21) and transported to jail, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said. Michael Lang, 41, of…
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