STATE NEWS

Pork producer: We need year round immigrants

A top Iowa pork producer is pushing federal lawmakers to allow immigrant workers to stay on the job year-round. A spokeswoman for Iowa Select Farms — the state’s largest pork producer — told U.S. senators…
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Rep. Miller-Meeks urges Iowans to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Iowa Department of Public Health's website shows the number of Covid-19 patients in Iowa hospitals has been increasing over the past three and a half weeks.  Iowa Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa is an…
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Iowa is soon to be under a La Nina Watch

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR The Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service is issuing a La Nina Watch for later this year. Cooler than normal Pacific Ocean surface temperatures lead to the formation of a…
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Eviction fears rise as Iowans approach cut-off of federal aid

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR Some 30.000 Iowans say they will likely lose their housing due to eviction in the next two months, according to a recent federal survey. Renters and service providers are bracing for a…
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Iowa stops for caravan conveying coffins of Native American students who died a century ago

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR The caravan heading west with the remains of nine Native American children who died over a century ago at a Pennsylvania boarding school stopped at the Meskawki Settlement in Tama Thursday. The…
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Jasper County passes 2nd Amendment sanctuary regulation

Officials have voted to declare two Iowa counties as Second Amendment sanctuaries where any laws hindering gun rights cannot be enforced, joining similar efforts across the country and coming even as Iowa has significantly loosened…
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Senator Grassley introduces bill to help expand rural broadband

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is introducing a bill today which he says will help rural Iowa communities, as well as isolated towns across the U.S.,  get high-speed internet connections. The…
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Reynolds says Iowa will pay for troopers sent to Texas

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Monday (7/12) that Iowa will cover the cost of troopers sent to Texas to fight crime along the U.S. border with Mexico, confirming the state would fund the mission after the…
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U.S.D.A. to address anti-competitive practices in ag industry

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - The U.S.D.A. will spend half a billion dollars to help establish smaller-scale meat processing plants to compete with the four major corporations that dominate the industry. U.S. Agriculture Secretary…
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Severe drought level expands to more counties

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - Recent rains have helped with dry conditions — but they have been spread out and some areas of the state could use much more rain. The Iowa DNR’s Tim Hall…
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