STATE NEWS

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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Vehicle sales in Iowa surpassing pre-pandemic levels

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - New vehicle registrations in Iowa are up 28% in the first six months of this year compared to the first half of last year when the pandemic hit. “We’ve…
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New law bans city, county licenses or fees for temp businesses run by kids

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Under a new state law, kids who mow lawns, walk dogs or launch other temporary businesses don’t have to pay any business-related fees to cities or counties. Representative Jon Jacobsen of Council…
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11-year-old boy dies on Adventureland boat ride

The father of an 11-year-old boy who died following an accident on a popular boat ride at an Iowa amusement park said that his son and other family members were trapped by the ride’s seat belts when…
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