STATE NEWS

Report suggests $900 million in annual wage theft impacts 250,000 Iowa workers

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) A new study suggests Iowa workers are underpaid by at least $900 million a year. Common Good Iowa, the group issuing the report, calls that wage theft. Sean Finn,…
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Grassley 46%, Franken 43% in Des Moines Register Iowa Poll

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) A Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll released this weekend shows Republican Senator Chuck Grassley with a three percent lead over Democratic challenger Mike Franken. The poll of likely voters was taken…
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AG Miller launches program for rural communities to prevent opioid addiction

DES MOINES – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced an initiative designed to prevent opioid addiction before it begins. The Billion Pill Pledge program, launched in conjunction with Goldfinch Health, extends education and resources to hospitals…
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Iowa State Fair leader announces retirement

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The CEO and Manager of the Iowa State Fair is retiring. Gary Slater is a Missouri native who served as manager of the Missouri State Fair and the World Pork…
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Iowa’s pheasant season is expected to be a repeat of 2021

DES MOINES -- Iowa’s 2022 pheasant season is expected to be another good one when more than 60,000 plus blaze orange clad hunters take to the fields on Oct. 29. And based on the results…
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Des Moines airport website hacked, no flights impacted

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Russian hackers targeted the websites of more than a dozen U.S. airports yesterday morning, including the Des Moines International Airport. A group linked to the Kremlin has claimed credit…
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Iowa Utilities Board sets oral argument to discuss safety jurisdiction on proposed Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline

(Des Moines) – The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) on Friday issued an order scheduling a December 13, 2022, oral argument proceeding in connection with the proposed carbon capture pipeline by Summit Carbon Solutions (Summit Carbon) in Docket…
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Water Year ends on a downward trend

DES MOINES — After yet another month of below normal precipitation across the state, the water year ended with deteriorating conditions across Iowa, according to the latest Water Summary Update. The “Water Year” is defined…
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Only Grassley, Franken debate of campaign is tonight

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and his Democratic opponent, Mike Franken, will meet in their only televised debate tonight. The two have been debating from afar in comments this summer…
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Harvest, hunting put deer on the move in Iowa

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) An Iowa DNR deer research specialist says several factors are causing deer to be more active this time of year and motorists should be on the lookout. The first bowhunting…
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