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Iowa City, Iowa -- The worst moment in Iowa sports history took place 25 years ago Friday, when junior power forward Chris Street died in a car accident after his vehicle collided with a snowplow in Iowa City. For those living in the tight-knit State of Iowa, it became the "where were you when" moment of a ...
Justin and Tori Engelhardt, husband and wife beekeepers in Sioux City, Iowa, discovered a tragic surprise late last month when they went to check on their 50 beehives. The hives -- home to half a million bees -- had been overturned and hacked apart. The couple's supply shed had been ransacked.
Provisions of SF 432 would change current Iowa law so that possession of five grams or less of marijuana would be a simple misdemeanor punishable by no more than 30 days in jail and/or by a fine between $65 and $620. Currently, first-offense possession of marijuana is a serious misdemeanor ...

Des Moines -- Iowa lawmakers looking to stay one step ahead of drones are drafting legislation to prohibit operation of unmanned aerial vehicles over jails and prisons. Lawmakers are being spurred to action by reports that drones have been used to drop drugs, cellphones and other contraband inside ...
According to those with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security a similar situation could happen in Iowa, but say there are several steps that need to be complete before a message can be sent out as well as ways to backtrack if there is a mistake. We asked people what they would do if you received a ...
Johnston, Iowa - Iowa Public Television will present exclusive statewide coverage of the 2018 Iowa State Dance Team Championships on Monday, February 5 at 8 p.m. The two-hour program showcases highlights of all the winning routines and busy backstage action. The competition will be rebroadcast ...
... conservation work that any new initiatives set specific measurable goals with timetables, and work with and through people who understand the problems at our existing system of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (located in each county), the NRCS, the WMAs and the Iowa Department of agriculture.
Spencer and Emma Hicks, of Dixon, Iowa, are starring in 'Small Town, Big Pick,' which is set to air for the first time on Sunday on Great American Country. ... "Small Town, Big Pick" follows the Hicks family on their "picking" adventures throughout Iowa and the Midwest, making it more comparable to ...
As men with hands calloused in the fields debate the fitness of a leader more comfortable on a golf course, things get heated. And when debates turn to insults, one of the retired farmers will say, "What's a good time to trim your rosebushes?" The phrase is a reminder to get back to "Iowa nice" and remember ...
Des Moines -- A bill introduced last year to abolish tenure at Iowa's public universities failed to pass out of a legislative subcommittee Thursday -- leaving it ... Saunders said the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa collectively bring in more than $1 billion to Iowa in ...
After spending two days behind closed doors evaluating its university presidents and institutional heads, Iowa's Board of Regents this week took no action to increase pay or offer new compensation incentives. The no-news report from board President Mike Richards is not surprising given deep cuts in state ...
The head of Iowa's court system says "Iowans are losing access to justice" because more than 100 court jobs remain empty following budget cuts. Jan. ... Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady delivers his State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Iowa Legislature, Wednesday, Jan.
The last week of 2017 saw Iowa join most other states in experiencing what the Centers for Disease Control calls "widespread" influenza virus, up from ... In Iowa, 25 percent of patients tested for the flu had positive tests, up from 22 percent the week before, according to the Iowa Department of public health.

Iowa -- Iowa hospital officials say a nationwide shortage of IV bags has hit the state, but there is no need for concern. The shortage is being blamed on Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico last fall. The storm has shut down a factory there that was one of the biggest suppliers of IV bags. On top of that, ...
Des Moines, Iowa (KWQC) -- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds delivered the Condition of the State Address on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: Lieutenant Governor, Mr. President, Madam Speaker, legislative leaders, Senators and Representatives, justices and ...
She proposes plowing future state gains from the federal tax changes into lower individual state income tax rates, eliminating federal deductibility and simplifying Iowa's tax system. For fiscal 2019, Reynolds proposed a 1.5 percent increase in K-12 state aid, or $54 million, and statutory flexibility to allow ...
An Iowa car owner is not quite sure what to do after a water main break put her car in the deep freeze. Share. 426 Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! KCCI. Updated: 7:57 AM CST Jan 4, 2018. broken water main puts Iowa car on ice. An Iowa car owner is not quite sure what to do after a water ...
Des Moines, Iowa -- The 2018 Iowa Legislative Session begin on Monday, January 8th at the State Capitol. Once again Republicans will control the House, Senate and Governor's office. The new session could begin with unfinished business from 2017. Emergency spending cuts could be needed to ...
Kim Reynolds and the GOP-run Legislature is expected to get an initial report Friday on the potential impact of federal tax cuts and how they might translate into state income tax collections for Iowans who will have less federal tax liability to claim given Iowa is only one of three states with a federal ...
according to a new numbers from the Iowa state treasury report...the state has accumulated more than 450- million dollars in debt during the last fiscal year. Iowa debt-vo-1 Iowa debt-vo-4 that's a three- percent increase from the year before...meaning Iowa governments now owe nearly sixteen billion ...
correctional officers rally in October 2011 in Fort Madison to blame budget cuts for injuries to guards inside the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. The Legislative Services Agency reported Wednesday that the state's workforce has shrunk by nearly 15 percent -- or 3,663 full-time equivalent positions ...
A group of University of Iowa students presented possible solutions to a wastewater treatment issue at a lake in eastern Iowa. The Telegraph Herald reports that engineering students with the university's Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities offered design options to Delaware County officials.
Former Iowa field hockey Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum, left, and former Iowa Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer listen to a question May 22 as they discuss their discrimination cases against the University of Iowa at the offices of Newkirk Zwagerman Law Firm in Des Moines. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette) ...
Under a bill passed this year by the Iowa Legislature, which we supported, voters will need to show an acceptable form of government-issued ID before casting a ballot at polling places. If a voter doesn't have one of the acceptable forms of ID, the state will issue him or her a voter-verification card, free of ...
The state made the switch to a privatized Medicaid system in April 2016, handing the majority of Iowa's Medicaid beneficiaries over to three managed-care organization. Two of them, Amerigroup Iowa and UnitedHealthcare of the River Valley, remain, while AmeriHealth Caritas dropped out in November.
What follows here is my list of the local, state, and national figures who made headlines in Iowa this year for protecting freedom and justice. No, they're not all radical libertarians like me. Instead, I hope to offer a reminder that people with differing ideologies can help make us all more free. • Kirsten Anderson ...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- The future of a honey business in Sioux Falls, Iowa, is uncertain after vandals destroyed dozens of their beehives, CBS affiliate KMEG reports. The owners of Wild Hill Honey said they discovered that 50 beehives were destroyed when they went to clear off snow on Thursday. The owner ...
Other top storylines include the Cedar Rapids casino failure, the debate over fireworks, and Medicaid in Iowa, among others.*. In one of many controversial moves earlier this year, the Iowa Legislature turned away federal money so it could establish a state program that denies public funds for health clinics ...
Iowa City, Iowa -- The last time Iowa had a team like this in a season like this, three linebackers elevated both the defense and the team to an eight-win campaign. The Hawkeyes' 8-5 record in 2013 perhaps didn't showcase the type of team Iowa had. It certainly didn't give enough due to the linebacker ...
Iowans awoke to bitterly cold temperatures Sunday morning - and there isn't much relief in sight throughout the New Year's holiday. If you think it's cold now, even colder weather is on the way to Iowa. At 7 o'clock Sunday morning, the temperature in Des Moines was 9 degrees below zero, with a wind chill ...
Des Moines -- After a whirlwind two years with nearly two dozen presidential hopefuls traipsing through the state, 2017 proved Iowa politics are intriguing even when the caucuses are not front and center. The previous year's momentous elections brought sweeping change to the political landscape in ...
Republicans who hold majorities of 58-41 in the Iowa House and 29-20-1 in the Iowa Senate left the Capitol last May having enacted a budget with a projected $107.3 million surplus. But once again tax collections failed to grow as predicted, leaving the current ledger at least $36 million out of balance.
Iowa State finished its season with an overall record of 7-5 (5-4 in conference). While the cyclones lost their fair share of games, they pulled off two huge upsets this season, defeating Big 12 rivals Oklahoma on Oct. 7 and TCU on Oct. 28. However, Iowa State is coming off a 20-19 loss to Kansas State on ...
Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, innovative media and services that educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans throughout the state. A noncommercial, public-service mission enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting ...
On Iowa politics discusses the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Kim Reynolds' first year in office, and a full year in review. On Iowa politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after deadlines have been met.
... New Year With Near Record Lows. Arctic air dipping deeper south than usual will put a prolonged chill on New Year's celebrations in Iowa and Nebraska as temperatures sink below zero Friday night and remain there for three days. Dec. 29, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.. Iowa, Nebraska Rings in New Year With Near Record Lows ...
Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa agency will release a report early next year designed to start measuring the impact of a new state-funded family planning program that excludes abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. The Iowa Department of Human Services plans to release program data on Jan.
The number of opioid-related deaths is expected to increase in Iowa this year compared to 2016. There were 180 opioid-related deaths in Iowa last year, and the Iowa Department of public health (IDPH) is projecting that number will hit 201 by the end of 2017. Eighty-six Iowans died of opioid overdoses in ...
Chaplains for Iowa police Department Need More Members. Chaplains who provide emotional support and spiritual guidance to police officers in western Iowa say they're looking for more members to better serve the community. Dec. 27, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.. Chaplains for Iowa Police Department Need More Members ...
BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) -- A Planned Parenthood clinic in eastern Iowa that is providing abortions will close soon. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said Wednesday its clinic in Bettendorf will close Friday, several months after the local affiliate announced plans to do so. Planned Parenthood said in ...
Blue grass fire Chief Brian Seamer and Blue Grass police Sgt. Garrett Jahns watch a home being secured on East Salem Street where 4 people died in a fire in Blue Grass, Iowa Monday Dec. 25, 2017. Jahns said Tuesday that he couldn't release any of the victims' names or ages yet but that the four were ...
While revamping public pensions have not been on GOP priority lists, McCoy noted, Republicans entered the 2017 session saying they planned to "tweak" Iowa's collective bargaining law but "in just 10 short days, that law was gutted" when overhaul legislation moved through both chambers and to ...
David Johnson, the northwest Iowa lawmaker who dropped his Republican affiliation over the direction of the party as Donald Trump neared the presidential nomination in summer ... Johnson, 66, said if he wins in 2018, he would be the first declared independent to win an Iowa Senate seat since 1923.
Josh Balk, Dry Run Creek Project Coordinator; Shaffer Ridgeway, natural resources Conservation Service district conservationist; Paula Even, Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner; Lee Bader, Soil and Water Conservation district commissioner; Shane Wulf, Miller Creek Project coordinator; ...
(From left to right) Holly Lyons of the Legislative Services Agency, David Roederer, director of the state Department of Management, and Mason City businessman David Underwood meet Monday as members of the Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference to set projections for state taxes to be collected ...
"We're kind of answering the bell, and the bell that rallied the launch of STEM in 2011 is that the economy of our state depends on inspiring enough kids to enter these fields to replace the retires and expand (the workforce)," said Dr. Jeff Weld, executive director of the Iowa Governor's STEM advisory council ...


 

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