Month: June 2020

A district court judge has temporarily blocked a new abortion restriction Governor Reynolds approved Monday from going into effect tomorrow. The law that’s on hold would require women to attend an additional appointment at least 24 hours before terminating a pregnancy. “I believe in this piece of legislation,” Reynolds said today during a news conference […]

The Iowa State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies have circled today on their calendars. Trooper John Farley says the reason is the numbers for traffic deaths on the state’s highways that are historically seen on this day. “June 30th for the last ten years has been the single deadliest day in Iowa,” he explains. […]

Governor Kim Reynolds says Iowa school officials who choose to mandate that everyone in a school building must wear face masks must seriously consider how to implement the policy. “What type of a face covering will be allowed?” Reynolds asks. “…Who will be responsible for providing the face coverings and take the measures to ensure […]

The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in a first-of-its-kind involving accommodations by landlords for those with specials needs. The case involved Karen Cohen, who has medically documented severe allergies and moved into an apartment in Iowa City with a “no pets” policy. Two months later David Clark moved in and asked for a waiver to […]

Governor Kim Reynolds has approved legislation that reduces the state tax on gas with an ethanol blend of 15 percent or higher. It applies the same six-cent per gallon break to 20 percent or higher blends of biodiesel. “It’s going to make higher blend biofuels even cheaper at the pump, making it an even more […]

The Iowa Business Council’s second-quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2020 shows some improvement in what the managers of the states’ largest businesses expect in the coming months. IBC executive director Joe Murphy says it’s a modest improvement. He says the overall score in overall economic outlook index rose to 41.25 — which is an increase […]

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley’s recent tweets accuse Fox News of failing President Trump and recommend someone in the Oval Office read a Wall Street Journal editorial to Trump, which suggests why he may lose in November. One media outlet calls the tweets a call for an “intervention” at the White House, but Grassley says that’s […]

While some Iowa colleges are projecting fall enrollment will drop due to COVID-19, the president of Iowa Central Community College predicts a boost in students when classes resume in a few months. Dan Kinney says he’s remaining optimistic that the choices being offered and the changes being made on the campuses will keep students safe […]

A soldier from the 185th Air National Guard in Sioux City is walking across Iowa from border to border to raise awareness about mental health. Technical Sergeant Jeff Campbell is on a 20 day, 389 mile journey that started in Clinton and will end back in Sioux City. “Twenty days? Nothing compared to someone who […]

For the first time in 69 years, there will not be a Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mount Pleasant. The Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers board of directors has decided to cancel the event, held for five days every year, always ending on Labor Day. The Reunion draws thousands of people from all over the […]

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