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Multiple Iowa high school gyms, stadiums and city convention centers would be converted to temporary federal COVID-19 vaccination centers under an executive order being signed by President Joe Biden today. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the details of the project are still being developed and it’s not clear where the new centers would be located […]

Today is the day Republican Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks is officially asking the U.S. House to reject the challenge of her six-vote victory in the second district race. The Des Moines Register reports that an attorney for Miller-Meeks is filing paperwork with the House Administration Committee today, saying the House should “follow precedent” and reject Democrat […]

The Iowa Natural Resources Commission got a report on the record increases in the sale of hunting and fishing licenses during their meeting Wednesday. The Conservation and Recreation Administrator for the DNR, Pete Hildreth, gave a report that started with fishing licenses. “We had 439,760 licenses — and that’s including both resident and nonresident. That’s […]

A bill in the Iowa House would allow all students to transfer out of five Iowa school districts where diversity plans currently limit open enrollment into other districts. Under current law, administrators in the Des Moines, Davenport, Waterloo, Postville and West Liberty Public Schools may limit the number of transfers, to maintain a student body […]

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is urging Americans to respect the country’s “Constitutional system” and its new commander-in-chief. “Like four years ago, I know that many Americans are not happy with how it turned out,” Grassley said. “…I hope we can retire #resist.” Grassley delivered brief remarks on the Senate floor late this afternoon. Grassley said […]

A former sports talk show host in central Iowa will spend more than three years in prison for his involvement in several scams. A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 60-year-old Marty Tirrell of West Des Moines to 41 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to mail fraud. Evidence presented at his sentencing hearing […]

An Iowa-based Drill and Drum Corps performed in today’s “virtual” Inaugural Parade. This is the third Inaugural Parade for the Isiserettes, made up of boys and girls between the ages of seven and 18. The group marched in D.C. for both of President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Parades. In the fall of 2019, the Isiserettes led […]

On the last night of the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency granted three waivers to oil refiners, exempting them from the obligation to blend corn-based ethanol into fuel. Leaders in the biofuels industry say the last minute waivers flout federal law and recent court rulings. Two of the waivers are for ethanol blending requirements […]

A former administrative assistant at the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce was given a suspended prison sentence Tuesday in Hamilton County District Court on a charge of first-degree theft. Forty-one-year-old Leah Mulholland of Webster City entered a guilty plea on December 4th, 2020 on the charge of theft. Three other charges against Mulholland including […]

Newly re-elected Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor is preparing to leave Sunday to deploy with the Iowa Army National Guard overseas. Taylor was elected to a four-year term in November and says he could be gone through the end of the year. “I anticipate through the fall — maybe ten, eleven, twelve months. We’d like […]

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