Month: September 2019

More than 40 counties across western, central and northern Iowa are under a Flash Flood Watch starting tonight and running through Wednesday. Meteorologist Andrew Ansorge, at the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says there’s the potential for more heavy rain in areas of the state that are already soaked. “It’s just going to be […]

The first female speaker of the Iowa House is stepping down. “It’s been a huge privilege and honor to do the job, whether you’re male or female, but I’m particularly I guess touched and privileged that I got to be the first woman to do it,” House Speaker Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake told reporters […]

The impact of closing Charles City’s chicken manufacturing plant, called Simply Essentials, forced Floyd County’s unemployment rate to jump. Area Development Corporation director Tim Fox says the numbers from Iowa Workforce Development are troubling. “Our unemployment rate is now the third-highest in Iowa,” Fox says. “Clinton is at 4%, Wapello is at 4%, we’re at […]

Iowa City is the latest community in the state to move forward with a bike share program. The council is working with a company called Gotcha to launch the service later this fall. Iowa City staffer Darian Nagle-Gamm says the program will help meet the needs of low-income residents while also helping the environment. “The […]

The executive director of the Iowa Business Council says their third-quarter survey shows weaker confidence among members. Georgia Van Gundy says the survey found sales expectations for the next year were down 24 percent compared to survey results from one year ago. “Due primarily to the political and global market uncertainty and the disruptive regulatory […]

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker announced on Twitter his campaign has hit his 10-day, $1.7 million fundraising goal. Booker set the goal September 21 in Des Moines, shortly before speaking with Radio Iowa. “We have built something here in Iowa with significantly less resources than the top four fundraising campaigns,” Booker said in an interview […]

Class 4A 1. WDM Valley (5-0), LW #1 @ Urbandale 2. Dowling Catholic (4-1), LW #2 vs DSM Lincoln 3. Cedar Falls (5-0), LW #3 @ CR Jefferson (Thur) 4. Bettendorf (4-1), LW #4 vs Burlington 5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (4-1), LW #5 vs CR Washington 6. Ankeny Centennial (4-1), LW #6 @ #7 S.E. […]

The private company that sends severe weather text alerts for many Iowa counties misfired this weekend. The company was conducting a software upgrade when blizzard and fire warnings were sent to phones in Iowa shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. “It wasn’t supposed to be sent out to everybody, but something was wrong in the software […]

The governor has announced the State of Iowa’s last fiscal year ended with a surplus of nearly $290 million. The state’s 12-month fiscal year ended June 30th, but the books don’t close until two months later to ensure all receipts and payments are processed. This year’s $289.3 million surplus is more than twice as large […]

A Webster City employee was hit and killed while bicycling early Saturday near Pierson in Woodbury County. Reportedly, an eastbound 2017 Ford Transit van operated by 19-year-old Aaron J. Albert of Mondamin was traveling on Woodbury County Road D-12 when the van accidentally struck the rear of an eastbound bicycle operated by 57-year-old Kent Harfst […]

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