Author: Leah Jones

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The barrage of campaign ads focused on Iowa’s U.S. Senate race will be increasing, as groups seek to influence voters’ opinions about filling the vacancy Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death created on the Supreme Court. The conservative Judicial Crisis Network will spend $2.2 million on ads in Iowa and three other states to support the […]

(Washington, D.C., September 21, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the extension of more than a dozen flexibilities ensuring participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) continue receiving the food and health support they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iowans whose lives have been touched by pancreatic cancer are optimistic Friday’s death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg allows people to understand more about what’s considered the world’s toughest form of cancer. Beth Day of Urbandale is a six-year survivor of pancreatic cancer who volunteers with the Des Moines affiliate of the […]

The health of the ethanol industry has been a staple of Iowa campaigns for years and 2020 is no different. This month, the Trump Administration denied 54 waivers that would have exempted oil refineries from blending ethanol into gasoline. In addition, Trump himself announced the EPA will let states decide new pumps aren’t necessary and […]

A group that promotes trade is urging Iowa farmers to call the White House and speak out against tariffs on imported phosphorus. Florida, Morocco and Russia are the primary sources of the mineral and Kent Kaiser of the Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity says a Florida company has asked the Trump Administration to impose tariffs […]

A shooting early Sunday in Fort Dodge left a young woman critically hurt. An 18-year-old female was the only person shot in the incident. She sustained life-threatening injuries. She was transported to the hospital in Fort Dodge then transferred to a Des Moines area hospital. Police say the victim was in a vehicle when the […]

Class 4A 1. Southeast Polk (4-0), LW #1 vs DSM Lincoln 2. Dowling Catholic (3-1), LW #3 @ DSM Roosevelt 3. Urbandale (4-0), LW #2 vs Fort Dodge 4. Ankeny (3-1), LW #7 @ #10 WDM Valley 5. Johnston (3-1), LW #8 @ #8 Waukee 6. Pleasant Valley (4-0), LW (X) @ Bettendorf 7. Iowa […]

Iowans can help celebrate the centennial of the Iowa state park system by lending a hand at any of 32 state parks this coming weekend. Saturday is Statewide Volunteer Day and Iowa DNR Forests and Preserves bureau chief Todd Coffelt says each park could use help with a variety of different chores.  “Whether you like […]

Residents of another small Iowa town have stepped up to buy their local grocery store to keep it from closing. Edgewood resident Art Johnson says Karl’s Grocery Store has been part of the community for decades — but the owners were getting out of the business. He says they decided to close the store and […]

Republican Senator Joni Ernst was speaking in Atlantic Friday evening when a reporter informed her Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. Ernst repeated the statement to the crowd and said she was “sorry to hear” the news. “I may not agree with her politically, but God rest her,” Ernst said. “I think she […]


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