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A new report from the American Clean Power Association shows Iowa leads the nation in the percentage of electricity generated by renewable sources. Nearly 58% of electricity generated in Iowa in 2020 came from wind turbines and solar panels. “It’s important news for the state of Iowa, not just for consumers, but from an economic […]

Windsor Heights police say a shooting Saturday involved the “stand your ground law” and a retired police officer. Officers from the Des Moines suburb found 41-year-old Jeffery Lamp, of Windsor Heights, with a gunshot wound to the stomach and learned that an acquaintance of 73-year-old Dwight Taylor, of Windsor Heights, had shot him. Police say […]

A northeast Iowa man will spend ten years in federal prison after admitting to continually harassing a Minnesota woman for nearly two years. Fifty-eight-year-old Michael Shawn McGuire of Cresco was sentenced for his December 2020 guilty pleas to four counts of cyberstalking. Information disclosed at the hearings showed that McGuire met the woman in 2017 […]

The experts at the National Weather Service are still studying information they gathered from the outbreak of tornadoes across Iowa on July 14th. Meteorologist Alex Krull says they’re now lowering their original estimate of 26 tornadoes. “When we went back and looked at some satellite data after the event, we realized that there were a […]

You can save some money while shopping this Friday and Saturday during the annual tax-free holiday. Iowa Department of Revenue spokesman, John Fuller, says it was started to help parents shopping for back-to-school items, and is very popular. “In general, the holiday runs for two days, Friday and Saturday, August 6th and 7th this year,” […]

When the U.S. Navy submarine that’ll be named after the state of Iowa sets sail for patrol duty in about two years, it will have an important distinction from all previous vessels in the fleet, according to Tom Hudson, executive director of the USS Iowa’s commissioning committee. “Iowa will be the first submarine specifically built […]

Proposed changes in how the military investigates serious crimes are now included in a larger bill senators will vote on in the coming weeks, but Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says she’s worried the plan will be scaled back as the bill works its way through congress. “I’m really on pins and needles right now because […]

The Siouxland Habitat for Humanity chapter has started the construction of its first home in Hawarden. Siouxland Habitat for Humanity Director, Anne Holmes, says there’s a great need for safe and affordable housing, and that Hawarden has welcomed them with open arms. They held a groundbreaking late last week where home recipient Heather Sabin was […]

A regulatory change touted as a less expensive way for retailers to switch to selling gas with a 15 percent blend of ethanol is a key part of the debate over the governor’s proposed ethanol mandate. Early this year, Governor Kim Reynolds called for a state law requiring all Iowa gas stations to sell gas […]

Almost all of Iowa has been under an air quality alert today as smoke from wildfires has created a hazy sky. National Weather Service meteorologist, Rod Donovon, says the upper airflow pulled the smoke in. “Over the last 24 hours as a lot that western smoke from the wildfires across the northwest U.S., and especially […]

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