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State officials are nervously reviewing the data on state tax collections. The state tax revenue that’s been collected through the past 11 months is $97 million below expectations. “The budget is balanced, but it’s balanced on a revenue projection that at the moment is appearing to be too rosy,” says Jeff Robinson, a senior fiscal analyst with […]

State Auditor Mary Mosiman has released a report on a special investigation of the Anthon Rescue Squad located in Anthon that shows thousands of dollars of improper use of credit cards and the organization’s money. Mosiman says the investigation focused on former secretary/treasurer Kristine Roggatz. “Our investigation identified almost $92,000 of improper disbursements and a […]

Boone, Iowa, will be a focal point for both major political parties on Saturday afternoon. Vice President Mike Pence will speak to a crowd of Republicans at the third annual “Roast and Ride.” It’s a fundraiser for Senator Joni Ernst and it’ll be staged at the Central Iowa Expo grounds on the east side of […]

The historic transition at the governor’s mansion is happening this weekend. Former Governor Terry Branstad and First Lady Chris Branstad expect to have their belongings out of Terrace Hill by three o’clock this afternoon. Governor Kim Reynolds and her husband, Kevin, will move in this weekend. According to the governor, Kevin Reynolds now holds the gender […]

A substance abuse treatment provider in central Iowa has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield that had alleged the insurance provider owes them millions of dollars in unpaid claims. The St. Gregory Retreat Center says it is dismissing its lawsuit and admitted its original claims of fraud and misconduct, including […]

Iowa’s weather during May was on the cool, wet side. State climatologist Harry Hillaker says temperatures were widely varied during the month, with a low of 27 degrees in Cherokee on May 2nd and a high of 94 in two cities, Little Sioux on the 8th and Shenendoah on the 15th. “Temperature wise, we ended […]

Three teenagers from Cedar Rapids have just been charged in connection with a shooting that happened nearly three months ago. The shooting happened on Saturday, March 11, shortly before 7 p.m. Cedar Rapids Police found a seriously injured 14-year-old boy outside the Coin Kleen Laundromat. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder for […]

The Iowa Republican Party is hosting a fundraiser Friday, billed as an unofficial “inaugural” celebration for Governor Kim Reynolds. Reynolds was sworn into office last week after Terry Branstad resigned and took the oath to be a U.S. Ambassador. Wapello County Republican Party chairwoman Trudy Caviness has been waiting to mark this “new era” in Iowa […]

A special investigation by the State Auditor’s office finds the former executive director of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) of Iowa was taking lunch money from schools across the state. State Auditor Mary Mosiman says her office stepped in at the request of the organization. “Board members of the School Nutrition Association became concerned about […]

Wednesday was the final day of classes in the 56-year history of the Charter-Oak Ute High School in western Iowa’s Crawford County. Next year, most 9th through 12th graders will attend classes in the neighboring district of Maple Valley-Anthon Oto. Charter Oak-Ute Superintendent Rollie Wiebers says the move is due to the district receiving less […]


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