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As Fed meets, investor angst over rate hikes spooks markets

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild volatility in the stock market this week has put heightened scrutiny on the Federal Reserve’s meeting Wednesday and whether the Fed will clarify just how fast it plans…
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Iowa will not enforce ban on school mask mandates as new appeal filed

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Officials in several Iowa school districts have announced temporary mask requirements for students have ended after a panel of federal judges issued a ruling on Iowa’s statewide ban on school mask mandates.…
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Iowa unemployment falls to 3.5%

AP - Iowa’s unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in December. Iowa Workforce Development says that is down from November’s 3.7% rate and reflected that 5,200 more people found jobs. The percentage of Iowans in the…
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Sigourney "Pennies For Patients" fundraiser

For the last two weeks, Sigourney High School’s National Honor Society has been raising money for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospitals.  Society president Maddie Hornback says "We raised a total of $1,227.76" Donations…
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Dolly Parton Launching Line Of Baking Products

Dolly Parton is here to step up your baking game. The singer has is launching a new line of baking products with Duncan Hines.  “Dolly’s Southern Favorites,” hitting stores in March, will feature Parton family-inspired baking…
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Ukraine urges calm, saying Russian invasion not imminent

By YURAS KARMANAU KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s leaders sought to reassure the nation that a feared invasion from neighboring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledged the threat is real and prepared to…
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Southern Iowa school district’s superintendent has died of Covid

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - The superintendent of a small, southern Iowa school district based in Humeston has died of Covid, two days after the death of his father. The Des Moines Register was first to report…
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Another cold night ahead

Get ready for another night of bitter cold.  A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for the No Coast Network listening area until Noon Tuesday (1/25).  The National Weather Service says wind chills as low…
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Goodale and Miller hearings delayed

A court hearing for two Fairfield teens accused of murder has been delayed.  16-year-old Jeremy Goodale and 16-year-old Willard Miller are accused of killing 66-year-old Nohema Graber last November.  Goodale and Miller are charged as…
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Blake Shelton’s Music Being Turned Into Lullabies

Blake Shelton’s music can now put your baby to sleep. The singer's tunes are being turned into lullabies for “Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Blake Shelton,” dropping February 4th. The album will feature lullaby versions of…
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