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Iowa election results

For Iowa, the 2020 election is over.  Iowans chose President Donald Trump over Joe Biden for the state’s six electoral votes.  Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst won re-election in a hotly contested race against Theresa…
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Election Day

Tuesday (11/3) is Election Day.  Your votes will decide not only who will occupy the White House, but also seats in the US Senate and House and the Iowa Legislature.  Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst…
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Mahaska County won't post election results in Courthouse lobby

Another tradition is going by the wayside this year because of coronavirus.  Mahaska County will not be posting election results on a large blackboard in the County Courthouse on Tuesday (11/3).  Mahaska County Auditor Sue…
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Reminder for smoke & carbon monoxide detectors

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend.  So before you go to bed Saturday night (10/31), set your clocks back one hour.  It’s also recommended that you put fresh batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon…
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Coronavirus continues to have big impact in Iowa

Iowa’s number of coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations continued to surge higher Wednesday (10/29) as medical professionals have begun to express concern that hospitals could be overwhelmed with patients if no action is taken to…
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Relief fund set up for Iowa county fairs

Governor Kim Reynolds has set aside six million dollars from federal coronavirus relief funds to create the "Iowa County Fairs Relief Program." Iowa Economic Development Authority spokesperson Kanan Kappleman says the program will give a…
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Pence & Biden to visit Iowa this week

Both Presidential campaigns will be coming to Iowa this week as the 2020 campaign nears the finish line. Vice President Mike Pence will hold a rally Thursday afternoon (10/29) at 1 at Des Moines International…
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Miller-Meeks says US must prepare for a second pandemic

During a campaign stop in Oskaloosa Saturday (10/24) Marianette Miller-Meeks told the No Coast Network that it will be important to prepare for a second COVID-19 pandemic. "So that's (bringing) manufacturing back in the United…
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Voting Location Open on Saturday

Here’s a reminder that the Mahaska County’s temporary voting building in Oskaloosa will be open Saturday (10/24) from 8am to 5pm.  Also, Saturday is the last day you can register to vote in the November…
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Iowa court ruling could block ballot requests

A split Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday (10/21) upheld a new Republican-backed law that could bar county elections commissioners from mailing absentee ballots to thousands of people who omitted information on their applications. The 4-3…
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