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Iowa snags two spots in New Year’s Eve Powerball drawing

BY DAR DANIELSON Two of the five national finalists for a one million dollar New Year’s Powerball prize drawing are from Iowa. Iowa Lottery spokesperson Mary Neubauer says it’s the third year for this promotion. “It’s…
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Will supply chain problems hurt your holiday shopping?

There are two words striking fear into the hearts of business owners this Christmas season: supply chain.  Brian Myers, manager of Brown’s Shoe Fit in Oskaloosa, tells the No Coast Network he hasn’t had any…
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Miller & Goodale plead not guilty in Fairfield murder

Two Fairfield teenagers charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of their high school Spanish teacher pleaded not guilty in arraignment documents filed Monday (11/29). Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and…
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Your drivers license can be on your phone

Iowa drivers will soon have the option of keeping their driver’s license on their phones. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that state officials have begun a pilot project to make digital driver’s licenses, or “mobile…
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Double-check before you double-click on Black Friday deals

BY MATT KELLEY Iowans are warned to be extra cautious before buying anything online or even in-person on this Black Friday. Consumer protection expert Michael Domke says if you’re shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, you need to…
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Iowan ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in space

BY MATT KELLEY NASA released a video of Iowa native astronaut Raja Chari and four of his crewmates aboard the International Space Station as they prepare for Thanksgiving in orbit. Chari, who grew up in Cedar…
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Iowa Medical marijuana program sees increased use

BY DAR DANIELSON The number of people who have gotten cards to be eligible for medical marijuana has gone way up. Program Bureau Chief, Owen Parker, spoke about the numbers at the recent meeting of the…
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Iowa won’t meet goal of less than 300 traffic deaths in 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say they will continue to strive for fewer than 300 annual traffic deaths, but it won’t happen in 2021. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that as of Friday, Iowa…
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USDA awards for area communities

The US Department of Agriculture has given an award to Mahaska Health as well as awards to several communities in the No Coast Network listening area. Mahaska Health Partnership will receive $24,700 to buy a…
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The cost of this year's Thanksgiving dinner will be higher

Thanksgiving dinner will cost more this year.  A study by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows the average price tag for a Thanksgiving meal for ten people is $53.31—up 14 percent from last year.  Turkey…
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